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28 11, 2017

Healthier Comfort Food Ideas

2017-11-28T15:29:06+00:00November 28th, 2017|November 2017|

Do you have a fun, fabulous, original recipe you'd be willing to share? If so, please send your gem to [email protected] Preference will be given to vegetarian, low-glycemic, wheat- and dairy-free concoctions.  Teach the kids that comfort foods don’t necessarily mean bad-for-you fare with these two flavorful recipes. (Neither dish involves actually cooking the food, so your young chefs might even [...]

21 11, 2017

When Grandma Feeds the Kids Junk

2017-11-21T18:09:16+00:00November 21st, 2017|November 2017|

When grandparents are regular sitters, or if your kids are cared for in part by in-laws, they’re eating a lot of meals and snacks on their watch—which could influence not only your child’s food and nutrient intake, but also their day-to-day habits. So what if everyone doesn’t see eye-to-eye on what is and isn’t OK [...]

14 11, 2017

Kid Approved Recipes!

2017-11-14T03:56:02+00:00November 14th, 2017|November 2017|

Do you have a fun, fabulous, original recipe you'd be willing to share? If so, please send your gem to [email protected] Preference will be given to vegetarian, low-glycemic, wheat- and dairy-free concoctions.  Kids of all ages like ice cream and cold, creamy desserts. Here are two options—both are dairy-free and neither contains refined sugar.  RAW BANANA [...]

8 11, 2017

Kid-Friendy Tips and Tricks

2017-11-08T03:03:06+00:00November 8th, 2017|November 2017|

(Shhh...don't tell them it's healthy!) Teaching children healthy mealtime habits doesn’t have to be a battle if what lies behind the refrigerator doors is quick, easy and ready when you are.   If you’re feeling like your pantry needs a makeover, start by eliminating processed, packaged foods and making the transition to whole, fresh vegetables, fruits and grains. [...]

31 10, 2017

Teach your kids to eat healthy

2017-10-31T19:18:38+00:00October 31st, 2017|November 2017|

Eating habits are learned behaviors. Even if you're the model of perfect parenting, no kids eat all meals and snacks at home, and once they leave the house, temptation is everywhere—from heavily-advertised fast foods to grandma's well-intentioned cookie plate.  To teach children to select the right foods when they are left to their own devices, [...]

11 10, 2017

Mindful Eating: Food for Thought

2017-10-11T01:39:17+00:00October 11th, 2017|August 2017|

Mindful eating is not about giving anything up. It’s not a diet. It is about enjoying food more intensely. You can eat a double cheeseburger mindfully, if you choose to. You would probably enjoy it a lot more than if you had guilt around it. Or you might decide, halfway through, that your body has had enough. Or that it really needs something green, like [...]

26 09, 2017

Fork It Over: Sheree Shares Some Recipes

2017-09-26T15:48:18+00:00September 26th, 2017|August 2017|

Do you have a fun, fabulous original recipe you'd be willing to share? If so, please send your gem to [email protected] Preference will be given to vegetarian, low-glycemic, wheat and dairy-free concoctions.  HAPPY TRAILS BARS WITH ICING  Yield: 16 bars Sometimes we crave something that simply has some “chew” to it.  These raw vegan bars are grounding and [...]

11 09, 2017

Emotional Eating: Strategies For Change

2017-09-11T14:33:03+00:00September 11th, 2017|August 2017|

The first step to busting out of the emotional eating trap is to make friends. Not friends with other people, friends with yourself. You already have proven, perhaps over and over, that hating your fat or yourself doesn't change anything. Why not try another strategy? Taking care of yourself is its town reward, but—just as you [...]

29 08, 2017

What’s Eating You?

2017-08-29T16:21:49+00:00August 29th, 2017|August 2017|

Getting a grip on emotional eating   As a result of all the emotional layering around food, many of us have forgotten how—and even why—we eat. Animals in the wild know that food is nourishment: it’s essential to their survival and that’s that. Animals do not eat for recreation, reward, entertainment or to numb out, and [...]