7 Healthy And Easy Valentine’s Day Snack Ideas

    Do you love celebrating Valentine’s Day but hate all of the sweet and sugary treats that come with it? Valentine’s Day can quickly turn into a sugar overload if you aren’t careful, but the good news is you do have some healthy alternatives. If you are looking for some tasty yet healthy Valentine’s Day treats, look no further. Take a peek below at 7 healthy and easy Valentine’s Day snack ideas, perfect for treating the sweethearts in your life! 

1. Grape Hearts. Take red grapes and slice them at an angle. Then, skew the two halves onto a toothpick matching the angles so they look like a heart. This is an easy snack for kids to make, and they will love dipping the grape hearts into yogurt dip or other fruit dips. 2. Banana Boats.
 Peel a banana and put it in a sundae dish. Add healthy toppings such as dried fruit, nuts, and coconut. For a little Valentine’s Day color, you can garnish with a few Conversation Hearts. This is a great way to eat healthy while getting … [Read more...]

Veggies Can Be Fun Too! #PlayWithVeggies @BirdsEye @JennetteMcCurdy #Ad

*This post was written by me on behalf of Birds Eye.  All opinions are 100% mine.     As a Working Mom, planning healthy meals and getting my boys to eat more vegetables can sometimes be a challenge because we are always on-the-go.  I was very excited when Birds Eye introduced their 4 House Rules this summer to demonstrate to all kids that eating vegetables can not only be good for them, but it can be fun too!     This week, my boys and I had the opportunity to attend our first event for Birds Eye vegetables.  I was very hopeful that attending this event would arm me with a few tricks to get my sons more excited about eating their veggies on a daily basis.  When we arrived, I immediately noticed the different stations outlining all of the ways that eating vegetables can be fun.     The first station that we visited consisted of allowing the kids to blindfold the parents and feed them various foods containing vegetables.  The parents then had to guess which veggies were … [Read more...]

Enjoy A Tea Party With @NaturesBakery And @DavidsonsTeas #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nature's Bakery and Davidson's Organics.  All opinions are 100% mine.     In modern times, just about everyone has heard of the health benefits of drinking tea.  Studies show that drinking black tea and green tea are beneficial to living a healthy lifestyle.  Tea has been shown to contain powerful antioxidants, strengthen the immune system, and help prevent infections.*     Unfortunately, most people assume that all teas and herbs are organic which is not always the case.  Most tea is sprayed with chemical pesticides and grown with chemical fertilizers.  Davidson's Organics, however, only imports certified organic teas, herbs, spices, and flowers from around the world.  They follow strict processing and labeling guidelines in order to make sure that their organic teas are an important part of any healthy lifestyle.     Of course, what tea party would be complete without delicious treats to serve along with the tea. … [Read more...]

@TysonFoods Is Committed To Providing Nutritionally Balanced School Meals! #Sponsored

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods.  All opinions are 100% mine.        Due to my educational experience, I am keenly aware of the correlation between children eating balanced school lunches and their academic performance.  This is extremely evident during my seventh and eighth period classes which are directly after lunch.  Students who ate the healthy options in the school lunch are generally more focused and engaged in the lesson.     Our First Lady understands that we need to raise a healthier generation of children and, as a result, has spearheaded the Hunger-Free Kids Act which has prompted changes in school meals for the first time in almost fifteen years through its new nutrition standards.  The idea behind this initiative is to bridge the gap between the latest healthy nutrition scientific guidelines and the realistic circumstances within America's schools.  Ultimately, the goal is to improve the health of children in schools across the … [Read more...]

Enjoying Mami And Me Time This Summer! @DoleNutrition #DoleSquishems #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Dole Packaged Foods, LLC. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     One of the benefits of being a teacher has always been having Summers off with my two boys.  Every Working Mom understands how difficult it is to juggle having a career full-time and making time to spend with our children.  As a result, I have always loved having this time during the Summer to spend that quality time that I don't always get to spend with my kids throughout the year while I'm working.     I love to plan adventures with my boys and to pack lunch to take along with us.  It's important that our picnic lunches contain wholesome ingredients because, just because we are on-the-go doesn't mean that I want to compromise healthy nutrition in their meals or their snacks.  My husband and I normally look for foods that are convenient to pack and carry and that contain natural ingredients at the same time.     We love to take new Dole … [Read more...]