Low-fat popcorn: If your children are over the age of 3, a fun activity is to pop popcorn the old-fashioned way—with a little oil and whole kernels in a pot. Sprinkle the popcorn lightly with salt or Parmesan cheese.
Sparkling juice mix: Combine 1/2 cup of pure fruit juice with 1/2 cup of sparkling water.
If you're stuck with not-quite-ripe peaches, this is a fast (and delicious) way to turn them into dessert you can eat within minutes. Sauteeing the fruit with lemon juice and sugar helps tenderize and sweeten it. The peaches are terrific on their own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a few plain graham crackers.