During the busy holiday season, taking the time to wrangle the entire family to the dinner table doesn’t always seem like a top priority. We think it’s important to make time for family meals. During December, we’ll be sharing ideas every Wednesday to help you meet your commitment to eating in and eating together. Health.com explains why eating together as a family matters.
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Can’t get enough of cranberries? Stash an extra bag in the freezer to enjoy this simple smoothie made of cranberries and bananas to bring back the taste of fall all throughout the year.
If you froze tree fruits and berries at the peak of their freshness, now is the perfect moment to pair them with fresh apples for a smoothie that will rock your fall. Quick and easy, packed with nutrients–this is exactly what you need to keep you going in the middle of the pre-Thanksgiving rush to get things done.
Root vegetables and nuts are the abundant this time of year, and you might not think it, but they make great partners for a robust and filling smoothie as well. Pared with a hint of tropical fruit and a touch of ginger, this recipe will mix things up in your light meal routine.
As the cold weather falls upon us and the daylight hours are short, cold smoothies are probably the last thing that comes to mind as a comforting food. Don’t overlook them as a source of nutrition–when you’re on the go for the holidays, sometimes what you need is a satisfying source of nutrients you can enjoy while driving or running errands. This pear smoothie is the perfect segue from summer to fall. Packed with protein-rick yogurt, spicy ginger and ripe pear bring an autumnal taste to this fast and easy dish that will fill you up.
Beyond being great fodder for art, math and science, apples are an iconic fruit with a rich place in the stories of our history. Education World has a fantastic unit focused around apples to help you bring this fall bounty into the classroom in a fun and meaningful way. These are a few of their lessons focused around apples in history and language.
If you didn’t get enough educational apple goodness from our posts on great art and science activities to do with apples, you definitely have to check out Keen on Kindergarten’s post on apple-themed math stations. With these cute and easy ideas, math for your little ones is just plain, hands-on fun. Here are a few ways you can use Meredith’s activities to help your children learn and grow.