I have always loved being in the kitchen. Cooking, baking, anything that is homemade tastes better in my opinion. Enter three children in five years ... lack of sleep, lack of time, lack of energy led us to boxes of cereal instead of homemade granola, yogurt with more sugar than a serving of jelly beans, and worst of all ... many drive through windows. A year after having my third child, I decided it was time for me to stop feeding my family junk and return to the kitchen. I found that there ... Continue Reading
Eliminiate processed foods and incorporate whole foods, without a fuss.
Small changes can lead to a big difference in your health and fitness goals this year.
When I was a mother of a newborn, I remember thinking I could eat anything I want. That included iced mochas, pumpkin pie, cookies, whatever. I was always athletic, but had a healthy appetite for food. I thought working out gave me the okay to eat whatever I chose. Wrong. My daily iced mocha added up to 350 EMPTY high sugar calories a day. That was an extra pound every week and a half. My children are now 8 and 5, so I’ve had plenty of time to make every mistake in the book as far as ... Continue Reading
Good nutrition is important for learning, so keep these tips in mind as you send your child back to school.
Back to school time means a getting back on track in many ways. The lazy days of summer can sometimes lead to lax eating habits and sleep schedules. Now is the time for parents and children to discuss healthy eating habits and nutrition. Good nutrition is important for learning; research has shown that children who regularly ate breakfast had better standardized test scores, better behavior, and were less hyperactive than children who skipped breakfast. When children eat high sugar breakfasts, ... Continue Reading
Super food benefits don’t just mean a diet of exotic nuts and berries. Nutrition expert Beth Aldrich shows you how to work 10 everyday super foods into your diet.
Super food benefits don't just mean a diet of exotic nuts and berries. Nutrition expert Beth Aldrich shows you how to work 10 everyday super foods into your diet. Every mother knows the power of a healthy home-cooked meal; mothers have been feeding their families since time began. They’d gather a variety of proteins, starches, fruits, legumes and vegetables and wave their magic wand (or wooden spoon) and voila -- the perfect meal. They were like super heroes to their families, saving the ... Continue Reading