The kitchen. It’s the one place in a household that is usually off-limits to little ones. Ovens, knives, glassware… the list of fearful items goes on and on. Let us not forget the added mess that is inevitable when a child helps you prepare a meal. But, meal preparation and kitchen play is actually one of the best learning scenarios for your child, giving them a chance to learn not only how to prepare food (an important life skill), but also the importance of nutritional value and what to eat. Food manipulation – in all of its messy glory – is also one of the best ways to get your picky child to try something new! Thus, we’ve incorporated the highly sought out Montessori method, or learning through self-exploration, to make the home kitchen accessible and enjoyable for all. Check out our tips for making food fun!
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With the holidays upon us and the oh so yummy foods piling pounds onto our midsection, the last thing the millions – nearly 90 million — of us traveling by car this season need is the extra weight of a double cheeseburger and a large fry… or two. Add to that the cost of gas and feeding the entire family, and your entire holiday trip to see grandma has now busted your holiday budget. Preparing ahead of time with a cooler full of healthy alternatives, store-bought in bulk, will not only save you money and time while on the road, but also a great deal of unnecessary calories.
Do your weeks feel like an endless circle of carpools, playgroups, mommy and me classes, music, soccer, tending to newborn babies or even working out of the house and then coming home to tend to your family? Whether you are a working mom or a stay at home mom one thing is for sure, time is truly of the essence and there is certainly not enough of it to go around. Along with all of the other duties that fall into a mom’s line of work, we know that you want to offer your family healthy, nutritious meals. Do you ever feel like this will require more time than you can possibly squeeze into your daily schedule? Don’t let the guilt overcome you! Carve out some time every week to prep your meals and you will be well on your way to a healthier, simpler weekly eating plan!