Posts in category "What to eat"

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 »

Meal planning for dummies

Take a look at Pinterest and Instagram and it’s obvious: People like to know what other people are eating. Meal planning is always one of the highlights of my week. I used to get a TON of magazines for free, so I’ve assembled quite the collection of recipes from O, Cooking Light, Better Homes &... Read more »

If you eat food, read this

A recent study in the world of diet and nutrition has my mind completely blown. You know how when you were a kid and you saw the COOLEST movie in the world or got the COOLEST new toy and you were practically peeing your pants to tell someone about it? That is me with this... Read more »
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Three reasons why you're not eating right — Part 3

Over the course of the past 2 weeks we talked about two of the top three reasons why you’re not eating right: Heavy media influence (social media especially) and not separating psychological “hunger” from physiological hunger. Today’s topic is much less complex: Poor planning. Ah yes, there was a time when I did not meal... Read more »