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Chickapea Pasta is the New Avocado Brownie

Chickapea Pasta is the New Avocado Brownie

Hooray for Healthy Yummy Food That My Toddler Will Eat

Last night was a hallmark night. My somewhere-between-two-and-a-half-and-three-year-old man-in-training ate four (count ‘em, four) helpings of his dinner. During this time, he prompted me several times with “Mama, more pweeez!” and then dived in, occasionally making eye contact to nod emphatically and declare “Yummy!” with an earnestness that was a little bit heartbreaking.

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3 Healthy Sweets For Your Kids (With Recipes)

3 Healthy Sweets For Your Kids (With Recipes)

Once kids become old enough to understand what the word “treat” means, they basically spend a good portion of every single day asking for one. The problem, of course, is that we can’t give our kids over-processed, sugar-laden food all the time. Well, we can but the result is less than ideal. I'm definitely running into the treat conundrum myself, even with my 2-year-old, who once (okay, last week) made his big sister late for school because of the meltdown he had when I refused to give him a treat for breakfast.

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Smooth Moves: 4 Springtime Smoothie Recipes and a Chance to Win a Cookbook

Smooth Moves: 4 Springtime Smoothie Recipes and a Chance to Win a Cookbook

There is no denying it - my family loves smoothies! My kids love them for breakfast and afterschool snacks and I even send them to school for them to sip at their desks (disguised as water in reusable steel bottles of course!).  I usually make them with a combination of fruit, a handful of vegetables, some cinnamon, occasionally a knob of ginger, chia seeds and a source of protein like some yogurt, nuts or hemp seeds.  To keep costs down and variety up, I buy big bags of organic frozen fruit at Costco and toss that into the blender rather than fresh fruit.

 

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The One Resolution I Plan to Keep

The One Resolution I Plan to Keep

If you could keep one New Year’s resolution what would it be? For me the choice was simple. I resolved to drastically change what and how I eat. 

As early into my childhood as I can remember, I have been an emotional eater, bingeing on any unhealthy foods accessible to me. Not only did I have a tough time at home, but at school too. I was unhappy and angry. I suffered from low self-esteem and was depressed much of the time. I used food as a coping mechanism and a protective shell. I tried losing weight countless times before, and was successful, only to gain the majority, or all of it, back. 

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How Meal Planning Can Help Any Mom

How Meal Planning Can Help Any Mom

If there's one thing most moms can agree on, it's that there are times when coming up meal after meal for the family (assuming you're the main cook for the family) is not just exhausting, it's a huge challenge. It's easy to fall into a rut when you're coming up with ideas on the fly all the time, and if you've ever had a child roll their eyes at you and ask, "Do we have to eat that again?" then you've likely spent some time in that rut yourself.

 

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