Kids in the Kitchen

Foil Pocket Fruit Dessert

Cooked fruit! I decided kids either love it or hate it.  I think more of them would love it if they tasted these personal fruit pockets!  They are easy and fun for kids to assemble themselves, and a great way…

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Sprouting with Your Little Sprouts!

Who here sprouts?  Sprouting seeds is easy, cheap, fun for kids, and super healthy for everyone!  We mostly sprout alfalfa, but there are so many other things  you can sprout!  I have a book called, Natural Meals In Minutes by…

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Baked Onion Rings Recipe

Baked Onion Rings Recipe Even kids who may be hesitant about trying onions, may go for some baked onion rings! The onion cutting is probably something you want to do yourself, but the rest of the steps the kids can…

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Kale: Beyond Smoothies and Chips

When I asked what vegetables you wanted to serve your kids more often, there were a lot of you who responded with kale! I totally understand, because kale is a superfood! Sometimes though, it's hard to figure out what to…

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Juicing Jumble

Letting kids make their own combination of juices can be fun for them!  I think I saw this on either PBS Kids or Cartoon network, since it's the only two kids channels we have, it had to be one of…

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Canning Applesauce with Kids in 4 Easy Steps

After getting a huge box of apples this weekend, I was anxious to preserve them!  After doing some investigating, I found out my mom had an attachment for my Kitchen Aid that makes applesauce (The fruit/vegetable Strainer).  You do not…

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Apple Picking and Meal Plans

We caught wind that a local farmer had his apples ready for picking at $15 a box.  The kids had a blast climbing the trees, climbing the ladders and picking apples.  They loved it!  Plus, the friendly farmer kept telling…

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10 Healthy Brown Bag Lunch Tips

My baby started Jr. High today!  He was pretty nervous this morning, so I'm nervous for him.  But of course, before he left, we packed him a healthy lunch. Sack Lunches can be tough to pack when you are looking…

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11 Ways To Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Did you know that seven out of 10 Americans do not eat enough fruits and vegetables? Elizabeth Somer, registered dietitian, author of "Eat Your Way to Happiness" and Tropicana Pure Premium spokeswoman, says, "Committing to small, simple dietary changes can…

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Healthy Add-Ins and New Meal Plan

You don't have to be a "hiding vegetables" advocate to appreciate the nutrient boost given to foods when you add healthy ingredients.  Here are some of our favorite add-ins to increase the nutrients in a dish! Healthy add-ins Add to…

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