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Kids + Healthy Food - Practical Tips for Parents

Kids + Healthy Food - Can They Even Go Together?  If you're interested in setting your kids up to enjoy healthy food, and "normalizing" healthy eating, consider trying these things:  Tip #1- Early exposure is good, when talkin’ food.  When my first kid was just shy of one, a friend came to visit me. She would not stop taking photos of him eating “unlikely foods” and doing “unlikely things” in the kitchen– like eating capers straight from the jar, drinking green juice, tasting fresh rosemary on a walk, testing spices–ginger, garlic, chili pepper, you name it! I've learned that exposing kids to various flavors from an early age helps expand their palette and prepares them for variety later on. One fun way you could...

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What is 'real' food?

As with most things in life, perfection is not the goal- rather concerted effort is. It's virtually impossible to know all the ingredients in your Chicken Parmesan at the Italian restaurant up the street. But, it's very possible to know the ingredients of the food you make at home. So that's a great place to focus.   The ONE THING we can do to move towards healthier eating is to read the nutrition labels of the foods we buy. Here are the two questions to ask yourself... 1. What's in it? 2. Do I recognize the ingredients? (As in, are they from a natural source?) For example, a Snickers bar has several recognizable and real food ingredients such as milk,...

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Five Minute Stir Fry

So, you’ve made Maple Dijon Chicken with Cranberry Rice and Roasted Veggies and now comes the amazing part... Here are two UNIQUE meals you can make using those leftovers. They are SO good and SUPER fast, what could be better than that? LEFTOVER REMIX MEAL #1: Five Minute Stir Fry Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 3/4 pound or 2 cooked chicken breast halves, thinly sliced or cubed* 1 red bell pepper ¼ cup chicken stock 3 tablespoons chili garlic sauce

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Roasted Tomatoes with Olives and Feta

So, you’ve made Turkey & Sun-dried Tomato Mini Meatloaves and now comes the amazing part... Here are two UNIQUE meals you can make using those leftovers. They are SO good and SUPER fast, what could be better than that? LEFTOVER REMIX MEAL #1: Roasted Tomatoes with Olives and Feta Serves 2 Ingredients: 3-4 plum or vine ripe tomatoes ½ pound Turkey and Sun-dried Tomato Mini Meatloaf, crumbled* 1 tablespoon olive oil

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Butter Lettuce Salad with Honey Cilantro Vinaigrette

So, you’ve made Ginger Salmon with Red Cabbage Slaw and Jalapeño Cantaloupe Salsa and now comes the amazing part... Here are two UNIQUE meals you can make using those leftovers. They are SO good and SUPER fast, what could be better than that? LEFTOVER REMIX MEAL #1- Butter Lettuce Salad with Honey Cilantro Vinaigrette Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 heads of butter/bibb lettuce, leaves pulled and rinsed ½ cup carrots, shredded

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