Healthy Eating

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Spring Printables

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with some of our fun printable activities for kids. We’ve got all sorts below, including story paper, stationery to print, delightful scrapbook paper for your crafty projects, cutting, pasting and lacing activities for little ones, and even some cute printable spring games to enjoy with the family! Spring Acrostic Poem […]

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101 Fun Things to Do With Kids This Summer

Summer may be a time to relax, but tell that to kids who are bouncing off the walls or shrieking “I’m bored” every five minutes. How can parents and nannies keep kids entertained, active and out of trouble for an entire summer? The trick is to plan ahead. Brainstorm ideas for things to do now, […]

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Fun and Cost Effective Spring Family Activities

These ideas will get you outside and enjoying the warm weather. Spring offers a variety of fun, frugal activities. In a few short days, spring will be upon us. Depending on where you live, it’s likely been a fairly cold winter and possibly filled with snow. While spring is a popular time of the year […]

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24 Creative And Inexpensive Ways To Keep Kids Busy This Summer

1. Bananagrams is great, but GIANT BANANAGRAMS is best. constantlylovestruck.blogspot.com Just cut out the letters together and prepare for some major scrambling. 2. Take Twister outside. youplusmeforalways.blogspot.com Here’s how to do it yourselves. 3. And bring Scrabble to the pool. pinterest.com The sponges will float! WITCHCRAFT/physics. 4. Turn a two-liter bottle into a DIY sprinkler. makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com Get the directions here. 5. Make art […]

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Summer Road Trip Tips

“Make “rest breaks” active: pick a road stop or park and get the family out of the car to take a brisk 10-minute walk and move around. Not only will it burn off some energy, but it can also help the driver feel rejuvenated and more alert. Pack healthy snacks: finding healthier snacks at road stops can be […]

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Barbecue food safety

Food poisoning cases double over the summer, so remember these simple steps to help keep food safe. Food poisoning is usually mild, and most people get better within a week. But sometimes it can be more severe, even deadly, so it’s important to take the risks seriously. Children, older people and those with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to food poisoning. […]

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Garden Planning: Start Small and Dream Big

When it comes to designing your home garden, half the fun is in the planning. Your yard reflects your family’s own style, your garden’s conditions, and your region’s climate. While there are plenty of resources to advise you on the last two, you’re the expert when it comes to creating a garden that matches your […]

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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide

When most people hear the words ‘spring cleaning’, they immediately formulate a list of about 15-20 excuses they can use to avoid the seemingly daunting tasks. Spring cleaning is a way to demonstrate pride in ownership (orrentership).  A home and its contents are investments; money spent on something you really love or really need (ideally both).  When […]

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Spring Cleaning: A Complete Checklist

The flowers are blooming, the birds are serenading, and our house still feels like it’s stuck with winter blues. Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes and get a head start on the hectic seasons of spring and summer. Spring Cleaning Checklists By Room These tutorials help with any room in […]

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Gardening With Kids

A little dirt is no match for the lessons kids learn when they grow their own plants Last summer my 5-year-old daughter, Mary Elena, and I planted a few carrot and radish seeds in a small patch of otherwise neglected dirt near our garage. I bought her a little watering can shaped like an elephant […]

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Food Guide Servings for Kids

In the last 30 years, childhood obesity has more than tripled, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Healthy lifestyle habits, including eating right and exercising, are keys to preventing childhood obesity. Learning the proper portions of food your child should be consuming can help you serve him healthy, balanced meals. The traditional […]

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A Guide to Eating Healthy

In order to stay healthy, you have to eat a variety of nutritious foods every day. It’s not that easy to eat healthy though, and that’s where the Food Guide Pyramid can help you out! Food Pyramid – The Pieces of the Puzzle The Food Guide Pyramid is an easy way to learn about healthy eating. Just think of it […]

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Benefits of Eating What’s in Season

Eat local. Eat what’s in season. Eat organic. Confused by multiple messages about what to eat and where to buy it?  We’ve looked into eating seasonal food and have it all figured out. Here’s why you should (really) do it. Easy on the Wallet Let’s begin with cost. When produce is in season locally, the […]

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Monthly guide to seasonal produce

You know the drill. Shop local. Eat seasonal. And, hey, call your mother every once in a while, okay? We’re sorry. We don’t mean to nag. It’s just that adopting a seasonal diet is a universal win-win. Foods that are in season are treated with fewer chemicals and preservatives, cause drastically less environmental wear and […]

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A Guide to Seasonal Cooking

Eating fresh vegetables and fruits when and where they grow naturally provides plenty of benefits. Often, fresh produce is less expensive and more flavorful, and you’re helping local farmers flourish and, in turn, grow more fresh food to make available to more people. Let the Seasons Determine Your Menu “Seasonal is the way I learned how to cook, […]

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10 Table Manners We Insist Kids Must Master

1.)            You Must Wait My kids are not supposed to start eating their food until everyone is sitting at the table. It’s good manners to wait until everyone is ready. 2.)            Stay Seated My kids have been taught to stay seated in their chair. They need to be reminded a lot, but it’s a steady […]

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Basic table manners to teach your kids.

Come to the table with her hands and face clean. Teach your children to always wash up before dinner, says Patricia Rossi, author of Everyday Etiquette. Not only does this show respect for the person who prepared the meal as well as others at the dinner table, it is also an important healthy hygiene habit. […]

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10 key rules to live by

It’s no surprise that parents might need some help understanding what it means to eat healthy. The good news is that you don’t need a degree in nutrition to raise healthy kids. Following some basic guidelines can help you encourage your kids to eat right and maintain a healthy weight. Here are 10 key rules […]

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Children’s nutrition: 10 tips for picky eaters

Until your child’s food preferences mature, consider these tips for preventing mealtime battles. No. 1: Respect your child’s appetite — or lack of one If your child isn’t hungry, don’t force a meal or snack. Likewise, don’t bribe or force your child to eat certain foods or clean his or her plate. This might only […]

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How to Get Kids to Help in the Kitchen

Involve your kids in the simple joys of preparing food for themselves and the family at an early age and you’ll instill a love and appreciation of cooking that will last a lifetime. Here are 6 basic ideas to keep in mind when you invite your kids to cook in the kitchen: Tip #1:  Always […]

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Call Your Little Helpers to Help with Dinner

Kids love feeling helpful in the kitchen! Involve them in activities they can safely handle and that are appropriate for their age. The first step in the kitchen is to wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water for 20 seconds, or the length of two choruses of the “Happy Birthday” song.   Kids can […]

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EIGHT HEALTHY EATING GOALS

Small changes can make a big difference to your health. Try incorporating at least six of the eight goals below into your diet. Commit to incorporating one new healthy eating goal each week over the next six weeks. You can track your progress through PALA+.   1.)   Make half your plate fruits and vegetables: Choose red, orange, […]

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Healthy Eating Habits for Your Child

By teaching your children healthy eating habits, and modeling these behaviors in yourself, you can help your children maintain a healthy weight and normal growth. Also, the eating habits your children pick up when they are young will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle when they are adults. Your child’s health care provider can evaluate your child’s weight and […]

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Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Sandwich From Crescent Foods Premium All Natural Halal Chicken & Beef Products | Main Dishes Print 4 servings Servings 1234567891011121314151617181920 MetricUS Ingredients 1 Crescent bone-in chicken breast (about 1 pound) 1 whole Crescent chicken leg (thigh and drumstick, about 3/4 pound) 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup mayonnaise […]

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Barbecued Chicken Pizza

Barbecued Chicken Pizza From Crescent Foods Premium All Natural Halal Chicken & Beef Products | Main Dishes Print Total 00:40 Prep 00:20 Cook 00:20 4 servings Servings 1234567891011121314151617181920 MetricUS Ingredients Olive oil, for baking sheet All-purpose flour, for dusting 1 pound(s) store-bought frozen pizza dough, thawed 2 cup(s) shredded cooked Crescent chicken 1/2 cup(s) store-bought […]

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Barbecued Chicken on Garlic Toast

Barbecued Chicken on Garlic Toast From Crescent Foods Premium All Natural Halal Chicken & Beef Products Print 4 servings Servings 1234567891011121314151617181920 MetricUS Ingredients 1 Crescent whole fryer cooked, meat removed, meat shredded (about 4 cups) 1 1/2 cup(s) (14 ounces) bottled barbecue sauce 3 tablespoon(s) butter, room temperature 1 clove(s) garlic , crushed with a […]

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Shredded Chicken Tacos

Shredded Chicken Tacos From Crescent Foods Premium All Natural Halal Chicken & Beef Products Print Total 00:50 Prep 00:10 Cook 00:40 4 servings Servings 1234567891011121314151617181920 MetricUS Ingredients 2 (8 ounce) cans Tomato Sauce 2 teaspoos White Distilled Vinegar 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic 3 ½ teaspoons ancho chile powder 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin 2 teaspoon Oregano […]

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Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini From Crescent Foods Premium All Natural Halal Chicken & Beef Products Print Total 01:10 Prep 00:30 Cook 00:40 4 servings Servings 1234567891011121314151617181920 MetricUS Ingredients Coarse salt Ground pepper 6 tablespoon(s) butter 1 pound(s) white mushrooms, trimmed and sliced 1 inch thick 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour 3 cup(s) milk 1 can(s) (14 1/2–ounce) reduced-sodium […]

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Crunchy Chicken Nuggets

Crunchy Chicken Nuggets From Crescent Foods Premium All Natural Halal Chicken & Beef Products | Main Dishes Print 4 servings Servings 1234567891011121314151617181920 MetricUS Ingredients 1/4 cup milk 1 egg 1-1/2 cups crushed sour-cream-onion potato chips 1/4 tsp. thyme 1/2 tsp. pepper 1-1/2 pounds Crescent chicken breast or thigh nuggets (40-48 pieces) 2 tbsp. butter or […]

Chicken Ravioli Soup

Chicken Ravioli Soup

Chicken Ravioli Soup From Crescent Foods Premium All Natural Halal Chicken & Beef Products | Appetizers Print Dig-in Total 00:30 Prep 00:05 Cook 00:25 High cal Calories 397kcal High fat Total Fat 20g High sat-fat Saturated Fat 10g chol Cholesterol 58mg High sodium Sodium 1511mg carbs Total Carbohydrate 21g Serving size 619g Calories from fat […]

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Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup From Crescent Foods Premium All Natural Halal Chicken & Beef Products Print Total 00:40 Prep 00:10 Cook 00:30 4 servings Servings 1234567891011121314151617181920 MetricUS Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup carrots, peeled and sliced 3 stalks celery, sliced 1 medium onion, diced 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 2 quarts […]

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Oven Roasted Teriyaki Chicken

Oven Roasted Teriyaki Chicken From Crescent Foods Premium All Natural Halal Chicken & Beef Products | Main Dishes Print Total 01:30 Prep 00:30 Cook 01:00 4 servings Servings 1234567891011121314151617181920 Ingredients 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon cold water ½ cup sweetener (agave sugar or honey) ½ cup soy sauce ¼ cup cider vinegar 1 clove garlic, […]

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Cheese Cracker Crusted Chicken Tenders

Cheese Cracker Crusted Chicken Tenders From Crescent Foods Premium All Natural Halal Chicken & Beef Products | Appetizers Print Total 00:40 Prep 00:20 Cook 00:20 2 servings Servings 123456789101112 MetricUS Ingredients 1 cup of cheese crackers 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 clove of garlic, chopped 1 egg 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 1/4 pounds […]

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Cheesy Chicken Bagel Pizzas

Cheesy Chicken Bagel Pizzas From Crescent Foods Premium All Natural Halal Chicken & Beef Products | Main Dishes Print 2 servings Servings 123456789101112 MetricUS Ingredients 2 (4 1/2–inch, 2 1/4–ounce) plain bagels, sliced in half 1/2 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce 1 cup shredded Crescent rotisserie chicken breast 1 cup pre shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese Directions […]

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Chicken Tenders with Creamy Honey Mustard

Chicken Tenders with Creamy Honey Mustard From Crescent Foods Premium All Natural Halal Chicken & Beef Products | Main Dishes | American Print 2 servings Servings 123456789101112 MetricUS Ingredients 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 large egg, lightly beaten coarse salt and ground pepper 4 cups crisp rice cereal 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 pounds […]

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Mini Fried Chicken & Waffles

Mini Fried Chicken & Waffles From Crescent Foods Premium All Natural Halal Chicken & Beef Products | American Print Total 01:00 Prep 00:30 Cook 00:30 4 servings Servings 1234567891011121314151617181920 MetricUS Ingredients 1 1/4 pounds Crescent skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon […]

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