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EGG-xtra Fun Easter Egg Hunt Workout

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) […]

Healthy Baby Smash Cake

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 […]

Rainbow Salad for Kids | Plus a Free Shopping Printable

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰ 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

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 […]

FREE Printable Lunch Box Notes

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 […]

Healthy Valentine’s Day Pancakes

Healthy Valentine’s Day Pancakes

Needing a sweet, tasty yet heart friendly valentine’s day breakfast? Look no further than this delicious pancake recipe! The best part? It’s easy to make.

All you need is pancake mix, beets, milk and frozen berries! (and any ingredients the box says you would normally need). Mix up your pancake batter according to the directions.

I then blended 1 cup of frozen mixed berries, 2 cooked beets and 3 cups of almond milk (or milk of choice). Once liquefied I added the berry/beet mix into my pancake batter. And then cook the same way you normally would πŸ™‚

I also like to throw in some flax and chia seeds, which of course are optional!

The ‘syrup’ I made by taking a cup of frozen berries and microwaving them for a minute and a half. I then just mashed the berries and poured over my stack of adorable pancake hearts.

And there you have it! The berries mask any beet flavor (although I LOVE beets) and the beets give it this beautiful rich coloring. No artificial colors needed!

Use our healthy frozen hot chocolate recipe to make a decadent drink to top off your perfect valentine’s day meal <3

Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a happy Valentine’s Day.

~Ashley

Finding Your Why

Finding Your Why

With New Years right around the corner, most of us are starting to set our resolutions. However something we often over look is our “why” in life. It’s so easy to get sucked into the latest weight loss challenge or program, but we often aren’t […]

Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate

Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate

I had a girls date with a dear friend yesterday where I tried frozen hot chocolate for the first time. Oh. My. Word. Instant new favorite treat. However I doubt the ingredients are too diet friendly. And I woke up craving another bad. So I […]

My Number One Go To Indoor Activity for Kids

My Number One Go To Indoor Activity for Kids

Winter break. The pure sound of which can cause many parents to go into a paw patrol ridden panic. And while keeping the kids entertained the half of the year where it’s too cold to even look out your window is no easy feat, I have a game for you today that is guaranteed to spare you at least 30 minutes of pup pup boogie.

And all you need is painters tape!

I present my Indoor Obstacle Course. Filled with skill building movements your developing little one craves and so much fun they will forget they are ‘working out’.

Below I have pictures of my recent course. I try to include lines to hop from, dots to tip toes, curves, zig zags, and lines to walk backwards. I ended with a star at the end to hop on and I think that was the biggest hit of all. The kids took turns seeing who could hop the highest/ hardest and so on. Once you have let the kids have fun just going through the course, you can mix it up and time them (I would recommend timing them against their own previous time, and not anyone else’s). Or changing the ‘rules’ by walking backwards when they normally walked forwards and such.

And my favorite part of this game? The clean up is fun! The kids loved tearing up tape and throwing it away. No mess and nothing left on the carpets. In fact, it probably had a lint roller affect more than anything πŸ˜‰

(My running blur)

We also tried a Christmas themed “present hopscotch if you will!

So there you have it!

Let me know if you liked this and would like to see more indoor game options!

I hope you all have a healthy happy meltdown free winter break πŸ˜‰

Love always,

Ashley

What It’s Like Having Seasonal Depression

What It’s Like Having Seasonal Depression

Ah summer. Now that isΒ truly the most wonderful time of the year. Hiking and beaches and walking without umbrellas. There is nothing quite like a beautiful sunny day with your loved ones and no plans other than soaking up all of the delicious warmness summer […]