Nutrition Tips

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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The great debate

Butter Vs. Margarine If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me which was healthier, butter or margarine..I'd be rich.  It's as if no one accepts, "neither are good, so why ask!" You can make arguements for both…

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Olive oil

Olive oil is seen to have one of the best fat profiles.  It has only 2 grams of saturated fat per tablespoon.  Olive oil is ideal for sauces, marinades, salad dressings, dips, or sauteing.  We usually use it to saute our vegetables…

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Fat Week

How sweet is this.  The flip flopper made me breakfast for mothers day.   Especially sweet since it was my one day to sleep in all year, and I was awoken for the sake of breakfast in bed.  Strawberry yogurt with…

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Pack a snack

My kids will not go anywhere without food.  I guess that's my fault.  I always take food with me, in case we are gone a long time, but they will take food if we are driving a mile to the…

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LABELS

Do you get confused at the grocery store? So many manufacturers are out to trick you with their gimmicks.   Don't be fooled. Know these terms the food people are required to follow when creating their packaging.  Teach them to your kids.  Taken from my…

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A Pillar of Salt

The blind man (my father-in-law) will add salt to EVERYTHING he eats.  However, being blind he can not see how much salt he is adding. It usually ends up being a whole pile of it.  If you try to slow…

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Huxtables in training

I always loved the Huxtables.  Great kids, successful parents, intelligent and enlightening dinner conversation.  I want the perfect family meal, talking about what the kids learned that day, who they helped and inspired, what goals they have for their lives. I would…

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Healthy Substitutions

There are so many ways to make any recipe healthy. In fact sometimes I wonder why I spend money on "healthy" cookbooks considering I could use any cookbook, and change the ingredients to make it healthier.  Here are some healthy…

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