When you ask parents where their kids are getting their calcium and vitamin-D, you almost always will get “cow’s milk” as an answer. Thanks to marketing and advertising over the years, most parents believe that this is the best way for their kids to get these nutrients. “They must drink milk every day to be healthy.” That’s what a lot of folks believe.
But are parents in the western world depending too much on this food product? [click to continue…]
We supplement daily with Shaklee protein for numerous reasons, including added energy, avoidance of mid-day blood sugar drops, their high quality standards, and all the proven health benefits of soy. I have also grown to love the versatility and variety of the Shaklee protein line. They have several different types of protein–some with or without natural sweeteners and flavors. This variety makes them easy to add to your baking recipes or shakes. [click to continue…]
An inordinate amount of kids today struggle with learning challenges. ADD, ADHD, and Autism have all been on the rise in the last few decades. While medication still remains the most common prescription, it comes with a bunch of unwanted side effects and tends to make the problem worse in the long run.
The great news is that nutrition remedies for learning challenges can prove very successful. And these only come with side benefits! There are many things you can do at home for your child that can aid their learning this year. Try some or all of the ideas below. [click to continue…]
My family loves muffins, and I have made a slew of different recipes over the years. But on busy school mornings, I don’t have time to get fancy. I need something healthy–though less daunting–that I can mix together fast.
Make this mix ahead of time and bake quick healthy muffins on school mornings!
I wanted a muffin mix recipe that had more healthy protein, my own choice of flour, and no sugar or artificial ingredients. [click to continue…]
Here you are, a young mom expecting your first baby. You’re excited and eager to meet this little person growing inside of you. You may even be trying to adjust your lifestyle to be a bit healthier than normal. Or you may be puking your guts out, trying to keep any amount of food down. Either way, you’re probably not thinking about low birth weight issues at this point. You’re just trying to make it through the first trimester.
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Some of you may know that I recently purchased the bible on Italian cooking, The Silver Spoon New Edition. This is, by far, the largest cookbook I’ve ever owned and one of the most valuable. The Italian recipes come straight from the Italian mommas in Italy themselves. You can’t get anymore authentic than that.
So, every week, I’ve been incorporating one new recipe from this book into my meal plan. And, so far, we have not been disappointed. [click to continue…]
Ever since I discovered a quick and delicious Greek Salad Dressing Recipe, I have fallen in love with the flavors of the Greek salad. My husband and I vacationed in Greece one time, and the food always had a way of “popping” with flavor in your mouth. This chopped Greek salad has the same effect. [click to continue…]
There are so many ways you can make a Chicken Tortilla Soup. The mexican spices are so versatile that you can easily make this soup your own by changing up ingredients.
I recall a former roommate of mine making a delicious version that slowly [click to continue…]
When I decided to do this series on soy protein processing methods, calling soy companies and manufacturers became a natural response. I wanted to see for myself–and to show others–what processing methods other companies were using. Did soy companies even know where their soy protein was coming from and how it was processed?
For this series I chose to compare only those companies selling a soy isolate powder. [click to continue…]
In the first post of this soy series, I discussed why the processing of the soy isolate matters. Then I dove into how the soybean is grown. Now I transition to sharing what happens to get the soybean into your protein shake. What are the necessary steps? Why do these steps matter to your health?
Soy Protein Powder Processing Steps
The processing of the soy bean starts at the point of seed all the way to the finished soy protein powder (or isolate). Each step along the way has certain markers of quality. You will quickly be able to see that the differences matter.
Isolating The Soy Protein
This first step involves separating [click to continue…]