What Counts as Exercise?

This is one of my favorite questions to answer as many people assume that all exercise needs to be vigorous like running. Exercise also includes walking, swimming, bike riding, skateboarding, gardening, weight lifting, yoga, pilates, rollerblading, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, dancing and participating in sports such as basketball, gymnastics, tennis etc. For children, playing…

1 Big Salad

Almost a year ago I wrote about a board book for kids that roots for vegetables (all puns intended!). Recently I found another great book about vegetables for kids; this one is a picture book called 1 Big Salad, a delicious counting book written by Juana Medina. Not only does the book help your little…

RAH, RAH, radishes!

Need a good book to get your kid thinking about vegetables? I recommend this fun book called RAH, RAH, radishes! by April Pulley Sayre. I found this gem at our library and it has colorful photos of all sorts of vegetables (some I haven’t even tried yet!). It reads in a fun way with a…

Should Vegetables be Sneaky?

I made chocolate zucchini bread today that had 1 1/2 cups of shredded zucchini per loaf. My kids don’t eat zucchini willingly, but they love it when it’s hidden in chocolate bread with chocolate chips. However, my intentions were not to hide the zucchini so that my kids would eat it. I just really enjoy…

Getting Kids Interested in Fruits and Vegetables

To help your children get more excited about eating fruits and vegetables, try planning activities that are centered around these healthy foods. I took my children strawberry picking the other week and while my kids already love to eat strawberries, I noticed that they were more eager to eat them because they were picking them off the strawberry plants…