A version of this post appears on our blog on The Huffington Post.--By Suzanne ("Nana"), Certified Holistic Health CoachMany of my health coaching clients are moms, and they often ask me about encouraging their kids to eat more healthfully—and in particular about the challenge of getting little ones to eat vegetables!As a mother and a grandmother, I have lived this challenge myself.
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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page.When we polled our readers on which food they wanted us to review next, yogurt was the winner (olive oil was a close second, and we will be reviewing that in the fall).Finally, after more than a month of researching and testing yogurts, we can tell you who is Good, who is Bad, and who is Sneaky. We were surprised
My kids are big snackers, and they probably get it from me: I often skip dinner entirely (not good, I know!), and then spend the rest of the evening snacking---a bowl of cereal, some grapes, toast, or maybe if I'm feeling ambitious, a sliced cucumber with some feta cheese, drizzled with Olea Blue.I try to encourage my kids to sit down to three meals a day and keep snacking to a minimum, but
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page.Bread has gotten a bad name in recent years due to the popularity of low-carbohydrate diets, grain-free diets, and gluten-free diets. While some of the criticism of wheat and bread is well deserved—I wouldn’t call most of what you see in the grocery store Good Stuff--I have found that for many people, totally giving
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page.To prepare this healthy mayonnaise shopping guide, I went to some local stores to check out the mayonnaise selection. I was amazed by the variety of mayo products—I found vegan mayo, Paleo mayo, light mayo, organic mayo, etc.The fact that mainstream brands like Hellmann’s are now offering organic "healthy"
As a health-conscious mom of two picky eaters, I sometimes resort to sneaky tricks to “get some nutrition” into my kids. I put chia seeds in their oatmeal, a single romaine leaf in their smoothies (they can always taste kale if I try that!), and pureed veggies in their pizza sauce. I wish they would just take down a big pile of steamed squash on their own, but until that day comes, I do what I
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page.When I was a young mother there was no such thing as healthful bars of any kind, let alone nutrition bars! These days, there are a million different ones available at health food stores, drug stores, and even gas stations. Different bars fit different diet trends: Paleo; high protein/low sugar; athletic fuel (high
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page.I like to bake cookies with high-quality, natural ingredients, so writing this guide was a challenge! I know that Maia and many of you are busy moms who don’t have time to bake, but still like to offer your kids cookies from time to time. Who doesn’t love a cookie-and-milk or cookie-and-tea break?I don’t call most
After a laid-back summer with only a couple weeks of camp and lots of wide open days, my kids are now back in full over-scheduled mode. Swimming, piano, parkour, Taekwondo, soccer…I went a little overboard signing them up for after-school stuff this fall, and am finding it hard to squeeze in time for homework (let alone piano practice!).With a husband who works crazy hours and my own
Some of you asked for the recipe for our homemade ice cream cake that I mentioned in the newsletter. Here are the details!For my son's seventh birthday, he requested an ice cream cake with candy on top. We live near a candy shop, and we let him choose the aquatic-themed gummies that went on top of the cake (nothing about this candy was remotely Good Stuff, besides the joy it brought him and