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A Family that Walks Together..

July 25, 2014

Simplicity is key. Starting family traditions at an early age, allows for healthy routines later on in life for children. Taking walks around the neighborhood is the perfect activity that gets the whole family moving. My husband has bad knees and a three year old with short legs, so they cannot always keep up with bike rides or running. Walks are something everyone can do together at a slow or fast pace. We have a puppy too so it gets…

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An Apple day …

July 25, 2014

An apple is one of my favorite easy on the run snacks. They don’t need prep or even a plate. I always have apples in my house. They can be super sweet to super tart. I personally like sour green apples, my boys like sweet red. That no problem, I don’t mind having them both in stock. One apple has about 100 calories. They don’t have saturated fats or cholesterol. They are very low in sodium and high in Vitamin…

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Carrots

July 25, 2014

We are bunny parents. We always have at least 3lbs of carrots in our refrigerator at any time. Even though I buy them for our little bun bun, he doesn’t always get them all. Shh don’t tell him! We are a carrot loving family. In any shape or form, we love can’t get enough. My boys, Travis and Justin love their baby carrots, while my husband and I like the big natural raw looking ones. Makes us feel rustic. Dipping…

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Kids in the Kitchen

July 25, 2014

Anything a parent can make a child that they actually will eat is a win. Making something that they want to eat and as a bonus, can make themselves, that makes it a winner. Snacks that involve no hot pans, no ovens, and no knives are really easy to find. My oldest son is very into helping me in the kitchen. That makes me so happy. I am teaching him independence and how to make healthy decisions. He is no…

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Stick to the basics!

July 25, 2014

More is not always better. Simple can be just as delicious as something that took all day to prepare. And let’s face it, sometimes just sitting down with a bag or grapes or crackers and cheese is nice. Giving kids a variety of easy snacks to choose from is a way to teach them how to recognize healthy options. Serving food how it comes, plain and raw promotes a simplistic type of diet. Protein and vitamin packed with no effort.…

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Farmers Markets

July 25, 2014

We all know eating healthy is the smart way to go. But do we know where to get the healthiest foods we can? Sadly, so many of our local grocery store fruits and veggies are covered in chemicals. Chemicals do not equal healthy. I love my local farmers markets and farms. Not only am I able to get beautiful fresh produce, but most that I go to are all organic and pesticide free. Buying from your local farmer allows you…

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Staying Hydrated

June 27, 2014

Staying healthy does not just mean run, play and workout. You have to take care of yourself in order to take care of yourself. Healthy food for energy and water to stay hydrated. Most kids do not know the importance of H2o. It is our jobs as parents to ensure that they don’t get thirsty. Drinking plenty of water is an obviously the easiest and best way to stay hydrated. After a while a lot of kids get tired of…

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Roll into a healthy summer

June 27, 2014

My six year old just received his first pair of roller skates. He chose is really cool helmet, knew and elbow pads. We strapped on the skates, slowly walked through the grass over to the drive way and…down on the ground he went. This went on for quite a while. Despite wanting to give up, we kept going. Suddenly, there he went. He was skating. The smile on his face was priceless. Now that’s all he wants to do. Roller…

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Fried Rice

June 27, 2014

This is a tried and true recipe in my house. We love Chinese food. More times than not, homemade is much better than take out. In this case, fried rice definitely applies to that better homemade category. Being able to control the type vegetables and the amount of salt and fat is important. The addition of eggs mixed into the rice is a perfect addition to the protein train. Adding vegetable to any dish is a plus. This particular dish,…

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Bounce into feeling good

June 27, 2014

A must have on our property is our trampoline. It was a Christmas gift for my son 3 years ago. It still gets used every day, almost all year long. A trampoline is a terrific piece of equipment that is nothing but fun. My kids can jump for hours. Today, more and more families are introducing fitness into their own backyard. Unlike video games, or computers a trampoline is a source of fun that has no added expense or needed…

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Sports

May 16, 2014

Most of the kids in my grade stay fit by playing sports! The last sport that I participated in was dancing. I did it for about 2 months then I stopped. I am not doing a sport currently but I plan on participating in a sport this coming fall, and right now I am preparing for it. The sport is softball. I played softball a few years ago and stopped but I would like to start again. I like playing…

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SPRING BREAK!!!!!!

May 16, 2014

I just got back from my spring break. For spring break my parents and I went to Hilton Head Island, SC. On the first day of my trip I was just unpacking and getting settled in. On the second day I went walking on a beautiful path near the ocean. Then the path led onto the beach, it wasn’t the kind of beach where you would go swimming or play with beach balls. The sand was packed down hard so…

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