5 Healthy Snacks for Kids

healthy snacks include applesWhether your kids are homeschooling, virtual learning or in class learning, I bet that snacks are a big part of the day. Snacks can make up the majority of your child’s calories, so making sure that they are nutritious is important. With the abundance of commercially processed, high sugar and brightly colored foods available, it can be hard to teach kids about more natural, satisfying options. So when preparing snacks, combine nutritious food with a fun presentation that your kids will enjoy! Continue reading “5 Healthy Snacks for Kids”

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10 Ways to Balance Blood Sugar Levels

blueberriesWe have all been there – low blood sugar! After going too long between meals or snacks, you might have a headache, be irritable, or feel weak or shaky. And when we feel like this, the first then we reach for is something high in sugar or calories. In my case, chocolate bars… or, well, chocolate anything.

Why do we do this? Research shows that when our blood sugar levels drop, we lose our ability to control our desire to eat. And we crave calorie-laden sweets and snacks. But what happens  when we eat junk food, or “empty” snacks? Continue reading “10 Ways to Balance Blood Sugar Levels”

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Snack Today: Oatmeal Pumpkin Bites

coconut-date-ballsHow do you control yourself from raiding your kids’ treat bags from last night? With your own treats of course! These oatmeal pumpkin bites will satisfy that sweet tooth and I bet your kids will like them, too. The best part is that they whip up in a few short minutes.

Pumpkins contain a rich supply of beta carotene and alpha carotene. Loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals, you’ll get a mouthful of potassium, magnesium, selenium, and lutein in every bite, plus a good dose of vitamins A, C and E.  For this recipe, choose a sugar pumpkin, and not the ones you carved for Halloween! Continue reading “Snack Today: Oatmeal Pumpkin Bites”

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Get Ready for ‘Back to School’ With These 5 Blogs

back to school joeI am 2 weeks away from sending my oldest back to school. It always seems like a bit of a last-minute scramble to get him (and me) prepared for the school year. Here are five blogs that will help make the transition from easy summer living to a more structured routine, a little smoother.

1. Five Tips For Back-to-School Health
Inevitably kids get sick. Diet, sleep and hygiene all play roles in keeping your kids healthy.

2. Back to School… For Moms
The Mojo Coach, Debi Silber, reminds us that there are lot of things that moms – and dads – can do to help make back-to-school easier for everyone.

3. Sunday Radio Show: Some Homeopathic Solutions for Back-to-School
Listen as host Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Christophe Merville discuss homeopathic solutions for stress, sleeplessness, and sports injuries as children head back to school.

4. Do Your Kids Have Lice?
A gross yet all too common reality for many parents and their kids. Learn how to get rid of those nasty pests naturally.

5. Healthy Snacks For Kids
Great snack ideas to help  support attention, focus and concentration between meals.

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Healthy Frozen Treats!

popsiclePopsicles are a staple around here when the temps start hitting the 80s. They are a tasty way to keep the kids cool. However, the commercial ones can be loaded with sugar, artificial colors and flavors.

Healthy frozen treats from are easy to make and can be a delicious way to sneak in greens, as well as other fruits and veggies that aren’t favorites. All you need is a popsicle mold, healthy ingredients and your imagination. Blueberries, kale, spinach… the possibilities are endless! And remember, these aren’t just for kids, either.

If you need some inspiration, here are a few recipes.

Tropical Popsicle (credit to Garden of Life)

This one uses wheat grass powder which is one of the most nutritionally dense greens on earth, power-packed with naturally occurring nutrients including chlorophyll, beta carotene, vitamin C, B vitamins, amino acids, magnesium, potassium, manganese and betaine.  Continue reading “Healthy Frozen Treats!”

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    Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach.
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