Strawberry Hemp Seed Smoothie

berry hemp smoothie

I’ve been so into chia seeds lately that I kind of forgot about hemp seeds until last month’s Expo West. Hemp was everywhere! Apparently it’s still a hot food trend, and for good reason: hemp seeds do offer great nutritional bang for your buck. A little more on hemp seeds… What are they? Hemp seeds are […]

Overwhelmed by food choices? My #1 Tip for Making it Easier

local food

Many of my posts shed light on consumers getting duped by food companies trying to appeal to their concerns disingenuously.  “Cage-free” eggs, fake health food, “all-natural,” etc.  I don’t know about you, but I often find this information disheartening and overwhelming, because then I’m faced with the seemingly giant task of figuring out what’s really […]

10 Reasons Why Good Nutrition Begins with Breastmilk

benefits of breastfeeding

It’s National Nutrition Month, and as a nutrition expert, I can’t let the month go by without talking about breastfeeding. Breastmilk is pretty mind-blowing when you learn about all it can do for a baby and mother’s health, in both the short and long-term. The nutritional benefits of breastmilk are endless, and it would take […]

Three-Color Hummus {and Cookbook Giveaway}

easy hummus recipe

I’ve always loved inviting Lucy to “help” me in the kitchen, but it’s become even more fun over the last six months when she can really take part in the creation of our family’s food. Most recently, we made Three-Color Hummus from the new Straight From the Earth cookbook (by Myra & Marea Goodman, the Earthbound Farm […]

6 Cool New Products to Watch For

yobaby pouches

Every year I go to Expo West, a huge (HUGE) natural living trade show. Many natural food companies release or showcase new products at Expo, and I love seeing what’s recently been brought to market. Below are a few of the things I was excited about this year: Late July makes my favorite tortilla chips, […]

7 Ways to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods

grow happy blog

Quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches, and cheese & crackers are all Lucy would eat if it were up to her. Like many kids, her palate tends toward simple tastes, and getting her to try new foods can be a challenge. Luckily, what she eats is not up to her (yet). It’s up to me! During these […]

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