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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Booginhead founder and inventor of Squeez'ems reusable food pouches, Sari Davidson-Crevinm brainstormed six ways to make tough foods appealing for picky eaters. They are sure to help you get your kid interested in eating something other than doughnuts and macaroni and cheese!
Be patient with new foods. Getting a child to try new foods takes time. Avoid pressuring your kids and try to make it a positive experience. Encourage your child by talking about a food's color, shape, smell, and texture. Experts say it can take as many as 10 exposures to a new food before a child decides if he likes it.
Get your kids involved with meals. Get your kids involved with the process, from grocery shopping to preparing meals. Also ask for their help when planning the meal. They will feel more in control if they help to make the food decisions.
Plant a garden with your kids. Kids love digging in the dirt, planting seeds, picking ripe fruits and vegetables, and washing them. They will be much more interested in eating what they helped to grow.
Make dinnertime a family affair. Gather the family around the table and make dinnertime a time to talk about your day and create a relaxed atmosphere that’s ideal for eating without pressure. Make it more interesting by having conversation starters, such as “If you could be any animal, which would it be?”
Make it fun. Serve veggies with a favorite dip or sauce. Use cookie cutters to make shapes, serve on a fun plate, and get creative. Also offer breakfast foods for dinner, and serve a variety of brightly colored foods.
Change The Texture. Puree foods so that texture is not an obstacle to healthy eating. You can create all kinds of nutritious combinations of fruits and vegetables by turning it into a smoothie! Then serve it in a reusable food pouch! The new screw top Squeez’Ems reusable and refillable food pouches hold healthy purees so kids can eat healthy while on-the-go. They are easy to fill, clean, and store, and they are also BPA, PVC, and Phthalate-free.
Squeez’ Ems 2-Pack Reusable Food Pouch ($7.99)
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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Do you have Breakfast with your family? My husband heads out to work a couple of hours before the rest of us but I do try and have breakfast with my girls. As part of the Family Breakfast Project, Cheerios is encouraging families to take seven minutes for seven days to have family breakfast and explore the possibilities that brings. I love taking a few minutes before work and school to hear about the days plans and starting the day with a bowl of Cheerios has been a family tradition for a long time.
Cheerios believes that when families connect over breakfast, amazing things can happen.
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Head to your local Sonic Drive-In today, January 21st, to snag $1 Snack Sized Jumbo Popcorn Chicken! Valid on both the Spicy and Original varieties. Go here for more details.
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If you have been reading my blog for awhile you know that I support World Vision. Before Christmas I had the chance to host a giveaway in an effort to raise awareness about all World Vision does. In everyday conversation at church I talked about how much of a difference World Vision can make and even a small donation (like 2 chicks for $25) can make such a big difference, and so guess what.....
At church on Sunday morning 3 different ladies in our church were honored by having chickens donated in their names. Now I have no idea if that came from my conversation but I have to hope so. And for all of my readers, spread the word.... it can and does make a difference!
** This is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to share.
Monday, January 20, 2014
I am excited to announce my latest giveaway.....
- $20 SONIC Gift Card
- A SONIC backpack filled with SONIC goodies
- Five vouchers for a FREE Wholly Guacamole® brand product
SONIC Drive-In has a couple exciting additions to its breakfast menu: the new Salsa Verde Breakfast Burrito and the Salsa Verde Breakfast Toaster® sandwich, providing even more options and value for customers.
You can order the Salsa Verde Breakfast Burrito or Breakfast Toaster® for a limited time only, made with bold salsa verde and 100 percent all-natural, fresh avocado from Wholly Guacamole®.
Like all of SONIC’s breakfast offerings, the Salsa Verde Breakfast Burrito and Breakfast Toaster sandwiches are available all day, so you can have breakfast whenever the mood strikes. Try one with a cup of SONIC’s new Red Button Roast coffee or a Java Chiller for a complete breakfast.
In addition, SONIC is now offering morning commuters and early risers large sodas, teas and Slushes for just $0.99 before 10 a.m, making SONIC Your Morning Drink Stop!®
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- Leave me a comment letting me know your favorite thing from Sonic.
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Contest will end 1/28 at 10:00 am CST.
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