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Homemade Popsicles

Five Healthy Snacks for Your Child

It’s so easy to break open a bag of goldfish, pretzels or fruit snacks for your kids. The companies producing these products make it simple with individual servings, fun character themes and cute little shapes. But, guess what? These cute little snacks are full of chemicals and are made in laboratories. The list of ingredients is long and confusing, full of strange chemicals and carcinogens. With the onset of childhood obesity and developmental issues, it makes me wonder how these foods are affecting our children.

Chicken Vegetable Soup

Be Well Kitchen:
Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe

Every Sunday during the cold months, I make a chicken soup. I always start first thing in the morning when the kids get up. The secret to a great chicken soup is creating a flavorful, rich broth which is actually quite easy. Not only does it fill my home with the most amazing smell, it’s a hearty and nourishing meal for my entire family. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

Sliced Apple and Cinnamon

What Do You Do When You’re Craving Sugar?

We’ve all had those days when you’re craving sugar so badly that nothing seems to help. The usual distractions are just not working, and you really want a chocolate brownie or ice cream. Here are some recipes garnered from our team of Health Coaches to help you overcome sugar cravings and make a healthier choice:

Vegetable Broth

From the Be Well Kitchen:
Quick & Easy Veggie Stock

In the midst of this long, cold (and busy) winter, hearty soups have often filled in as my meal of choice. If I'm feeling fancy, I might follow a recipe but more often than not my soups are an improvisation of ingredients waiting in the fridge. While I do save my veggie scraps to make big batches of stock (then reduce to a concentrate & save in the freezer) a winter like this tests my supply! Sometimes I find myself ready to make a nourishing soup without any stock on hand. Luckily, it’s easy to get a good, flavorful base going with just a few staples from the fridge.