Curious about Glycemic Load and Index?
    February 8, 2012
    Curious about Glycemic Load and Index?

    I have written about glycemic index and load in the past but thought I would touch on it again…. The glycemic load is a ranking system for carbohydrate content in food portions. The glycemic index (…

    Carbohydrates Basics: What they are,and what they do in the body
    February 7, 2012
    Carbohydrates Basics: What they are,and what they do in the body

    It’s important to learn the basics of food chemistry. It is empowering to bring this awareness into light, however, I realize that it can be a tad overwhelming so my hopes are to provide you with th…

    Sugar Sweetness: Maybe not so Sweet
    February 6, 2012
    Sugar Sweetness: Maybe not so Sweet

    Sugar... we all love its’ delicious sweetness it offers to our foods but do we need to be concerned about the effects it has on our body? Well, yes, we do. The bottom line about sugar and really, to…

    Baby and Toddler Finger Food Ideas Galore: Seeds and Dips
    January 27, 2012
    Baby and Toddler Finger Food Ideas Galore: Seeds and Dips

    If variety is the “spice of life,” why not introduce variety into your baby and toddler’s diet? (more…)…

    Baby and Toddler Finger Food Ideas Galore: Proteins, Dairy, Omega-3 Healthy Fats
    January 26, 2012
    Baby and Toddler Finger Food Ideas Galore: Proteins, Dairy, Omega-3 Healthy Fats

    The possibilities for finger foods for babies and toddlers are endless.  Here are more nutritious, organic and delicious ideas: (more…)…

    Finger Food Ideas: Vegetables, Fruits, and Whole Grains
    January 25, 2012
    Finger Food Ideas: Vegetables, Fruits, and Whole Grains

    Think of finger foods as small bits of normal-sized foods.  Finger foods should be well-cooked so they will be soft on baby's sensitive gums.  Try to buy fresh, local, and organic produce.  If you …

    Getting Started with Finger Foods
    January 24, 2012
    Getting Started with Finger Foods

    Just as he has to learn any motor skills, your baby has to learn to use his hands and fingers to manipulate food into his mouth.  He must learn to use his mouth, tongue, and jaw muscles to move food …

    Finger Foods: What They Are and Why They Are Important for Your Baby’s Diet
    January 23, 2012
    Finger Foods: What They Are and Why They Are Important for Your Baby’s Diet

    Finger foods are food pieces that your baby can pick up and eat by himself.  At first, finger foods are mostly tools for practice in self-feeding, which will help your baby to develop manual dexterit…

    Playing with your food: How to make mealtime fun!
    January 20, 2012
    Playing with your food: How to make mealtime fun!

    Like 99% of parents, I struggled to get my kids to eat their veggies. When my daughter was two, she ate everything. By the time she was five, her plate was white. How could it be that she loved brocco…

    Early Puberty in Girls
    January 18, 2012
    Early Puberty in Girls

    Question: My 8 yr old daughter is showing signs of premature onset of pubery; she has adult-grade underarm odor, blemishes, headaches, and a few hairs under her arms. I have researched out the possibl…

    Healthy Eating on a Budget
    January 18, 2012
    Healthy Eating on a Budget

    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…

    Kids in the Kitchen!
    January 17, 2012
    Kids in the Kitchen!

    We all have busy lives these days and sometimes cooking is just one more thing to get through in the day so the thought of bringing kids into the kitchen to "help" may not seem appealing on first glan…

    drgblog-carrots-nitrates
    January 16, 2012
    Carrots and Nitrates

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: Carrots and Nitrates. Really? Not a problem at 6 months. Parents are often told that it is not safe to feed your baby carrots, spinach, beets, turnips, or collard greens that yo…

    Picky Parents. What to do if YOU are the Picky Eater in the Family
    January 16, 2012
    Picky Parents. What to do if YOU are the Picky Eater in the Family

    As parents there are so many things we want to pass on to our children.  Being a picky eater is definitely NOT one of those things. (more…)…

    Healthy Breakfast Ideas for the Busy Moms
    January 9, 2012
    Healthy Breakfast Ideas for the Busy Moms

    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! (more…)…

    The Case for Universal Breakfast: It Really Is the Most Important Meal of the Day!
    January 4, 2012
    The Case for Universal Breakfast: It Really Is the Most Important Meal of the Day!

    By: Chef Ann Cooper and Sunny Young Eating a full and substantial breakfast can change your day. It can take you from a groggy and tired state to a ready-to-conquer the world mentality in minutes. It …

    Fill your Cart with Color: Successful strategies for shopping with your kids
    January 3, 2012
    Fill your Cart with Color: Successful strategies for shopping with your kids

    Cookies, sugar-coated cereal, candy bars – these unhealthy treats always seem to be positioned at perfect eye level for a toddler. If grocery shopping with your kids is regular exercise in blocking …

    What You Don’t Know: You Can Afford Well-Raised Meat
    December 27, 2011
    What You Don’t Know: You Can Afford Well-Raised Meat

    One of my absolute favorite things from The Butcher’s Guide To Well-Raised Meat is where we explain how to afford well-raised meat. So many people lament it can’t be done. I disagree. Here’s how…

    Vegetarian Un-Baked Beans
    December 26, 2011
    Vegetarian Un-Baked Beans

    Most recipes for baked beans use pork for flavor and long slow cooking to thicken the sauce. After talking about the physics of baking with my Taster, who is an engineer as well as a patient man, I tr…

    Can a French Fry Nation Embrace a Rainbow of Vegetables?
    December 12, 2011
    Can a French Fry Nation Embrace a Rainbow of Vegetables?

    By Chef Ann Cooper & Chef Beth Collins Walk into any typical public school cafeteria these days and you will see one staple across the board: French Fries. According to the USDA’s School Nutriti…