Eat Like A Baby

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Eating mindfully is something we were born knowing how to do. Noticing how food makes us feel while we’re eating it and how satisfied we are afterwards is not a special talent. We all started out with this ability. Somewhere along the way, though, most of us were socialized to focus more on external signals as opposed to what’s going on internally. So as I amusedly watch my babies’ gleeful faces as they squish and smash their way through their gloriously messy mealtime, I can’t help but think, “Hey…they’ve got a point!”
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Lavender Cookies


As summer comes to a close, that doesn't mean extra family time has to come to an end! Last week, my boys and I made these fun and tasty lavender shortbread cookies! A great way to get us all in the kitchen and to learn about and try a new food. An added bonus, your kitchen will smell wonderful!
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Keep Calm and Slow-Cooker On

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And we’re off! The start of the school year has descended upon us in full force. Busy school days, and just-as-busy afterschool activities, practices, rehearsals (not to mention homework!), can quickly put even the most calm and organized mom in a bit of a time-crunch tizzy.
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How to Grow a Healthy Eater, Naturally


When my friend Esther told me that her kids prefer broccoli to pizza, I knew we had to talk some more. Esther is a mom to three children under the age of five, and she is also one of the most relaxed, serene individuals I know. I’ve chosen her as one of my “role model moms” (I collect them) and the way she feeds her children is just one of the many things I admire about her. I’ve asked Esther to share her techniques for raising healthy eaters. Here are her tips!
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Pork Chops and Apple Salad


By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE Straight from my Diabetes Comfort Food Diet Cookbook, I’m excited to share this recipe for refreshing pork chops and Apple salad. Perfect for the end of summer and upcoming apple season this fall! Ingredients For Apple Salad: 2 tbsp (30mL) balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp (15mL) Dijon mustard 2 apples, finely sliced, lengthwise 1 head Bibb lettuce, chopped 2 (500mL) cups spinach 1 stalk celery, sliced 1/2 onion sliced 1/4 cup (60mL) crumbled, reduced-fat blue cheese [...]
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Finally Free from Fruit Fears?

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So you may recall my disclosure in a previous blog, sharing that my son is anything but a fruit lover. He politely refuses whenever offered any – whether it’s the sweetest, most amazing strawberry, or the crunchiest red apple. When he has tried the occasional bite, his eyes water, he gags, and just can’t move beyond it.
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Making Sunday Brunch with the Kids


Ahh, Sunday brunch. Who doesn’t like the thought of a lazy Sunday morning spent in bed followed by mimosas, French toast, and eggs benedict?
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