High fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which is sweeter and cheaper than sucrose, is a sweetener made from corn.  It is commonly used in many types of processed foods, from soft drinks to baked goods; it is found in fruit juice, … Read more

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Good news for chocoholics: I found a relatively healthy way to enjoy dark chocolate! I just bought those oven-roasted dark chocolate almonds and they taste  quite yummy! They are available in dark chocolate and mint chocolate flavors.  Have you tried … Read more

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8 healthy kid snack ideas

  Most snacks, given to kids these days are overprocessed and way too high in sugar. Even things like store-bought granola bars or whole wheat crackers or most store-bought breads or the different varieties of puffed rice  are essentially processed … Read more

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cornbread

  While living in NYC, I loved Angelica’s Kitchen restaurant: a wonderful vegetarian eatery with fresh , mostly local food. They also had cornbread to die for: it was the non-traditional kind; it tasted grainy and hearty. I actually purchased … Read more

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I just finished reading this incredible book. Full of well-researched practical information and tips, the book explains what goes on in your kid’s brain. It talks about how children learn, how we can help them and which activities and circumstances … Read more

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        I used Klean Kanteen instead of a sippy with my toddler. Yes, it’s more expensive, but it lasts a lot longer, so you end up spending the same amount. This two-pack of 18 ounce sport top water … Read more

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Oups… I should have titled the post: “How to Diffuse Your Reaction To a Tantrum.” Whatever others do, even if they are your children, essentially has no meaning. What gives  actions their meaning is your reaction to them. Our kids … Read more

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  As adults, we tend to think in linear ways: if we are doing a particular arts and crafts activity with our kids,  it’s difficult to visualize how it can also be a game with toys in it. Or, how … Read more

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Wholemeal pasta

This salad is wonderful for lunch or for eating at a picnic: just add some green leaves for health value. I usually use rice pasta for it, but other varieties should work fine. The salad is also good as part … Read more

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tahini sauce

 Tahini is a sesame seed paste, widely used in Middle Eastern cooking. Having spent some time in Israel, I absolutely love its flavor! You can buy tahini in any Middle Eastern grocery store and in any health food store. This … Read more

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Both of my pregnancies were easy. I never felt too big to tie my shoes or to go for a walk. My butt never grew: I was all belly both times. I also had very little aches and pains that … Read more

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These peppers lack meat, but not flavor. If your kid doesn’t eat vegetables, he or she is very likely to feel a lot warmer towards these stuffed peppers (I don’t know the reason for it.)  

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