oatmeal cookies

Yesterday I told you to bake your own cookies. These are my favorite “healthy” cookies. Lighter and fluffier than regular ones, they melt in your mouth. Frequently, we bake them together with my oldest son: he “measures” out the ingredients. … Read more

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Prior to spending my days worrying if my breast milk tasted ok or pondering the best way to discipline a whining toddler, I was a nutrition consultant in Manhattan. I also made yoga DVDs, shot infomercials and modeled for magazines. … Read more

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Doughnuts, crackers, cookies, pastries, vegetable shortenings, some margarines , potato and corn chips, imitation cheeses,  frostings and candies are  all likely to contain trans fats, even if their labels say otherwise.  All of those products have polyunsaturated fatty acids, which can … Read more

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First of all, to help with future reading, it’s a lot easier to learn letters as phonetic sounds, as opposed to as letter names.  Secondly, you need to figure out if your child learns better by hearing, by making things … Read more

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What I love about baked apples is that you can eat them for a healthy desert that is low in calories, but tastes amazing. I also love the fact that you can scoop up the mushy part of the apples … Read more

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  My oldest was fully potty trained by 17 months. Here’s a little article I wrote, while working on training him: “What?”- all of my Euro friends say, “Your nine month-old is still in diapers???”  Well, no. He is 14 … Read more

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If you don’t use seaweed in your cooking, start with kombu: it’s what I did a few years ago. Kombu is one of the most versatile seaweeds : it can be baked, fried, roasted or sauteed. It can be added … Read more

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      I love the theory of attachment parenting: immediately responding to your baby’s  cry, carrying him/her around in a sling, co-sleeping and breastfeeding. I think all of these practices make healthier babies, both physically and emotionally. My first … Read more

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The good thing about this dish is that you can eat it hot or cold. The cold version makes it a great picnic dish: just pack your leftovers in a  Tupperware container. Additionally, this pilaf works with virtually any grain you … Read more

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  Breakfast cereal is considered “health food.”  How healthy is it, really? And should we be giving it to our kids? Servings of popular brands such as All Bran, Oat Krunchies and Golden Grahams contain four times as much salt … Read more

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Baked kale chips are a nutritious snack: kale is rich in fiber, calcium, iron and magnesium, as well as in vitamins A, C and K.  It surely beats potato chips!  

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  If you have a baby, you have to visit Infantino’s Toy and Gear Sale on Hautelook.com for some amazing deals! The play gym I recommended  here a few days ago is on sale, too! Sale ends Saturday 2/26 at … Read more

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