Tag: nutrition

How to Make Beans and Lentils Less Gassy

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  OK, so you’ve heard me (and others) talking about how beans and lentils are super healthy. And you’d love to eat them more often. There’s only one thing holding you back – the aftereffects. Gas. Bloating. Beans ‘musicality” if

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What’s The Healthiest Vegetable?

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I’m often asked my opinion about what vegetable is the healthiest. I also hear the “best-Mommy” contest that happens on the playground where each parent tries to one-up each other bragging about what weird & healthy veggie their child loves.

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5 Super Simple Digestion Solutions

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Do you have problems with your digestion? Gas? Bloating? Constipation? These days it seems like everyone has digestion problems. And, most people jump to the assumption that they must have a sensitivity to a food. So, they start eliminating this

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Don’t Believe in the Nutrient Value of Vegetables

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At a workshop that I led last week, I was asked whether it was worth eating lettuce because it doesn’t have any nutrient value. I knew that this would be a great so-called nutrition “truth” that I can bust for

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Should I Take a Probiotic?

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You asked me to cover probiotics. And sure, I know about probiotics. But instead of listening to me, I decided to reach out to a true, leading expert in probiotics. I’m proud to call Desiree Nielsen a friend. And, I

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Picky Eater Success Tip: When to Serve Challenging Foods

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Maybe you’ve heard the statistic. It takes kids between 10 – 30 times of trying a new food before they like it. But did you also know that a study found that parents typically gave up offering a food after

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Choose Food for What IS in It

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Choosing food for what isn’t in it has been the gateway to a whole lot of ridiculous food trends. I’m old enough to remember when everyone was talking about avoiding eating cholesterol. Like weeds, up sprung “cholesterol-free” labels on all

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Is hiding veggies okay?

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While presenting a workshop on Monday, a small group of parents pulled me aside and asked a question that I get asked all the time. “What do you think about sneaking in vegetables? Is hiding veggies okay?” You know what

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Do Babies Need Teeth for Finger Foods?

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At workshops I’m often asked by new parents whether babies need teeth to eat finger foods. The short answer is: no. Whether you’re choosing to start with purees or to follow Baby Led Weaning (BLW), we recommend starting to offer

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Healthier Chocolate Nut Spread

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You asked for a healthier alternative to the famous (and delicious) chocolate hazelnut spread (you know which one). Today I’m sharing not just one, but 4 alternatives. All are much lower in sugar and have no palm oil. Just in

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