Posts in category "What to eat"

My experience with disordered eating

In case you haven’t seen it already, take a minute to watch this video about what happened after a Swedish family ate all organic food for two weeks: I haven’t written about food in a while, for a couple reasons — I am interested in other things, not just eating healthy (yoga, meditation/mindfulness, all things... Read more »

Lent makes me eat more vegetables — a Whole30 experiment

Lent makes me eat more vegetables — a Whole30 experiment
If you remember my post about what to give up for Lent this year, you know that I had a hard time deciding — coffee? wheat? alcohol? — they’re all things that would be a sacrifice, but I couldn’t come to a conclusion. (In the past when I tried to give up both coffee and... Read more »

New government dietary guidelines: What you need to know

New government dietary guidelines: What you need to know
Last week, the government issued an update on the country’s dietary guidelines…if you can call them that. I will not mince words here: They’re more like…guesses. Guesses, highly influenced by lobbyists and individuals with conflicts of interest who have one foot in the FDA and the other in the meat or dairy industry, for example.... Read more »
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Christmas baking after quitting sugar

Christmas baking after quitting sugar
Christmas baking season is upon us! I have to bring 2 to 3 dozen cookies to a meeting on Wednesday, and Sunday is our annual mother-daughter baking day, so it’s time to start hunting down recipes and buying ingredients. I’ve had such bad luck with grain-free recipes lately that I don’t quite feel confident enough... Read more »

How to get kids to eat healthier

How to get kids to eat healthier
Something I read when my firstborn was still rather young has stuck with me ever since: Give your children a sense of power and autonomy by providing them with simple choices — A or B — as often as possible, so that it’s not always Mom’s way or the highway. I have literally been doing... Read more »

How I made quitting sugar easy

How I made quitting sugar easy
Sunday marks the end of my 8-week I Quit Sugar program, and aside from Week 1, which was admittedly brutal (perhaps because I didn’t taper my sugar intake as suggested), the whole process has been pretty easy while at the same time helping me completely overhaul my meals and snacks. I didn’t want it to end... Read more »
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Summer meal plan #3 — Happy Fourth of July!

The Fourth of July is always a kick in the butt for me: Summer is passing by! Get going, get moving, get out there and DO stuff! Is it depressing to think that Summer is already 1/3 over? I just ruined your day, didn’t I. Somehow I have the feeling that our meals are just... Read more »

Summer meal plan #2 — back to basics

Because the Summer Solstice was Saturday, I implemented our first summer meal plan already last week. And it was fine, mostly (the chicken and dumplings didn’t go over so well), but it wasn’t quite summery enough for my taste. I don’t even like to have the oven on in the summer, unless there are baked... Read more »

Summer meal plan #1 — Summer Solstice Saturday

Woohoo! School’s out for all the little kiddies in our neighborhood, we’ve been up to our knees in activities, ice cream parlors and parks, and the summer solstice is officially this Saturday, June 21st. I couldn’t wait to switch over to a more summery meal plan — burgers included — so here you have it.... Read more »
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Spring meal plan #2

I know it’s been hot outside, but believe it or not, it’s still SPRING! So before we get into burger season I’m sneaking in the last of some “spring” recipes from the June issues of Martha Stewart Living and Prevention magazine. See below for this week’s line-up. Monday: Honey-crisp oven “fried” chicken from Natural Health (with ratatouille and... Read more »