Category Archives: Children

Vanilla Ice Cream with Strawberry Reduction!

              I received coupons for free samples of Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Branson 2015 219 Summer fun means picnics and vacations and hanging out at the pool.  It also brings back child hood memories of making homemade ice cream with a crank machine and lots

Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

The 4th Annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is currently underway! Kids 8-12 years of age are invited to join a parent or guardian in creating an original MyPlate - inspired recipe that is healthy, tasty, and affordable. One winner from each U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbia will be selected and have the opportunity to attend a Kids' "State Dinner" at the White house this summer where a selection of the

Are Canned Fruits and Vegetables Bad for My Kids?

Most people are surprised to learn that canned and frozen fruits and vegetables are not bad but good!  The nutrient content of canned and frozen fruits and vegetables is comparable to that of fresh fruits and vegetables.  I’ve heard people say, “If it isn’t fresh, it doesn’t count.”  Thankfully, that just isn’t true.  In some cases canned and frozen is even superior in nutrient content than fresh produce.  For example studies have shown that fresh tomatoes have less lycopene than