Healthy kid friendly recipes
It’s really easy to find recipes that are healthy, budget-friendly or kid-friendly. It’s a little harder to find all three! It can be difficult to cook for kids, they can be picky, and go through the weirdest food phases. I’m talking to you, toddler mom. If you’re looking for kid friendly recipes for picky eaters, you’re bound to find a winner here! You can mix and match these recipes for at least a weeks worth of yummy, healthy food that your kids will love.
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Breakfast Fruit Skewers
The kids are back to school, and things are finally falling back into routine. Of course, it’s important to make sure that kids have a healthy breakfast before they head off to start the day. I don’t know about you, but I am always trying to find fun and healthy kids breakfast ideas that are easy!
This super fun recipe meets all of that important criteria, it’s very healthy, super fun, and most importantly, very easy. This simple recipe can be used as part of a healthy breakfast, or a snack any time. My kids also love these fruit skewers as an after-school snack.
Kid tested Easy Fruit Salad Recipe
If you’re looking for an easy fruit salad recipe that your kids will love, look no further! This fruit salad is the perfect summer snack, or part of a healthy meal any time of day! We also call this recipe “Hawaii fruit salad” because of the pineapple. My kids are completely obsessed with Hawaii, half of that is because my husband and I frequently travel to Hawaii, and half of it is thanks to Moana. If you have little kids, you know what I am talking about!
This easy fruit salad recipe is perfect if you need to throw something together quickly. It’s no secret that I am no food blogger or chef, but my kids raved about how awesome this recipe was. Guess what? It took just a few minutes to put together! The hardest part is making the kids wait until it’s finished chilling. They will want to eat it right away.
Have you ever thought about doing a Whole 30? I have started doing a Whole 30, twice, but I haven’t completed one yet. 🙁 I wrote a post about why I failed the Whole 30, it’s basically a rant about why the Whole 30 is a joke. Don’t read it for inspiration. Now I’m back and ready to try again. This time around, I am going to do better with meal planning and meal prepping, and I am going to stick it out all the way through. Are you interested in doing a March Whole 30 for yourself? Keep reading!
How to save money on healthy food (the easy way)
Food is expensive. There just isn’t any way to get around it. Unless you grow and raise your own food, you probably spend quite a bit of your monthly budget on groceries. We have all heard of the various ways to save money on food. Couponing, price matching, searching for sales. All of those methods do work, but with a couple of minor issues. The first issue is that these methods take time. I used to “heavily” coupon, and I spent a lot of hours searching for coupons online, cutting them out of the paper, searching for sales, and shopping. It was exhausting. The second issue is that it was hard to find coupons for real food. They do exist, but getting them usually entails contacting companies individually rather than finding the coupons in the paper. I still find ways to save money on food, but that doesn’t include hours of couponing anymore. I have two “secret weapons” that I use, if you want to know how to save money on healthy food, keep reading!