5 June - Cheap and Easy...
Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com, and here are this week's best cheap and easy food and activities for easy, healthy kids...
The family: Fred is a 2 year, 7 month old toddler, well into his terrible two's, and Sarah is my 5 month old baby girl.
Fred's favorite food of the week - I didn't have many ingredients in the house so I came across this this bean and cheese chips recipe that uses only 2 ingredients - beans and cheese.
Fred loved these chips and ate the portion I packed for myself as well. Usually he doesn't like beans on their own but hidden in these chips he ate it all.
Sarah's favorite food of the week - Sarah loves sweet fruits like baked apple. I add butter to add the healthy fats she needs to gain weight.
When I made her apple, I baked it in the oven for an hour, peeled off the skin and pureed it in my food processor. Baking apples makes them sweet and yummy.
This article (3 delicious ways to make apply baby puree) has some wonderful ideas for what add to your baby's apple purees after you've seen that your baby tolerates apple.
Fred's morning tea box of the week - Fred's favorite morning tea box of the week contained the bean and cheese chips, blueberry bliss balls, reduced sugar cranberries, apple slices and veggie sticks (carrot and cucumber). He ate the whole box in a few sittings, even the snacks I've packed for myself.
Fred's activity of the week - Fred loves transporting things, and messy play. This week I found a small trial bottle of baby bubble bath and it was just what I needed to make some soap foam for him.
Making soap foam: You take the bubble bath and add some water and mix it in your food processor to make bubble foam. It's great for touching and transporting.
Fred loved the activity and I'll do it again with him - maybe making two batches of two different colors.
Or maybe I'll make rainbow soap foam like this article, which uses dish soap for the foam instead of bubble bath (even more cost effective).
Sarah's activity of the week - This week was the first time that Fred and Sarah played together. I found this article (fun activities to do with your 5 month old baby). We did two activities from the article: blocks and water play.
Fred enjoyed playing with his sister, showing her what to do. He added boats and toys to her water bin and showed her how to build blocks.
Joke of the week - My husband told me this joke and Fred (who is really into bees) enjoyed it as well.
What do you call a beehive that's impossible to leave?
Do you have any great recipes or fun activities that you want to share? Let me know by replying to this email.
Talk to you next week.
P.S. If you try any of these activities or recipes, let me know! I'd love to hear how you found them.