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Teach Your Kids How To Eat Well – My eBook can help!

Teaching kids to eat well might seem like a huge challenge, but with the tips found here, Teaching Kids How to Eat Well: A Series of Healthful Eating Tip Sheets for Kids and Teens a Parent’s Guide, you will see that developing and maintaining these good habits, so crucial to health, are not difficult.


This guide is perfect for summer months home with kids, it has tips on cooking with kids!  Also, my eBook will give you ideas for back-to-school lunches and snacks and getting your kids involved in the process!  It’s a great deal only 3.99!

Here are two reviews…

“Lots of great information that’s easy to read and use so that daily family meals and snacks are tasty and healthy. I like the pages that can be posted for reference on a fridge or kitchen wall. There is plenty of nutritional information, too. This would be helpful to anyone looking to improve their family’s diet (including mom and dad!). I’ll definitely recommend it to my friends.” Evelyn Hess

“What an easy read, practical and inspiring book as a guide for every parent struggling with the “how to” and “why” of creating good meals for those we love. Thank you for this Donna! I am printing out the charts for my 6 year old grand son – very helpful!.” Melanie Tervalon, MD

Buy your copy now!


Give The Gift of Fitness: My eBook “Teaching Kids How to Eat Well: a Series of Healthful Eating Tip Sheets for Kids and Teens a Parent’s Guide” is 50% plus two downloadable PDFs

Hi Everyone!  Just wanted to get you all to start thinking about giving the gift of fitness this holiday season – my ebook ” Teaching Kids How to Eat Well: a Series of Healthful Eating Tip Sheets for Kids and Teens a Parent’s Guide”  is 50% reg. $6.99 is $3.99 now through December 24th. Buy one for yourself, co-worker or loved one!


Teaching Kids How to Eat Well: a Series of Healthful Eating Tip Sheets for Kids and Teens a Parent’s Guide includes a series of useful eating tips and common sense guidelines designed to help you help your children make healthier food choices at any age and to form healthful, lifelong eating habits.

Also here are the PDFs of two very popular printouts (for kids and parents) you can add with the book:

How To Make Your Breakfast



How To Make Your Breakfast – Post this one on the fridge too!

Since I am trying to get my kids to make their own lunches, I thought why not try breakfast too! Here is another handy chart you can post on the fridge to help your kids make their own breakfast. Have them use this as a guideline and challenge them to try new foods so that they don’t get bored of eating the same thing for breakfast everyday.

How To Make Your Breakfast

When your kids start their day off with a healthy breakfast they get the energy they need to focus in school and participate in physical activity! According to KidsHealth.org, skipping breakfast can make kids feel tired, fidgety, or irritable. Kids need to refuel their bodies after not eating anything for 8 to 12 hours while they were sleeping.

Try to have your kids (and yourself) consume a balanced breakfast that includes some carbohydrates, protein and fiber. Carbs are the main source of immediate energy for the body. While protein tends to kick in after the carbs are used up. Fiber helps provide a feeling of fullness, and combined with plenty of water, helps move food through your digestive system, preventing constipation.

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Healthy Halloween Treats Kids (and Parents) Will Love!

It’s that time of year again (Halloween) when all the candy and not so healthy treats are in abundance, oooooh scary! I thought it might be nice to share some fun healthy alternatives for all those school parties! My favorite is the carrot fingers!

Halloween Sweet Potato Fries


Recipe here

Mummy Mini Pizzas

Recipe here

Carrot Fingers in Hummus


Recipe here

Witch Brooms


No recipe needed, all you’ll need is stick pretzels, string cheese, and uncut chives to create these yummy sweepers.


Banana Ghosts and Cutie Pumpkins


Again no recipe needed – For the ghost all you need is bananas and chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth. For the pumpkins cuties and celery for the stems.


How to Pack Your Lunch (Not just for kids)

Hi Everyone!  I wanted to share this handy little infographic I put together for my kids to use to help guide them in packing their own lunches.  Having one in 6th and one in 4th this year I felt it was time that they starting making their own lunches.  What’s great about this is it saves me time and I’ve found that when they pack their lunch they eat their lunch, hooray!  This is also helpful for us parents and non-parents to use!


Top 5 Easy Recipes Your Kids Can Make Tomorrow

Here are my kids top 5 recipes that your kids can make and eat tomorrow!


Ants on a Log


Vegetable Pizza Bread


P&J Sandwich


Strawberry and Banana Smoothie


Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Have any easy and tasty recipes kids can make? Please share!

Kids Who Cook – How to include kids in the cooking process

When kids cook they are more likely to eat what they make. This is because cooking creates a sense of ownership and a willingness to try new foods. If you what to help your child develop healthy eating habits teaching them how to cook or including them in the cooking process is necessary.

This infographic from COOKSMARTS shows some great ways to include kids of any age in the cooking process.


Food Revolution Day May 16th 2014 – Cook with your kids!

Food Revolution Day is tomorrow Friday May 16th! Why not cook up a healthy delicious meal with your kids.  Pick a recipe, go shop for the ingredients and cook it together!  Another fun way to celebrate Food Revolution Day is to host a potluck that will bring people together, share food, and get kids involved in the cooking.



Check out the recipes http://www.foodrevolutionday.com/recipes/ 

10 Reasons to Eat More Fruits & Vegetable and Fun Fruit Snack Ideas for Kids!

Here are 10 good reasons why you and yours should eat more fruits and vegetables.  Also, check out the fun fruit snack ideas!

10 Reasons to Eat More Fruits & Vegetable

  1. Taste Great! Fruits and vegetables are delicious.
  1. Fun to Eat! Some crunch, some squirt, some you peel.
  1. Quick, Natural Snack. Fruits and veggies are fast food you want your kids to eat!
  1. Fruits and veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants, which help to eliminate harmful free radicals.
  1. Fruits and veggies are available in an almost infinite variety…there’s always something new to try.
  1. Nutritious fresh or frozen so they’re ready when you are!
  1. Perfect anytime! Have some for breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner!
  1. Fruits and veggies provide fiber that helps fill you up and keeps your digestive system happy.
  1. Eating plenty of fruits and veggies may help reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers.
  2. Eating more locally grown fruits and vegetables helps to support your local economy and your local farmers. It addition, it is good for the environment, because less energy is used to get these products to the local market than those grown elsewhere.

Here are some fun fruit snack ideas for kids!


Fruit Sandwiches – Use slices of apples or pears and low-fat cheese or peanut butter.

Fruit & Yogurt Dip – Fresh fruit dipped in your kid’s favorite low-fat yogurt.

Smoothies. Kids won’t pass up tasty fruit smoothies.

Fruit Cups – Make your own fruit cups by cutting up your kid’s favorite fruits and adding them to their lunches.

Fun Fruit Salad – Serve fresh fruit that can be dipped of topped with salad dressings such as poppy seed or balsamic vinegar.

Fruit Chunks – Frozen fruit chunks such as grapes, bananaslices,blueberries or watermelonare perfect when you’re in a rush.


Adapted from www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org


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