23 January - Mediterranean Sensory Play...
Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com, and this week's newsletter is part Mediterranean recipes, part sensory play activities. We've got yummy Mediterranean recipes, a slime and snow playdough recipe (all natural ingredients) and tips on how to be a happier mom.
The family: Fred is a headstrong 3 year old toddler boy, and Sarah is my sweet 1 year old baby girl.
Fred's favorite food of the week
Fred loves "rice-like" dishes, like this quinoa salad.
This salad has yummy Mediterranean flavors to entice you and the kids to take another bite, plus it's loaded with veggies and protein from the quinoa and chickpeas.
You can totally adjust the ingredients to include or exclude what your kids won't eat. For example Fred doesn't like chickpeas and peppers, so I left those out and the salad was still yummy.
Sarah's favorite food of the week
Fish is a Mediterranean diet power food that's loaded with heart healthy omega 3. This smoked mackerel fishcake recipe is very kid friendly, since most kids love fish cakes.
Fred's activity of the week
Fred loves pretend play and this recipe for homemade snow dough is right up his alley.
It's fun to pretend to play in the snow since he has never experienced snow. Even if you live where it snows your kids might enjoy playing in this snow dough.
Sarah's activity of the week
Sarah loves textures and sensory play. This homemade herbal slime recipe only contains two ingredients, and is totally safe to eat and play with. The article uses herb powders to color it, but I'd just use food colors to cut down on costs.
Article of the week - habits of happy moms
As a work at home mom, I really enjoyed this article - 4 Things Happy Moms Do Everyday.
My main take-away is to be in the moment. It's easy to think of other things you need to do while playing with your kids, but it's important to be in the moment if you want to be happy.
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.