It's almost picnic and camping time across most of North America. For that next trip into the woods or at the park, consider these treats-especially for the kids.
This is every kid's favorite (including big kids). Simply put a marshmallow on a stick, roast it, and while it's still hot, slap it against a piece of chocolate bar and sandwich it between two graham crackers.
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Warm weather is finally here. When the kids are home all day, this is the perfect time for a picnic. Pack up some food, cool drinks and a blanket and head for the park, playground or even just the backyard. You can even entertain your little ones with a picnic on the kitchen or living room floor on a rainy day.
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Power struggles with children can't always be avoided. When it comes to food, you may be wondering how you can get your kids to try new things without it becoming a battle.
Remember that forcing a child to eat usually doesn't get you very far. In addition, you need to be aware of how some eating disorders are caused by an unhealthy focus on food.
If you have a picky eater or one who is reluctant to... Read More
The warm, balmy days of summer are perfect for getting outside, engaging in your favorite activities and having a picnic in a nice shady spot.
A picnic is a classic summertime outing, but the art of packing a great picnic seems to be getting lost in the shuffle of today's fast-paced lifestyle. It may be easier to grab a bag of chips, a pre-packed cold cut and cracker combo and a few cans of soda, but if you want to really impress... Read More
When you attend a theme park or a ball game, it's easy to fall prey to concession stands offering hot dogs, sodas, cheese nachos and other high-calorie favorites. Instead of buying into fattening fare, pack your own cooler. Bring along bottled water, cold cuts, fresh fruit, pretzels and other convenient foods that will provide nourishment and satisfaction for the whole family. Did we mention you'll also save money? A ballpark meal... Read More
What's 4th of July without a BBQ? Of course, you want to celebrate your independence, but should it come at the price of your diet? It's easy to engage in mindless eating in the heat of the moment. However, you won't believe how quickly you can derail your weight loss efforts. A 4-ounce hamburger weighs in at about 290 calories and 22 grams of fat, while a Bratwurst sausage is 300 calories and 25 grams of fat. Top that burger... Read More
Ever feel like you're a few sandwiches short of a picnic? While you may have plenty of food, you might be lacking the proper gear to make your picnic a success. In reality, a picnic is whatever you make it. So you can fly by the seat of your pants... or you can get organized. Take your picnic to the next level with some of these great accessories. You'll always be perfectly prepared when you have these resources on your side. Invest in... Read More