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January 6, 2020

I have spent countless Januaries trying to stick to a New Year’s resolution that has never satisfied. Resolutions to lose weight. Eat less of fill in the blank. Workout 100x more than I normally do. 

And every year, I never obtain what I set out for.

Don’t get me wrong,...

December 10, 2019

Sugar for Infants & Toddlers

When you hear the word SUGAR, what pops into your head? 

Do you start singing... "Ahh sugar, dun dun da dun dun, ahh honey honey, you are my candy girrrllll...." ??

No? Is that just me? 

Well, this sweet white stuff has been the topic of many a...

September 9, 2019

What is a Carbohydrate?

At the molecular level, carbohydrates are long chains of sugar molecules that are naturally found in grains, breads, fruit, vegetables and milk. They are made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Our body breaks down carbohydrates into glucose at...

September 9, 2019

Zucchini Quinoa Bites⁠
⁠1 cup oats⁠
1 cup cooked quinoa⁠
2 tsp baking powder⁠
2 tsp cinnamon⁠
1/2 tsp nutmeg⁠
1/2 tsp salt⁠
1 cup peanut butter (or alternative)⁠
1/4 cup agave⁠
2 medium bananas⁠
2 eggs⁠
2 tsp vanilla⁠
2 cup shredded...

July 1, 2019

Before we had kids, Brian (the doctor) and I would go on long hikes or runs and talk about our future kids and family. One important thing we wanted to become normal for our kids was being active.

We love biking, hiking, running, just being outdoors and we wanted our fa...

June 10, 2019

Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds are the main sources for dietary fiber. Fiber is beneficial for our bodies because it slows the rate at which food is digested, decreasing the spike in blood sugar after eating. This provides a slower increase and decrease...

June 3, 2019

Protein is so trendy these days. People always drinking their protein shakes and eating them protein bars. These foods have a place, but should they be given to kids?

In short, no. Let’s look at how much protein kids actually need in their diet.

Protein needs for childre...

January 18, 2019

We love these muffins. They are moist and delicious and the perfect snack (as a substitute for processed bars), or an addition to any meal! While these are scrumptious on their own, adding chocolate chips or nuts to the batter before baking will make them so extra.


January 15, 2019

We love this recipe for a quick, cheap, and easy meal. It's very versatile as you can add in really any vegetable that your family likes. I like to make this meal meatless, but you can add cooked chicken or even a rotisserie chicken to the bake to make it more hearty.


December 17, 2018

It is estimated that 9% of toddlers ages 1-2 years and 9-11% of adolescent girls in the U.S. are iron deficient. (1) In a previous post, we discussed the two types of iron and where to find heme iron in foods. Today we're discussing the other type of iron, non-heme, an...

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