Nutrition Tips

Chicken breasts vs. thighs

The BBQ Chicken pizza turned out OK.  I truly love the whole wheat crust recipe.  But the chicken that I put in the crockpot all day with BBQ Sauce turned out super dry.   And Eliece, I did not put any…

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5 ingredients to avoid

Did you see Dr. Oz on Oprah yesterday? I was only able to see the first few minutes, but it was well worth it.  He listed 5 ingredients you should avoid: High Fructose Corn Syrup Sugar "enriched" flour products Trans…

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Oh my darlin

Oh my darlin, Oh my darlin, oh my darlin Clementine!! We love clementines! They are the perfect fruit for little hands and little mouths.  Most kids can peel them themselves, they normally do not have seeds, and two of them…

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Food Art for Kids

The ladies over at Little Nummies are so creative!  Whether its a sandwich shaped like an elf, Christmas  ornaments from an apple, a Rudolf pancake, or my favorite; the Snap Pea Christmas tree!  Not everything is Super Healthy, but everything…

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Just Say No

A post for mom's. I'm a Yes girl!  And I like it. I will say yes to 99.9%  of the committees or projects you ask me to be on.  And I want to say yes. I enjoy being busy and…

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The obsession continues!!

Thank you for the snack ideas! Homemade yogurt and popcorn I can definitely do.  And Cathy, I will find out about edamane. I can't stop thinking about black beans. I need help. Every meal I create I think... "how can…

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The Bulb of Champions

My friend, Emily, asked her husband to pick up some garlic on his way home from work.  Being a good husband, he did and he came home with this: Holy Toledo! Their house must have been full of evil vampires…

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Drink Up!

It's getting hot around here.  My kids have always been good water drinkers, and now they are even better. My husband found the most adorable hydration packs for kids to take hiking. Yesterday when the kids got these, of course they…

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Teach them well

Although it's summer, I try and keep my kids learning every day.  I am having my 7 year old teach my 5 year old reading skills, my 9 year old teach my 7 year old to play the piano, and…

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The Fats of Life

Trans fats have no reason to be in our diet.  A quick summary: Food manufactures add hydrogen to liquid oils in order to make the fat solid, as in shortening and margarines.  If your fat is solid at room temperature, it…

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