On the positive side, stress can help you accomplish amazing things or meet important deadlines. Leap tall buildings in a single bound…almost.
But too much of it, and we begin to feel overwhelmed…agitated…and frustrated.
We’ve all been on both sides of it.
But what do you do when you feel over-stressed? What is your personal stress-relief program?
This past year for us felt as though someone backed up a truckload of stress and dumped it heavy on our heads. [click to continue…]
This recipe for Cheese and Leek Soup (or “Käse Lauch Suppe” as the Germans would say) comes straight from a German grocery store ad. Normally, I wouldn’t see a small recipe amidst food ads as a reliable source for yummy food, but I do now!
I went out on a limb one day and tried this leek soup out on my family–Wow! This is homemade comfort food at its finest for the winter months. [click to continue…]
These Banana Oat Chocolate Muffins are low in sugar and high in protein. They have a delicate sweetness that comes only from the mashed ripe bananas and chocolate pieces. There is no extra added sugar! These muffins are a great deal for kids who normally enjoy high-sugar breakfasts with little to no nutritional value. [click to continue…]
I hope the title of this post gets your attention, because how you approach your child’s health really does matter. And for those families looking to change the direction of your child’s health–this post could make all the difference for you.
How Do You Approach Your Child’s Health?
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So what does your child’s health have to do with a nuclear blast anyway? [click to continue…]
With so many children today struggling with their weight, more parents are looking for ways to help them. And that is a wonderful trend. However, when it comes to dieting with kids, we can enable either success or utter failure depending on how we approach it.
This listing of Do’s And Don’ts will help you lay the foundation for a successful weight loss strategy for your kids. [click to continue…]
I finally figured out a way to “healthify” one of my favorite European recipes–the Crepe! In my effort to get more healthy soy protein into our diets, it dawned on me that I had never tried the soy/flour substitution in crepes yet.
Crepes are one of our favorite desserts, brunches, snacks…you name it! These thin little pancakes are so versatile since you can add just about anything you like to them.
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These soy protein peanut butter balls make a wonderful snack for kids! They are high in protein, which keeps little tummies feeling full longer, and they are quick and easy to make. No baking required!
Research shows that young girls who are raised on 40 grams of soy protein per day have a significantly lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life. And this is just one of the many health benefits associated with a healthy soy intake. So, I am constantly looking for ways to help my kids get more high-quality soy in their diet.
Each peanut butter ball contains about 2 grams of heart-healthy soy, and your kids will probably only eat 2 or 3 in one sitting. They are very filling and satisfying. [click to continue…]
“Mom, does popsicle mean sugar?” my inquisitive 5-year old son asked as he was eating one of Ruby’s Rockets popsicles.
I smiled and said, “No, not anymore.”
What kid doesn’t love frozen treats? I want to be able to purchase fun summer snacks for my kids, but trying to square my healthy-eating convictions with what I saw in the freezer case was always a challenge…until now.
I stumbled upon these new popsicles at Sprouts Farmers Market last week. (Ok, maybe “stumbled upon” is a poor description. I was carefully scrutinizing the nutrition labels of ALL the popsicles in the case, almost convinced I wasn’t going to find anything with less than 100% sugar calories.)
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Eczema, at its core, is an inflammatory reaction of the skin. It can take various forms in each child and can even be caused by a variety of things–allergies, yeast overgrowth issues, etc. Kids with severe eczema often struggle with excessive itching, even to the point of bleeding.
In the medical industry, many doctors will tell you that there’s no known cure and prescribe all manor of creams and steroids to control the itching and the inflammation. They try to help you manage the symptoms and reduce the severity of those symptoms. Unfortunately, these methods often lead only to temporary relieve.
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There has been a growing awareness in recent years that probiotics are important for good health. Kefir is one of those probiotic-friendly products that has a growing following in this health movement.
The facts show that kefir indeed provides large numbers of friendly gut bacteria, but is the kefir craze really worth its weight in beneficial probiotics?
Here are the facts about kefir’s probiotic impact. [click to continue…]