Peppermint chocolate is the trademark flavor of Christmas. It is easily replicated in a Healthy Peppermint Chocolate Milkshake, which only takes five minutes to make. See also Candy Cane Smoothie.

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Momentum is movement in a particular direction. The concept of momentum can be easily explained to children, using marbles. This experiment is pure fun: the kids get to play with marbles. Yet they also learn a lot about movement and … Read more

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Sensory tubs are a great way to occupy toddlers and preschoolers. Basic Sorting Sensory Tub keeps the children engaged, occupied and learning early math and measuring skills. It is quite amazing to watch how a pile of grain and some spoons … Read more

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When it comes to making salad dressings, I have no patience. Of course, I know how to chop and blend and make incredible salad dressings, but most of the time I just don’t want to spend the time.  I have … Read more

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Banana Oatmeal Muffins are light, juicy, and can be made gluten-free. They freeze well and make an excellent quick breakfast or a snack. I like to bake these muffins to get rid of overripe bananas.  

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Cranberry Quinoa Smoothie is sweet, yet tart, delicious, yet full of vitamins, and  just perfect for a nutritious, creamy  breakfast on the go. Quinoa is a complete protein, so this smoothie is not just tasty; it is filling, too.

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Snowy Play Dough Sensory Tub presents an invitation to play and create. Full of winter-themed items and white play dough , this sensory tub is here to let the children express themselves. To the batch of white play dough, I added a TOOB … Read more

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For a healthy, vegan Thanksgiving side, few things can beat  the sweet Roasted Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts and Cranberry Salad. It looks like the bounty of autumn and tastes like a holiday.  I like to roast the veggies a day ahead … Read more

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I tried making many apple cakes, and this one is, hands down, the best of them all. Soft, succulent, sweet, yet slightly sour: it is exactly what you’d want your apple cake to be. The key to this recipe’s success … Read more

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Mashed Pumpkin Sweet Potato

Mashed potatoes are a must for Thanksgiving. However, if you are looking for alternatives with lower carb content, while retaining the wonderful flavor that the family would be excited about, you have some healthier options. Either one of these mashed … Read more

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In the world of vegan sandwiches, the possibilities are limited, yet Spicy Carrot Sandwich remedies the situation. If you are craving a different kind of sandwich: the vibrantly flavorful kind, the healthy one and the one full of vitamins, Spicy Carrot Sandwich … Read more

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No apple season is complete without the apple pie. While mom is baking, the child can have a fun sensory experience, “baking” their own apple pie and apple cupcakes, while playing with a sensory tub. Apple Pie Sensory Tub You … Read more

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