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Nutritious Ramen Noodles 2.0

October 1, 2015
nutritious ramen noodles

It’s 2015 and the only thing we love more than cheap, is convenient. With the advent of microwave-ables and our favorite foods being available in the form of “instant”, time is no longer a concern. Add in the fact these items are often processed, we can assume they are affordable. However, quick and cheap doesn’t always mean nutritious and filling. (Hot water + block of noodles + seasoning packet) x a quick boil on the stove OR nook in the…

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Healthy Eating On A Budget

September 22, 2015
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  With the school year right on our heels and so many expenses coming up it is the perfect time to know what you can purchase as well as cooking tricks to help you eat healthy and keep some extra money in your pocket. I find that during this time of year it is time and money management are more important than ever. As a result it is great to find efficient and affordable ways to eat healthy. With a healthy…

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The Nutrients You’re Not Getting

June 11, 2015
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The Nutrients You’re Not Getting This is a guest post by Shannon White, the choreographer of the MECKids Dream Team. Every once in a while, the government comes out with a study letting us know that we are not getting one (or many) of the key nutrients we need in our diets. Then comes the subsequent panic: What are they? Who can remember all of those, and better yet, what foods can you get them from?! Never fear… the most AWESOMEST healthy snack…

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Why Cooking With Kids is Beneficial

May 26, 2015
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In today’s hectic world planning out healthy meals for your kids on top of all your other responsibilities may seem like a daunting task. On top of that getting kids to eat healthy food may seem impossible. Cooking with kids can actually prove to be a rewarding and practical solution for both you and your children!!! You’re a busy parent working on a high stress, fully packed schedule! Taking care of your children is a job in itself but if you…

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Healthy Salty Snack Ideas!

September 4, 2014
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Working in an office from 9-5 is quite similar to being in school. We’re not fans of energy drinks or sugary drinks to stay alert and we know many of you turn to snacking to keep you energized. Do you like salty snacks? Everyone doesn’t have a sweet tooth but we know many of our readers can’t get enough of salt. Are you one of them? Notice the experience of one of our college interns. When she first started college she did a lot of snacking. Chips were her…

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Healthy Summer Foods

August 1, 2014
summer fruits

We love all kinds of fruit! Some of our favorite fruits are Sunkist oranges, mangoes, watermelon, peaches, and a variety of melons. Fruit is such an amazing food because there are so many delicious kinds, it’s healthy, and it gives you energy! Vegetables are also another very healthy food source but many don’t think they are the best tasting things around although they are highly beneficial. Also, there are ways you can prepare and cook vegetables to make them taste good; some vegetables…

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Happy National Nutrition Month!

March 14, 2014

Happy National Nutrition Month MECKids! This month marks an annual celebration of nutrition education sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In recognition of this delicious and nutritious campaign, we will be featuring weekly blogs and healthy recipes that highlight this year’s theme of what “Enjoy the Taste Eating Right” means to us and the importance of making  informed food choices and developing sound nutritional habits! As the largest health and fitness community designed just for youth and families,…

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What Do The People Think About Metabolism

October 14, 2013

Many people hear the word metabolism used in common health conversations such as, “I have a very high metabolism.” or “I have a very low metabolism.”  Even though we often use this word almost everyday do we really know what it means and its relation to both weight loss and weight gain? Metabolism is the energy used for your body to function , including burning calories and breaking down food.  A calorie is the amount of energy a food or…

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Do You Want Fries With That?

September 10, 2013

The Happy Meal; specifically targeted for children is a quick and easy meal that puts a smile on every kids face and a hush to the mid-day tummy growls.  The Happy Meal has been sold at McDonalds since 1979 and continues to sell at a whopping one million per day in the United States alone. Happy Meals, depending on the combination of food and drink can be about 400-600 calories per meal.  “As a result, childhood obesity rates in America…

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MECKids Goes Green at The White House Gardens!

April 18, 2013

Lettuce, kale, spinach, broccoli and more… these are just some of the greens that MECKids adores! These and many more delectable legumes can all be found on the South Lawn of the White House,  beautifully arranged in it’s ornate gardens with a host of delicious and nutritious vegetable varieties. MECKids had the wonderful pleasure of visiting the White House Gardens this month, and experiencing a grand tour that walked us through colorful landscapes that told a beautiful story of our…

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