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Healthy Quinoa Salad Recipe

Back to School is starting! You’ve got this. You’re determined to make ahead healthy meals that enable good choices and keep you on track for your busy life. Meals you can grab and go, grab and FEEL GOOD about! When you have healthy foods prepped ahead of time you’re setting yourself, and your family up for success.

This healthy quinoa salad is great to make in advance. The flavors only get better …

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Eating For Quality When Pregnant

There is a common misconception while pregnant, that eating for two means you need to consume more food. While pregnant you only need 250 -300 more calories then you do before you were pregnant. Chances are if you are eating a typical American diet you are getting way over the daily calories needed even without a baby growing inside. Instead of worrying about eating enough food, focus more on its value. Everything you put in your mouth goes right into your babys development, forming the structure from which they will grow. The healthier you eat the better you will feel and the stronger your body will be to support your pregnancy. You can shift your awareness simply asking yourself these two questions: How is this food feeding me? How is this fueling my babys development?

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10 Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy

Its clear that gaining the right amount of weight during pregnancy involves eating a healthy and well-balanced diet so that your baby gets all the nutrients he or she needs to grow in a healthy way.Weight GainIn general, you will need to consume up to 300 more calories a day to meet the needs of your growing baby. Ideally you want to gain about 2 to 4 pounds during your first three …

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Family-Friendly Friday Night Dinner Ideas

Having dinner as a family is a great way to catch up on the day. But after a long week, it’s hard to find the energy to whip up a gourmet meal. So to help you kick off the weekend, here are some fun and easy ideas for Friday night dinner that your family is sure to love! Tasty Taco Time A big taco dinner is something healthy and easy to serve. Everyone gets to make their own tacos just the way they like it. Here’s what you need:

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Three Cheese Brainfood Mac and Cheese Recipe

Want some healthy and tasty ideas for your little one? Check out this great recipe from Mika Shino, author of Smart Bites for Baby. This is a brainfood version of the classic macncheese because it contains vegetables and whole grains, as well as flaxseeds and wheat germs. It is very simple to make and very similar in flavor to the classic macncheese, but it features the added benefits of protein, added vitamins and DHA Omega 3 fatty acid. Ingredients (makes 4 servings)