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Month: March 2018

EGG-xtra Fun Easter Egg Hunt Workout

I absolutely adore Easter egg hunts! It’s so fun seeing the kids get so excited over their discoveries, and a wonderful way to have some memory making traditions.

I also think it’s a great opportunity to make working out fun. Early experiences with (sports and) exercise set the tone for a child’s attitude towards being active later in life. The more chances we can make being active become associated with fun times is, in short, setting the scene for healthy adults.

And I must say this Easter egg exercise hunt was a hit! We laughed as much as we worked out, and that is a huge success for this age group!

Here is an example of what we wrote down for each egg.

The only “Notes” I had from our experience is to open and do each egg’s activity as you find each one. If you have more than one kid make sure to encourage everyone to do the activity with the person who found the egg. And lastly make sure to make it FUN. Fun is the language of this age. If your child would love the challenge of having 3 push ups be in an egg go for it! But if you know your child hates push ups, try some bunny hops or tree pose. I also made a point to include give a high five, and give a compliment. It’s never too early to encourage good sportsmanship!

Let me know if you give this twist on the Easter egg hunt a try! We love seeing pictures too 🙂

Also let me know (in either the comments or an e-mail) if you would like this list in printable form.

Thanks for reading and I hop you all have a wonderful Easter.

~Ashley

If you liked this post, you might like last year’s post on non- candy Easter basket ideas! 🙂 

Healthy Baby Smash Cake

The smash cake. For those of you who don’t have a Pinterest account, the “smash cake” is a small adorable cake just for your one year old to make a huge mess with.

And while I’m all for messes and happy toddlers, I try to avoid food coloring whenever I can! I also, mainly due to my children’s highly sensitive teeth, avoid sugar as much as possible.

So I was determined to make a delicious cake that was mom and birthday boy approved!

First a couple of notes. I used whole wheat pastry flour. I absolutely love this stuff. It helps keep things lighter and fluffier without having to actually use white flour. I highly reccomend it for most of my baking recipes.

Also I used all organic ingredients. I don’t usually “promote organic” as I can’t always afford it myself and would hate for anyone to be discouraged from healthy eating. However I could taste a huge difference in this recipe (mainly due to the organic vanilla and bananas) so I just thought I would give a heads up.

And lastly I always try to give credit where its due. This cake was very much inspired by this post from Super Healthy Kids.

Okay! Now lets get to the cake 🎂

*2 mashed bananas

*3 teaspoons vanilla extract

*1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk

*1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

*1 egg

*1 dash of Salt

*1 teaspoon baking powder

*1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Now for the “frosting”

*Heavy Whipping Cream

*1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Mix the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract in a bowl. Then I used an electric hand mixer until it resembles frosting! I swear this took about 10 minutes so be patient with it. If you have older kiddos they would LOVE to help you with this step!

(Also make extra because you will want to snack on this with strawberries 🙂 )

*3 Strawberries

To top and make festive! Although you can obviously get creative and top with whatever fruit your little one loves most!

Thanks for reading and happy birthday 🙂

<3 Ashley