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Veggie Kabobs

Veggie Kabobs Veggie kabobs are fun, colorful and delicious and healthy. They are also a great way to get your kids to eat more veggies because they come on a stick. I don’t know why kids like to eat things on a stick but they do so what better way to get some veggies in them.



There are a variety of veggies you can use for veggie kabobs, so choose your favorites, or veggies you’ve been trying to get your kids to eat! Some suggestions are:
Tomatoes: cut into quartersCucumbers: sliced into one inch thick piecesMushrooms: wholeOnions: cut into quartersPeppers, green, red or yellow: Slice the pepper into quarters and remove the seedsZucchini squash: sliced into one inch thick piecesYellow squash: sliced into one inch thick piecesBroccoli: Use pieces big enough to stay on the stickCauliflower: Again, you will need to use pieces that won’t break when you put them on the stick.Carrots: baby carrots work great or slice regular size carrots into one inch size pieces Put the veggies on the stic…

5 Ways to Improve your Whole Family’s Health

Raising a family is one of the most rewarding aspects of life. You get to watch your children grow, learn and begin to navigate the world on their own, and as a parent, it is important to encourage positive habits in your children. Although this comes with its own set of challenges, with most Americans not leading an active lifestyle, and even fewer following a dietitian-approved diet.

Tips for Improving Family Time Here are five easy tips for how to improve your families physical, emotional and mental health:
Go for a family hike or walk
Getting outside with your family is an easy way to explore your neighborhood and the surrounding areas and get a little fresh air and exercise. Whether you live in the city, suburbs or a rural area, there are plenty of options for walking, even if it’s just taking a stroll around the block or in a local park. Or, for a more challenging hike, find some wooded or mountainous trails.
Some benefits of walking include weight loss, mood boost (due to …

Lemonade Cake Recipe

Best Lemonade Cake Ingredients:
1 lemon cake mix
1 pkg (3.4 oz) instant lemon pudding
4 eggs
¾ cup vegetable oil
¾ cup water
Glaze:
1 (8 oz) can frozen concentrate lemonade, thawed
2 cups powdered sugar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 10” bundt pan.
In a bowl, blend together mix, lemon pudding, eggs, oil, and water.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 1 hour.
Remove from oven.
Poke holes in cake using a wooden skewer or fork.
Immediately pour glaze over top.
Let stand in pan until cool.
Glaze:
Mix together thawed lemonade and powdered sugar until well blended.

You can also make this recipe into a loaf pan or other size.

Top 10 Reasons for Kids to Learn To Cook

Top 10 Reasons for Kids to Learn To Cook It is important for kids to get in the kitchen and learn to cook. Cooking not only builds confidence and prepares a kid for difficult life situations, but it also teaches them to think on their feet. It also develops the same type of discipline as any form of sports or martial arts. Let’s take a look at the top ten reasons for kids to get dirty in the kitchen.


1. Builds confidence – Remember when you first learned a new skill? It was great; you felt on top of the world knowing that you could do something all by yourself. Cooking is the same way for kids; it is a giant confidence boost for them.

2. Prepares for life – When life gives you lemons, make chicken piccata. Learning to cook helps kids prepare for other life lessons such as organization and following directions. While learning to cook is not only following recipes, you have to start somewhere.

3. Sparks creativity – What kind of new creations will your kids come up with in the kitchen? Ma…

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