Tag: raising a healthy family

My Spending Diet: Week One

My Spending Diet: Week One

| March 19, 2010 | 10 Comments

Let me run you through a normal week in my eating life: Saturday: Glance through cooking magazines, cookbooks and notebooks to try to decide what to make this week. Ignore all of it and make a rudimentary meal plan … write a grocery list, trying to remember everything I need. Go grocery shopping with the […]

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Raising a Healthy Family: Teaching Kids about Food

Raising a Healthy Family: Teaching Kids about Food

| February 26, 2010 | 4 Comments

Watching the Jamie Oliver TED talk the other day, tears came to my eyes. In the video, Jamie talks about how he visited a West Virginia school and the children couldn’t tell a potato from a pear from an eggplant. He showed clips of the kids earnestly guessing what veggies he was holding up. It […]

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Cooking with Kids: Chopped Salad Recipe

Cooking with Kids: Chopped Salad Recipe

| February 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

The kids and I made a Mexican Chopped Salad today. It was awesome, and they gobbled it up. Actually, we gobbled it up. But what was more awesome was our conversation while we cooked. While making it, I made a last-second trade-out of an ingredient, substituting agave nectar for honey. Will immediately asked me why, […]

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Raising a Healthy Family: Making Family Dinners Doable

Raising a Healthy Family: Making Family Dinners Doable

| February 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

Do you eat dinner as a family? We do, nearly every night. It’s important to me, and studies show that the benefits of eating as a family are huge. Unfortunately, with packed schedules and big work commitments, many families have abandoned the family dinner. It’s time to get back to it though. I’ll be the […]

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Raising a Healthy Family: You Are In Charge of Your Kids’ Health!

Raising a Healthy Family: You Are In Charge of Your Kids’ Health!

| February 5, 2010 | 4 Comments

As parents, one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children is to raise them to be healthy in all elements of their life. We have the power to teach them about healthy eating, inspire them to be active and encourage them to live well. First Lady Michelle Obama recently unveiled an official […]

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Start The Year Off Right Dr. Oz on Budget-Friendly Healthy Eating

Start The Year Off Right Dr. Oz on Budget-Friendly Healthy Eating

| January 1, 2010 | 2 Comments

Dr. Oz shares great budget-friendly healthy eating tips that are perfect for your New Year’s Resolutions — or any time. Happy New Year! This year, I plan to focus even more heavily on healthy living and raising a healthy family. If we take care of our bodies, then we can live longer and happier, and […]

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