Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken

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To prepare for the upcoming school year, I've been trying to focus on finding meals I can make ahead and then have ready to heat and eat during the week. This yogurt marinade recipe is one of my recent favorites because in addition to a marinade for chicken, I've also used the recipe as a sauce or even dressing for other meals. It keeps your chicken moist, whether grilled or baked and is a tangy and fresh compliment to seasonal veggies and sides.
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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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What Healthy is NOT

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If you asked me a few years ago, what being “healthy” means to me, I wouldn’t have the slightest clue how to answer you. Imagine me 5 years back: I’m chugging Red Bull for a 9 AM class, and courtesy of the microwave, devouring mac & cheese for dinner 3 days a week. Yes, this was my freshman year at New York University, and at that time I knew nothing about the importance of nutrition (gasp!) Flash forward to present day, and I’m working at a private practice in NYC, providing in-home cooking classes, and working as the nutrition guru at Housing Works (more on that in my next post!) Without a doubt, you can bet my definition of what it means to be “healthy” has evolved tremendously over the past few years.
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What’s the Dirt on Clean Eating?

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The mechanics of nutrition are based on science, yet at every turn we hear new headlines and buzzwords that make it hard to distinguish the difference between true, research-based science and the latest fad. One such catchy concept is that of “clean eating’” heard regularly in gyms, on magazine covers and throughout social media. But what is it? And how do we navigate it when it’s aimed at our children?
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Cranberry Walnut Granola Cookies

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March is National Nutrition Month! National Nutrition Month is a month to share nutrition education and of course to celebrate some of favorite foods. We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate the start of March than by sharing our original recipe using KIND granola clusters. We mixed some of our favorite things into one cookie - cranberries, walnuts, and of course KIND clusters granola!
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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

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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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