Archive for August, 2011

Are your kids drinking too much sugar?

These days, it seems parents are trying to get a handle on paring down sugary treats for their kids. It’s easy to identify the obvious culprits – from cookies and ice cream to sugary cereals and cupcakes. But many don’t realize how much sugar is lurking in their liquids. Unfortunately, water’s popularity has plummeted with fierce competition from sports drinks, ice tea, lemonade, fruit drinks, and
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“Strong food” perfect for hurricane weather

We are currently hunkered down in our house, waiting for the impending HURRICANE. I can’t think of a better time to give the kitchen a workout (before the power undoubtedly goes out). On this dark and stormy afternoon, I’m in the mood for what my friend Molly calls “strong food.” This is how she describes healthy food to her 7-year-old son. I
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Quick and easy homemade salad dressing

I used to waste my time in the grocery store carefully reading the fine print on salad dressing labels. That was until I started making my own. As daunting as it might sound, it’s really one of the easiest things to do. There’s nothing better than a whisked dressing made from scratch. And to keep it simple, all you really need are
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Quinoa to the rescue

I’m not afraid to admit that I get in food ruts just like anyone else. But I didn’t realize until the other night that I was in a “brown rice” food rut. Okay. So maybe a nutritionist’s food rut is a little different from the average person! But there you have it. Well as I perused the cabinet for my usual brown rice staple to accompany that
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Back to yoga

Yesterday morning I took a yoga class. FINALLY. Had it really been four years since my last downward dog? Somehow, going for a run or heading to the gym for my trusted circuit routine always seemed to take precedence. Besides, I had no idea where my old yoga mat was. Wasn’t that a good enough excuse? Then suddenly, “all things yoga”
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