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Snacks on-the-go is a staple for busy families. Prepared grocery snacks are often processed and full of sugar, but finding the time to make healthy ones at home can be difficult. Here are five recipes for snacks with five minutes of preparation time or less. After you prep, just pop them in the oven… Then enjoy, wherever you and your little ones decide to go!
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There’s nothing wrong with the traditional box of chocolates and flowers for Valentine’s Day. But once the chocolate has been devoured and the flowers are wilted, it’s easy to forget about the romance that this day brings. We’re not saying to ditch the traditional Valentine’s Day gifts, but rather add to them with something you can truly enjoy- experiences. Material things may fade, but memories last forever.
Although it may sound cliché, sharing a romantic meal with your significant other is invaluable when it comes to keeping things fresh. That diamond won’t make you laugh nor will that stuffed bear be there for you when you’re having a rough day. These things can be nice, of course, but taking the time out of your busy schedules to spend quality time together provides quality bonding that can’t be supplemented through physical gifts.
So this Valentine’s day drop off the kids, turn off your cell phones and enjoy a relaxing evening with the one you love most. May we suggest a few romantic spots?
Il Baretto: Nestled next to the Hudson River, Il Baretto serves as the perfect intimate, yet relaxed atmosphere to spend a romantic evening with your loved one.
Fat Goose: Williamsburg is the new Manhattan and Fat Goose provides a perfect setting for the 14th. A candle adorned and cozy dining room will certainly encourage stimulating conversation with that special someone.
Devi: If you’re in the mood for decadence, head for Devi in the Flatiron district. As the first Indian restaurant to ever receive a coveted Michelin Star, both the food and the lavish decor are sure to set the mood for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day.
Yerba Buena: Want to spice up your love life? Head to Yerba Buena in the East Village where the hot Latin American flavors will light up your taste buds, while the handcrafted cocktails will make for an unforgettable evening.
Paradou: Nothing says romance like a quaint French dining experience in the heart of the vibrant meatpacking district. Paradou's year-round garden seating will transport you to the French riviera. It doesn’t get much more Valentine’s Day than that!
We want you to make this Valentine’s day an experience to remember, not one that breaks the bank. All suggested restaurants are part of SELECT, a membership program that offers consistent discounts at some of New York’s best restaurants. What’s even better is that Citibabes members are receiving a special offer. One month free trial, 25% off annual membership, 10% reduced monthly membership and 25% off all gift purchases all accessible to you with the code CITIBABES14.
Looking for a few ideas on how to revamp the quintessential kids meal? With a few easy twists you can boost your little ones nutrition and create meals the whole family can enjoy together.
Independence is a term very often associated with older children. But we can actually begin creating strong, confident, independent individuals when our children are infants. Helping your baby learn the skill of sleep is in fact a perfect opportunity to promote independence.