Eating healthy starts with making sure that plenty of fruits and vegetables are a part of your family’s diet. It’s widely accepted that eating organic produce is better for both your health and the environment, but sometimes the price point of organic fruits and vegetables is not cost effective. Instead of altering your entire grocery budget, you can make healthy choices by prioritizing only the organic products that are the worst offenders when it comes to pesticide and fertilizer use.
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It’s 5 o’clock and maybe you are walking in the door from a long day at work or maybe you are winding down from a long day of errands and play dates. One thing is for certain, come this time of day it is time to start what seems like the marathon of preparing dinner, feeding dinner, bath time and bedtime. Needless to say, dinnertime can be a tough time of day, especially with kids afoot. Keeping your little ones from hanging on your leg while you are prepping dinner is nothing shy of a miracle. Not to worry! With a few clever tips and tricks and a lot of help from our friends over at Little Partners it is possible to get a healthy meal prepared and on the table, sans child hanging on your leg.
You can ask any runner if every run is easy. We can assure you there is probably not going to be one person out there who would say “yes.” Running is hard, both mentally and physically. In fact you’ve probably heard the saying “running is 90% mental, and the rest is physical,” but there are certain things you can do to help yourself have a “better” or “easier” run. Having a healthy and balanced diet is important for any runner. Eating a bad meal could turn a potentially great run into a miserable, long, no good run. Read on to find out what the best foods are for runners.
Many of the early days with your newborn are spent shushing, rocking, and swaddling in order to calm your sweet baby’s cries. There are so many unknowns when it comes to caring for a baby. Are they hungry? Are they tired? Do they have gas? Well, what if all the mystery in figuring out what a baby needs is unveiled to you in a simple concept known as Dunstan Baby Language. Let’s explore 5 common needs of a baby and how to decode those needs by listening to your baby’s cry.
It’s movie night and you know what that means. It’s popcorn time! Popcorn is a great little snack for the entire family. It’s actually one of the healthier choices when it comes to treats and the best part is, you can dress it however way you want. You can have it sweet, savoury, spicy or just about anything in between. Read on to find out how to make a few of our favourite popcorn recipes you are sure to love.
Fall is in the air! In celebration of all the wonderful fall-i-cious things, we bring you Pumpkin Pancakes. Not just any pumpkin pancakes, but pumpkin pancakes with just 4 ingredients. With this easy and delicious recipe you may find yourself eating this year-round.
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You’re growing a baby. While you may want nothing more than to stuff your face with potato chips and ice-cream (or nothing if you are experiencing the much-dreaded morning sickness), now is the time when you should be thinking about what you put in your mouth more than ever. Everything you eat not only affects you, it impacts your baby’s growth and development. While there are tons of excellent foods for you to choose from over the next several months, here is a list of ten powerful pregnancy super foods to ensure that you and baby are getting the nutrients you really need.
‘Tis the season for latkes and Swedish pancakes, among other goodies. Here’s our take on a pancake/fritter hybrid that delivers a good dose of protein and veggies during this season of indulgence. High in protein – and flavor! – this recipe is an easy one and the results are easy to freeze and reheat for future enjoyment.
Whether your child is staying with your mother-in-law, at a daycare, or is in school, you want him to have the healthiest lunch possible. Often, the food that is available at schools, daycare, and summer camps are not nutritionally valuable and are nothing compared to the foods you serve at home. So why not pack lunches? Here are some helpful tips for packing lunches that are not only healthy, but good for the environment as well.
Soy has become quite the trendy health food in recent years, but is it as healthy as you think it is? We are here to break down all that soy has to offer as well as the reasons to stay away from this little bean.
Ah! The convenience of eating out for the night! No cooking, no cleaning, and no dishes makes for a happy mama. But, do we want to ruin our healthy eating habits just for a relaxing evening? Thankfully, many restaurants have added some healthy options to their menus that are actually tasty too! But beware, large portions and certain salads are a trap so be sure to choose wisely.
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Stop fighting with your kids at snack time. Help train them to enjoy healthy eating with these simple ideas.
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When you begin the habit of looking at the ingredients list of foods before purchasing, it’s easy to feel like you have no idea what you are looking at or what you’re looking for. Of course, the first rule of thumb is a short and pronounceable ingredient list. But what if you would really like to purchase an item that seems fairly processed but would like to make sure it doesn’t contain anything really bad? And why are these things bad?