Getting Your Kids to Dig Veggies!

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I cannot get my girls to eat vegetables (toddler dilemma). The only veggies I can get them to eat sometimes, are edamame, carrot French fries (which are really not veggies), or veggie burgers. I try to sneak veggies into grilled cheese sandwiches, but they spit it out in disgust; they will eat around the peas if they find them in pasta sauce. I have even tried hummus with carrot sticks, but they only want crackers or pretzels.
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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Shallots

Courtesy of Cooking Light

Brussels sprouts have been all the buzz lately. They're a delicious side dish to any lunch or dinner. Try this easy recipe from Cooking Light with your dinner tonight. We're sure you are going to be making more!
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Mom’s Pumpkin Pancakes with Dark Chocolate Chips

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Every week I whip up a batch of “homemade pancakes” for myself and my oldest son. Everyone loves these pancakes— including my clients who eat many meals with me. Make them Sunday morning and serve hot.
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Show Your Support for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Kale and Cupcakes T-Shirt

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is February 22nd to 28th 2015. This year’s theme is “I Had No Idea…”Help spread the word with our body positive t-shirts! Awareness and education can help prevent eating disorders. Show your support by wearing “All Foods Fit and All Bodies Fit” and that you can “Eat Kale and Cupcakes!”
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It Takes a Village – And Then Some!

My nutritional skills were put to the test when I rescued ten-year-old Luke, my son’s friend, who was dizzy from playing baseball in the summer heat. Driving up with hydrating sports beverages and a mom’s wisdom, I remembered that Luke had an endocrine condition that made dehydration particularly dangerous.
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Color Me Red

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Cranberries: Not only are they super for our urinary tract system, they may also help keep our digestive system protected from unhealthy bacteria and ulcers. Pour a glass of cranberry juice, add some canned cranberries into a smoothie or mix some dried cranberries into your kids’ trail mix.
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Avocado Toast

Who doesn’t like toast for breakfast?  There’s toast with butter, toast with peanut butter but how about avocado toast?  We found this delicious recipe from Siggi’s Dairy.  Try this spin on toast – it’s a great way to start your day! Siggi’s Avocado Toast Makes one open face sandwich. Ingredients: 1 slice of whole-grain bread, toasted ½ avocado 3 tablespoons of Siggi’s plain-style yogurt (skyr) 2 oz cherry tomatoes, halved salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp red chili flakes, [...]
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