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May 28, 2017

10 Summer Activities for Kids that Fight Boredom

10 Summer Activities for Kids that Fight Boredom

You have a schedule. You are used the kids going to school. I mean your life was full enough. Now you have the responsibility to keep the kids active, happy, and create the summer of their dreams. You need tricks or a magic wand or both. You need 10 Summer Activities for Kids that Fight Boredom and you needed the yesterday.

These are some fun activities for kids at home.
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How to Prepare Your Child for Their First Time Dentist Visit

First Time Dentist Visit

Dental health is very important, not only for adults, but, children as well. It may be even more important for children to have the best dental hygiene possible because those teeth that are “just baby teeth” may fall out but, the permanent teeth are right under them and can be affected even before they come through.

Many new and seasoned parents have many questions about dental health for their kids. Things like “At what age do I need to start taking them?”, and “How do I prepare my child for their first time dentist visit?”. These things have probably crossed your mind a time or two when it comes to your child’s dental health. Here are some tips to make this exciting milestone a bit easier on everyone.

Preparing your Child for their First Time Dentist Visit

How to Prepare Your Child for Their First Time Dentist Visit

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Kids Smoothie Recipes: Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity Smoothie

Disclosure: This recipe for our rooty tooty fresh and fruity smoothie is brought to you by The Dannon Company, Inc. The ideas and opinions expressed are my own. For more information on Dannon’s move toward sustainable agriculture, naturality and transparency, visit www.dannonpledge.com.

Kids Smoothie Recipes: Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity  Smoothie

If you are looking for some great kids smoothie recipes then you will love this Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity smoothie recipe! This recipe has all the yummy fruit flavor your kids will love with a full serving of veggies too! The best part is, your kids will never know that their fruit smoothie has leafy greens in it, and won’t even be able to taste it if they do know! Smoothies are great for breakfasts and snacks.

 Our Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity Smoothie Recipe is a breakfast that the whole family will love. The fruit flavors mask a hidden serving of superfood kale.

Here is how to make this Kids Smoothie Recipes: Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity  Smoothie:

Ingredients:

1 c fresh kale leaves
1 c frozen berries
1 banana
1/2 c fruit juice
5.3 oz container Dannon Whole Milk Yogurt, any flavor

Directions:

Put all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth and serve immediately.

Yogurt is the key ingredient in any smoothe and especially if it is Dannon Whole Milk Yogurt
The key ingredient that you will find in every smoothie is yogurt. No matter which fruits, vegetables, juices, or supplements you add, if you don’t start with delicious, natural, whole milk yogurt your smoothie won’t be as healthy as it can be. We all want better more natural ingredients in our foods and I am happy to share that Dannon is listening. Dannon yogurt is now made with whole milk and all natural non-GMO ingredients.

Our rooty tooty smoothie is a delicious way to make a nutritious breakfast for your kids

The Dannon Pledge:

In addition to yogurt made with whole milk, natural and non-GMO ingredients, Dannon has also pledged transparency and sustainability. Labels will indicate presence of non-GMO and GMO products which is a huge step to help consumers make better food chooses. They are sourcing ingredients sustainably by working directly with farmers they know.

With a serving a both fruit and vegetables tis smoothie is a great way to sneak in some extra veggies

Why Yogurt?

If your like me, the main motivation behind making these smoothie is to get more fruits and vegetables into my kids. Trust me, they will have no idea you hid kale in this smoothie. But yogurt is also god for them (and you). The active cultures in bacteria help replenish the good bacteria in your gut. Those same cultures make yogurt easier to digest especially for folks who have trouble with lactose.

Fresh and fruity rooty tooty smoothies are so good and easy to make

What are your favorite smoothie ingredients? Do you have any tips and tricks for sneaking extra fruits and veggies into your kids diet? Please, share your ideas in the comments below.

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Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity Smoothie
Recipe type: breakfast smoothie
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 c fresh kale leaves
  • 1 c frozen berries
  • 1 banana
  • ½ c fruit juice
  • 5.3 oz container Dannon Whole Milk Yogurt, any flavor
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth and serve immediately.
 

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February 27, 2017

Easy Italian Fondue Recipe for Getting Kids to Eat Vegetables

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RAGÚ® Pasta Sauce. All opinions are entirely my own.

A quick and easy fondue recipe, the trick for getting kids to eat vegetables

“It’s incredible,” She says, in her sweet voice with the southern drawl, looking around at the meal she worked on for hours that they hardly consumed. The forks well rested under the plates that are piled with veggies they declined to try. She wonders if there will ever be an end to the battle of “you need to eat your veggies” and them hiding them under the table, passing them to the dog, or the negotiation of “Can you eat these before she notices?”

She notices. We all know the struggle to have kids eat what their bodies need and our desire to provide them. The exhale that is taken when they take a bite of something new and the anticipation as we look for signs of a successful mission or a dismal fail. The absolute elation we feel when we have added another green to their diet and the struggle we have when they were denied again like a basketball player going up for a sure lay up only to be met at the last second by a defender with a long grasp. We saw victory and it was robbed at the last moment. That was until you learned the secret.

They say the secret is in the sauce. What if the secret is the sauce?

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4 Free Valentine’s Day Printables

4 Free Valentine’s Day Printables

Valentine's Day Printables

Happy Valentine’s Week everyone! Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! Who doesn’t love love right!? Love and candy, roses, and parties are all the fun things about Valentine’s Day. My daughter is having a Valentine’s Day party at school at the end of the week and all the parents were asked to think of something fun for the kids to do. I thought I would make some fun Valentine’s Day Printables for her class and share them with you guys!Continue reading

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