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Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

A great recipe for fruity salsa and homemade tortilla cinnamon chips.

Cinnamon Chips 1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 (7-inch) flour tortillas
Salsa  **Substitute whatever fruit you'd like and frozen fruit works great also. 1 cup frozen raspberries or berries
2 peaches peeled and chopped or substitute with one can (15 or 16 ounces) peaches in juice, drained and chopped
2 kiwifruit, peeled, sliced and chopped, optional
1 teaspoon lime zest
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar

For cinnamon chips, preheat oven to 400F. In Flour/Sugar Shaker, combine sugar and cinnamon. Lightly brush tortillas with water; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges; place in single layer on flat cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Remove and cool completely on a cooling rack.

Meanwhile for salsa, place raspberries in bowl. Chop peaches and kiwifruit. Combine all salsa ingredients into the bowl and mix gentl…

Kids Trail Mixes

Kids Trail Mix Recipes  Keep these few steps in mind when making trail mix, and you can create different versions over and over.  Better yet the kids can create their own variety and pack them for snacks and lunches!

Simply pick one or two items from each category below and mix it together. Store in air tight containers or baggies and you have a simple snack to take on the go.
Something Salty  The salty sweet combination is usually what has people eating trail mix.  PeanutsAlmondsRoasted nut varietySesame sticksPistachiosSunflower seedsPumpkin seedsPretzelsChex mix- gluten and nut free option *Popcorn - gluten and nut free option *Cheerios - gluten and nut free option *
Something Sweet This doesn't have to be M&M's or candy you can think dried fruit or chocolate chips of some variety. Here are some ideas for sweet additions: Dried cranberriesRaisinsDried peaches, apples or apricots cut in bite size pieces Shredded coconutBanana chipsCerealFreeze dried berries
Favorite Addi…

Benefits of Growing your Own Food With Kids and Gardening Tips

There are plenty of benefits of growing your own food when you have kids. You should try to get your kids involved in the growing process as much as possible. This helps teach them many important things at once, such as the need to work in order to get results, and the types of nutrients contained in different vegetables.

Educating Your Kids About Food  Obesity is considered an epidemic in many countries around the world now, and this is largely due to poor education about food. Many children needlessly suffer from diabetes and other weight-related problems as a result of not being provided with education and guidance when it comes to food.

In Western countries in particular, we’re constantly bombarded by advertising for foods that aren't healthy – and much of this advertising is targeted directly at children. Getting your kids involved in a home food growing project will help them learn the differences between healthy and unhealthy foods and develop a better understanding of …

Mother's Day Fun Recipes

Fun ideas of what to do for Mom It's a great time for the kids to prepare breakfast in bed, Mother's Day Tea Party or an easy dinner. You can find our Mother's Day cooking ideas here.

Here are 5 more Fun Mother's Day Ideas Plan a getaway even if it is only pretend. You can present her with a menu, homemade card and feed her with Dad's help. You can find international recipes for your pretend trip.
Have a potluck party with Mom, other family members and friends.
Create Mom a handmade gift she will cherish no matter what it is. You can get ideas in our Craft Recipes or Kids Sewing Projects
Help with Chores. This is a free way to get mom really excited about Mother's Day. What mom doesn't like to be surprised or even have a helping hand in cleaning, gardening, washing windows or washing her car.
Pamper her. How about giving mom an at home spa. Manicures, pedicures or facials are all easy to do at home and fun! More Help on Making Mother's Day Special  F…

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