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!
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
Ants on a log. An uncomplicated and fun way to get your kids to eat veggies and a plant-based protein, right? For some parents this snack still works, but for many, there are allergy considerations to take into account, and the need to comply with your school’s requirements to protect those children who can have severe allergic reactions.
When it is time to go back to school after the long holiday, parents everywhere will be busy buying new clothes and books for the new school year. Back to school means that it is time to start thinking about preparing and packing lunches for our children once more.
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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