Avocado Accolades

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Hardly mainstream when I was a child, these curious fruits have become quite the versatile and popular food lately, and for good reason. I’ve been experimenting with these green beauties, and have to say I’m so impressed with the results! There are some wonderful reasons to include avocado in your family meals, and extremely easy ways to do so.
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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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Expanding Kids’ Autonomy with Food

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Expanding Kids’ Autonomy with Food Christie Caggiani, RDN, LDN, CEDRD   Parenting is all about guiding, providing, teaching with unconditional love.  And it’s also about allowing our kids the space to try, explore and figure things out so that they can eventually trust themselves to make supportive choices.  Not only these overall developmental themes, they are also completely relevant as kids personalize their own relationship with food, eating and connection with their bodies.  When our children are young, we are […]
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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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Intentionally Living the New Year

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The New Year naturally ushers in an urge to do things ‘new’. We may have a surge of energy to re-new many aspects of our lives: our organization, our sleeping patterns, our cooking talents, our parenting skills. And just as quickly, our intense expectations overwhelm us, creating a feeling of failure before we even begin! So how can we make improvements in our lives without setting ourselves, and our families, up for disappointment?
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Embracing Our Daughters: Supporting Them as They Enter Adolescence

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As a mother, I have realized that no matter how much I try to teach body positive attitudes, the forces in this world are challenging those messages at every turn.
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Pumpkin-Applesauce Muffins

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Serve these Pumpkin Applesauce muffins with a glass of milk or Greek yogurt, and banana or other fruit for a quick breakfast or snack! These are even better the next day, and they’re a super way to jazz up your kids’ palate when you mix-in some fruits and veggies.
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