Who doesn’t love a good cookie; especially when it’s made with great ingredients, easy to throw together and something that the kids will love? Win win.
I tried out a few recipes for the Mighty Meteor 4 year old class who are learning about health and nutrition this month and I wanted to share their top two with you. They tasted and voted on all four.
I was in search for a cookie that is nut free (due to kids’ allergies) and healthy-ish without processed sugar, white flour or hydrogenated oils!
CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL BREAKFAST COOKIE
Voted #1 by the MM kiddos!
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One of the most harmful things today, known by many as the “cigarettes of our generation” is Plastic. Plastic from food packaging can leach into food and enter the body. The CDC reports that over 92% of people who were tested had detectable levels of BPA and other plastic chemicals in their bodies (including newborn babies).
Unfortunately, almost everything is packed in plastic today, so it’s hard to completely avoid it; but we can do small things to cut it down such as
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Our relationship with food and our body begins at a young age. Even a young child knows when he or she has eaten enough. However, many adults, with good intention, encourage children to finish their plate or to eat more.
What this does is send a message to the child that
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Thank you to the Shooting Stars class for inviting me to talk with them about growing foods like fruit, vegetables and water. We also shared that when we smile and we’re happy we feel much stronger (than when we’re sad); and that when we are kind to our friends, it makes their heart stronger. We love being strong!
The children got stickers for all their brilliant answers, what a smart class! They knew exactly which foods to put in the growing foods basket and which ones to color on their growing foods paper. I was so impressed when I visited them at lunch time and they each proudly showed me how many growing foods they had in their lunches; moms and dads – good job!!
Tip for the week: Kids are impressionable and the most enthusiastic about trying new things; so be a good example and make it fun for them; and they’ll be on board.