Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes: Kidz In The Kitchen

I sometimes think that my kids are hooked on carbohydrates.  And, honestly, they get it from me.

My favourite breakfast is probably a big stack of pancakes with fruit and whipped cream.  My eldest, easily, can eat six pancakes for breakfast.  They aren’t tiny, either.  I like to make fun shapes with the pancakes and then cute them up so the kids can drench them in syrup.  I know, I know… not the healthiest stuff but whatever.

Anyhow, the other morning we finished off the syrup.  And, as I flipped (my eldest usually flips until he has some that he can eat), I Continue reading Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes: Kidz In The Kitchen

Fitting in Fitness In Kamloops: "X Doesn’t Mark the Spot"

This guest post is brougt to you by Monica Macaulay.

Monica is a wife and mother of 2 little girls. She is also a certified Group Fitness Instructor, Weight Training Instructor and Pre and Post-Natal Fitness Specialist. She contracts her services to various facilities around Kamloops but also runs her own Spring/Summer outdoor fitness program. If you have any fitness-related questions please feel free to contact her at macaulaymonica@gmail.com.  Monica also has a fitness community established on facebook.  You can learn more about BALANCE, here.

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Banana Bread: Kidz In The Kitchen

Sorry for the delay.  I accidentally set this post for late tonight.  Whoops.

Chant with me…

“First you peel the banana, peel it. Peel it. Peel it. (put up one finger as your banana and pretend to peel it)

Then you cut the banana, cut it. Cut it. Cut it. (hold your “banana finger” out and pretend to cut it with your other finger)

Then you mash the banana, mash it.  Mash it.  Mash it. (make mashing gestures with your hands)

Then you eat the banana, eat it.  Eat it.  Eat it. (put your fingers to your mouth pretending to eat)”

Oooorrr… you could cook it up in some delicious banana bread (stop dancing and singing – hit the kitchen).

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Never Better Play Dough: Kidz In The Kitchen

This top secret recipe comes from Ms. Marlene, at Bumblebees Family Centre.  If you have a pre-schooler, you really do need to check out the program at Bumblebees.  It’s awesome.  There are also two other fabulous Strong Start programs in town!!

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