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Month: February 2018

Rainbow Salad for Kids | Plus a Free Shopping Printable

With so much talk about dieting these days, I have been making a very mindful effort to teach my kiddos to just simply enjoy real whole foods.
One point I try to really drive home is eating the rainbow. Having a large variety of fruits and veggies is one of the best ways to ensure you are getting all the vitamins and minerals you need throughout the day.
Another benefit to this recipe is the rainbow aspect helps make salads more appealing and fun to kids who might be hesitant.
Without further ado, here is our favorite rainbow salad recipe!

Rainbow Salad

  • Red- Red Bell Peppers
  • Orange- Shredded Carrots
  • Yellow- Yellow Bell Peppers
  • Green- Baby Spinach
  • Blue- Blueberries
  • Purple- Purple Cabbage

*Rainbow Carrots for fun!*

Another way to get kids excited about eating right and trying new foods is to get them as involved as possible.
Grocery shopping can be a great way to help get the veggie hype started! To help with this I created a grocery list for this meal for kids! It went over so well with my boys I just had to share with all of you.

Some tips; bring a clip board if possible, or at least something hard to write one. I also printed a few extra coloring sheets for the boys to have in case the trip went long! I’ll include those here too 🙂

Once your fun shopping excursion is done, do as much prep work as possible before you actually bring the kids into the kitchen with you. Depending on age, having everything pre chopped and portioned, ready to just pour into the bowl can be the best way to go. The more fun the experience the better. Older kids can cut up the spinach with some kitchen scissors. And don’t forget the best part can be sampling while cooking 😉 Put on some fun music and embrace the chaos, your kids are learning some of the best life lessons they can.

I hope you guys enjoyed this recipe! Please send us pictures of your own creations, we love to see what you guys come up with.

Have a beautiful day.
~Ashley

P.S- If you liked this, don’t forget to check out our Fruits and Veggies Hack | Getting Your kids To Eat Veggies

Peanut Free Granola Bars

At the risk of sounding dramatic, these are the tastiest, most filling, kid approved granola bars know to man kind.

Seriously though, these babies are quick easy and of course yummy.

With my oldest in school (and soon t ball eeeek!) I see the importance of allergy safe snacks. We may have lucked out in the peanut allergy department but I don’t even want my kiddos eating any on the way to school. I would want the same curteousy from other parents if that were my child who had severe reactions. Another need now is healthy nutrient dense food that can be eaten quickly. We are always rushing from one place to the next, and probably half of our diet is snacks. So I try to do my best to make our snacks work for us.

ANYWAYS these bars are free from peanuts but filled with taste!

Without further ado here is my school friendly granola bar recipe!

School friendly granola bars

  • 2 cups quick cook oats
  • 1 cup sunflower butter
  • 1/4 cup agave
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 tbs flax seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Combine and mix ingredients

Pour mix in 6×10 pan with wax paper.

Freeze for 1 hour.

Cut into squares and enjoy!

Don’t forget to make in bulk and freeze. I’d keep these in the freezer and then pop them in lunch boxes straight from there. These can get kind of crumbly, and freezing them seems to help.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

What are your go to snacks for busy days?

Ashley

 

 

FREE Printable Lunch Box Notes

Hello healthy legacy builders! And happy February!

I absolutely love February, valentines day and all things hearts. And being a mom makes the holidays that much sweeter. Now that I’m actually packing lunches, I thought it would be nice to add some cute and fun lunch box notes!

I thought I would put these up on here for a quick, easy but meaningful way to remind your kids you are thinking of them throughout the whole day.

I hope you all enjoy these cards as much as my family has💚

 

 

~Ashley

PS don’t forget to check out our healthy valentines day heart pancake recipe !