We all agree that we have only one Earth and we must take care of it. But as parents we must also teach our little ones to love it because Earth is their home. Earth Day is a special day to share different ideas of how we can show some love to our beautiful planet. At home, we have been making some crafts, and even some Earth Day cookies! Happy Earth Day!
My daughter loves decorating sugar cookies. It is a fun activity to do with your little ones. You can make your own cookie dough or you can get a cookie mix. To see the one I use from Betty Crocker click here.
After getting your cookie mix, the next thing you need is your decorating materials. We love pink and white cookie icing and sprinkles. For these, I like Wilton cooking icing (click here) and their sprinkles (click here).
This week we have been into modeling clay. Modeling clay is just amazing. It is very easy to use and mess free. Our favorite is the kit below. It includes so many colors, all the tools you need, and booklet to guide you through different creations.
Click here to see the magic clay we love to play with.
Our little creations…
Oats are great for breakfast and snacking. Soaking them overnight makes them much easier to digest and their nutrients are better absorbed by your body.
To prepare them just mix in a mason jar 5 table spoons of organic old-fashioned oats, a pinch of cinnamon, few drops of vanilla extract, 1 tbsp of chia seeds, and 1 cup of almond milk. You can sweeten it with stevia, maple syrup, coconut crystals, or lucuma powder. To finish, just top with berries. Close the lid and place it in the fridge. Keeps fresh for 3-5 days.
So it’s Spring Break! and one of my favorite destinations is Vail, Colorado. Having a family ski vacation at Vail is very baby friendly. Staying at a resort that offers day care for your kids is a must, specially if you want to hit the slopes with your hubby instead of taking turns babysitting the kids.
My top choice is Beaver Creek Resort, which offers a great daycare service for kids as small as newborns. Their daycare is conveniently located two stories below the ski lifts. And if you are still breastfeeding, like in my case, you can easily ski down the slopes a couple of times, breastfeed your baby, have a nice lunch, and ski a couple of more times before picking up your kids at 4pm.
The resort also has an ice skating ring and family tubing. In addition, just because your kids don’t ski yet they don’t have to give up the slopes. Beaver Creek has a couple of gondolas for those riders on foot, so that everyone can enjoy the magnificent view.
This year the weather was around 50F during the day, and the skies were clear and sunny. It was the perfect weather to enjoy warm chili and beer sitting by the slopes and to take the kids around to enjoy the snow.
Veggie scrambled eggs are a great way of incorporating some greens into your toddler’s diet without any fuss. You can play around with whatever veggies are in your fridge, just don’t overdo it if you have a picky eater. The idea is to add more and more vegetables as he or she gets used to the taste.
I prepare mine with two eggs, olive oil, half a shredded tomato (cut it in half and shred one half leaving the skin out), 1 to 2 cups of spinach, a bunch of chopped broccoli florets, 2 spoons of ricotta cheese, and a dash of salt. Pair it with a slice of Ezequiel’s sprouted whole grain bread and you get a highly nutritious breakfast for your little one.