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Better Nutrition for Kids: End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad Book Review & Giveaway
[15 Aug 2013 | 2 Comments | 4,415 views]
Better Nutrition for Kids: End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad Book Review & Giveaway

By Melody Meiners

If it grows from the ground or is picked from a tree, my three year old is certain there is a conspiracy against her. And help us if it is green and leafy, that is the dinner time equivalent of armageddon. Since force feeding is considered a war crime, and her ability to wait me out has become epic we aren’t left with a lot of options for getting healthy foods into my daughter’s belly instead of cleverly tucked under her booster seat.

Our family isn’t alone. Eating healthy and the consequence of childhood obesity is one the top three concerns for parents today according to a poll by the University of Michigan.

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Snacking 101
[20 Feb 2013 | Comments Off | 8,966 views]

I really love sitting down to a great meal, but I have always been a food “grazer”.  I was never one who could starve myself all day so I could save the calories for my evening meal. Not only would my stomach start to growl, but I would experience a frightening personality change from the lack of food! Our blood sugar typically dips around three to five hours after we eat, so eating small, frequent snacks keeps the metabolism revved up and helps normalize our blood sugar. Hunger can throw the …

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Free Your Mind: Mindful Eating Strategies
[20 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 2,594 views]
Free Your Mind: Mindful Eating Strategies

By Harriette Kraus

My family and I are self-admitted foodies. While other families go on vacations and bring back glowing descriptions of paintings and churches, we can illustrate every luscious detail of the Paella in Barcelona, the Caprese salad in Florence, or even the amazing carrot cake in Chicago. While watching shows on the Food Network, we love hearing the descriptions of specific flavors and ingredient combinations in the foods they feature. Our restaurant experiences are not just about satisfying hunger, but enjoying the specific flavors in each bite.

It might seem contrary that someone who teaches fitness for a living would advocate the enjoyment of an array of foods and flavors. But an awareness of what we eat, or something called mindful eating, is exactly why the Mindful Eating and Living (MEAL) program at the University of New Mexico Center for Life Integrative Medicine Specialty Clinic was developed by Brian Shelley, MD.

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a colorful plate helps families eat healthier
[25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off | 1,380 views]
A Colorful Plate Helps Families Eat Healthier

Harriette shares some insight on what all of those food colors can do for your family!

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Make Your Own Candy Kits: A Great Holiday Present And FREE Giveaway
[9 Dec 2011 | Comments Off | 1,620 views]
Make Your Own Candy Kits: A Great Holiday Present And FREE Giveaway

Bonnie reviews a new chocolate making kit, and share info on how to get one for free!

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Food Fight!
[7 Dec 2011 | Comments Off | 1,216 views]
Food Fight!

Colleen talks about some very important changes to your kid’s lunch plate.

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Guess Who’s Going to Dinner…?
[5 Dec 2011 | Comments Off | 1,309 views]
Guess Who’s Going to Dinner…?

Harriette shares tips for taking kids out to dinner and teaching them about healthy eating.

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Finding “Time for Dinner”
[6 Oct 2011 | One Comment | 1,551 views]
Finding “Time for Dinner”

Bonnie shares her secret dinner time weapon: Time for Dinner

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nobody really likes to cook, right?
[11 Aug 2011 | 4 Comments | 1,291 views]
Nobody Really Likes to Cook, Right?

Hannah shares a few easy, perfect-for-summer snacks that are kid approved!

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going bananas: two great recipes & a six flags special
[28 Jul 2011 | Comments Off | 1,616 views]
Going Bananas: Two Great Recipes & A Six Flags Special

Bonnie share two of my family’s favorite banana recipes & a great Six Flags special.