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Nutrition
When it comes to me and avocados, it was love at first bite. If you feel the same, don’t despair about the high fat content. The nutritional benefits far outweigh any disadvantages. When are avocados in season? While California’s peak season for avocados is February – September, we get a year-round supply of this fruit,...
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  Do you struggle to love this healthy green leafy veggie? I used to disparage kale until I discovered a helpful tips and tricks. That’s when the kale romance began. Why should I care? Kale is one of the healthiest foods around. According to Food Facts, one cup of kale can trump a whole week’s...
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As much as I love preparing dinner, trying new recipes, and introducing my family to different flavors, I struggle with other meal-times– namely, breakfast and snacks. Breakfast is notorious for its high-calorie, high-carb and sugary assortment of options, ranging from cereals to cinnamon rolls. Though eggs are a great alternative, the family will grow weary...
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T-shirt by John Warfel  The anti-gluten movement reminds me of the low-fat craze that took hold in the early eighties. Like fat was, gluten now seems to be the root of all evil. But is it? Science or Hoopla? Even when fads are based in science, there are many manufacturers waiting in the wings to...
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I always say I’m a lucky mom for many reasons – among these, Luke is a very even-keeled boy. Not too moody. Generally happy. He laughs a lot and is fun to be around, unless he doesn’t get enough sleep or hasn’t eaten in a long time. Part of his disposition I can safely attribute...
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Like winning the Powerball jackpot, the odds of losing weight overnight and keeping it off are slim (excuse the pun). Instead of expecting miracles, give up a small, unhealthy habit that could make a big impact on your weight long-term. Said again….. Give up something in your diet you won’t notice you’re missing. Maybe that...
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Today is part II in a series about how we shape our children’s eating habits. Click here to read part I. For years, we have been blaming our children’s expanding waistline on fast food restaurants, advertisements on TV, sugary beverages and increased screen time. And while all of these factors are indeed culprits, parents and...
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Today is part II in a series about how we shape our children’s eating habits. Click here to read part II. For years, we have been blaming our children’s expanding waistline on fast food restaurants, advertisements on TV, sugary beverages and increased screen time. And while all of these factors are indeed culprits, parents and...
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There are many excuses for skipping meals. Perhaps you don’t have time, don’t make the time or simply forgot (the latter of which I find quite perplexing because I never forgotten a meal in my life!). More than likely, however, you have skipped meals to avoid unnecessary calories, save up for a meal you haven’t...
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As I mentioned in my last post on weight loss diets, no clinical research has proven that cutting out or down on a macronutrient is advantageous for your health. In fact, the name macronutrient implies that your body needs it! So why do without? Protein can be converted to glucose to supply energy for the body....
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