The Kids Corner is a place to find kid approved Healthy Foods, Feel Good Toxic Free Products and well… Fun Ideas! This kids’ page is important to me. As a mother of two, I appreciate the struggle, the negotiation and the amount of work it takes to keep our children well-nourished. Sometimes we only have 30 minutes from when you walk in the door after school until you have to be at the first extracurricular activity. Convenience foods look appealing because it feels like there is no time or energy to start cooking.
After years of working full-time and raising two very active kids, I have learned the importance of my food prep day. I create quick five-ingredient meals, make ahead power balls and grab-and-go protein snacks. They took some trial and error and, of course, they had to pass my hardest critics – my kids! But we nailed it. Here I offer you kid-approved snacks, healthy lunchbox solutions your kids can be involved in making, tasty holistic nutrition-approved treats and so much more fun kid food ideas. My passion is to share these with other moms/dads and hope that your kids love them too and in turn, make your life a little easier with some extra self-care time for yourself!
I have tried and tested many toxic free products for kids, which I will share here, along with some DIY recipes I have created myself, like my kid’s homemade cough drops and DIY Kids Safe Bug Spray. And let’s not forget the importance of Fun! I have a chemical free DIY moon sand and playdough recipes you can make with your kids and feel good about. Lots of great school party snacks and gift ideas that fit into your health and wellness mindset. I even have my favorite natural food based food coloring icing recipes for their Birthday cakes (cause we all need to enjoy cake still!). As I make them, I will post them to share with all of you
During my own transformation to health and wellness, my children were taken along this journey with me, and I have seen the difference it can make. The result was my daughter, who was plagued with allergic symptoms, had frequent illnesses and experienced anxiety had all these lessen over time. My son who had a difficult time focusing and keeping attention in school and complained of leg pains also no longer has these issues. Educating our kids while they are young can help them develop positive relationships with food, promote healthy brain and body development, and reduce the incidence of disease in the future. Together we can foster kids who rejoice in a healthy and happy body!
Why does food always taste better when it’s cooked over an open fire? There is something primal to me about cooking over fire that makes me feel like I am a great explorer in the wilderness, even if I only am 45 minutes from the city at a public campsite! LOL. Now, if you work all week long and want to slip away for the long-weekend you don’t always have a ton of time to prep and cook things before hand. This is where I want to provide you some simple healthy recipes for all your camping meals, plus easy portable snacks. I have 5 breakfasts, 5 Mains, 5 Sides, 5 Snacks, and 5 Drink recipes for you below. I have given you a range of recipes that take less than 5-minutes to throw together, foods you can make or buy based on your time, and then recipes that take a little more prep but are well worth it. You can mix and match based on how much time you want to dedicate to camping food so its flexible.
What I love about this recipe is I can make endless flavor combinations, it’s a great way to use up fruit that might be bruised or a little soft instead of wasting it, and you can omit the little-added sugar! You can just blend the fruit and have 1-ingredient fruit leather. With back-to-school around the corner, I am using my seasonal summer fruit to whip up a few batches for fall. This makes packing fun snacks in the lunch box a breeze while being a cost-effective way of having fruit leather.
I knew I did not want my kids to be excluded from holiday celebrations but I wanted them to associate celebrating with fun, family, and good times and not just sugary treats. A few years ago, I began completely revamping how I make my kids Easter Baskets and including more games and toys than food. Easter is often a sign that spring is around the corner, so providing them outdoor games and activities is a great way to get excited about spring.
I had the absolute pleasure to sit down with Victoria Vilaivan, who owns and operates Seek Yoga in Sherwood Park, Alberta to learn more about the work she does with children and to gain a deeper understanding of the health benefits of yoga. We have all heard Yoga helps you relax, but what else can the practice of yoga provide?
I’ve received a number of questions from other mom’s asking for tips about helping their kids make healthier choices? Over the years I have had my own struggles as a mom. There are good days and bad days. Learning the balance between educating your kids versus pushing them so far the other direction has taken me years to figure out and being able to admit when I have made mistakes.
Hey, I’m Jo! As a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant, Practitioner and Raw Food Chef, I am passionate about creating simple, whole-food recipes that easily fit into your everyday life. I am committed to empowering you to find fulfillment in fueling your body to regain balance, reclaim health and rejoice in the most vibrant body possible.
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