Lunch Room Lessons: What Is Your Child Learning?

You're mom. Or dad. Or grandpa. You lovingly pack a lunch for your little one to enjoy with his or friends at school. It's a sandwich, an applesauce, a container of raisins, a piece of fruit, and some crunchy veggie sticks. This looks like a good meal. For...

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Quiet Your Mind to Tune in to Your Body

Have you heard of Intuitive Eating? Intuitive Eating (IE) is a nutritional philosophy I love, but it's very often misunderstood. Isn't IE just "eat whatever you want, feel great, and be healthy"? Well that's the elevator speech for someone just coming in....

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Spinach Pesto Hummus!

Have you had your hummus today? The word "hummus" comes from the Arabic meaning "chickpeas". It's made the rounds around the Middle East, taking on different flavors in different countries, but the basic recipe includes chickpeas, tahini (sesame seed paste), garlic,...

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What is a Non-Diet RD?

I consider myself a non-diet dietitian although I don't often encounter direct weight loss requests. I work with maternity and early childhood nutrition, so the diet culture is a little more nuanced. If you're not sure what a registered dietitian (RD) is, or you want...

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Picky Eater vs The Instant Pot

Why do you love your electric pressure cooker?  Probably because it makes delicious meals simpler and cheaper. Two things our kids don’t do for us, am I right? One of the big draws with the Instant Pot (and other brands, such as the Pressure Cooker XL) is that you can...

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Get On Top of the Mess!

This is definitely not my area of expertise. If you saw my house, you might laugh. You might cry. You might leave and come back with a plethora of organizational products. This is not my strength. And that's why I enlisted the help of professional organizer, Malka...

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Who Are You To Tell Me What To Eat???

"I just want some nutrition advice." "I want to improve your mood, sleep better, know what's for dinner and how to get it on the table." "I want to lose weight." "I have a simple question, but Dr. Google provides 27,365 answers." So you look for a professional. Your...

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Nutrition and Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

Postpartum depression and anxiety can affect anyone, regardless of social, financial, or cultural background. Many women experiencing symptoms don't express concern to their doctors, or even to those close to them. This may be related to the...

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Avocado Banana Muffins!

The delicious and nutritious avocado. Is it a fruit? Is it a vegetable? Or is it an oil? The answer is- YES! Avocados grow on trees and have a seed inside (the pit), so biologically they are a fruit. We use them in vegetable salads and they have a more earthy taste...

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Delicious Yogurt Berry Tart

I love yogurt. I love pie. And I love breakfast. My search for a good dairy free yogurt wasn't very fruitful- they all seemed the wrong texture, the wrong flavor, or the wrong nutritional profile. You can see below how much my little toddlers loved yogurt (this was...

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Probiotics: The Good, The Bad, and The Buggy

What the heck are probiotics? The word "probiotic" comes from the Latin, meaning "for life". But does anyone actually know what probiotics are and specifically how they can benefit you? It seems like "probiotic" is the new "electrolyte"- it's a buzzword that gets...

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