As my beloved Chicago Cubs celebrate their Opening Day, I thought I’d talk today about making healthier choices at the ballpark. As a baseball fan and someone who used to work in professional baseball, I can tell you that part of the overall experience is the food and drink. It just isn’t realistic to expect anyone…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on April 9, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Isn’t it time you took back control of your weight management?*
It’s no secret… when you feel full, you eat less. Eating less + healthy diet and exercise = Healthy Weight Management.*
But until now.. hunger and overeating have been the enemy of even the most disciplined dieter.*
Skinny Fiber’s unique fiber blend Expands 50x it’s size in your stomach, which can help trigger your brain to feel it’s full to help you eat less.
Simply take Skinny Fiber ( 2…
Added by Mary Asbury on April 1, 2013 at 7:48pm — No Comments
When I worked in our elementary school district, one of the most heartbreaking things I dealt with were the kids who came to school hungry. Our school didn’t offer a lunch program, but it wouldn’t have mattered anyway. Our school didn’t have “cooking” equipment. We basically only had ovens to heat up processed…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on April 1, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Our little guy, Rocco turned 5 on March 10th and being that his latest obsession is hockey & ice-skating, it was only fitting to throw him a hockey/skating themed party!
But here’s the catch. I delivered our 3rd baby boy 2 weeks before his birthday so this party was thrown together last minute! Why…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on March 22, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments
I signed up to bring Fresh Fruit for Roman’s pre-school class and when I showed up with this tray, I had signed up for the WRONG CLASS! Wouldn’t you know, the wrong folder was on the counter at the wrong time when I scribbled our names in for the 21st of March. Thankfully, Roman’s sweet…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on March 21, 2013 at 10:39am — No Comments
Have you been told by the doctor that you have high cholesterol? Does it concern you? I have and yes it does concern me. The build-up of plaque in the arteries, called Atherosclerosis, can be very serious. With an unhealthy diet, cholesterol collects in the artery walls and can cause deadly heart attacks. I for one, would love to be around to see my grandkids, if my son ever has any that is (he is a little shy, but that’s a whole other blog…lol). In my research, I have learned that certain…Continue
Added by Mary Asbury on March 19, 2013 at 1:59pm — No Comments
The dilemma is probably as old as motherhood itself. How DO you get your kids to eat their vegetables? When I was a kid, I remember hating a LOT of things my mom put on my plate: beets, apple sauce, mustard, spinach, radishes (still not a fan – sorry Mom) and a bunch of other things. I always felt like they were on my plate to punish me for something I had done wrong.
As years went by, my taste buds matured and I developed a liking for everything on this list – except for…Continue
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Fall feels like it has officially arrived when pumpkins begin to make appearances on front steps. It is especially fun to see the transformation from robust orange vegetables to scary faced creatures staring back with illuminated geometric eyes and wide mouthed grins.
With this hello to fall comes the…Continue
Added by Katka Konecna-Rivera on October 16, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Check out the healthy snacks I found! Nature Box Review
Added by Abby Billings on October 12, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Growing up in a society that had a limited selection and shortage of certain foods, I became more aware of what food represents and what is its real value. Both of my grandparents had small farms with several domestic animals, and as a kid we used to help out in the garden and in the field a lot, weeding out vegetable beds, planting seeds, picking fruits and even digging out potatoes. The appreciation for our meal was that much greater, and we enjoyed every bit that was on the…Continue
Added by Katka Konecna-Rivera on October 12, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Sure, you know how to fight germs at home, but you may feel powerless to help keep your kids germ-free during school hours.
Take heart – SaniPortables, hand sanitizer packets are simple and small enough to slip in a backpack, can be a great way to help kids fight off illness-causing germs throughout the school year.…Continue
Added by Jane G Smith on October 8, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments
When starting my research for this week's topic, I came across this BRILLIANT advice from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons posted under "Preventing Back Pain: Tips for New Moms" and I quote:
Raise your hand if this did not magically happen for you. I have both…Continue
Added by ErgoMomma on October 4, 2012 at 3:25pm — No Comments
I am new to this forum, but I am glad to be called a mom again. I am mom of 2, now fully grown and mature "children"; one of each sex, both equally "above average," to borrow the proud phrase from "Prairie Home Companion." Nowadays my grandchildren…Continue
Added by Shivani Cotter on July 19, 2012 at 6:06pm — No Comments
This vegetable tikki is a ready -in -a -jiffy preparation.All you need is some veggies and cheese.Tikkis taste great with chutneys and some healthy salads
Boiled potato-1 big
Green peas boiled-1/2 cup
Processed cheese cube-1small
Dry mango powder(Aamchur-1 teaspoon(Optional)
Chopped coriander leaves-2 teaspoons
Salt to taste
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My son has just started kindergarten and this new beginning is definitely a welcome change for my son.It's a little difficult for me though as i have to wake up at 5:30 am and pack lunch box for him.The first question that comes to my mind is what do i send in my T's lunch box? I did come up with some interesting ideas.Today and in my coming posts I'll share some handy tips and ideas with you.
Today's recipe is a simple yet very healthy for kids.I've used cottage cheese(Paneer),grated…
Added by Sunita P on June 12, 2012 at 1:46am — No Comments
Rajma or red kidney beans are a great source of cholesterol- lowering fibers.They are also packed with protein and essential minerals like potassium,manganese and iron.
This Rajma recipe is simple and very healthy.I have used little oil and more tomatoes which is a good source of lycopene and is good for kids.
Added by Sunita P on June 12, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments