6 Travel-Friendly Snacks For Kids

6 Travel-Friendly Snacks For Kids

Being prepared with healthy snacks for my kids on road trips has saved me many times. These 6 travel-friendly recipes don't require refrigeration. They're all kid-approved and delicious for the whole family to enjoy. 

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Orange Juice Gelatin Gummies

Orange Juice Gelatin Gummies

These gummies came to be after I received a carton of organic orange juice in a weekly staples box delivery from SPUD. I'm not usually a huge fan of fruit juice because once the fiber is removed it can spike your insulin quite drastically, which (among other things) can negatively impact energy and mood, especially in children. A cup of orange juice raises blood sugar so quickly that it’s one of the recommended foods to bring someone out of a diabetic shock.

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Colorful Coconut Bliss Balls

Colorful Coconut Bliss Balls

I've become pretty excited about experimenting with natural, food-based dyes after the Easter eggs I made this year with my son, Jones. I'm so pleased with how these colorful coconut sprinkles turned out and I'm very surprised I haven't seen them around before. I think this fun and easy method should be much more popular. Since I made them, Jones has been sprinkling them on everything. Colorful coconut sprinkles on his morning smoothie, then on his apple slices with almond butter. At dinner he asked for the green sprinkles to put on top of his broccoli. "To match" he said. Of course I had to let him, just grateful that I have a toddler who willingly eats broccoli.

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Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

At almost 3 years old, my son's patience and manual dexterity are improving by the day, so we've been getting into more crafting projects together lately. I thought this Easter would be a great time to try the naturally dyed eggs that I've been wanting to make for years now. He was involved in each step along the way and excitedly checked the progress as the eggs began changing color. Among other things, artificial food dye is strongly linked to hyperactive behavior in children. In Europe, food containing artificial coloring is required to have a label warning that it “may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children”. So even if you don't plan on eating your dyed Easter eggs, it's best to limit your children's exposure as much as possible. 

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Healthy Lunch Box Ideas For Kids

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas For Kids

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Packing a healthy and well-balanced meal for your little one’s lunch box helps them stay alert and keeps them focused throughout the day. Providing your children with nutritious choices will supply them with sustained energy and set them up for success. These easy and interesting lunch box recipes are sure to be a hit. 

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