The Kids Corner is a place to find kid-approved Healthy Foods and 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 which makes raising healthy eaters feel like a battle sometimes.
After years of working full-time and raising two very active kids, I have learned the importance of creating quick five-ingredient meals, make-ahead power balls, and grab-and-go protein snacks. This process as a parent took 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 parents and hope that your kids love them too and in turn, make your life a little easier for some extra self-care time for yourself!
I have tried and tested many DIY recipes I have created myself, like my kid’s homemade cough drops, inclusive Halloween treats, and DIY 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
I hope my lived experience as a mom & the content on this page is useful to other parents. Xo, Jo
“It takes a village to raise a child” – African Proverb.
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.
I am super excited for this Hallowe’en and have joined The Teal Pumpkin Project! If you are unfamiliar with it, the project was started to raise awareness of food allergies and to promote the inclusion of all trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. It has become a worldwide movement to offer alternatives for kids
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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