Banana Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Banana bread is one of my favorite things to bake, eat and share with friends; zucchini is also a favorite that has been abundant in farmer’s markets this summer. So, with some extra zucchini and slightly browning bananas on hand, I decided to combine these two for one hopefully yummy experiment, and it worked! This is an easy (and tasty) way to incorporate fruits and veggies into your little one’s day, and your own! Mashing a ripe banana, measuring dry ingredients and mixing are all tasks perfect for getting kids involved in the kitchen!
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How to Grow a Healthy Eater, Naturally

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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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Suiting Up For School

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Teach her about kindness towards others, but also kindness towards yourself. Don't you dare talk about how much you hate your body in front of your daughter, or talk about your new diet. In fact, don't go on a diet in front of your daughter. Buy healthy food. Cook healthy meals. But don't say, "I'm not eating carbs right now." Your daughter should never think that carbs are evil, because shame over what you eat only leads to shame about yourself.
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Pork Chops and Apple Salad

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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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Fresh Zucchini and Corn Cakes

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Our Mommy friend, Danielle, and her little girl, Lucca, love these zucchini and corn cakes from the Whole Foods recipe and we're sure you will too!
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Give Your Children the Gift of Cooking! (And Never Pay a Penny)

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By Erica Leon, MS, RDN, CDN, CEDRD Today my twenty-three-year-old son moved to a new city eight hundred miles away for a job opportunity. As a typical mother, I am going to worry about him adjusting well and meeting friendly people, along with a dozen other unnecessary concerns. However, I will never have to worry about whether or not he eats healthfully. Without expensive lessons or significant input from me, my son learned to cook so well that when he […]
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What to Eat July 4th: Summer BBQ’s

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The Fourth of July is one of our favorite holidays as it brings family, friends, and neighbors together. And of course, it involves fun food! Below are some sure ways to keep things nutrient dense. Keep In mind , the best choice for you is the food the will both satisfy and satiate you and your family. Be self aware of your portion size with your hunger fullness cues.
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