- Holly Larson, RD
Having a well outfitted kitchen is the foundation of having fun and enjoying wholesome, delicious meals in your house that the whole family will love. Here are a few ideas for some gifts that may engage your family with the Balance 360 clean eating program.
This is a fun concept where you create “noodles” from vegetables. Zucchini are the most common choice, but you can spiralize carrots, sweet potatoes, rutabaga and more. There are a range of prices available; the least expensive, middle of the road and high end.
Soda makers are a healthy alternative to sodas but more fun than plain water. Enjoy the sparkling water plain or add any variety of juices - lemon, lime, orange or even 100% juice concentrates such as concord grape juice. Here is one option.
Apple Corer and Slicer
Fresh apples are a great sweet treat without the added sugar! This apple corer and slicer allows kiddos to safely cut and core fresh apples for an easy and quick snack. Pair the sliced apples with some non-hydrogenated peanut butter.
Mushroom Farm Kit
This easy mushroom farm kit has everything you need to grow your own crop of fresh mushrooms. Simply mist the box and watch the mushrooms grow!
Aquaponics is the symbiotic gardening relationship between fish and plants. On a very small scale, this aquafarm let’s your kiddos be caregivers to their very own fish and garden. Grow tasty greens and herbs and enjoy them year round. All you need is a sunny window!
Silicone Popsicle Molds
Store bought popsicles and smoothies usually have added sugars and dairy, therefore excluding them for our Balance 360 families. Easily make your own and enjoy them at home or pack in your lunch using these silicone molds.
Chocolate is good for the spirit! Most chocolates have added refined sugars, dairy and other ingredients we are steering clear of on Balance 360. Here is one company making dairy free chocolate bars sweetened with honey. Here is another company using maple sugar as their sweetener.
About Balance 360 Clean Eating Nutrition System
A proprietary program available only to parents and their families who are actively enrolled at a Brain Balance Achievement Center, The Balance 360 System is specifically designed to for busy parents to easily manage a child’s nutrition and optimize a balanced brain. It's a wholesome program that puts nutrition on the right track and supports our comprehensive approach to balancing the brain effectively and efficiently.