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5 Of The Worst Convenience Holiday Foods And How To Avoid Them

The holiday season is upon us, and all the grocery stores are lined with their special displays of the most popular holiday foods. You've probably already been by the holiday baking display or the dress-your-turkey shelves of canned goods and boxed potatoes. Upon a closer look, though, many of these "convenience" foods turn out to… Read More

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52 Healthy Eating Tips For Families

Diet changes can be overwhelming when you are just starting out. It can be confusing to know what to change, when, and how much. In fact, all the confusion and information can lead to paralysis, where you end up doing nothing at all. Eating healthy is so crucial to good health that you can't afford… Read More

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butternut squash

How To Prepare Butternut Squash

The fall season brings a variety of seasonal squashes to the grocery store aisles...but do you know what to do with them? Butternut squash has become one of our favorites--for it's subtle sweetness and versatility.  It took me several tries though to learn how to prepare it with ease. So, for those who are new… Read More

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Our Nutrition-Savy Back To School Checklist

Your back to school checklist may abound with school supplies and clothing items. But what about good nutrition?  What will you stock in your kitchen to help your kids learn and feel their best this year? Here is a list of what we will be stocking in our pantry this fall along with helpful links… Read More

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The Key to Preparing Healthy Meals

It may sound like a four-letter word if you already feel crunched for time. But without this step in your weekly and daily calendar, you will fail miserably at preparing healthy meals. Most families today are also on limited grocery budgets, so again, without the planning, you'll feel forced to buy cheaper and less nutritious… Read More

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7 Tricks to Help Kids Eat Healthier

7 Tricks To Help Kids Eat Healthier

What if you could help your kids eat healthier by simply changing how you present food choices to them?  Would it surprise you that there is a whole science devoted to studying people's responses to food? Brian Wansink, director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University and John S. Dyson Professor of Marketing… Read More

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Weekly Grocery Budget and How to Shop Healthy

I have received questions from friends and readers more than once about our weekly grocery budget and where we shop, so I thought a formal post on this was in order.   Meal planning can be a challenge when you're on a tight budget AND when you are trying to eat healthy.  I always learn… Read More

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Healthy Snack Recipes and Ideas For Kids

Although it's healthier to limit snacking for kids, the reality is that kids today snack more often than they used to.[1] Not only are they snacking more, the type of snacks are nothing that your pediatrician would cheer about. According to a 2009 survey, 88% of American kids are consuming snacks that are high in… Read More

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Healthy Eating Tips From The Germans

We lived in southern Germany for four years--the state of Bavaria. This was really our first introduction to European culture and food, and there are many healthy eating tips to learn from the Germans. One thing we grew to love was going to the market or bakery (bäckerei) each morning for freshly baked bread and… Read More

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Healthy Eating Tips From The Italian Front

We had the amazing adventure of living in southern Italy for 3 years. Two of our children were born there and so was our passion for nutrition education. It is no wonder to me why Italy ranks near the top in life expectancy worldwide. They have a contagious zeal for stress-free living and a much-envied… Read More

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