The Picky eater and The Not So Picky Eaters

It always amazes me just how different my three children can be, it’s oh so obvious at dinner time. My youngest is the pickiest eater alive and for the first four years of his life he would occasionally try new foods while other times he would go 4-5 nights without diner because he was that stubborn to even try dinner. My older two kids always impress me, it makes me proud at how they handle the food situations. You see, sometimes we are broke so all we have for food is pasta, sauce and maybe a veggie of some sort. […]

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Family Dinners: Reclaiming a Lost Tradition

Despite the constant innovations in modern kitchen appliances making it quicker and easier to cook, the modern family now spends less and less time eating in. In fact, whilst in in 1900, 2% of meals were eaten outside the home, in 2010 that figure had risen to 50%. In part, this can be put down to the fact that in an increasing number of families, all parents are working full time. That, coupled with the sheer number of convenient alternatives to the home-cooked meal on the market these days mean that family meals occur about three times a week on […]

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Healthy Fuel for your Kids Snacks or Cold Lunches

The debate, or rather she hoped it was a debate, started when I told my daughter she would be having cold lunches this year with the option of hot lunch from the school only once per week. There was no real debate because even though the kids know how to vote, the rule is I am boss and while I take in their opinions, I do have the final ruling or decision to make. I recently tested out Dole Real Fruit Bites and they were so delicious and nutritious, which means the kids will surely have some of those during […]

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Healthy Foods to Help Reduce Stress

With the economy the way it is and parents trying to work to put food on the table for kids it’s inevitable that stress in everyday life may be on a rise. Here are some great food ideas that you can eat more of to help reduce stress: Fruits and vegetables with vitamin A & C, along with foliate, are best to help reduce stress; such examples of these are oranges and papaya. These particular fruits will hep repair cell damage and increase your energy. Vitamin B Foods such as clams and lentils will help calm your body which can […]

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CLOSED Centrum ProNutrients Review & Giveaway #NutritionPossible

Introducing the Centrum ProNutrients product line to help you stay heart healthy, energized and smiling more! The New Centrum ProNutrients Line ProNutrients Omega-3 goes beyond heart health to also support your brain and eyes. This product comes in an ultra-concentrated Mini-Gel, which is smaller than most other brands, so it’s easy to swallow. ProNutrients Probiotic goes beyond digestive balance to also support healthy immune function. This product is designed in a powder form with probiotics that arrive active and ready to work. The flavorless powder easily dissolves into any cool food or beverage like smoothies, yogurt or cereal. ProNutrients Fruit […]

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Are Dogs just always hungry?

When I took Jenny into my home she was provided with her normal food, which I still have a ton of, and specific instructions on how she was eating. This pug was given 1/3 cup of food in morning and same at night plus 3 or 4 dog treats during day. Jenny the pug still eats this diet, but she has been acting like she is starving lately. I don’t know what is up. She wants to dump over my trash bucket, thank goodness she is so small because she can’t figure out how to knock it over … yet. […]

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Refusal To Give Child Hot Lunch

My daughter has eaten hot lunch for the past three years of school and after watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution a few times I began to question if my daughter was eating too many calories at school for lunch. Another bad habit my daughter started getting into one year was eating breakfast at school after I fed her breakfast. Ki would ride the bus to school & then join her friends for breakfast. I was not impressed! Hopefully this year that won’t happen. After seeing just how many calories are in chocolate milk and some school lunches across the nation […]

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Eating Healthy Can Be Fun

Children are notoriously picky eaters. I am a licensed nutritionist, and even my own son dislikes healthy food. More than once, I have caught Reid slipping his vegetables to Cody, our dog. Whereas some parents would overlook this behavior and change the menu to cater to their child’s tastes, or force their child to eat every bite on their plate upon threat of punishment, I decided that educating my son about proper nutrition was a better option. It is difficult to teach children about proper eating habits in such a way that they understand it on their level and are […]

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Checking for Primary Ingredients: A Quick Way to Make Your Family Leaner and Healthier

Health is a primary concern for any mother with a family. We are always making sure that they are getting adequate nutrition by providing well-balanced meals full of veggies and proteins and light snacks low on sugar and other non-essentials. Normally, when shopping at the grocery store, I immediately begin scanning the nutrition bar on whatever item I pick up. If the calories and sugar content are low and my family loves it, then I toss it in the cart. However, I rarely look at the items primary ingredients. Obesity and poor nutrition is a widespread problem in the U.S. […]

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Teaching Children To Eat Healthy For Life

Guest post by: Penelope is the creator of Penelope’s Oasis, where she writes about health, beauty tips, relationships, and more. I’m a mom, and I know the importance of teaching children to eat healthy right from the start. It seems that once they get a taste of the “bad stuff”, they don’t want anything else. On the other hand, they need to learn to eat and enjoy everything- in moderation. What are some ideas for teaching your children to eat healthy? Offer children tasty fruits and vegetables (emphasis on tasty). There are a lot of delicious foods, so focus on […]

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