Archive for the ‘ Parenting ’ Category

Benefits of Teaching Stewardship in the Kitchen

Posted on January 6th, 2014 by Lisa Holcomb

I will admit that cooking with my kids can be a lot harder at times (most of the time) than cooking by myself. I love to cook and find it very therapeutic. Cooking with kids is not always therapeutic.  Sometimes the thought of managing my kids and their inevitable mess is almost enough for me [&hellip

Beat the After-School Hunger

Posted on October 1st, 2013 by Lisa Holcomb

After school snack ideas

Your kids hit the front door after school and what is the first thing out of their mouths? “I’m starving!” And it’s said with enough enthusiasm that you would think they hadn’t eaten all day. They want food and they want it fast. As tempting as it might be to shove a cookie in their [&hellip

Rise and Shine for Breakfast Time

Posted on October 1st, 2013 by Lisa Holcomb

Importance of breakfast

We all know they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Then why are approximately 8-12 percent of school age children skipping breakfast? By the time kids hit their teens, as many as 20-30 percent are skipping breakfast. Why exactly is it so important that kids (and adults as well) [&hellip

Slow Cooker Meals For Busy Nights

Posted on August 19th, 2013 by Shani

Slow Cooker meals for busy nights

Slow Cooker meals can be such a life saver on those busy school nights when everybody is running in the door from school and work and the last thing you want to do is spend the evening in the kitchen cooking. Slow cooker meals for busy nights. Did you know that Build a Menu has [&hellip

Clean Eating Snacks

Posted on June 11th, 2013 by Shani

List of clean eating snacks

The kids are out of school, the temps are heating up, so what kind of clean eating snacks can you keep on hand?  How about a great list of healthy snacks to print out to take with you to the store and perhaps post on the fridge for those tummies in need of ideas for [&hellip

Fun Ideas for Kids’ Lunches

Posted on May 9th, 2013 by Shani

fun ideas for lunch boxes

Do you have trouble coming up with fun ideas for kids’ lunches?  The folks over at Bento Laptop Lunch Boxes have some fantastic ideas to help us save money and also break out of the sandwich and chips rut. Here are some of our favorite tips: Buy yogurt in large containers and items like nuts, [&hellip

Allergy Friendly Menu Plan

Posted on March 29th, 2013 by Shani

Allergy Friendly Menu Plan

After hearing regularly from folks with special dietary needs, Karee and Lisa have decided to add an Allergy Friendly Menu Plan to Build A Menu. What a blessing that will be to so many!! The new menu plan will include main dishes that serve 4-6 that are dairy, gluten, egg, and nut free.  There will [&hellip