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7 Snack Ideas for Toddlers

If you’re busy running around with the little ones all day, we bet you’re always searching for snack ideas for toddlers that are both easy to eat and simple to prepare.  Toddlers are constantly growing and need healthy fuel to power through their day, whether it’s at home or at nursery school. Check out these…

Easy Meals for Back-to-School

With loads of homework, after-school clubs, activities and sports galore, the back-to-school season can prove to be one of the busiest times of the year for parents, teachers, and students alike. While everyone attempts to fall back into a routine after Labor Day, it can be difficult to plan healthy weeknight meals for the family…

Delicious Low Carb Snacks That Fill You Up

If you’re maintaining a low carb diet, you might find it to be difficult to eat snacks that fill you up until your next meal. Check out seven of our favorite healthy low carb snacks that will make snacking healthy sans the carbs easy and delicious, too. Hard Boiled Eggs If you’re in a hurry…

Gluten-Free Snacks for Kids

Does your child need to follow a gluten-free diet? According to an article on EatRight.org, “Because gluten helps make foods taste better and improves their texture, it’s also added to everything from deli meats to French fries. For most children gluten is completely harmless, with two exceptions. Nutritionist Tricia Thompson says, ‘Children should be following a…

6 Better-for-You Late Night Snacks

We’ve all been there before…our stomachs are growling around midnight, and we end up munching on fattening snacks before heading back to bed. While it’s important not to eat huge portions around bedtime, you can still opt for healthy late night snacks that can hold you over until breakfast. Read on for our list of…

Easy Meals for Back-to-School (That’ll Make Them Say “Mmm”)!

Even if you’ve scoured Pinterest a hundred times for easy school meal ideas this season, it never quite seems to be enough – especially when you’re feeding fussy kids five days a week! Don’t fret, though – the gang from The Ohana Adventure has you covered with tons of awesome ideas that can help you…

6 Simple Tips to Start the School Year Mindfully

Cereal on the floor. Bad news on the TV. Stains on your son’s favorite shirt, so naturally, a screaming match ensues. Any parent knows it’s all too easy to start a new school year on the wrong foot. The good news? It’s equally as easy to create a sense of calm amid the chaos. It…

The Calories Lurking in Your Kid’s Lunchbox

775. That’s how many calories are in the average child’s lunchbox, according to research from nutritional app, ShopWell. Shocked? Us, too! Their research says those nearly 800 calories are made up of 32 grams of fat, 47 grams of sugar and 112 grams of carbohydrates. Yikes! In 1980, just 7% of American children were considered…

What You Should Know About Sugar in Your Child’s Diet

Do you know how much added sugar is in your child’s diet? According to a recent statement from the American Heart Association, children should eat less than 25 grams of added sugar daily (about 100 calories’ worth). That means six teaspoons of added sugars consumed via food or beverages is the upper limit, according to…

How to Handle Kids’ Food Allergies at Parties

The organization My Kid’s Food Allergies just launched a report to help you and your children navigate the Labor Day celebrations the healthiest and safest way possible. My Kid’s Food Allergies’ mission is to protect children with food allergies through education, resources and professional connections. They provide families with everything they need to live and…