Healthy Schools All Year Long

Field Day Runners

Healthy Schools All Year Long All year I have been featuring different schools and focusing on what it is they do to create a Healthy Kid Community for their students.  When I recently interviewed Principal, Tim Sinnenberg at Charlton Heights and asked him if he had one event he wanted to highlight, I loved when he told me that they … Read More

Rain Forest Muffins Double as Place Cards for Thanksgiving!

Fresh baked bread is always delicious at the Thanksgiving table.  You can have a little kid fun by baking it in muffin tins & then turning them into personalized place cards for your festive dinner table! Rain Forest Muffins by Jodie Fitz ½ cup Price Chopper sugar ½ cup Price Chopper applesauce ¼ cup Price Chopper butter, softened 2 Price … Read More

Re-posting from last summer – Mango Cutting 101

I decided to re-post Mango Cutting 101 & Mango Cutting Made Easy from last summer’s blog in prep for tomorrow’s mango recipe tomorrow.  I realized in doing this that it really wasn’t that long ago that I switched blog formats & now, about a year later, I have a new site under construction & I can’t wait to share it … Read More

Happy Birthday to the Oreo Cookie (with a little low fat yogurt)!

We couldn’t let the day go by without celebrating the Oreo’s 100th Birthday.  The Oreo is kind of like an American icon!  I have to say that I don’t buy them often & my kids were thrilled to see them pulled out of the grocery bag :).  Here is our after school treat today that will be perfect for summer … Read More

The Blueberry Blaster!

It’s July, which is also National Blueberry Month, which means it’s time to celebrate with blueberry combinations!  So, to start things off, we’re blasting forward with a little kitchen fun and making the Blueberry Blaster to share; a delicious smoothie. Did You Know?!?! * The NuVal Score of blueberries = 100 * Native Americans once called blueberries “star berries,” because … Read More

Shake it Up Baby – Frozen Yogurt in a Bag!

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

I have been traveling throughout the community testing my arm strength and the cooking muscles of the kids at the tables where I’ve visited.  Together we’ve been mixing it up & shaking it up so that we could make a Strawberry-Banana Frozen Yogurt.  This activity is fun!  In fact, it’s a blend of science, educational learning through a hands-on activity … Read More

Christmas Tree Brownies

Looking for a festive treat to serve?  Maybe you need a classroom treat, but you’re running out of time?   The holiday rush can be tricky, because the best laid plans can suddenly get tossed to the side simply because of time.  Here is a time-saving solution recipe that’s still a festive, fun treat certain to bring a smile to everyone’s … Read More

Cinnamon Pancakes

Pancakes are without doubt a fun breakfast creation.  I think part of loving them so much is that they are always served as a special treat; sleep-overs, weekend fun and holidays or maybe even part of brinner.  Once in a while, I love taking just a little bit of batter, changing the color and creating designs in the pancakes; below … Read More

Just a Few Bees

Mondays are just one of those days…You never really know how your week is going to start out & mine is launching with a swarm of activity right in my own backyard.  Yesterday my youngest discovered a bees nest in one of the trees.  Not just a little bees nest, but a HUGE and rapidly growing bees nest.  We didn’t … Read More