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Build a Better Lunchbox

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0
Back-to-school time can become hectic gathering school supplies, buying new clothes and getting the kids mentally ready to learn. Another important task parents and caregivers do is pack lunch. Kids need to eat a well-balanced and delicious lunch, but sometimes as parents we fall into the same PB&J sandwich pattern. Here are tips and healthy lunch ideas to get the year starting right. Keeping Kids on Track

Feeding Your Child: Stomach Bug Edition

Monday, February 25th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
Eight o’clock last night my 5-year old daughter came into my bedroom and proceeded to vomit on my bedroom floor. Then came a night filled with upchucking by my gal and worry by me. Of course my number one concern (and that of many parents) is my kid needs to eat! Here are good reminders of how to feed your child during and after a stomach bug wreaks havoc. During
When you’re kiddo is in the midst of their spout of vomiting and/or…

The Power of the Family Meal

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
Mealtime is a perfect way to catch up with your family. With varying schedules between work and school, finding the time can often prove quite challenging. Dinnertime isn’t always the shared meal in my house, rather breakfast and our evening snack is the easiest time for us to sit down together. In a recent report conducted by Welch’s, many American families say that one of their favorite parts of the day is a shared…

My Family: A Foodie Poem By My 10-Year Old

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids  /  Comments: more
By Schoen Amidor Here’s a poem my son wrote for his 5th grade class comparing his family to a restaurant. He is my budding foodie poet and let me tell you, this poem will really hit home for many of you! My Family My family is like a restaurant.
My sisters are the customers always complaining.
My mom is the chef working all the time.
My dad is the manager checking everything twice.
I am the waiter giving out everything.

Recipe: Egg in a Hole

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Recipes  /  Comments: more

One of my favorite all-time breakfasts is Eggs in a Hole. Here’s my stepped up version with 4 food groups for fewer than 250 calories per serving! Food Groups
  • Whole Grains: Use 100% whole wheat or whole grain bread. Be careful with multi-grain varieties which may not actually be made from whole grains.
  • Dairy: One-quarter cup of shredded cheese per serving provides 12% of your daily recommended dose of dairy for