L is for Legumes.

L is for Legumes. Back to food again, legumes are plants of the pea or bean family (that splits into two valves with the seeds attached to one edge of the valves). Think peas, beans, sprouts, soybeans, chickpeas, peanuts, lentils...

Why should they be part of our child's diet? They are low in fat and high in protein. They have folate, potassium, iron and magnesium, which are all good for his body. They keep your digestive system healthy and prevent diseases. Bet you didn't know they were so important!

Here are some ideas for your kids: hummus and flatbread, peanut butter and apples, black bean dip with quesadillas, ham and cheese lentil stew, soynuts instead of potato chips. For some recipes and more information, look here.

K is for Kaleidoscope.

Like the changing reflections in a kaleidoscope, we can show our children various ways of looking at the many colors represented in the people of the world. Finding its origin in the Greek word for beautiful, kalos, we can teach our children to marvel at the beauty of diversity as with a kaleidoscope.

J is for Jesus.

For my children to not really know Jesus would be my greatest regret. He's not merely a historical figure, a good man, a prophet, or a martyr; He is the Lamb of God, my King, my Lord, my Hope. Who is He to you? Teach your child who Jesus is through your life and through the pages of His Word.