One of the most popular aspects of a Montessori private kindergarten is that children learn the skills and self-esteem necessary to take more control over their individual lives. One way they can do that is by practicing practical life skills such as measuring, cutting, cleaning up behind themselves, and maintaining an orderly food environment. Fancy […]
Snacks provide Montessori daycare children with an energy boost to help keep them functioning at their best between meals. In a Montessori setting, snacks are also a great way to hone practical life skills, learn about the origins of food, and enjoy an exciting and engaging break. Here are 5 ideas for summer snacks that […]
Anticipating some of life’s events can trigger stress and anxiety. When the stress and anxiety triggered by the anticipation of a future event negatively consume our lives, then we have fallen victim to a condition called anticipatory anxiety. Participating in an adult therapy program can help alleviate the symptoms and even eliminate anticipatory anxiety. Some […]
Lunch is an important meal for kindergartners. Research has shown that eating a nutritious lunch gives kids the energy and stamina to get through the rest of the day. This means being better able to focus on classwork and less likely to have emotional issues, along with other positive benefits. For parents, the need for a […]
How do you view change? Do you embrace it with arms wide open? Or do you turn your back and try to keep the status quo?
I think…err believe that I eat healthy, as do most of us. And as do most, there is the occasion to underestimate just how much we eat. So, it stands to reason that there is a vast underestimation of how healthy we eat as well. Until… FOODUCATE! Fooducate is an application designed to ease […]
Should you take a vitamin supplement and if so, do you take a multi-vitamin or perhaps just a little extra vitamin C? Is any one vitamin more important than another? And aren’t vitamins for the elderly anyway? Arguments for and against supplements are many; and the decision to take supplements is personal and self-prescribed. How […]
A few weeks ago, I met up with former co-workers for a life catch-up session. It was great! I really miss working with those ladies and it was wonderful to hear about the changes that had transpired over the last year. We met over brunch (my favorite meal) and I ordered a black walnut kale salad. I liked it except for the vinaigrette. For me, the vinaigrette did not complement the kale.
These moons are based on the edamame quesadilla recipe, except I substituted fresh chopped kale for the edamame. Kale boosts the fiber content and makes it possible to enjoy two as a light lunch.
Although I normally save pancake breakfasts for the weekend, I can’t help but make these during the week on occasion. They require no eggs and provide whole grains.
Ahhh comfort food. We all have our favorites. For me, it is more than just mac and cheese. Feed me enchiladas or a casserole! Of all the casseroles my mother baked, I distinctly remembered one that had asparagus and was delicious!
What will you DO today?
Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes I love discovering different variations of vegetables and fruit at my local Farmer’s market. Better than the food samples at your local supermarket, vendors are proud to let you sample a slice of their juicy ripe nectarines, peaches, apples and other fruit. Although you may not be […]
Prep Time: 2 minutes Blend Time: 2 minutes Total Servings: 1 20 ounce smoothie, or 2 10 ounce servings A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to pick fresh apricots from my cousin’s tree. We went there for a bbq, swimming, and poker party. I was hesitant to pick so many because I was […]