Aug 27 2010

Healthy Back to School Snacks

Healthy Back to School Snacks

 

Busy parents are always on the lookout for simple yet healthful ways to feed their kids.  Fortunately, we here at KLOVE understand your concerns which is why we asked celebrity nutritionist, author and chef Christine Avanti for her recommendations.  Below are Christine’s suggestions for healthy back to school snacks.

 

Homemade:

Bake blueberry muffins using organic apple sauce instead of refined white sugar and butter. (http://www.christineavanti.com/Healthy-Recipe-Intro.php)

 

PB&J on mini bagels, whole wheat crackers or rice cakes - made with natural peanut butter and no sugar all natural fruit preserves.

 

Greek yogurt granola parfait made with low sugar or homemade granola.

 

Whole Wheat Bagel dipped into Fruity Cream Cheese -cream cheese mixed with organic fruit spread and fresh fruit.”

 

Honey Almond Popcorn Globes -only 64 calories!! (http://www.christineavanti.com/Healthy-Recipe-Intro.php)

 

Homemade granola

 

Quick grab and go snacks:

apple slices

blueberries

Fruitabu all organic fruit leather  (made by Kashi-no high fructose corn syrup)

string cheese

Baby Bel cheese

Popchips

hummus dip with celery, carrot and cucumbers, zucchini and red bell pepper slices instead of greasy potato chips

organic juice boxes made with real juice instead of juice made from concentrate and high fructose corn syrup


 
Cafeteria:

Hummus with veggies

Sliced fresh fruit

Yogurt fruit parfait

 

Listen to Christine discuss healthy after school snacks: part 1 & part 2

Aug 26 2010

What foods do you refuse to eat? Why?

There are 5 foods that people fear: mushrooms, raisins/dried fruit, cheese, eggs and milk. Are there any foods you refuse to eat? Why?

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Aug 26 2010

Teaching kids about money

Ellie Kay, America's Family Financial Expert talked with us today and teaching our kids about managing money. Should we give an allowance? What about paying for chores? If you've got questions, learn more here: http://halfpriceliving.blogspot.com/2010/08/atonement-how-to-keep-your-kids-from.html. Also, if you've got financial questions for Ellie Kay, feel free to post them here or email us at scottandkelli@klove.com.

Listen to Ellie Kay: Segment 1 and Segment 2

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