Tag Archives: Healthy Eating

How to increase your kids’ intake of fruits and vegetables with minimal effort

It was one of those busy days when breakfast was cold cereal and dinner was soup with grilled cheese. My daughter had refused the soup, and her lunch bag showed her container of fruit and veggies were untouched. Unless you … Continue reading

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Granola bars more than a dressed up cookie?

There are many appealing things about store-bought granola bars; they’re convenient, portable, kid friendly and don’t require refrigeration. Perfect to compliment the lunch bag void, and for those grab-and-go moments. Sold, too easy right? But darn, sometimes “too easy” is … Continue reading

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Let’s end the “I’m not eating that!” battle

Mealtime – a time when we effortlessly prepare a variety of foods and then wait excitedly for our families to rush to the table and enjoy every bite! Oh wait, I think I just saw a unicorn! OK, time to get … Continue reading

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Eating Disorders: It starts earlier than you think. Learn 10 simple tips to promote a healthy body image.

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. To help raise awareness I want to start talking about eating disorders. Did you know that most kids who develop an eating disorder do so between the ages of 11-14? Although it … Continue reading

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Family Dinners – Important for Babies and Toddlers Too

It is soooo tempting to serve two dinners on weeknights when you’ve got an older baby, toddler or preschooler at home. Young kids need to eat early, dinners with them can be hectic, and the foods they prefer may not … Continue reading

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Getting through the Winter Blahs…

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is officially over. I’m left with bills,  a few extra pounds, cold weather and short days.  Not very motivating. The hum drum of January can seem so dreary. It’s dark when I … Continue reading

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Eating on the run. Here’s how we make it work…

My work day has come to an end. I should be humming a happy tune as I skip to the elevators to start my descent toward the fresh air. Instead I walk slowly, with trepidation… I take a few deep … Continue reading

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