Posts tagged with "kids"

Healthy (store-bought) After School Snacks

Posted August 21, 2014 in snacks, healthy food, healthy eating and 5 more

Can you believe the school year has already started? My niece started third grade last week! Why does the summer always fly by?

Luckily, she was excited for the school year to begin. She thought the summer was too long! But she LOVES school. She comes home from school and plays school. 

Although I don't have kids, now that the school year is here I've been thinking about quick and easy ways for parents to get their kids to eat healthy. I know my niece will sometimes reach for an ice cream bar or candy when she wants a snack. But I want her to be healthy, full of energy and self-confident! 

From watching my brother and sister-in-law, I know that life can get crazy as a parent and packaged foods or fast foods are often the easiest. But there are healthier options out there (that don't cost a ton)! 

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Healthy After School Snacks Kids Can Make!

Posted September 17, 2014 in healthy kids, kids, cooking class and 5 more

My niece took a Kids Cooking Class at Hy-Vee to learn how to make healthy after school snacks, and it was adorbs!

A few weeks ago, I saw that the store was offering the class and I asked my sister-in-law if my niece would want to take the class. She said definitely, and we signed her up!

I asked my sister-in-law if I could tag along because I'm a crazy aunt and I thought it would be fun to see what the kids made.

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Healthier Halloween Treats

Posted October 21, 2015 in Halloween, candy, sugar cravings and 7 more


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I go back and forth on giving out junky candy to kids on Halloween.

It's a holiday, so indulging in a sugary treat is perfectly fine. But kids are going home with bags full of sugary treats and overindulging in sugar for days and days.

Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children, which is why you'll notice kids become hyperactive after having sugar. Sugar can also worsen the symptoms attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

Overconsumption of sugar can also cause tooth decay and contribute to obesity.

So why not hand out something a bit healthier this Halloween? You may be the only one in your neighborhood handing out healthier alternatives to Halloween candy, but you may introduce those trick-or-treaters to a new healthy snack!

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