Due to advertising, movies, television and other cultural messaging it can be hard for kids, especially girls, to feel good about their bodies as they grow up. However, there are many things that you can do as a parent or caregiver to help kids feel good about their bodies, self-image and foster positive self-esteem, no matter what their size, shape or anything else!
Summer heat means that you may not want to spend a lot of time cooking indoors. Instead of spending all day by a hot stove, these quick summer snacks can help you eat well while staying cool.
Now that summer is here, it is the perfect time to break out the popsicle molds and make frozen treats to help beat the heat on hot summer days! If you are like me you may be a little tired of the standard and basic popsicle flavors made from juice. Here are some ideas and recipes for some imaginative and flavorful combinations so you can mix it up. Popsicles are easy enough for kids to help make and fun enough for kids to eat, and depending on the ingredients, they can also be relatively healthy. The recipes below are made with natural ingredients and don’t contain any added sugar.
Recently a host parent asked me if I’d heard of Hello Fresh. Coincidentally, I had just subscribed to it myself for a two week trial (got a GREAT deal on Living Social. There are also excellent deals on Groupon) but hadn’t received my first box just yet. She went on to tell me that she’d subscribed to it to assist her au pair in planning and preparing meals for her kids. I thought to myself, what a GREAT idea.