5 Nutrition Myths To Ignore

5 Nutrition Myths To Ignore

There are a million food myths floating around the internet. Here are five of the ones I hear most frequently, busted! 1. Juice cleanses help rid your body of toxins. Why people believe this: Dieters may believe if they’re experiencing diarrhea or extreme hunger, their body must be shedding bad stuff. But the opposite is true. Cleanse… Continue Reading

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Red Chili Dark Chocolate Frosty

Red Chili Dark Chocolate Frosty

On Valentine’s Day, I put my healthy eating routine on hold. This is partly because I cannot resist cinnamon red hots, and partly because it’s fun to indulge in rare treats like steak, butter-filled baked goods and rich chocolate. One of my favorite ways to celebrate this not-really-holiday is by adding a little kick to chocolatey desserts. Last year I made Sweet and… Continue Reading

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Naturally Pink Rice Crispy Treats

Naturally Pink Rice Crispy Treats

Just when we’ve gotten into a healthy eating groove after the holiday cookie frenzy, Valentine’s Day pops up. Though it’s not as intensely focused on sweets and doesn’t last as long, those red-and-pink M&M’s on display everywhere sure do look tempting! In an effort to distract Lucy (and myself) from all the artificially colored store-bought treats we… Continue Reading

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Sesame Ginger Avocado Dip

Sesame Ginger Avocado Dip

I love a good Chip Buffet on Superbowl Sunday. But I also like to balance all that delicious salt and grease with some light, crunchy veggies. Just to feel even, you know? Of course, those store-bought vegetable platters are never very appealing. At best they include refrigerated tomatoes (the worst!), dried out baby carrots, and mediocre ranch dressing. Not… Continue Reading

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How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Healthy Food

How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Healthy Food

So many parents come to me concerned that their kids aren’t eating enough. They describe a scene of chasing their kids around with a fork, trying to get some healthy nibbles into them so they won’t starve before bedtime. Or giving them chicken nuggets for every meal because “nuggets are the only thing he’ll eat.” If… Continue Reading

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Blackberry Hemp Seed Power Bowl

Blackberry Hemp Seed Power Bowl

I grew up in Seattle, where you can find blackberry bushes growing literally everywhere, from parks to street corners. Come mid-July these prickly weeds begin to bear the sweetest, juiciest, most delicious berries imaginable. Multiple times every summer, my family would head to our favorite “secret” picking spots and load up on berries. Admittedly, my brother and I… Continue Reading

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