The first time I tried to be vegetarian, I was 10 years old and it lasted for about half a day.
I demanded a meat-free breakfast, to which my mother first balked and then obliged (after a short Q&A sesh in the kitchen “What made you decide this?/ I don't know” and “What do you want instead of meat?/ I don't know”) and I happily ate my cheesy scrambled eggs and buttered toast.
By lunch time I found myself at a little restaurant with my mom and one of her friends. I heard them…
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When faced with vegetables, my son has come up with a go-to phrase:
"I'm just not meant to eat vegetables, Mommy."
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While sitting on my patio today and watching the rain I started to ask myself, why the heck am I outside? This downpour and the heat together makes perfect weather for ruining a girl's hair and I'm tired of using the flat iron when I'm kinda sorta trying to go natural...so why in the world am I watching the raindrops?
Well, I'm watching my plants…
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The dilemma is probably as old as motherhood itself. How DO you get your kids to eat their vegetables? When I was a kid, I remember hating a LOT of things my mom put on my plate: beets, apple sauce, mustard, spinach, radishes (still not a fan – sorry Mom) and a bunch of other things. I always felt like they were on my plate to punish me for something I had done wrong.
As years went by, my taste buds matured and I developed a liking for everything on this list – except for…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 13, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
I absolutely LOVE my local Whole Foods Store (if you can call an hour’s drive one way local). When you walk in the door, you are met with a HUGE produce section that looks alive. It’s almost like a giant piece of artwork. So many different colors, different textures, and different smells are just waiting for me…Continue
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Mealtimes are as different across the country as, well, families. Each family approaches mealtime in a way that works for their particular situation. Some choose a buffet style option where family members fill their plates at the stovetop or counter and then sit down at the table. Others choose a family style option where serving bowls or plates are passed around the table, each family member taking a portion of his or her choosing. And then there are other families, typically with…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on January 24, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments
When my son was a toddler,I had to go through some trial and error every single day.Mealtimes were like challenges for me but I slowly learned some important lessons.Today I'm going to share some ideas that really worked for me and I hope this will help you guide your kids to eat more veggies.
Why Kids Should Eat Vegetables?
Vegetables have high nutritional values which protect us from many diseases like cancer,diabetes and heart diseases.Vegetables are rich in…
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I was in the grocery store a couple of weeks ago and I over heard a conversation between a mother and her (maybe) 5 year old son. They were standing next to a large display of asparagus in the middle of the produce section. Here's what I heard:
Boy: Mom, what's that?
Mom: It's Asparagus.
Boy: Can we get some?
Mom: No, Asparagus is yucky.
This small interchange really stuck in my craw. It took all my will power to keep myself from rushing the asparagus…
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Isn't this beautiful? I saw this purple cauliflower at the Farmer's Market and had to buy it. I couldn't resist the deep, gorgeous color. According to the Livestrong website, cauliflower has all the nutritional benefits of regular cauliflower but…Continue
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Did you know that this little spicy, red, round root is a miracle cure for just about anything that ails you?
Need a natural cure? Look no further than the radish (which by the way, comes in various forms and appearances).
They are amazingly high in vitamin C, are a good source of B vitamins, potassium,…Continue
Added by Rosilind Jukic on September 13, 2011 at 1:52am — No Comments
I am returning to my blog posts about the health benefits of vegetables.
And what better vegetable to start off with than with bell peppers.
There is nothing more yummy that a fresh, ripe bell pepper. They are the perfect combination of tangy and sweet and you don't even need to dip them in anything. They are…Continue
Added by Rosilind Jukic on August 29, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments
My son goes through stages and the other day he was going through an “only eat potatoes stage.” I was desperate to get some vegetables down his little belly and had a squash from my sister-in-law which I grilled and was determined to get him to eat it!…Continue
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We all go through phases with our children's diets. (Heck, I go through phases in my own diet as my tastes change throughout the month. So what can I expect?) But kids are notorious for being "picky," "difficult" and "plain."
And truth be told, my kids have thus far been truly amazing little eaters. My first has very openly tasted foods most of her life, leaning towards a less-interested stage when she hit four years of age, but nonetheless, discovering for herself what she truly…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 23, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
We don’t mean to be stepping on our soapbox every time we praise the merits of eating healthy (Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution or Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation and…
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The transition time between the frigid, wet winter (yes, it gets cold and wet in Southern California too!) and the heat of the summer is, by far, my favorite time of the year. Growing up on the East Coast, spring came in spits and spats with the crocus bulbs blooming through patches of snow and the first robin spotted on the front lawn that looked like it had not seen the sun for months. But once the snow was completely gone and people braved the outdoors wearing only a t-shirt (even though…Continue
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Added by Alysa Bajenaru, RD, CPT on August 30, 2010 at 11:39pm — No Comments
One of the things I love most about this time of year is gardening. I am no green-thumb, but I do enjoy the fruit of my labor! This year my garden includes tomatoes, red peppers, zucinni, yellow squash, green beans, and several types of herbs.
Added by Kristi West on June 6, 2010 at 5:56pm — No Comments
As summer approaches, if you’re looking for a healthier way to cook your foods,
Grilling your food is one of the healthiest ways to cook. Unlike some stove top cooking and recipes, grilling is an extremely healthy alterative.
Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind while grilling your food:
1. Keep the grilled meat to…Continue
Added by LisaN on May 27, 2008 at 9:45am — No Comments
Photo courtesy of Daquella manera
Did you know that microwaving your vegetables saves 90% of their Vitamin C?
Or that steaming or boiling vegetables causes them to lose 22% to 32% of their Vitamin C?
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