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  • Juice Nutrition
    on Aug 30, 2009 in Fruits and Vegetables
    Juice NutritionPhoto: Laurel and MeWe had several amazing people talk to us today in Chicago about Tropicana’s history, the process of making the juice, and their carbon footprint, which I am happy to answer any questions you may have about those t...
  • Sprinklers, videos and more
    on Aug 30, 2009 in Exercise
    Sprinklers, videos and moreSome weeks are just built around being active here. This is a round up of fun activities we’ve done.Free-get active idea: THE SPRINKLERS!!! Although our sprinklers are on a schedule, my husband was testing out some of t...
  • Be Outside
    on Aug 30, 2009 in Exercise
    Be OutsideFriday: ExerciseI’ve struggled with the decision to post this idea, because there really isn’t anything active about it. But finally, deciding to go forward with it, because its summer! And just merely getting outside is a healthy choi...
  • Chives; Easier to grow than a weed
    on Aug 30, 2009 in Dinner
    Chives; Easier to grow than a weedA few years ago, I decided to plant some chives. Year one, they exploded! And I think they are beautiful. But we got so much of it, we could shared with the entire city of Lehi. We hardly used any of it, and the...
  • FARMING
    on Aug 30, 2009 in Exercise
    FARMINGCan you think of any better exercise than farming? Our poor kids don’t get the opportunity to take part in such rigorous hard work. Sometimes I wish we lived on a farm, just to teach my kids some good life working skills. And then came th...
  • Let’s Get Wild!
    on Aug 30, 2009 in Dinner Whole Grains
    Let’s Get Wild!It’s shocking how many varieties of rice I have to choose from, yet I choose the same kind over and over. It used to be Calrose or California rice, then Sweet Brown Rice. But I’ve been eyeing the wild rice for some time, and de...
  • Workout Round-up
    on Aug 30, 2009 in Exercise
    Workout Round-upFriday: ExerciseMuch of our week was spent outside. Here is a round-up of activities we did.BIKING: Nathan won a bike at school! All year kids put tickets into a drawing depending on how many minutes they read at home. Nathan is a...
  • Syrup- Made with Fruit Juice
    on Aug 30, 2009 in breakfast Fruits and Vegetables
    Syrup- Made with Fruit JuiceJuice Week!!This syrup is so delicious I couldn’t wait to share it! I used an bottle of a strawberry/ banana fruit juice blend that was in my pantry.I made my kids pancakes this morning, using my Master Pancake homemade...
  • Sidewalk Chalk Maze
    on Aug 30, 2009 in Exercise
    Sidewalk Chalk MazeFriday: Activities and ExerciseI purchased sidewalk chalk with the intention of drawing fun pictures on a sunny warm day. My kids couldn’t wait however. It rained for a whole 30 minutes the entire week, right when they got hom...
  • GoRed Better U Giveaway
    on Aug 30, 2009 in Healthy ideas and issues
    GoRed Better U GiveawayTHURSDAY: Healthy IssuesWhile heart disease is now the #1 killer of women (yet mostly preventable) it is also affecting our children at startling young ages. But today I want to talk about women!As mothers, it is vital to keep...
  • Distraction Makes The Food Go DownDistraction Makes The Food Go DownAnother informative post from Emily for all you parents with toddlers. If you missed her last one, read it here.When I taught 4-year-old dance, I learned to distract the little dancers with games so they wouldn’t k...
  • Exercise Carnival
    on Aug 30, 2009 in Exercise
    Exercise CarnivalFriday: ExerciseMy daughter loves to cut paper into tiny pieces and use them for tickets or money. But the other day she noticed a roll of 2000 REAL tickets at the store, in the office supplies, for $3.88! She was super excited, sh...
  • MinestroneMinestroneNeed to get organized?? Hop over to my sisters blog . She’s giving away a FRANKLIN COVEY organizing system. Awesome! A $90 value.WEDNESDAY: DinnerIf I post alot about beans, it is because I literally try to think everyday how I can add...
  • Let your kids winLet your kids winLaDonna asked if I would talk about feeding those stubborn but adorable toddlers, but I really couldn’t remember much of our toddler days. That’s when I turned to toddler expert, dancer, housewife, primary president, neighbor an...
  • In Chicago
    on Aug 30, 2009 in Fruits and Vegetables
    In ChicagoI had a few more juice ideas that never came to Fruition this week! I just got too busy. But here is some other things we were planning to do with juice:We made juice ice cubes in heart shaped ice cube trays. I found the trays at our thr...
  • Workout Club
    on Aug 30, 2009 in Exercise
    Workout ClubThis will be the last day to enter the Stonyfield Greek Yogurt Giveaway. Enter here.FRIDAY: ExerciseBeing the second week of summer, I had so many ‘get active’ ideas. But we couldn’t do ANY of them. It has been raining all week. It...
  • Raw Food Day! Jicama (Hick-u-mu)
    on Aug 30, 2009 in Dinner Fruits and Vegetables
    Raw Food Day! Jicama (Hick-u-mu)The best thing about the raw food movement, is the simpleness of food prep! If you can use a knife or a blender, you can do raw food.went to a raw foods class at my local health food store last week, and they made for...
  • Getting Fit
    on Aug 30, 2009 in Exercise
    Getting FitMy friend Kristin and I are kicking off the Gold Medal Mile at our elementary school on Monday. She dubbed us the Gold Medal Moms. Basically, students can walk laps around the school yard during recess and earn prizes and incentives base...
  • 5 ways to make healthy food more appealing to your kids
    on Aug 30, 2009 in Healthy ideas and issues
    5 ways to make healthy food more appealing to your kids…and sometimes a spouse.There are other ways than pureeing veggies or spending an hour cutting shapes out of cucumbers.The most common complaint I get from people is “my kids won’t eat heal...
  • Jello Jigglers with Juice and Melons
    on Aug 30, 2009 in Fruits and Vegetables
    Jello Jigglers with Juice and MelonsThis idea came from the June issue of Women’s day, but we changed it to be made with juice, and my kids LOVED IT!!We made Jello Jigglers per the box instructions. Basically:2 1/2 cups juice (we used a strawberry...
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