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Chocolate Milk

Finally I feel justified. I came across this quote in the Feb. issue of Family Circle.  "Good news; Kids who fill up on flavored milk tend to drink fewer sugary sodas and consume less sugar overall. In fact, eight ounces of low-fat chocolate milk has 30% of the recommended daily allowance for calcium and only 3 fat grams and a lot…

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Superfood Spinach

Every Sunday I'll just do a simple quiz on a food I find fascinating during the week.  I am as excited about the nutritional makeup as this one as I was about last weeks Cantaloupe.  So here goes: It has the best nutrient-richness of all the vegetables One cup cooked is only 41 calories One cup cooked has 1110% of…

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Spinach for Kids

Every Sunday I'll just do a simple quiz on a food I find fascinating during the week.  I am as excited about the nutritional makeup as this one as I was about last weeks Cantaloupe.  So here goes: It has the best nutrient-richness of all the vegetables One cup cooked is only 41 calories One cup cooked has 1110% of…

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Brown Rice

Tip of the day: Blend 1/2 brown rice with 1/2 white rice.  But first, if your kids won't even eat white rice, then maybe you are making it wrong.  Experiment with different brands.  I tried several until I found one I liked, you know the kind they give you at Chinese restaurants.  Sticky and yummy.  Then I add a touch…

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Baked Apple

Another Dessert!  Am I crazy? What is wrong with me?  Should I change this blog to "healthy desserts your kids might like?"  Or, "Something sweet yet a little healthy so I don't feel guilty for feeding my kids a complete diet of sugar?" I have about 5 more "healthy desserts" waiting in que to try on my kids.  I'm a…

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Whole Wheat Bread

If you haven't already made the switch from white to whole wheat bread, there is no reason to wait.  I believe this is one of the easiest changes to make.  My kids have always eaten whole wheat bread so it's never been an issue in our home.  One day however I decided to buy some white bread, and ketchup boy…

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One-Eyed-Monster

I do like green eggs and ham, I do like them Sam I Am.  If you still believe eggs aren't good for you or your kids, think again.  Eggs have so many good qualities.  It is a complete protein with all 9 essential amino acids. It is a good source of Vitamin B12, Riboflavin, and selenium. Eggs contain healthy fat …

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The Musical Fruit

Beans, Beans, the musical fruit.  The more you eat the more you t...., if you don't know the rest, ask your kids. I know beans are SO good for you.  Plus they are economical. If you listen to Dave Ramsey you would know that to get rich, you've got to eat "beans and rice, rice and beans."  So that's what…

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A very delicious cantaloupe

When I came across the nutritional make up of this particular food, quite frankly, I was shocked. I had no idea it was such a super food.  See if you can figure out which food this is, or ask your kids if they know Only one cup has more vitamin A than any other fruit. One cup has almost as…

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Cantaloupe Quiz

When I came across the nutritional make up of this particular food, quite frankly, I was shocked. I had no idea it was such a super food.  See if you can figure out which food this is, or ask your kids if they know Only one cup has more vitamin A than any other fruit. One cup has almost as…

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