Conscious eating is all the rage, with numerous movements-local first, all organic, green living, etc.-celebrating the virtues of consuming foods that are good for the body and the Earth. This is great news for American families who have an interest in following a more balanced and healthy diet, as the market for nutritious and more natural food products has grown at a staggering rate.
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Sneaking fruits and vegetables into other types of food can be an easy and rewarding process. If you are sick of arguing over one helping of peas at dinner just do what the savvy moms do, sneak it into other dishes! Read on for healthy recipes that benefit from a few extra veggies.
Live Chocolate Mousse
(Adapted from Reinfeld, Mark and Jennifer... Read More
Beware of the muffin. For years people have assumed that muffins are a healthy, diet-friendly option. When presented with the choice between a donut, a bagel or a muffin, they'll opt for the latter, thinking it's the best move for their waistline. However, that isn't the case. Some muffins come with a heavy price in terms of fat, calories and sugar. In fact, they're about as healthy as a piece of cake, a brownie or other sweet... Read More
Is your child super-picky? It's sometimes tough to know whether cautious eaters, as I like to call them, are getting proper nutrition. Here are a few strategies that have worked for getting my toddler to eat her fruits and vegetables. Every kid is different, but some of these tips might just work for you, too.
1. Bake fruits or vegetables into quick bread or muffins. My daughter's favorite are apple-banana muffins.
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Beware of the muffin - and other sweet breakfast breads. For years people have assumed that muffins are a healthy, diet-friendly option. However, that isn't the case for the most part. Some muffins come with a heavy price in terms of calories and fat. A Starbucks Chocolate Cream Cheese muffin contains 450 calories and 24 grams of fat - that's almost the equivalent to three glazed donuts from Dunkin Donuts. A cheese Danish is comparably... Read More