Tips and Recipes

Healthy Eating: Week 5, Sunbutter (#52NewFoods) February 06 2012, 3 Comments

No Peanut ButterNo bake, nut-free cookies that kids can cook! Paired with a sweet touch of honey and wholesome oats, these protein power bites are the new lunchbox regulars at our house.

Healthy Eating: Week 4, Spinach (#52NewFoods) January 29 2012, 0 Comments

spinachPlanted firmly toe to toe, it was a piercing stare down contest of epic proportions. Two unrelenting, iron wills: Spinach vs. my picky eater. What’s a mom to do?

Healthy Eating: Week 2, Brussels Sprouts (#52newfoods) January 16 2012, 1 Comment

cooking brussels sproutsSizzle, sizzle, pop! A comforting aroma filled our kitchen as we fried the pancetta for our new food of the week: Brussels Sprouts. If I plan to advocate for my kids to try new foods, I figured I had better set a good example by trying something new myself! 

Healthy Eating: Week 1, Onions (#52NewFoods) January 10 2012, 1 Comment

The allure of bonus points for trying a new food wasn’t even enough to get my picky eater to try onions. She would pick them out of her dishes with the precision of a well-trained surgeon. For our healthy eating adventure, I decided to start with a real challenge: get my daughter to try onions!

Healthy Eating: 52 weeks, 52 new foods (#52NewFoods) January 06 2012, 1 Comment

Healthy Eating will top countless New Year’s resolution lists this year. The Crunch a Color kids decided to take on this challenge in a new way: 52 weeks, 52 new foods (#52NewFoods). I hope you and your picky eaters will join us on this yearlong adventure of eating healthy and trying new, kid-friendly, easy recipes. Jamie Oliver will feature our culinary journey -- it’s a New Year’s food revolution! 

The votes are in: Parents and kids love Crunch a Color December 28 2011, 2 Comments

Crunch a Color™ was featured this week on CTV's Morning Live. Parent Tested, Parent Approved's Sharon Vinderine featured a lineup of products that parents (and kids!) have put to the test and voted top on their list. Picky eaters, you've met your match! 


Gifts that Give Back November 27 2011, 0 Comments

Spread joy and love this season by giving gifts that give back to support a good cause. Give knowing that your gift is helping others, which is the best gift of all.

Can Every Day Be Thanksgiving? November 18 2011, 3 Comments

Why should Thanksgiving be the only memorable meal of the year? There are many aspects of Thanksgiving that we can incorporate into everyday meals. 

Crunch a Color™ on CBS November 14 2011, 0 Comments

The Crunch a Color™ kids talking healthy eating with the morning crew at CBS' Good Day Sacramento! Watch how these picky eaters turned into healthy eating fans playing Crunch a Color™ -- the award-winning nutrition game that makes healthy eating fun and gives back to fight obesity.


Picky eaters to healthy eaters November 12 2011, 1 Comment

 Hear how my kids went from picky eaters to healthy eaters by making mealtime fun!

On ABC, Moms Dish About Healthy Eating November 04 2011, 0 Comments

ABC's 7Live interviews Jennifer Tyler Lee and shares the secret to getting your kids to eat their veggies -- make it fun!


Crunch a Color on CanadaAM November 04 2011, 0 Comments

Jennifer Tyler Lee, mom and creator of Crunch a Color, shares her story with Seamus O'Regan of Canada's #1 morning show, CTV's CanadaAM. Who knew eating veggies could be so much fun!


Top tips for kid-friendly, healthy meals September 01 2011, 0 Comments

Buzzing in my head June 30 2011, 0 Comments

For months I've had an idea buzzing in my head. It started from the notion that I wanted to do something meaningful for myself and my kids. As a mom, one of my top priorities is to keep my children happy and healthy.

Fast forward to dinner time. At 2 years old, my daughter had a wonderful repertoire of food favorites -- from mussels to mushrooms. But as she grew, her choices narrowed and the constant editing of her plate resulted in a mass of white. Where did I go wrong? We needed a change.

It started with a simple idea. At dinnertime, the challenge was to fill your plate with a rainbow of colors. The game grew and morphed, with the help of my husband and kids, into Crunch a ColorTM(copyright 2011, Tiny Green Bee, LLC). To hear my son exclaim, "Mom, I need a Green. Can you make me some broccoli?", was a truly joyful moment. No longer was I declaring, "Eat your veggies!" Now they were driving the bus, and it was going in a direction that I liked!

As parents we all strive to give the best to our children. My hope is that Tiny Green Bee can support that effort. By helping us make healthy choices. By giving back to create a generation of strong and healthy kids. And, most importantly, by keeping it fun.

Enjoy the game, share what I can do to improve and your ideas for fun and easy recipes, and definitely let me know if your little ones are eating more broccoli!