Now that it's getting colder, it may seem harder to get daily physical activity. Did you know that physical activity is just as important for your mind as it is for your body? Getting daily exercise can improve your overall mood and wellness by reducing anxiety and depression and boosting feelings of self-esteem. Click this…Read more Exercise for Your Body AND Brain!
Having ideas of easy to make, kid-friendly snacks can be a huge time saver and also give your kids some independence in the kitchen. Next time your kids ask if they can have a snack, you can set them up to make these easy and healthy snacks! Instead of reaching for pre-packaged convenience snacks, an…Read more Independence at Snack-Time
Now that it’s finally starting to feel like fall, it’s the perfect time to stop by the farmer's market and pick up produce that thrives in autumn. Below are some of the food choices that hit their peak around this time of the year! Pumpkin Pumpkins are full of fiber and a great source…Read more 5 Fun Fall Produce Picks
Almost everyone loves indulging in fast food once in a while, especially kids. However, it is common knowledge that fast food is not very nutritious, and although eating it sparingly isn’t the worst thing in the world, there are healthier options. These guilt-free chicken nuggets are so fun because the chicken is pre-cut into small…Read more Making Fast Food Healthy at Home!
Unfortunately, a lot of us grow up without learning how to read a nutrition label. Sometimes we get the hang of it by adult hood, but nutrition labels are still incredibly confusing and hard to understand, even for some of us here at the Healthy Bodies Project! However, if you're not sure where to start,…Read more Serving Size vs. Portion Size: What’s the Difference?
Encouraging children to explore the kitchen and learn how to make meals or snacks early on is a wonderful way to help embed healthy habits that will last a life time. It will also give them something to do during this particularly chilly Spring Break! Below are some fun modifications you can use to make…Read more Cook With Your Kiddos This Spring Break
This week we reached the halfway point- the letter M! For the letter M, the kids, who are eating through the alphabet as part of the Healthy Bodies Project, will be tasting mozzarella cheese. I can’t imagine any child not liking mozzarella cheese. This reminds me of a story...not about kids but about mozzarella cheese!…Read more Cooking Through The Alphabet: Mozzarella Cheese and Navy Beans
Last week I delivered kiwi and lentils to all the schools participating in our Healthy Bodies project. Kiwi is a fruit that most people are probably somewhat familiar with. Even though kiwi is native to China, it was New Zealand who was responsible for popularizing the fruit. Did you know that kiwi is the name…Read more Cooking Through The Alphabet: Kiwi and Lentils
As you know (or have been reminded of by all of the teddy bears and heart shaped candy at the store) today is...Valentine’s Day! It’s that special time of year when you get to remind the person you love that they have a special place in your life. But--now we can’t forget this--it’s also another…Read more Fruit Pizza Valentines
One surprising thing about cooking through the alphabet has been realizing that I am not the only adult who hasn’t eaten some of the new foods we are introducing to the children. This week was no exception. J was our letter of the week, and the Mexican potato, Jicama, was our food of the week.…Read more Cooking Through The Alphabet: Jicama