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Gardening Science Project for Elementary and Middle School Kids

Gardening Science Project for Elementary and Middle School Kids

As we are all adjusting to staying at home, finding projects to entertain and stimulate the kids, and distance learning programs coming in place, I have come up with fun and educational projects for the kids. With spring upon us (though it is snowing outside in Michigan as I write this), I thought it would be great for the kids to take a leadership role in managing some plants and provide structure to it in terms of a science experiment…

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Stay at Home Lunch

Stay at Home Lunch

Easy lunch at home today…carrots, avocado and sardine salad on seed crackers. Even my boys love this, and it comes together really quickly!!! It’s been great to really go back through my cupboards and see what I need to use up. This helps ensure you are not wasting food, saving money, and not sticking up on unneeded items. I found these seeded crackers at Costco awhile ago and bought them because I am a sucker for trying new healthy items….

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Pear Peanut Butter Cookie No Bake Cheesecake

Pear Peanut Butter Cookie No Bake Cheesecake

Quarantine Kitchen Easter Dessert! Today I woke up with very little planned to cook, but I found a rack of lamb in the freezer and some veggies and rice to go with it. For my dessert, I based it off of a no bake cheesecake recipe I found on Pinterest, but I added and swapped a bunch. I cut up a bunch of pears I had and started cooking them with butter and cinnamon until it had a thick consistency….

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Use Leftovers Creatively

Use Leftovers Creatively

While your home and having difficulty finding all your favorite food items, this is a great time to get really creative and get in the habit of using all your leftovers. This helps stores as their restocking and saves money in this chaotic time. Meats can easily be made into burritos, wraps, and sandwiches for lunches. I just made a bunch of muffins with things I had on hand. You can bake your own bread. You can mix veggies and…

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Sugar Recommendations

Sugar Recommendations

Unfortunately, sugar is hidden everywhere in our food. Sadly, we can think that we are eating healthy snacks or healthy drinks, but they are loaded with unnecessary sugars and junk. Sugar has been shown to increase the risk of cancer, contains calories without nutrition, and had links to many other health issues. For kids, it can easily displace nutrient rich foods like fruits and vegetables or even the ability to drink enough water that helps stabilize blood sugar, aids digestion,…

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Fiber

Fiber

Fiber is such an important part of our diets. There are MANY reasons to eat fruits and vegetables such as feeding good bacteria, promoting daily elimination, and an abundance of nutrients. However, the average fiber intake is 15 g.So, to enhance your energy and digestion mix veggies into meals like eggs, eat bigger salads, feed kids fruit and veg snacks instead of crackers or pretzels, and prep food ahead so you don’t lean on processed snacks! Frozen fruits and veggies…

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