Hi. I’m Alexander Guylay, I'm 13 years old, and I’ve been participating in Nurture programs (mostly because my mom dragged me along, but also because they are super fun) since I was pretty little.
I want to tell you about a dream I have. I’m now 13 years old! I’d love to be an illustrator, and my mom has been wanting to do a book to get kids excited about eating a colorful variety of fruits … [Read More...]
-1 to 2 bunches of kale
-1 tbsp coconut oil
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Remove kale from stalk, leaving the greens in large chip size pieces. Melt approximately 1 tbsp coconut oil. Pour the oil over the kale and toss. Place the kale on a baking sheet then sprinkle with sea salt and bake for 5 minutes or until to starts to turn a bit brown. Keep an eye on it as it can burn … [Read More...]
On a webinar this morning with Dr. Ann Kulze, she reviewed strategies for encouraging kids to try new foods.
*Repeat. It can take between 8 and 15 exposures for a child (or adult!) to be open to trying a new food.
*Strategic pairing. Add new foods with foods that your child already likes.
*Bridging. Don't go straight to the hearty, nutty breads if you are eating white. Take baby steps. … [Read More...]
A guest post by Nurture
It’s fun to experiment with all the different grains that are available to us these days. A couple weeks ago, we made a farro salad for a large event and it was a hit for so many reasons. Farro has wonderful taste and texture – a little like barley, but it’s a larger grain with a nutty flavor. The salad was a breeze to make and because farro doesn’t harden when … [Read More...]
It is definitely spring time, and it is that time of year when you should really make an effort to boost the "green" intake of everyone in your family. My favorite green drink for kids is still the Green Machine, but I was looking for something that might be even more of a cleansing drink during this springtime season. (Hint: parsley is considered a highly cleansing food). So I looked around, … [Read More...]
A recent guest (and new "sister agent of change") from my Workplace Wellness Hour radio show, Laura Putnam, sent me this great article about the benefits of movement/activity in the classroom and the positive impact on academic achievement. I love seeing studies of what I know intuitively to be true... that getting your body moving is great for your creativity and intellect.
Here are some free … [Read More...]
I'm excited to introduce you to Blake, the character in my upcoming book, Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow. Do you see Blake hugging the tomatoes at the left?
Did you know that February is Healthy Heart Month? In celebration of your healthy heart, I thought I would remind everyone of the heart benefits of eating red fruits and veggies. Tomatoes are high in a compound called Lycopene. Dr. Andrew … [Read More...]
Here are a few recipe ideas to keep you busy in the kitchen this time of year:
Winter Greens with Citrus Dressing
Miso and Greens Soup
Festive Turkey Sliders
Veggie Burrito Bowl
More recipes to keep you warm in the colder weather (scroll down)
More recipes to get you excited about spring … [Read More...]
(Re-Posted from February 2010). Happy Ground Hog Day! It’s snowing today, but we’ve had a recent thaw here in Chicago (we’d actually been able to see the grass/ground recently). That sight of green got me thinking about seeds and gardening. (It’s actually time to start thinking about planting seeds indoors already!). Last month’s newsletter was about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). … [Read More...]
This is a wonderful side dish for the winter months when you crave just a little more color and zest. Grab the best and freshest greens you can find and make this dressing:
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 T fresh lime juice
2 T fresh lemon juice
2 T rice wine vinegar
2 T honey
1/2 t sea salt
1/3 cup olive oil
1 T fresh chopped parsley
1 t fresh thyme … [Read More...]
Our guest on the December 29, 2015 Healthy Kids Corner Show is Dr. David Holmes, the Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives at Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho.
About David: B.A. from Middlebury College, M.A. Columbia University, Ph.D. University of Denver … [Read More...]
Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow Kids Book is Up on Kickstarter!