Yes, we’re all coming out of the Thanksgiving coma just about now. Our final days of turkey and stuffing leftovers are running thin, and it’s time to start bulking up for Christmas and New Year’s meals. Don’t forget all the … Continue reading
My son came down with croup a few weeks back, and I was surprised to hear the pediatrician ask what outdoor activities we had planned for the remainder of the day*. I was prepared to keep him bundled up in … Continue reading
We mentioned reading that teens consume 34 teaspoons of sugar a day. (Good grief, Charlie Brown; we’re cringing!) Rachael Kettner-Thompson responded that her kids were good about steering clear of the sugar and drinking water, not soda. That is one … Continue reading
Summer was good to me – farmer’s markets, fruit stands, gardens….I’ve heard from some friends that wintertime seems to break their bank when it comes to eating healthy, and since this is a new change of lifestyle, I’m a little … Continue reading
A mix of fruits, liquid, agave, and kale or spinach make these a delicious way to get calcium, Vitamin K, and more easily digested iron. Adding agave nectar brings a touch of sweetness.
Sure, you could just cut your pears and drizzle with a little agave, but why not make a dinner feast? Serve this pizza along side a tossed green salad.
Once you've tried homemade hot cocoa, you'll never want to go back to the overly-sugary powders.
Traditionally, people used processed white sugar to preserve and can fruits. Canning your own applesauce allows you to control the ingredients, especially the sugar level. Today I’m using Xagave agave nectar to replace the sugar in my applesauce without sacrificing flavor!
I’m sure this is a shocking statement: we tend to eat more fatty foods in the wintertime than in the summer. Well, yeah! It’s cold outside. I need more padding to keep me warm, right? In advance of the weather … Continue reading
We all have our weaknesses. My husband likes his beer and college football on Saturdays, and I like my mojitos – shaken not stirred. The problem is that there is a high volume of sugar content in most mixed drinks. … Continue reading