Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Treasure Cookies-Snack Idea for Kids

Healthy Snacks and Healthy Food choices and recipes are important for your kids today. Fact is, there seems to be more over weight, under nourished children today more so than ever.

Proper Healthy snacks and Healthy food recipes will make your kids feel great, provide more energy as well as improve their concentration and individual dispositions. It's always good to start your kids off with a healthy, nutritious breakfast and continue to provide healthy snacks and healthy food choices and recipes throughout the rest of their day.

This website will provide updated healthy snack ideas and healthy food recipes that are simple and quick to make. Your kids will love these healthy snacks and recipes-and so will you.

Periodically we will be adding cookie and dessert type recipes. Please take note that they are not super sweet "junk food" type recipes. Children can still enjoy cookies and desserts without them being packed with sugars and unhealthy fats.


Treasure Cookies
Your special little treasures will love these 4 step cookies.

Ingredients You Will Need:

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 tablespoon of milk
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

*any treasures you want to add : marshmallows, jelly beans cut in half, chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, or a mixture of everything.

(For an even more healthier style of cookie you could omit the candies and add 1/2 teaspoon of lemon or orange rind, OR sprinkle lightly with sugar once they come out of the oven. These styles would be great for dunking in milk.)

Preheat the oven to 375F

Blend together the first 4 ingredients.

Add the egg and milk and beat by hand or on medium/slow speed of an electric mixer.
Combine the last three ingredients and beat them into the mixture until all ingredients are well mixed.
Lightly grease a cookie sheet and drop batter by rounded spoonfuls onto the pan.
Now for the fun part: lightly grease the bottom of a glass and dip the glass into some sugar. Then flatten each cookie with the glass. No need to press to hard though, just enough to make a decorating surface.

Now the children can decorate their own cookie(s) with whatever decorations they want.

Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the cookies just become golden brown.

Let cookies cool completely on rack before serving.

ENJOY!


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Monday, October 10, 2005

Fun Activities & Creative Art Ideas for your Kids!



Let's face it..today children do not have the imagination and creativity that those of the older generation may have had! With all the cartoons and kids shows on television today, video games, portable video game systems, talking toys etc. most kids have lost their creativity!

Yes, all these highly marketed items today deprive your kids of their use of imagination. Without use of imagination, man would have never dreamed of putting another man on the moon, Walt Disney would have never created his Magical World, and his wonderful characters and many of our most necessary inventions would have never been created!

Our children today need to expand their minds, create their own games, build with wooden blocks, play with their dolls and experiment with arts and crafts. This helps to develop their creative juices and expand their imagination. Who knows..just one day..your child may become a famous director? A Famous inventor? A famous artist? Or maybe even find the cure for a terrible disease. Why? All because they developed a keen sense of creativity and developed a finely tuned imagination.

As Parents and care givers today we can assist our kids at an early age to become a healthy, creative and inspirational child who can too learn to dream and create.

Websites such as ours have amazing , unique ideas, arts and crafts that are fun for parents as well as kids! These are not your typical activities. These ideas develop your childs imagination and bring out their creativity through learning.

We also have a variety of science ideas that your kids will love to make at home and watch the results. This kind of hands on stuff really is fun for your children.

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