Filed under Books, Gifts, Holidays, Recommendations
The book, The Littlest Christmas Kitten, a story about the birth of Christ and the cat family, can be ordered from Amazon for $13.41, a $2.59 savings. Find out the unique relationship between the Holy Night and the cat family. Children 2 to 12 welcome this story (actually, I’ve heard that a 20 year old always brings out this book at Christmas-time, too).
P.S. If Amazon is out of books, you can order from Images Unlimited website for the same price, with free shipping.
Filed under Books, Gifts, Holidays
Share this story from a special night long, long ago with your young children. The Littlest Christmas Kitten recalls the night Baby Jesus was born and the effect this had on the cat family. It is a story of how the lost is found in the midst of a miracle.
Here is a YouTube 39 second clip about The Littlest Christmas Kitten. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU2yNjTkt0w
Books can be ordered from Images Unlimited Books at http://www.imagesunlimitedpublishing.com
Filed under Apples, Cookbooks, Cooking and kids
English: Middle Ages cookbook at Château de Chillon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Come join me for lunch at noon on Wednesday, October 16 for a Brown-Bag Authors Lunch at the East Hills Library, 502 N. Woodbine Road, St. Joseph, Missouri. I’ll be talking about cookbooks and how they enrich lives and take us on many journeys. Drinks and dessert will be provided. For more information, call 816-236-2136.
Filed under Cooking and kids, Food patterns and eating habits, Teenagers cooking
If you have teenage children, here is a must-read article from Erica Hale on Real Food about the challenges of teenagers and their food choices. Check this out: http://thankyourbody.com/ways-to-help-your-teen-eat-right/
Filed under Apple recipes, Apples, Cooking and kids, Cooking Skills
When choosing apples, look for those that are free from bruises, blemishes, and skin breaks. They should be firm with no soft spots or bruises, breaks in the skin, or insect damage.
Wash apples just before using them as their protective coating helps keep them from becoming shriveled and bruised. I generally peel apples for eating in hand, but in recipes where the apples will be cooked, I often leave them unpeeled. This sometimes turns into personal preference however. With a plentiful apple market this year, choosing and using apples is easy.
Author of new book: Healthy to the Core! All Natural Low Sugar/No Sugar Apple Recipes for Kids
Filed under Cooking and kids
What’s more American than apple pie? Although our country’s apple varieties originated from European stock; this patriotic connection has been used to symbolize prosperity and national pride. Apple pie continues to be one of the best-loved desserts of all time and now comes in a ‘New and Improved’ variety.
Healthy to the Core! All-Natural Low Sugar, No Sugar Apple Recipes for Kids by Lee Jackson is a new apple cookbook for kids and teens filled with over 70 recipes bursting with pure (low sugar, no sugar, no-refined flour) goodness. With the growing concern of obesity in our country, especially in children, this cookbook addresses healthier practices when preparing apples, all while enjoying their natural flavors.
When working with apple recipes, the author was aware of the large amounts of sugar and flours often found in baked products. Then she considered, “Why can’t these recipes be made with natural sweeteners and healthier kinds of flours and oils?” That is why she went on a mission of creating healthier recipes for apple dishes, including apple pie. This cookbook shows the results, along with suggestions and preferred kinds of products to use.
Jackson firmly believes food affects the way a person looks and feels. Through study and research, she developed a ten point program for improving the health of kids and their families. From this list she concentrates on what she calls The Big Four: avoid refined sugar, avoid white flour, avoid GMO products, and use healthy cooking oil. She incorporates these practices into the recipes, all while combining good nutrition with great taste.
There are delicious apple recipes for every season and occasion. Kids learn to make snacks such as apple chips and apple roll-ups; they can munch on apple leather, sample apples in breads, salads, main dishes, desserts, and learn how to make applesauce and sugar free apple pie. They’ll learn which apple varieties to use with what kind of recipes. Through short vignettes throughout the book, kids meet Johnny Appleseed and Isaac Newton and learn how apples impacted the history of America.
Jackson is passionate about children eating healthy and living a healthy life-style. She has been a long-time family and consumer sciences teacher, focusing on foods and nutrition. She is the author of 4 award-winning books, two of which are apple cookbooks. Her healthy eating websites include http://www.cookingandkids.com/blog and http://healthykidseatingtips.com. The apple cookbook, Healthy to the Core! All-Natural, Low Sugar, No Sugar Apple Recipes is $12.95 and can be found at select bookstores and libraries and from the publisher’s website: http://www.imagesunlimitedpublishing.com
Filed under Apple recipes, Apples, Books, Cookbooks, Cooking and kids, Gifts, Healthy food practices, Recommendations
Get kids in the kitchen enjoying one of their favorite foods – apples. Inspire them to eat healthy by providing them with recipes that offer alternatives to the high-sugar, white flour traditional apple recipes. Make it easy to get kids eating healthy foods from their very first bite.
My new cookbook Healthy to the Core! All Natural Low Sugar/No Sugar Apple Recipes for Kids is filled with recipes that are not dependent on lots of sugar. Apples by themselves have wonderful flavors if time is taken to savor them.
To take advantage of the pre-pub special and get your autographed copy, go to http://www.imagesunlimitedpublishing.com. This special is on only through August 31. So get your child (or grandchild) prepared for the apple season with this new book.
Be well and happy cooking,
Author and child nutrition advocate
Filed under Apples, Books, Cookbooks, Cooking and kids
I am pleased to announce that my new book, Healthy to the Core! All NaturalLow Sugar/No Sugar Apple Recipes for Kids is now available for online ordering.
This book is a kids and family entry into the wonderful world of apples. Its goal is to help young cooks enjoy apples in any form while offering healthful alternatives to the traditional high-sugar, white flour apple desserts.
Cooking is an amazing skill children can be introduced to at a young age. It’s a life-long skill. And apples are one of children’s favorite foods so why not introduce apples into your child’s early cooking experience?
This spiral bound book stays open while young cooks can easily refer to the recipes. The sideline notes give a glimpse into the ways apples have played an important part in our heritage.
Check out the full book description and order YOUR copy at
I look forward to your feedback, and hearing how you and your children used Healthy to the Core! for healthy and delicious apple recipes.
Be well and happy cooking,
author, Healthy to the Core! and other books
Filed under Cooking and kids, Healthy food practices
Honey is a powerful natural product known for its many beneficial uses. In addition to it’s healthful properties in food, it has some weird and awesome uses of which you may not be aware.
Have you thought to use honey in any of these ways? http://empoweredsustenance.com/uses-for-honey/
If you don’t have any honey in the house, you will be tempted to keep some on hand after reading this article. When shopping for this product, try to find a local beekeeper who will be able to supply you with raw honey made by bees from your own area. Grocery stores often carry local honey from beekeepers. It is a remarkable product that not only adds to the enjoyment of food but helps in other ways, even some weird ones.
To your good health,
Author of Healthy to the Core! All Natural Low Sugar/No Sugar Apple Recipes for Kids
Filed under Cooking and kids, Health, Healthy food practices, Nutrition tips, Recommendations, Saving time and money
Count the number of ways to save money in the grocery store when you watch this video.
Can you relate? Shopping on the outside circle of the grocery store is generally where to find the most nutritional value for the money.
Here’s to saving money while shopping for healthy food,
Author of the soon-to-be-released cookbook:
Healthy to the Core!
All Natural, Low Sugar/No Sugar Apple Recipes for Kids