• 15 GREAT KID’S BOOKS ON HEALTHY EATING

    In my last post, I mentioned it was important to make talking about eating healthy fun.  I know, that’s not the easiest task, but here is a list of 15 books for various age groups that will be great conversation starters and can make talking about healthy eating less of a chore (for the both of

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  • 10 TIPS FOR GETTING YOUR KIDS TO DRINK MORE WATER

    1- Don’t go cold turkey! If your house’s main beverages are juice and fizzy drinks, then throwing them all out overnight will feel harsh and unjust to your kids, making water an even harder sell.  Gradually dilute the juice with increasing amounts of water over a couple of weeks and buy the fizzy drinks less

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  • 5 TIPS FOR TALKING TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT HEALTHY EATING

    This is not an exhaustive list, and may in fact be a Part One, but for now, here are five tips for talking to your kids about healthy eating. 1-  Don’t talk about weight.  Ever.  Whether it is about your child’s weight, your weight, the weight of the models in the magazine or your neighbor

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  • FIT FOR LIFE- CUT THE SUGAR

      For all those who were at Fit for Life, I thought doing a follow-up post might be a helpful supplement to the 5 minutes I get with you on Thursday nights.  For last week’s talk, check out this post from last week’s talk. FIT FOR LIFE RECAP When you read a food label, 4

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  • Chipotle Grilled Peach Flatbread

    Smoky, spicy, sweet, filling- but light all at the same time.  This chipotle grilled peach flatbread is quick and simple, but still looks fancy pants.  It is inspired by a flatbread from Los Angeles that I gave a resounding kick in the pants with the chipotle vinaigrette.  I like spice, so there is quite a

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  • Vietnamese Chicken Salad

    You are likely wondering what you should do with the leftover rotisserie chicken that is in your fridge. Yesterday was chicken, roast potatoes, and salad.  What can you eat today that will use up your leftovers without completely repeating the flavors?  If you are thinking, “Perhaps a Vietnamese Chicken Salad?” then you beat me to the punch.

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  • PADMA’S SPICY CUCUMBER POMEGRANATE SALAD

    THE BACKGROUND Padma, my stepmom, is the kindest woman I know.  I don’t mean that in a flippant superlative that simply means, she’s really, really kind.  She is LITERALLY the kindest woman I know.  She and my mom were close friends.  When I was a kid, I thought it was cool, but a little weird

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