Hands-On Recipe: Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Then, why do so many people skip it? At the Barn, we don’t skip breakfast because we make it delicious and nutritious. These fluffy buttermilk pancakes loaded with antioxidants are definitely worth rising early for in the morning. Serve with agave nectar or maple syrup. Ingredients: […]

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Hands-On Recipe: Farm Fresh Omelet

If you haven’t had a tasty farm-fresh egg, you are really missing out. Egg whites are a complete protein and kids will have fun getting some exercise by whisking them to be super-fluffy. We added fresh spinach and parsley from the garden for some greens. Next time you’re at the farmer’s market, look for eggs! […]

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Hands-On Recipe: Overnight Oat Parfait

Overnight Oat Parfait – is the breakfast of champions!  If you are tired of eating breakfast and then, find yourself starving by 10:00 am, you going to love this recipe!  This heart healthy meal is loaded with healthy fats, an excellent source of protein and dietary fiber, and gives you a major boost of vitamin […]

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Hands-On Recipe: Mini Coffee Cakes

Mini Coffee Cakes with Flaxseed Walnut Streusel Named Coffee Cake because it is usually served along with the popular breakfast beverage; we’d recommend your kids skipping the coffee part (but mom may need the caffeine boost every now and then!). Our version is made in a mini muffin pan to insure the right portion size. […]

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Hungry for Breakfast? Make it Healthy!

You’ve heard it before, but it’s true: breakfast is such an important meal!  It gets your metabolism going, keeps you focused, and sets the tone for the day.  You AND your kids should make it a priority to eat a great breakfast each day, including protein, whole grains, healthy fats and minimal added sugar.  Here […]

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Moms’ Burning Questions: Skipping Breakfast

My daughter runs out of the house each morning without eating breakfast. Is this habit that bad? Kids who eat breakfast perform better in school, have fewer disciplinary problems, and focus better in the classroom, according to a significant body of research findings!  Sure, you’ve always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of […]

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Moms’ Burning Questions: Better Breakfasts

I’m trying to avoid feeding my kids sugary breakfast cereals.  What are some healthy, filling, kid-friendly breakfasts? You’ve heard it before, but it’s true: breakfast is such an important meal!  It gets your metabolism going, keeps you focused, and sets the tone for the day.  You AND your kids should make it a priority to […]

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DIY Kid Activities: Let’s Play Cereal Detective!

At HealthBarn USA, one of my favorite nutrition games to play with the kids is called “Cereal Detective,” found in my book Appetite for Life  Kids get to see first-hand how much sugar goes into their food—particularly their breakfast cereal. If you are trying to help your child make the switch from sugary cold cereals […]

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