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width="300"When kids come home from school, where do they usually go first? To the kitchen, of course! They are starved. They want something – anything- that is ready to eat, right?

Kids need a jolt of nutrition at this time of day. It helps if moms and kitchens are ready for the burst of activity when they come home. Kids want to know “Where’s the food?”!

Here are 3 how-to’s that can set the stage for encouraging your children to snack smart without any lectures about healthy foods from you:

Comments (2) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Filed under Cooking and kids, Healthy food practices, Nutrition tips, Recommendations

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Need help in getting kids to control their sugar habit?

Getting the sugar intake under control is important for health reasons as well as weight control.

Here are simple techniques you can use to help children cut down on their sugar consumption and put them on the road to looking and feeling great.

Stock cabinets and refrigerator with fruits and vegetables instead of chips, cookies, and candies. As the expression goes, “Out of sight, out of mind.”

Start your kids off with a good breakfast. This means having foods with more nutrition than a bagel or bran muffin, such as, for example, a vegetable omelet, oatmeal with chopped almonds, and fresh fruit.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Filed under Books, Cooking and kids, Cooking Skills, Food patterns and eating habits, Goals, Healthy food practices, Recommendations

Here is a book for the homeschool curriculum. Attention Homeschool Moms – and Dads::

The book I’ve been showcasing, Cooking Around the Country With Kids by Amy Houts, is not only a cookbook, but a treasure trove of historical facts and food history. It is a recommended book for the homeschool curriculum.

Along with recipes, Houts has included food facts, historical notes, and fun activities. For example, “When was ice cream “invented”? What are hush puppies and how did they get their nameWhat are funnel cakes? Why doesn’t all corn “pop”?”

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Filed under Apples, Cookbooks, Cooking and kids, Gifts, Healthy food practices

What better way to tempt kids to eat right than to start with one of their favorite foodsAPPLES.Picture -Healthy to the Core 4-1

Wanting to bring this home in a hands-on way, my new cookbook: Healthy to the Core! All-Natural Low Sugar, No Sugar Apple Recipes for Kids works toward this goal.

It’s a great year for apples in most sections of the apple growing country. There are bushels and bushels of apples to be picked. Kids will soon be going out to orchards on field trips. (One of my most favorite times of the year!) Families will be enjoying the apple experience at orchards.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Filed under Food Safety, GMO, Health, Healthy food practices, Organic foods

fotolia_7717219-1boy dandelionscropOrganic farmers suffer somewhat the same consequences as do those with second-hand smoke problems. Their crops can be contaminated by others growing GMO crops.

Yet the USDA wants the public to think GMO and organic crops can coexist.

To read more about this, go to:
http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/survey-organic-farmers-pay-the-price-for-gmo-contamination/

As said in the Food and Water Watch literature: “Because of some really unfortunate laws, right now, if one of Monsanto‘s genetically engineered crops contaminates an organic farmer, the organic farmer is at fault. The farmer can lose the significant investment that they put into growing organic crops if the crop tests positive for contamination. Not to mention that in the past, Monsanto has been very aggressive going after farmers who find contamination, suing them for “using” their crops illegally”.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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Here’s an interesting collection of food entries by young cooks in a contest.

Check it out. Ask your kids which one is their favorite and vote if you want.

http://www.azcentral.com/food/articles/20140206walk-on-kids-cooking-challenge-winners-and-recipes.html

It’s  good to see kids choosing healthy foods.

Best to you,

Lee
Healthy cooking for healthy kids
http://www.imagesunlimitedpublishing.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Saturday, February 8th, 2014

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 Adobe Photoshop PDFhealthy 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.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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Honey
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.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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,

Lee Jackson
http://www.imagesunlimitedpublishing.com
Author of the soon-to-be-released cookbook:
Healthy to the Core!
All Natural, Low Sugar/No Sugar Apple Recipes for Kids

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Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Filed under Cooking and kids, Health, Healthy food practices

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Fifty-four kids from across the US  are honored at a “state dinner” hosted by Michelle Obama for their contributions to a healthy recipe contest .  Read more about it here: http://wapo.st/184GFEM

This certainly is a good sign that children are wanting to eat healthy.  Give children the desire, the opportunity, and the tools, and let them prepare foods that are not only tasty, but pack some real nutrition into their food choices.

 

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