Of course, kids love their sugary snacks, but there are tons of other options available to satisfy their cravings for flavorful food that dont have to involve the unhealthy refined white stuff.Here are a few of our favorites:HummusIf youre under the impression that hummus is boring, think again! These days you can find hummus in all kinds of flavors. We love roasted red pepper hummus and sundried tomato hummus. If …
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Halloween is known for being a scary time of year, but as registered dietitians and moms – the most frightening part for us is that the average trick-or-treater consumes about 3 cups of sugar (4,800 calories!) on Halloween night alone. Eeks! And then theres still all of the leftover candy to consider.
You preach healthy eating to your family all the time. Why shouldn’t that apply to Halloween, too? You don’t have to give into the temptations of eating unhealthy treats until your stomach aches. Here are some healthier Halloween treat alternatives that you’ll actually feel good about feeding to your kids.
More than 36 million children in the United States go trick-or-treating, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s a great deal of sugar-laden Halloween candy that is finding its way back into our homes. Young guests at your Halloween party will have their fill of candy and chocolate, so take this opportunity to derail the sugar train for a night. Treat kids to something different in their Halloween party favor bags by eliminating the sugar and elevating the fun.
For many reasons, parents have begun considering alternatives to receiving gifts at parties. Rather than simply ask for “no birthday gifts” on the invitation, replace the gifts with something meaningful to your child. Rather than treating the absence of gifts as a sacrifice, frame it as a new and different experience and highlight what makes the birthday celebration special.
When you have been trying unsuccessfully to have a baby for six months to a year, you probably spend your days thinking of little else. You are not alone. About 7.3 million women in the U.S. have difficulty getting or staying pregnant, as of 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You know that you could try fertility drugs, but you may only want to do that as a last resort.
First birthday parties are great, but let’s be honest–that little guest of honor is not going to remember the day. It may not make the most sense to invest in a party for someone who will most likely not be able to stay awake for the whole event. If a first birthday doesn’t make sense for your family, choose an alternative way to celebrate.
Whether we’re talking hamburgers and French fries, roast beef sandwiches and fried cheese sticks, or fried chicken with gravy-slathered mashed potatoes, fast food is usually high in refined grains, high in carbs, high in fat (and not the good fats), high in sugar and high in sodium. The only thing fast food is low in, in fact, is nutrition. With the frenetic pace of modern living making it harder and harder to cook three meals a day, finding healthy alternatives to fast food becomes critical if you want to eat a healthy diet. Luckily, convenience food doesn’t need to be unhealthy. You can still eat healthy food when you’re on the go or in a hurry. You have two basic options: Pack some healthy food to take with you or stop somewhere. If you must go into a fast food restaurant, pick the pre-made salad. Otherwise, here are some ideas for healthy alternatives to fast food that are quick and easy.
Another year has passed and it’s once again time to think about what to buy that man in your life for Father’s Day. With so many types of men, it could be difficult to figure out what to get your type. And so, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a thorough list of unique gift options…
As mothers, we often teach our young children about Stranger Danger and how to deal with the creepy man down the street. We instruct them on how to react to the man in the car who offers them candy or what to say to the person on the other end of the phone asking if their mommy or daddy is home.