The following is #2 in a 5 part series on helping children become more adventurous eaters. Ah, breakfast! The most important meal of the day, right? If you are parenting a picky eater, it can also be the most stressful way to start the day. Here are 5 strategies to begin the journey to […]
How much does your family spend on groceries? Could you live on $3 a person each day? For many Americans, that’s what you might spend on a coffee. But, for the nearly 50 million Americans on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, $3 a day is all they have for food. Yes, in the wealthiest country […]
Properly fermented foods are an excellent source of probiotics, something most of us need more of in our diet. Fermented foods have been used for ages, and it’s time to reintr oduce this age-old practiceinto every kitchen. Everyone can get started with fermented foods. Many ferments like sauerkraut and pickles can be made with nothing […]
Coconut oil is a wonder food that has so many amazing uses. I’m constantly discovering a new way to use it. We use it for cooking, skincare, first aid and more. The reason we incorporate coconut oil into so many aspects of our lives is because it has an abundance of health properties. It is […]
Healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive, the truth is it can actually save you money! There are lots of ways to enjoy the benefits of healthy foods and still stick to a budget. Here are some ideas to keep your costs down while making healthy food choices:
Busy moms need to start their days on the right foot, loaded up with all the right types of foods! Here are a few grab-and-go ideas to get you running with a full tank!
When I was a kid, you didn’t see many juice boxes. That product category was still in its infancy – a novelty at best. Now, they’re everywhere and there are tons of different kinds. Do you know what’s in yours?
Texture was an unexpected learning for me. When I look back on the whole of Battle Orange, the number of recipes and the lengths I went to, I have to shake my head and sigh. One recipe solved the whole thing. One.
During winter 2010, my friend Debbie, an acupuncturist, kept bugging me about going to some macrobiotic dinner at her house. All I could think was “macro what”? The only thing I knew about macrobiotics was that a lot of celebrities who seemed uberhealthy were believers. And yes, being healthy was a big interest of mine. […]
What is an emunctory? An emunctory is an organ or duct that removes or carries waste from the body. Emunctories allow the body to cleanse out the unwanted wastes (carbon dioxide, toxins, cholesterol) in our bodies through the skin, urinary, digestive, and respiratory systems. Sometime our bodies get a little overwhelmed and need some help […]
Here is a list of foods in order of introduction for my second son. This is not an all-inclusive list. There are only so many foods you can introduce during this short time span. Make the most of it!
With SPOON Foundation established, Cindy and I began to explore our options for helping to improve the nutrition of institutionalized children. Our original idea was to ship multivitamins to Baby Houses in Kazakhstan, but we quickly realized this idea had several problems; most importantly it was not a sustainable model. We also needed to make […]
I love reading about “superfoods” and nutrition – mostly I get reminders to eat more things I already like (did you know watermelon has sky-high levels of lycopene?). Recently, learning about the importance of the essential fatty acid Omega 3 for joint mobility, heart health and cancer prevention, I was even convinced to take fish […]
Parents of kids who really don’t eat enough deserve better help than they often get. Still, most of the time when people say to me that their child is skinny and a very picky eater, the child does not need to eat more. When kids do need to catch up on weight growth, slower is […]
We just spent our first night in Ecuador, where they say you find “La vida estada pura,” or “Life at its purest.” We were welcomed with a glass of fresh tree tomato juice. Tree tomatos are a local fruit with a thin rind of mottled green-red. When you slice one in half with a knife, […]
Recently, after a prolonged period of “promote the sugar high” my child’s school laid down some rules. Up to that point, to my frustration parents and teachers seem to, on a daily basis, ply the children with candy, cupcakes, cookies, marshmallows and other sweets.
Having a varied list of things in which you were involved will allow you at a later date to use this activity bank you’ve created to determine and explain a situation in which you were a leader, you problem solved, you interacted with diverse people, you were humbled, you struggled with a moral issues, and […]
How does what you eat affect your odds of getting a urinary tract infection? Researchers in Finland reasoned that because most UTIs are caused by bacteria from the intestines, diet might have a large direct impact on these infections. Many people have heard about the cranberry juice connection. What about other juices? Other foods?
Preschool kids are known to be picky eaters. Some parents just give in and hope their darling will grow out of it. Other struggle to find ways to “make” their child eat healthy foods. Some just give up. Let’s get practical with my five greatest motivators for preschool children to eat healthy foods.