There seems to be two camps on school lunches– on the one side we have those that take great pride in creating amazing works of art that are beautiful to look at and also healthy to eat.
You wouldn’t feed your children pesticides, would you? Unless you’re taking steps to limit pesticides in family meals, you may be doing just that, according to an American watchdog organization, the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Their scientists took common fruits and vegetables, prepared as they would be in a typical home, and tested them for pesticide residues.
When my kids were toddlers, I did at times dread dinnertime. I would prepare a variety of meals composed of what I felt to be healthy, appealing foods. As toddlers most of those meals ended up everywhere but in their tummies, walls, floor, evenly distributed all over the high-chair.
Healthy eating is something many of us strive for but the truth is there are times where our efforts to make healthy choices actually end up being on the unhealthy side of healthy food!
Learning healthy eating habits is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. Understanding that healthy food matters and healthy choices do taste good is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle for our children as they get grow.
Fall is a great time to explore the fruits and vegetable aisles at the grocery store or farmers market; so many varieties of squashes and colourful root vegetables await discovery.
People often ask what it is like to feed half dozen kids. Feeding families can be a “thing” and many parents report that dinner time can be the most stressful time of the day.
I love the idea of family meal time and think its important to "break bread" together. But forcing children to stay at the table will not achieve that "happy family" time you aspire to create. Instead you'll get whining moaning and other misbehaviors that sabotage your efforts.