Growing Healthy

Growing Healthy Is Easy and Delicious USA Kid Statistics 1,2 1 in 5  children have a Chronic Disease 1 in 8 Asthma 1 in 3 Obesity/ Overweight 1 in 30 Autism 1 in 10 ADHD Studies continue to show that poor food choices harm health Nutritional Needs for Toddlers3,4 Carbohydrates   45-65% daily kcal Fiber      […]

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IBD

The Impact of Early Diet on IBD Risk in Children

. . Although both are successful, prevention is much easier than recovery for IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  So as we recover the guts of at-risk kids with autism, severe allergies, mental health, and more, an interesting study has surfaced. This study may offer more evidence of the impact of our diet starting at age […]

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Students Like Teachers Who Bring Cookies

When there are cookies around, getting kids to eat well is a challenge. Studies of medical students getting chocolate chip cookies are proof. But more on that in a minute. First, we must address why it is so complex and why it is crucial to eat well. As difficult as it is to compete with […]

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Turkey bacon and egg muffins halved

Easy Turkey Bacon and Egg Breakfast

Super Easy and Delicious Turkey Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Cup Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and turkey bacon adds that crunchy yum. After seven to eight hours of sleep, the fast is over. Waking up hungry, breakfast is the start to the day, and we need a hearty meal to keep […]

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watermelon shake

No Sunburn Watermelon Shake

Watermelon Can Stop a Sunburn Each day it amazes me how we can eat, drink and be merry with delicious foods that also serve a purpose. Instead of synthetic dyes and sugars, we can pull from creation to get more palatable and beautiful foods. There is a divine season for foods as well. I’m in […]

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Foster Care is Better Than You Think

Foster Care is Not What You Think

Foster Care is Better Than You Think There are many misconceptions regarding foster care. When something goes wrong, it hits the headlines or a movie is made. But truly, every family, case manager, licensing agent, group home staff, or social worker we meet, has a heart of gold! Rather than sharing all the unkind perceptions, […]

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egg nog

Egg Nog for the Whole Family

Delicious Egg Nog For such a simple, quick, treat; egg nog packs a punch of nutrition! As a child, this thick and syrupy milk was gross. But as a mom, I enjoy making this treat throughout the year as a snack. It’s full of proteins and fats, as well as beneficial microbes -if your milk […]

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Vinegar & Honey candy

Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar Candy

Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar Candy Growing up in the south, we are raised with treats such as peanut brittle and pecan pralines. A few years ago, I began to experiment with honey and apple cider vinegar by changing a recipe to include these simple and healthier ingredients.  Some of our friends’ kids have nut […]

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