How Much Sugar Should We Be Eating?

March 1, 2017

Check out the menu below.

It very well could be what a kid would eat in a typical day, right?


  • breakfast:  Life cereal & milk
  • snack:  granola bar
  • lunch:  turkey sandwich, fruit, goldfish, juice box
  • snack: fruit
  • dinner:  chicken parmesan and broccoli
  • dessert:  scoop of ice-cream

Seems harmless enough, right?


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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

February 21, 2017

I was a slow cooker virgin.  I’d heard such great stuff about slow cookers and how easy they are to use.  I actually attempted to buy one in Bed Bath and Beyond. Twice.   But I think I had a case of analysis paralysis.  Do I buy a 4 quart?  a 6 quart?  Do I get one with fancy features like steaming and browning?  

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Pesto, Tomato, & Mozzarella Sandwich

February 7, 2017

This is my favorite vegetarian sandwich:  pesto, tomatoes & mozzarella.  Lucky for me, my husband feels the same way and is happy that I serve it for dinner once per week!  Unfortunately my kids are allergic to nuts so they can’t have pesto, but I just make it for them without it.

It’s super simple, and I make some type of baked vegetable to go with it to make the meal feel more substantial since it’s for dinner.

You COULD go nuts and make your own pesto, but the store bought ones I’ve found are so delicious and relatively ‘clean’ so I choose not to and instead choose to make it the easiest dinner night ever.  I’ve used the basil pesto made by Whole Foods and by Cibo Naturals and they are both delicious.

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Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Nutritarian Diet

January 31, 2017

This past Saturday I went to hear Dr. Joel Fuhrman speak.  Have you heard of him?  He is a medical doctor who advocates what he termed a Nutritarian Diet, which is a diet rich in micronutrients. (Micronutrients are vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.)

For those of you have been following my blog for some time, you know that I am obsessed with vegetables and getting enough into our diets – and that is the Nutritarian way as well – vegetables should be the largest amount of food you eat and sugars and processed foods should be the least.  But that is a no brainer, right?  MOST diets advocate this.

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