Benefits of Blueberries

Want to help keep your kids’ minds sharp, their bones strong, and prevent chronic diseases? Learn about the benefits of blueberries! A blueberry’s sweet taste may make your little ones pop them in one-by-one like candy. But they have SO many more benefits than just being a healthy sweet treat. Blueberries are rich in polyphenols […]

Baby Meal Ideas with Baby-Safe Spices

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Here are savory and sweet meal ideas that include baby-safe spices and herbs to help boost flavor and nutrients in your infant’s diet. Are spices and herbs safe for baby? Yes! But wait until 6 months of age, when baby’s first foods are started! Did you know that many cultures add a spice of life […]

Organic Produce: Protecting Yourself from Pesticides

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If buying organic is a priority but your budget is limited, here are the foods you want to purchase as organic! The U.S. Department of Agriculture found that even after washing, some fruits and vegetables consistently carry much higher levels of pesticide residue than others. The Environmental Working Group developed the list of the “dirty dozen” fruits and […]

Making Family Time Active

Try these new solutions to get active and move more with your family in fun ways that everyone will enjoy! Does it feel like everyone in your family is always on the go and running off to different activities and events? Are you concerned about your weight, and perhaps even your children’s weight? If so, […]

10 Dinner Ideas – Healthy Whole Food Meals

10 Dinner Ideas Healthy Whole Food Meals

Here are 10 simple whole food dinners that are filled with color, good-for-you nutrients, and delicious flavors! Rotate them throughout the weeks so that you always have an option on hand! Black Bean Corn Tacos Black beans, sliced avocado, shredded romaine, salsa and shredded cheese in corn tortillas. Pineapple chunks for dessert. Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, […]

Healthy, Happy Families: Try These Six Tips

Incorporate these six tips into your family’s lifestyle, and in only a few weeks you may notice that you and your kids may drop a few pounds while your energy levels increase. One of my neighbors and her husband started a weight loss program one year ago. Together, they have lost over 80 pounds. More importantly, by […]

Top 10 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Better

These ten tips can make mealtime more fun and can improve your child’s food choices! 1.  Get them involved. Include them in meal prep by having them wash the veggies, set the table, fill the water cups and clean off the placements. 2. Grow your own groceries. This is the best way to eat seasonal and local, […]

Top 10 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Better

It’s common for parents to want to get kids to eat better. Use these ten ideas to kickstart new behaviors and happy mealtimes. With busy schedules and picky eaters, it can seem difficult to get kids to eat better. These are simple steps that you can start today with the kids. 1.  Get them involved. Include […]

Easy Tips for Baby’s First Foods

Take the worry out of feeding your baby and try these foods first. They’re simple to make and are full of nutrients. Easy Baby First Foods Mashed banana Mashed avocado Baked and mashed sweet potato, butternut squash, acorn squash Steamed and pureed turnip Steamed and pureed zucchini Steamed and pureed broccoli Steamed and pureed carrots […]