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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Be Well Kitchen: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This time of year, I love pumpkin everything. Most of the pumpkin foods I love are rather indulgent, like my favorite... pumpkin pie. This smoothie helps to ease a sweet tooth and satisfies my pumpkin pie craving, without weighing me down.

Breakfasts for Toddlers

5 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Your Toddler

Since I pretty much feed my toddler the same foods I eat, many people ask what I serve for breakfast. Nothing makes me happier than helping Moms find nutritious replacements for “healthy” packaged foods. Especially foods marketed for children that are actually full of GMOs and refined sugar. Keep in mind, the needs of your toddler are not much different than your needs, which means there’s no reason for separate meals. By serving up whole foods first thing in the morning, not only will you be providing the proper nutrition, it will help form a lifetime of healthy eating habits.

Healthy Recipes for Thanksgiving

Healthy Recipes for Thanksgiving

It’s almost Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays of the year. It’s a time to gather together with family and friends and be thankful for the abundance we have in our lives. It’s also the day that many of us forget about eating healthily and usually end up feeling stuffed and remorseful. So here are a couple of my favorite recipes that can help you stay on track and still feel like you have indulged.

Chia Seeds – Nature’s Little Powerhouse

Chia Seeds – Nature’s Little Powerhouse

The first time I heard of Chia was when Chia pets were popular in the 80’s – remember those “adorable” green leafy creatures that you grew by watering an animal shaped terracotta pot. Who knew then that beyond their ability to grow animals, Chia seeds are actually a dynamo superfood. Turns out that the Aztecs and Mayans in pre-Columbian times did! Chia was an important part of their diet and legend has it that a single tablespoon could sustain Aztec warriors all day.The seeds, which come from a plant called Salvia Hispanica are loaded with many healthy benefits.