5 February - Valentine's Day Treats...
Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com, and in this week's newsletter I have Valentine's Day activities and treats you can make with your kids.
Also some hacks for making your life easier and healthier in the new year.
The family: Fred is a headstrong 3 year old toddler boy, and Sarah is my sweet 1 year old baby girl.
Recipe of the week
Smoothies have become my go-to breakfast and snack option for busy mornings. But I tend to be lazy in the mornings, and usually make the same old chocolate banana smoothie.
Here's how to make "make-ahead smoothie packs for the freezer". You make the smoothie packs once, and then you just throw it in your smoothie maker in the morning. This way you can have an easier morning, and more variety in your diet.
Article of the week
I came across this great article about 5 food changes to make in 2020 to make your life easier and healthier. The 2 things that stood out for me were: (1) make food in bulk, and (2) swap half the animal protein with plant protein like beans and tofu. Healthier, plus you'll save money too!
Fred's activity of the week
Get your kids excited about Valentine's Day with this fun heart candy science experiment. You only need a few basic ingredients and your kids will love watching the candies shoot to the top of the glass.
Sarah's activity of the week
This ridiculously simple activity to keep your toddler busy uses leftover containers with lids, and Popsicle sticks to entertain your toddler. They used leftover oatmeal containers, but I'll use my leftover baby formula tin and Popsicle sticks.
Something special for someone special
You and your kids can make this Valentine's Day Cookie Mix Jar for someone special. Or if you know the someone special won't want to bake, you can bake it for them with the help of your kids.
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.