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Healthy Vegan Cookies for Kids

As a parent, you want the very best for your kids, and that includes the very best foods. We all know that kids love sweets, but the good news is that there are healthy ways to satisfy that craving. Specifically, there are plenty of vegan cookies out there that use healthier ingredients and sweeteners. In this post, we’ll explore some of the problems with the traditional refined sugar found in regular cookies, and look at healthier alternative options. We’ll wrap up with our 3 favorite vegan cookies for kids. The Problem with Refined Sugar in Cookies The majority of cookies out there (vegan cookies included) are made using traditional refined sugar. This is problematic, as refined sugar has been linked...

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Benefits of Healthy Snacks & Tips for Snacking Healthy

Snacking is on the rise, with 94% of Americans snacking at least once each day. However, studies have also found that only 33% of these snackers are opting for healthier foods this year compared to last year. To help inspire more people to make the switch to healthier snacks, we’re revealing our best healthy snacking tips, as well as specific healthy snacks to buy. But before we jump into that, let’s look at why healthy snacking is so important in the first place. Why Is Healthy Snacking Important? Healthy Snacking Can Support Weight LossWhole foods and healthier foods tend to have lower calorie counts and more nutritional density, which leads to more satiety. For example, an average apple has 95...

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Keep Sane While You're In Quarantine

Hey, so, global pandemic. Brand new territory! Also brand new to a lot of folks? Staying in their homes for days and weeks on end.  Lots of people are creating lists for things - places to watch tv, museums to take a virtual tour of, classes for kids who are home from school. So we thought we'd compile them into one helpful place.  We've created a spreadsheet with activities to do for those who are bored and also some resources for people who need things like money, food, or extra work. It's not comprehensive, so feel free to add your suggestions in the community resources tab.  >> QUARANTINE ACTIVITIES & RESOURCES DOCUMENT <<  We hope you find it helpful in this stressful...

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