I’ve had a lot of fun starting solid foods with my little one this year. She’s responded very well to healthy whole foods like sweet potato, acorn squash, broccoli, avocado, eggs, salmon and coconut oil. But I’ve noticed that when she goes on playdates with the other kids, she’s exposed to a lot of finger food like Cheerios, Goldfish and Puffs
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Now that spring has finally arrived, we’ve been frequenting our local farms. I love stocking up on fresh eggs and local produce directly from the farm. We often take the kids so they can learn about how and where our food is sourced.
Also known as Golden Milk, turmeric tea is a warm and nourishing drink that helps the body fight inflammation while boosting the immune system. This bright orange herb has been used in different cultures for thousands of years to treat and prevent disease by supplying the body with many beneficial antioxidants and healing properties, making it a great way to turn your food into medicine!
If you like Lara bars, you’ll love this homemade cashew bar recipe. It’s gluten, dairy, soy and refined-sugar free. It’s super easy to make and tastes delicious — much better than snacking on processed bars with a long list of ingredients!
Rest assured, you can still have some comforting, familiar dishes when cutting back on carbohydrates or cutting out grains. Here are some of my favorite healthy swaps for pasta, bread and wraps.
This hearty dish is delicious and simple, making it one of my favorites to make on a regular basis. With everything being cooked on the same baking sheet, the cleanup is extremely easy AND the vegetables are flavored with all of the chicken’s juices. Additionally, this meal makes for really good leftovers.
It’s so easy to break open a bag of goldfish, pretzels or fruit snacks for your kids. The companies producing these products make it simple with individual servings, fun character themes and cute little shapes. But, guess what? These cute little snacks are full of chemicals and are made in laboratories. The list of ingredients is long and confusing, full of strange chemicals and carcinogens. With the onset of childhood obesity and developmental issues, it makes me wonder how these foods are affecting our children.
With raw butternut squash ribbons, crisp kale, delicate Swiss chard, and an orange vinaigrette, this salad is simple and one of my favorites.
It’s no secret that I love to eat and my favorite food of all? Avocados. I’m bananas for them! Avocados are truly one of nature’s little miracle foods and I encourage you to enjoy them several times a week. These little green gems can do so much to help keep you well from head to toe, they’re simply too good to pass up. Here are a few thoughts on why you need to get to know them better – and eat them more often:
Many of us are willing to stick to healthy eating and stay away from refined sugar — except for birthdays and holidays. This chocolate fudge cake is a wonderful dessert to make for those special occasions. You can have your gluten-free, sugar-free cake and eat it too!