Let’s Learn with Fruits & Veggies

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I come from a family of teachers so it's ingrained in me to turn "normal" activities into learning activities. Now that my eldest is preschool age, the opportunities for learning are around every corner. Even when I don't kick off a "lesson", it seems my daughter is searching for one. I mean, at three years old, daily life is truly a really big classroom. Recently, we … [Read more...]

National Fruit & Veggie Month – Episode One


In honor of National Fruit and Veggie Month, we are kicking off a Voots® Veggie-Fruit Tarts video series for the next four weeks. We hope that you will join us each week of this video series as we highlight different kid-friendly fruit and veggie ideas in our support of a healthy lifestyle. This premiere episode is all about making the fruits and veggies fun. *Please … [Read more...]

How to Make a Toddler Mini Buffet

Mini Buffet

I have a 3 year old and sometimes...okay almost all the time it is impossible to get him to eat. He doesn't want to eat lunch. He's not interested in dinner. Just like most toddlers, he is very picky. He doesn't like this. He doesn't want that. Fruits and veggies are always a fight. It's exhausting. Sure, I know the old saying - he'll eat when he is hungry - he won't starve. At … [Read more...]

Skinny Taco Soup

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I won't go as far as to say that I'm making a goal to lose weight in 2013, but there are some baby pounds I may or may not being striving to get rid of. Ideally I'll do this through some kid-friendly exercise (swift walks with the stroller and family yoga, anyone?) and a boost in some healthy menu planning. First on the menu ... Skinny Taco Soup. A yummy blend of healthy, … [Read more...]

Recipe: Confetti Corn Quesadillas

This recipe is an updated, healthier version of the plain cheese and tortilla quesadilla. Packed full of veggies and seriously delicious, you and your kids will both love them! Ingredients- 1 cup fresh corn kernels. 1 cup grated zucchini, squeezed dry. 1/4 cup chopped cilantro. 1 can of black beans. Dash of salt and pepper. 1 tsp chili powder. 2 cups of … [Read more...]

Sneaking veggies to your kids. Yay or nay?


Know what drives me completely crazy? When people say things like "Well, that's what my mom/grandma/auntie betty did and we turned out okay". That's great that your mom let you run around a rusty junkyard wearing paper bags as shoes but I choose not to do the same. Thanks. Nice feet by the way. Anyway. In this instance it might be appropriate. I am talking about the … [Read more...]

Kale chips: You can’t eat just one

Kale Chips

Potato chips are delicious. I'm pretty sure that's one food topic most people would agree on. Potato chips are delicious. But they are terrible for you! Even baked chips aren't guilt-free. So what's a person to do if they can't get that crunchy, salty fix from potato chips? Kale chips. I'm not going to try to convince you that they are just as good as potato chips… … [Read more...]