Nutrition Tips

Ode To Dole

MONDAY: Fruits and Vegetables Have I told you lately that I love you? Have I told you, there's no one else above you? You fill my meals with sweetness You make my snacks into treat-ness Ease my hunger that's what…

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Teaching Kids about Carbs

Whether you homeschool or not, good nutrition should be taught at home.   News flash: Your school may not be teaching it. What to teach: Carbohydrates are essential for energy!  Without carbohydrates, you would be too tired to walk, play, ride…

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Chicken breasts vs. thighs

The BBQ Chicken pizza turned out OK.  I truly love the whole wheat crust recipe.  But the chicken that I put in the crockpot all day with BBQ Sauce turned out super dry.   And Eliece, I did not put any…

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5 ingredients to avoid

Did you see Dr. Oz on Oprah yesterday? I was only able to see the first few minutes, but it was well worth it.  He listed 5 ingredients you should avoid: High Fructose Corn Syrup Sugar "enriched" flour products Trans…

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Oh my darlin

Oh my darlin, Oh my darlin, oh my darlin Clementine!! We love clementines! They are the perfect fruit for little hands and little mouths.  Most kids can peel them themselves, they normally do not have seeds, and two of them…

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Food Art for Kids

The ladies over at Little Nummies are so creative!  Whether its a sandwich shaped like an elf, Christmas  ornaments from an apple, a Rudolf pancake, or my favorite; the Snap Pea Christmas tree!  Not everything is Super Healthy, but everything…

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Just Say No

A post for mom's. I'm a Yes girl!  And I like it. I will say yes to 99.9%  of the committees or projects you ask me to be on.  And I want to say yes. I enjoy being busy and…

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The obsession continues!!

Thank you for the snack ideas! Homemade yogurt and popcorn I can definitely do.  And Cathy, I will find out about edamane. I can't stop thinking about black beans. I need help. Every meal I create I think... "how can…

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The Bulb of Champions

My friend, Emily, asked her husband to pick up some garlic on his way home from work.  Being a good husband, he did and he came home with this: Holy Toledo! Their house must have been full of evil vampires…

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Drink Up!

It's getting hot around here.  My kids have always been good water drinkers, and now they are even better. My husband found the most adorable hydration packs for kids to take hiking. Yesterday when the kids got these, of course they…

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