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Guiding our children to become the best versions of themselves and our future leaders is a big job. It is also one of the most joyful and rewarding experiences of my life.

Susan Arthur
President, The ABCs of Everything, LLC
MA, Counseling Psychology

Fresh Pumpkin Salsa

Fresh Pumpkin Salsa
Ingredients:2 sugar pumpkins, diced into 1/2 in cubes2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped2 jalapeños, diced (remove seeds to make a less spicy salsa)1 red onion, diced1 clove minced garlic1 medium sweet onion, diced1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil1/4 Tsp cinnamon 1/4 Tsp cu...
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Flour-less Banana Bread

Flour-less Banana Bread
​Ingredients:2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats3 medium ripe bananas 2 large eggs1/4 cup pure maple syrup1 tsp baking soda1/2 cup chocolate chips, nuts or dried fruit (optional)Directions:Preheat oven to 350 degreesLightly grease a 9x5 inch panAdd all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and mix in any addi...
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Almond Butter Apple Rings

Almond Butter Apple Rings
These apple rings make a great after school snack and don't contain any added sugars!Ingredients:​1 medium Gala apple3 tbsp almond butter3-4 tsp shredded unsweetened coconutDirections:Remove apple core with an apple coring tool. Slice the apple crosswise into 8 thin rings, about ¼ inch thick. Spread each apple ring with almond butter. Spr...
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Homemade Fruit Snacks

Homemade Fruit Snacks
These easy homemade fruit snacks only have four ingredients and are just as delicious! Plus they are healthier for you and your family. Let us know what you think in the comments section below!​Ingredients:​1 1/3 cup of fresh citrus juice - use orange for sweeter or lemon for more sour, etc.1 1/3 cup fresh or frozen berries3 Tbsp local honey10 Tbsp...
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Simple Healthy Lunch Ideas

Simple Healthy Lunch Ideas
A healthy lunch is an important part of every school day. If you're looking for some new lunch box selections try these simple healthy additions that are delicious and easy to prepare. Quinoa SaladAdd your kids favorite meats, cheeses and veggies to plain quinoa and toss with a light vinaigrette.Kabobs on a stick Everything is more fun to eat on a ...
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Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars
Ingredients:​1/2 cup safflower oil​1 pound rolled oats​1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut​1/2 cup sliced toasted almonds​2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds​1/2 teaspoon coarse salt​1/2 cup golden raisins​1/2 cup safflower oil, plus more for baking dish​2/3 cup honey​1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract​5 egg whites Directions:1. Preheat oven to 350 deg...
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Banana Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Banana Cinnamon Overnight Oats
​Overnight oats have been a big hit the last couple of years simply because A) they are delicious and B) they are incredibly easy to make! These banana cinnamon overnight oats only require a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Mix everything up before you go to bed and in the morning you will have a tasty, nut...
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Popcorn Trail Mix

Popcorn Trail Mix
This trail mix recipe is so easy to prepare with just 4 ingredients. You can also mix in whatever dried fruits, nuts or seeds you like best. Create your very own combination for a slightly sweet, slightly salty, majorly delicious popcorn trail mix!Ingredients:6 cups ​popcorn - homemade or from a bag (not the microwavable kind dr...
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Healthy Eating Tips When Traveling

Healthy Eating Tips When Traveling
Getting yourself and kids ready for a trip or vacation takes a lot of planning. When I travel, one of the things on the top on my list (other than what shoes to bring) is what snacks to bring for the journey. When you're traveling you don't always have a lot of food options. This is always a challenge for me because I am conscious about what I eat ...
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Fresh Marinated Garlic Tomatoes

Fresh Marinated Garlic Tomatoes
These fresh tomatoes are slightly roasted, then marinated in oil, garlic, honey and vinegar! Delicious served on a crostini with goat cheese and olives. Let us know what you think in the comments section below!Fresh Marinated Garlic TomatoesIngredients:​4 cups of cherry tomatoes​3 tbs olive oil divided​¼ tsp salt​1 tbs balsamic ...
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Krispy Kale

Krispy Kale
​Kale is a great super-food, however, it can be a bit bitter if not cooked properly. These Krispy (Crispy) Kale chips are simple and delicious. Feel free to add other spices such as cumin, or chili powder for more of a kick!Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.Krispy Kale​4 Cups of fresh Kale leaves torn into edible pieces (don't make th...
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Everything Muffins

Everything Muffins
These Everything Muffins really do have a little bit of everything in them...Which is why they are so good for you! We hope you enjoy this recipe and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We love hearing from you!Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Everything Muffins​1 ½ cups of whole wheat flour (you can substitute a gl...
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Fruit Kabobs

Fruit Kabobs
​This recipe for Fruit Kabobs is a great kid friendly, kid approved snack! This is also a fun and really easy snack to eat outdoors and take on a picnic.  For a really pretty presentation add some fresh Basil or Mint leaves in between some of the fruits. Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Fruit Kabobs​4 cups of mixed me...
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Nut and Fruit Trail Mix

Nut and Fruit Trail Mix
This Nut and Fruit Trail Mix is the perfect snack for one the go. Make a double bath so save for those days when you need to quickly grab a healthy snack for you and your family. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! Let us know in the comments sections below.Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.​Nut and Fruit Trail Mix ​3 cups...
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