We have some high fiber tips for good health just for you! Regularly including fiber in your diet is essential to help fill you up and aid in the process of digestion and ultimately elimination! We aren’t shy about discussing this important matter because we want you to be healthy!
First, here are three simple high fiber tips for good health:
Tip 1: Have a pizza party.
Set up mini stations in your kitchen with whole wheat English muffins, tomato sauce, low-fat cheese, and veggies like broccoli, peppers, tomatoes and onions. Everyone can make his or her own high fiber dinner.
Tip 2: Begin your day with a healthy boost of fiber.
Choose whole grains for breakfast like high fiber cereal, whole grain toast with an egg, or make a smoothie with fiber-rich berries.
Tip 3: Try legumes.
Legumes such as black beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans and lentils are very high in fiber. Add them to salads or soups, or make appetizers with beans for a fiber boost.
Next, watch as the Pirates of the Carrot and Bean search for high fiber treasures:
Now, make sure and download this fiber-themed coloring sheet for the kids:
It’s back to school time and rather than throwing yourself into the ensuing chaos, try these simple tips to make your back to school time a little easier.
First, here are three simple back to school tips for success:
Tip 1: Don’t wait until the last minute.
After buying school supplies, don’t wait until the night before school starts to label everything for your children. Plan ahead and pack their bags so all you need to do is grab and go on the first day of school.
Tip 2: Create a “masterpiece” wall.
Hang up your children’s favorite art and other school work. After awhile, rotate in new pieces and store the old in a file box.
Tip 3: Try on first day of school outfits ahead of time.
You don’t want clothing disagreements slowing down this busy morning!
Next, watch as Sir Rebrum talks about the importance of doing homework:
Now, make sure and download this back to school-themed coloring sheet for the kids:
Stone fruits, an OrganWise Guys Foods of the Month, are a perfect summertime snack. Popular ones include cherries, plums, apricots, nectarines, and peaches.
Here are some interesting stone fruit facts:
Stone fruits have something in common – there is a pit in the middle of their fruit, which is where the word, “stone” comes from.
They are full of vitamins and minerals, and high in vitamin C, which keeps our immune systems strong.
These fruits are convenient, easy to transport, and require little or no preparation once washed.
Scientists have experimented with stone fruits by combining the seeds of two fruits to get a while new ones, resulting in fruits such as apriums or pluots. Apriums are a cross between apricots and plums with the apricot dominating and pluots are a cross between a plum and an apricot with the plum dominating.
Watch Sir Rebrum and Pepto, the stomach’s silly stone fruit banter:
Now, to introduce some of these tasty treats to kids, try this interactive taste test printable to have them sample some of these yummy foods! Taste testing is a really fun way to introduce new foods to kids where they may typically be more close minded about trying new things.
We would love to hear about your at-home taste tests! Share with us how it went and include any pictures of the finished worksheets on our Facebook page!
Summer squash is an August OrganWise Guys foods of the month and probably one of the more unique vegetables in the variety of ways that it can be eaten. In addition to some interesting facts and tips below, we are sharing some tasty recipes featuring this great “summer” food!
“Summer” squash are in season during the summer months (hence the name!), with August being its peak growing time
Zucchini, yellow squash and scallop squash are different types
Summer and Winter squash belong to the same plant family, however can eat the outside (rind) of summer squash, but not winter squash because it has a very hard, thick rind
Mexico, New Zealand, China and India are some countries that grow it
In the United States, Florida, California, Georgia and New York are top producers
Our Favorite Healthy Recipes
Summer Squash Casserole – Try this simple casserole as a tasty side to any main dish this summer! Remember, August is when it is most ripe!
Healthy Zucchini Ideas – If zucchini is more your thing, try these tacos, mini pizzas, baked chips or zucchini tartine.
Crunchy Veggie Wraps – This colorful and flavorful lunch idea includes both yellow squash and zucchini. Yum!
Lastly, watch as Peri Stolic and Pepto share their squash sentiments:
It’s no secret that in order to be healthy, fruits and vegetables need to be at the top of the list of foods you eat. While it may be difficult at times to get kids (even adults, too!) to eat these essential foods, it is still important to constantly offer and expose them to these all-important foods.
First, here are three simple fruit and vegetable tips to stay healthy:
Tip 1: Use to-go bags.
At the beginning of the week, clean and cut up fresh fruits and vegetables and place them in small, to-go bags. This provides you and your family with quick, healthy snacks throughout the day.
Tip 2: Keep fresh veggies readily available.
Have vegetables like spinach, tomatoes, avocados, and onions on hand to add to your favorite sandwiches and feel fuller longer.
Tip 3: Fill the kitchen with bowls of fruit.
Keep bowls of fruit like apples, oranges, bananas, and grapes in your kitchen. Grab one for a healthy snack next time you feel hungry.
Next, watch as Hardy Heart learns the importance of eating fruits and vegetables to stay healthy:
Now, make sure and download this fruit and vegetable-themed coloring sheet for the kids: