Spring Vegetables!

Every season has its own wonderful uniqueness. Summer provides us with amazing produce and long days. Fall has cool nights and pumpkin patches, winter is cold and soups always hit the spot. Farmers markets start opening in spring and berries appear at grocery stores. I love making a Saturday morning trip to the Farmers Market with my family, it is a wonderful way to connect with the community and meet local farmers. It is so […]

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SPRING!

At this time of year many people tend to do “spring cleaning” in the home, so I thought it would be fun to share some information about the importance of spring cleaning to help keep our mind and body happy and healthy. According to Chinese Medicine, the Liver and Gallbladder are the internal organs associated with spring. This article will provide background and discuss the importance of taking special care of these vital organs throughout […]

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Bring On The Flavor! Positive aspects of a varied diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

One of the best ways we can expose our children to a variety of healthy foods is by eating them during pregnancy as well as while breastfeeding. Julie Mennella, a biopsychologist at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philidellphia, has been one of the leading researchers investigating the effect of early exposures on the development of taste . Since 1991, she has published a range of studies from the affects of maternal garlic intake on breast […]

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You Might Wear Green on St. Patrick’s Day… Eat Green too!

Are you up for a challenge?!   This St. Patrick’s Day, we challenge you to see how many green foods you can get on your family’s plate.   And of course we are talking natural green foods here. They have benefits artificial colors cannot match.   Green foods get their color from chlorophyll. Chlorophyll gives us energy and helps keep cravings to a minimum. Plus it has been shown to help support healthy blood sugar […]

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A memorable Valentine’s Day does three things.

A memorable Valentine’s Day does three things. It connects. It encourages. And tastes amazing. When we make these treats with our kids, our partner or our friends we can connect over a beautiful bowl of brightly colored goodness. We can encourage with our words and by building confidence in our kids- they can measure, dump, mix and stir. And the taste— I’ll let you be the judge of that. These Valentine Macaroons are a big […]

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Autumn, Letting Go & Receiving

The change of seasons presents an excellent opportunity for self reflection, introspection, and renewal. The Five Element Theory of Chinese Medicine associates all energy and substance to five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each element corresponds to a particular season. Autumn is characterized by the Metal element. At this time of year, we take the ripe fruits and vegetables from our gardens. We pick the jewels which we carefully planted in the spring, […]

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It’s All About Breakfast

The sun rises, our alarms wake us (for parents, a child is breathing too close to your face) then the inevitable demands for food echo the halls. How do we feed our family when we are almost too tired to make it to the kitchen and what do we feed our kids so they aren’t starving in an hour? Or, if they are headed for school how can we feed them so they can pay […]

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Fast Food For Dinner.

Not that kind of fast food, Silly! Fast food, as in food that you don’t have to spend hours on. Fast food that comes together in minutes so you can spend more time doing what you really want to be doing. Here is a short list of the fast food you can pull together in minutes: * Breakfast Tacos- Scrambled eggs sautéed with spinach and a green onion, topped with avocado and salsa. Wrap in […]

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Spring!

Spring.  At this time of year many people tend to do “spring cleaning” in the home, so I thought it would be fun to share some information about the importance of spring cleaning to help keep our mind and body happy and healthy.  According to Chinese Medicine, the Liver and Gallbladder are the internal organs associated with spring, and so this article will provide background and discuss the importance of taking good care of these […]

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Picky Eaters Survival Guide

Greetings Parents of Picky Eaters, Do you struggle to get your child to eat a variety of nutritious foods? Do you have 3 or 4 “fallbacks” that you find yourself relying on way too often? Are you tired of laying in bed trying to come up with creative solutions to make your child eat? Then this class is for you. My name is Katya, I’m a certified Holistic Health Coach, and I want to teach […]

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