We are a busy family. We are out of the house for hours in the evening, and eating out is not only costly but can have a detrimental effect on your waistline. I am always looking for quick and easy meals that everyone likes and, most importantly, are healthy and tasty.
One sheet pan dinners have been my go to since September. I was introduced to them by a fellow hockey mom and to be honest, I prefer them to crock pot meals (which are also handy when you are on the go).
This recipe is a nutrition powerhouse. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Vegetable and Miso Marinated Cod”
This is a daily struggle in my household. My kids love fruits but getting them to branch out and try different vegetables is hard and I know I’m not alone. In the past I have hidden vegetables in sauces and soups so I could ensure my kids had a more balanced meal, however, research shows that hiding veggies is not the best way to promote lifelong healthy eating. In order to do that, we have to build a child’s taste for veggies that will last them into adulthood, choosing healthy choices for life. I still hide them when I can just to get them into their bodies, but I also try and follow these tips to get my kids to eat their vegetables.
1. Stick an apron on them. Studies show that kids who are involved in meal preparation will try different foods and generally prefer fruits and vegetables and overall healthy food choices. Plus, measuring ingredients can help with math skills too! Get the kids in the kitchen to help out as much as possible, and choose age-appropriate tasks. Good tasks for little ones include tearing lettuce, mixing ingredients, and helping to set the table. Continue reading “5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Vegetables”
Change isn’t easy, and that holds true for even the changes we may be so eager to see. So, what holds us back? What prevents change even when we’re working hard to make it happen? The answer has a lot to do with our “programming.” It’s a subject that fascinates me and one of the people who explains it so well is Joe Dispenza. Dr. Joe, who wrote Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself (among other great books), explains how to change your brain in order to change your life.
First, it’s important to know the parts at work here. We have our physical brain, which is the physical and tangible organ housed within your head. Continue reading “The (Very) Simplified Science of Changing Your Thoughts to Change Your Life”
We all know that a healthy diet can have a big impact on your overall well being, but a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reveals which foods we need to eat more of and which foods we need to eat less of to decrease mortality from heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
According to this study, poor diet is the cause of at least half of deaths from heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. In 2012, about 700,000 Americans died from these diseases and diet was linked to nearly 319,000 of these deaths. This study suggests that changing Americans’ dietary habits could have a significant impact on the risk of death from these diseases. Continue reading “10 Foods That Can Increase or Decrease Life Expectancy”
Many of today’s most prevalent health conditions have been directly linked to improper nutrition and poor lifestyle habits. Even small nutritional deficiencies can compromise immunity, vitality, and damage health. Taking care of your own core nutritional needs creates a strong foundation for your body and helps establish a strong foundation to help rebuild, restore and repair your body if needed. So wouldn’t it make sense that taking care of our furry friends in the same way would be just as important? Here are some thoughts on pet supplements. Continue reading “Pet Supplements for Our Furry Friends”