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Meijer Stores and Produce For Kids

Meijer and Produce for Kids are teaming up to host the second annual Healthy Schools, Healthy Minds campaign. Through September 29th, Meijer shoppers can contribute to this wonderful cause and support their local schools! How? Simple! By adding produce to their Meijer shopping lists! Participating fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers will make a donation to based on how much of their fresh you eat! supports local classroom projects.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Produce for Kids display which features your kids favorite Sprout show characters! One of my favorites, LazyTown™ and Noodle and Doodle. You can find these displays in the produce section at your local Meijer store. The more items shoppers add to their shopping lists, the more local classrooms will benefit!

Meijers is also featuring the Ideal Meals™ program from Produce for Kids in the produce department. Ideal Meals cards provide 12 quick, easy, and healthy chef-created/dietitian-approved complete meal solutions for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. I have included some  of the new delicious and nutritious fall inspired Ideal Meals recipes from Produce for Kids below.

Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna

Lentil & Veggie Soup

Apple Pear Crumble

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Put an end to Food Fights with your kids + Giveaway

The ways that children differ in the way they eat these days is insane. I often go to school and have lunch with my sons and it’s very hard not to notice what other kids are pulling out of their lunch boxes. I’ve seen everything from carrots to candy bars. To each their own but there is no way I would send my sons to school with a candy bar in his lunch box. On occasion I will sneak a little something in there as a surprise. Maybe a “Kiss” or something as a treat. My son’s are not extremely picky eaters as a whole, but, they just are not big on vegetables. It’s not for my lack of trying.

As a kid I remember my parents forcing us to eat our vegetables. I think the purpose of that in the long run failed because today, I still don’t like most vegetables or seafood. I decided long before I even had kids that I wasn’t going to force them to eat things they didn’t like. However, I would make them try everything, and I do. You can’t force someone to like something no matter how many times you make them eat it.

Once a week I let the boys pick anywhere they want to go for dinner. They have a few favorite places which include a pizza buffet and a Chinese buffet. Now do I think a pizza buffet is good for them 7 days a week? Of course not but a few times a month is okay. I don’t let them eat until they are sick. They know how much they are allowed to have and even when they hit the dessert end, they know they are each only allowed to have one item. I also take weeks where we will go over what will be cooked for the week. I have found that giving them some input rather than telling them this is it, eat it or like it, has gone a long way. Click here to see the recipe!! »

Kung Fu 2 Panda Prize Pack Review & Giveaway

The boys are big fans of Kung Fu Panda. I love watching it with them just to listen to the amazing sound of their laughter. I of course sit there at certain parts and don’t have a clue what is so funny. I either lack the ability to think like 4 and 8 year old boys or I am just an uncool Mom. Yea, I am going with the first one as I am totally cool!

This year, Kung Fu Panda is back! General Mills is teaming up with DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda 2 to bring the action-packed adventures right to your breakfast table.

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Number 4 Cake with Template

Spencer was turning 4 this year and I wanted to do something special for him. He really loves dinosaurs so I knew making that part of the cake was important. I looked at several dinosaur cakes and they were all either “dragon looking” or way to advanced for me. His cake had to be cool  because he loved the Bunny Cake so much. I had to make 2 of these cakes so I used a full sheet pan. Since most people won’t be making this size, I am including the directions for a 10×8 pan. If you need to make a full sheet cake, double the recipe. If you wish to use a boxed cake, you will need 2 boxes for the 10×8 and 3 boxes for the 11×14.

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