Archive | February, 2011

THOUGHTS ON THE MOMMY CLEANSE

Recently a friend asked me what I thought about the “cleanses” that are all the rage in mommy circles these days. She was curious because a number of her acquaintances had embarked on a month-long detox: no dairy, no meat, no gluten, no sugar, no alcohol, no caffeine. I told her I thought there was […]

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CSA MEANS HEALTHY CONVENIENCE

Every Tuesday morning a box of produce lands on my front porch. Filled with fruits and vegetables freshly plucked from their vines/beds/trees, the box hails from a local farm. I’m a member of a CSA (community supported agriculture), which means supporting a small, local farm by essentially subscribing to a weekly bundle of goodies. It […]

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OVERNIGHT STEEL CUT OATMEAL

In the world of oats, the steel-cut variety is at the top of the “good-for-you” food chain. Minimally processed, steel-cut oats are nutrient-rich and digest more slowly than rolled oats (which means you and your kids won’t be sniffing around for a hit of sugar come 10 a.m.). I’m crazy about them, but not so […]

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8 WHOLESOME SNACKS

The other day my kids were rifling through the cupboard looking for a snack and grumbling, “All we ever have is nuts and dried fruit.” Followed by, “Why can’t we be like other kids who get good snacks?” Rather than go on a dietitian diatribe about our food selection, I decided to give it a […]

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COOL BEANS

A few days ago, I posted about cooking dried beans. But canned beans are also a solid option. In fact, they’re one of the best “fast foods” you can get your hands on. If available, buy beans in cans labeled “BPA Free.”  Also, since most beans are canned with a boatload of sodium, dump them in a colander and […]

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BLACK BEANS FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND DINNER

A few summers ago, a friend generously offered me her family’s vacation condo in Mexico for a week after she had to abandon her holiday plans at the last minute. With my hubby tied up with work commitments, I grabbed a girlfriend, along with the kids (hers and mine), and off we went. It wasn’t […]

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