Meet the Snacktivity® Mom
I’m Deb Geigis Berry, a journalist and author who loves turning ordinary foods into sassy snacks.
At some point during the day, the kids will call, “I’m hungry.” That’s why I developed Snacktivities®, edible creations you can make together. A Two-Ton Tortilla with Tusks (elephant burrito) is fun to assemble. I’ve also found when we carve out time for a Snacktivity®, my kids are less likely to eat mindlessly, more likely to stick to appropriate portions, and are more receptive to fruits and vegetables.
Everything you need to make Snactivities on the go
I’m not a registered dietician, but I’m committed to keeping my family on a healthy track. My family — including my husband, Bryan, son, Hudson, and daughter, Acadia – took a 12-week nutrition course at our local hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. We learned about portion control, the best foods for our bodies, and the importance of a family approach to a healthy lifestyle.
Getting kids involved in washing fruits and veggies
I’m a nationally known travel expert who’s taken more than 30 adventures trips with my family. You may have visited my sister site, www.familyadventuremom.com, which chronicles ways families can have fun on vacation or at home. We’ve crossed the Kansas prairie in a covered wagon, fed sharks in Curacao, and enjoyed high tea in London. But even when we’re at home, we expand our horizons through adventures in the kitchen.
Making World Pizza — where kids shape dough into a particular continent or country — heightens my kids’ interest in geography. Other recipes, including Tiger Stripe Parfaits and Sea Turtle Salad — have enriched our understanding of endangered species. To preserve our planet, we repurpose items, such as clamshell containers and bottle caps, when they are called for in a Snacktivity®.
Though many Snacktivities® include fruits and veggies, some, such as Edible Art Gallery, are special treats. It’s great fun to brush frosting onto cookie canvases and see everyone’s artistic styles. Sweets are part of life, and we’ve learned to sensibly incorporate them into our diets by enjoying them occasionally and in moderation.
I often appear on television shows — including Live with Regis & Kelly and The Early Show on CBS. I’ll let you know about those on my blog. Thanks for dropping by. I hope you’ll visit often, as we frequently update the recipes.