Baby wipes can be used on more than just babies! They can be used as a wet napkin on a picnic or a wipe to clean up a mess. Baby wipes are a must have on any road trip regardless the age of your children.
Kids need plenty of physical activity, but if they’re couch potatoes, that can be a challenge.
Take the lead and be a good example: play WITH your kids!
- Ride bikes, jump rope, climb stairs, skate and swim.
- Take a family walk or bike ride after dinner every night.
- Learn new sports.
- Build activity into special gatherings. Hold a scavenger hunt or play volleyball at family events.
Make this delicious coconut cake with your kids for Easter!
Coconut Easter Cake
Prep Time: 45 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes
2 cups Food Club Sugar
1 cup Food Club Butter
1 Tbs vanilla extract
3 cups Food Club All-Purpose Flour
1 Tbs Food Club Baking Powder
1 cup Full Circle Fat Free Milk
1 1/2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
6 large egg whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup Food Club Sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
Pastel sprinkles, for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray two 8-inch round pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl cream together sugar and butter. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Slowly stir in flour and baking powder. Add milk and coconut; mix until well distributed. Pour batter into baking pan and cook for 35 to 37 minutes or until toothpick is inserted and comes out clean. Allow cakes to cool.
In a double broiler over medium-high heat, add egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks are formed. Add sugar and vanilla extract to egg whites and whisk until stiff peaks are formed. Spread frosting over cooled cake. Press coconut into cake and sprinkle pastel sprinkles on top of cake.
Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 408, Fat: 17 g (11 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 77 mg, Sodium: 128 mg, Carbohydrates: 59 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 6 g.
© 2011, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number. All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.
Earth Day is April 22nd this year and you can celebrate by making a planter from reusable material like an old milk jug. Save your milk cartons, cut the tops off and wash them out. Collect old newspapers and magazines from around the house. Let your children cut out pictures in newspapers or magazines to decorate their milk jug planters.
Help them glue their pictures onto the jugs. Set aside the planters for a few hours so the glue can dry. Poke a few holes into the bottom of the planter and fill with potting soil. Help your children plant seeds or flowers and watch them grow throughout the spring!
Celebrate earth day and the holiday with fun, renewable and non-toxic, Easter craft ideas!
Paper Mache glue
Total Time: 15 min
Prep Time: 15 min
1cup Food Club All-Purpose Flour
1 cup of water
Mix togethe 1 cup of flour with 1/2 cup of water. Stir it thoroughly with a fork or whisk, add the rest of the water until the mixture is the consistency of glue, a bit runny and not thick like paste. Add more water or flour as necessary. Mix well to remove any lumps.
If you’re concerned about mold, add 2 tablespoons of salt to inhibit mold growth, and if the smell of this mixture bothers you add a pinch of cinnamon to sweeten the aroma.
You should be able to store this glue for a few days in a covered bowl or jar in the refrigerator.
old fashioned milk paint
Total Time: 1 day
Prep Time: 15 min
1 quart Food Club Lowfat Milk
1 lemon, juiced
Squeeze the juice of a lemon into 1 quart of low-fat milk in a large bowl. Leave it overnight at room temperature to induce curdling.
Pour the mixture through cheesecloth to separate the solid curds from the liquid whey. Color the mixture with acrylic paints, food coloring or natural dyes. Add your color a little at a time, and stir constantly until you achieve the desired hue.
Adding salt to the mixture will help to inhibit mold growth.
No matter how you color it, milk paint will spoil quickly, so it should be used as soon as possible. Refrigerating it between uses can extend its usefulness for up to 2 days. It smells sour when you’re applying it, but that will disappear once the paint dries.
Cereals have the largest range of NuVal scores in the store. The scores can range from as low as 2, all the way up to a perfect 100. The scores of cereals are mainly influenced by three nutrients sodium, sugar and fiber. Sugar and sodium will lower the score, whereas fiber will increase the score.
Hodgson Mill Unprocessed Wheat Bran has a score you can’t bet, 100! Both Food Club Bite Size Shredded Wheat and Food Club Essential Choice Puffed Wheat have a high score of a 91. Pick up one of these Food Club cereals for an inexpensive, nutritious and delicious breakfast.
Springtime is here! I am sure you have heard the saying “plant the seed and watch it grow”. I believe this pertains to two things – first, the examples we set for our children daily in the way we live our lives in speech and actions and secondly, taking a small seed, planting it in dirt and watching it grow into something that nourishes others. These two basically work together and both benefit our children (and family) in a positive manner.
Have your kids save seeds out of items you purchase in the produce department like squash, bell pepper, watermelon, cantaloupe, etc., lay them out to dry on a paper towel and then find some time to work together to plant the seeds. If you don’t have a little extra room in the yard or flower bed, just take a Food Club Gallon Milk jug, cut the top ¼ part off, poke a few small holes in the bottom (for water to drain), fill with potting soil and you have a homemade planter.
By taking time to plant a few “seeds” for food you are also planting “seeds” in your child by showing them the importance of family togetherness. When the seeds break ground and start to grow your child will see the miraculous results…what a life changing experience that they are sure to share with others. How excited they will be when they pick their first squash from the stem and sit down at a meal to enjoy as a family.
A little dirt and a few minutes of your time…“plant the seed” and watch your child grow and flourish as an individual and your family as a whole. Make time to “plant the seeds”, then sit back and be amazed as the blessings grow in more ways than one. Give thanks daily for the time you share with your family!
When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, I enjoy spending as much time as possible outdoors. One outdoor activity that I enjoy is walking my dog. If you’re taking your dog on a walk, ASPCA suggests bringing along water and treats. It’s not only important to keep yourself hydrated while being outdoors, but also keeping your dog hydrated.
I always carry a jar of water and a plastic bowl with me when taking my dog on a walk. Periodically, my dog and I will stop for a brief water break to help hydrate ourselves. Another item to bring is your dog’s favorite treats. You never know when the perfect training opportunity will arise and it’s important to have treats to reward your dog for good behavior.
Spring is a favorite season for many people, and it is certainly easy to understand why this is so. Spring is when the trees begin to bud, flowers start to bloom, and gardeners plant their first seedlings. There is no doubt that this is a beautiful time of the year.
Around my home, Spring means different things to each family member. My animal loving daughter is outside creating her own world with her many animal friends. My son is dressed in his army gear, building forts in the back yard, while my husband is planning his next big home makeover project. That leaves me keeping up with all of them, while trying to find time for a few of my own projects.
The Spring weather has allowed us to tackle some of these projects around the house while keeping the whole family involved in what I like to call “family time”. It really doesn’t matter what we are doing during “family time” it’s just about being together. My daughter enjoys doing things outdoors, so last weekend we decided to put in a small vegetable garden. She and I picked the perfect location… in our flowerbed. Not a lot of work required here. We hoed a section till the soil looked just right for planting. Then together we planted onions, yellow bell peppers and chives. She helps with watering and looks forward to seeing the garden’s progress every day. Hopefully the end results will be that she and I together can harvest our fresh vegetables and I can show her how to prepare them in a delicious meal for the family.
So, while the weather is right, get outdoors and enjoy Spring and some quality “family time”. Plant a small vegetable garden, rake leaves, wash the car, or simply have dinner outside on the patio. Whatever you choose for your “family time” you can rest assure your kids will remember the time you spent with them!
Kraft American Singles on white bread, grilled until toasty: it’s a childhood tradition.
But, are you ready for something a bit more adventurous and adult?
Try these combinations:
1-Pumpernickel bread, smoked Virginia ham slice, a dab of
grainy brown mustard and gouda cheese.
2-Whole wheat bread, extra-sharp cheddar cheese and thinly sliced tomato.
3-English muffin, pepperoni slices and mozzarella cheese.
4-Rustic sourdough bread, thinly sliced onion and Swiss cheese.
5-Italian bread, shredded parmesan and Havarti cheese.
Each Monday we feature a new or interesting product.
Tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, every Tuesday.
On Wednesdays, get a tip or idea on using an item in the circular.
Ideas for the whole family come to you every Thursday.
Stop fighting the crowds, save money and dine in, every Friday.