It has been a beautiful, cold, snowy winter here in Northern Idaho… Soon with all the shoveling I’ve been doing my upper body will be super strong! What goes better with winter and snowy afternoons than a large pot of healthy soup? My husband mentioned after work to me one evening how many people were sick with the flu, which is such a bummer. I thought this would be … [Read more...] about Soulful Chick’n Noodle Soup Recipe [Vegan]
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As the holiday season nears, don’t fear the food…or the scale! As a mother and a dietitian, I clearly recognize that this celebratory time of year is much more about food - the anticipation of eating so many especially delicious holiday dishes - than, perhaps, even family and friends. So instead of starving yourself during the day and then overdoing it at night, you can … [Read more...] about Recipe for Success: Healthy Eating During the Holidays
My eldest daughter, Syd, ate sashimi at age three. Devouring tentacles while slurping down pasta and squid, her nickname evolved and "Squid" has always been an excellent eater with an adventurous palate. She begged me to try chocolate covered ants and had a field day in the Harry Potter store popping “Barf,” “Booger” and "Earwax” jellybeans. No doubt, she’ll grow up … [Read more...] about Persuading My Picky Eater
The air is fresh with possibilities and all around me happiness is bursting at the seams (the groundhog did say Spring will be here in 6 weeks!) much like the ending of every Disney fairytale, but for me? Well, I feel like I’ve been covered in snow I am barely breaking through the surface, I am still stuck in the winter blues and my only thought is “Holy Canoli, Memorial Day is … [Read more...] about Spring is in the air!
If your kids have cabin fever or a snow day off from school, you may be eager to send them outside to play. While snow can be an exciting element, filled with possibilities, it can also be filled with danger when not treated with respect. Help your kids to understand the potential dangers and keep them safe while they enjoy a winter day.DressingWhen your kids start begging to … [Read more...] about Snow Safety for Kids