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 […]
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 […]
What do you do when face to face with the holiday buffet? Do you circle the selection carefully deciding where to start? Does your plate look like you are eating for two? Whether your next function is a holiday work party, ugly sweater party, or holiday happy hour below are three tips for avoiding the […]
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 […]
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.
Choice, some times it is easy and sometimes it isn’t. And when it comes to our health it can become especially complicated; however, it doesn’t have to be…all you have to do is choose…
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?
Total Prep Time: 7 to 8 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Hand Label Score: 2 I LOVE FIGS! I can eat them all the time which is why I am saddened to see our fig tree slowly giving us the last of its fruit. During the height of harvest, we froze quite a few bags […]
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 […]