healthy kids
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Education, Nutrition
Big thank you to Megan in Basking Ridge for leading our very first back-to-school class! Megan shared with us how to survive the school year naturally with healthful foods, immunity-boosting habits, and natural first-aid remedies for illnesses and injuries that seem to go hand-in-hand with the school year. Here are some key takeaways from the presentation:    1. Food is MedicineEat protein and good fats for energy, brain fuel, and focus. Good sources of this can be found in: avocado, coconut oil, omega 3 supplements and fish/flax oil.  2. Eat the Rainbow Purples and Blues: Blueberries, eggplant, plums, acai, elderberries High anthocyanin content Antioxidants that support a healthy heart Green: Kale, broccoli, cabbage, bok [...]
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Education
Hey! This is Michelle Gindi, founder of Buddha Bowls and Burpees doing a guest post today! I am certified health coach and culinary instructor based out of NYC. In addition to coaching adults, I also coach children and teach them about healthy food.  Several years ago, I was constantly suffering from numerous ailments and decided to take my health into my own hands. I turned to a fully plant-based diet and found profound health results! I began working on my children as well to get them feeling their best! I want to share with you some tips that work in [...]
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Food & Recipes
Big thank you to Scott Sleckman and Andrea Tudor for leading our very first Kids Klass in Shrewsbury last week! We learned about what chia seeds are and how they transform to become pudding. Did you know chia seeds can absorb 12x their weight in liquid?! Then, since we know the key to getting kids to try new things is giving them choices, the kids got to dig in and make their own version of chia pudding with their choice of fresh fruit toppings!  We made a lot of new chia pudding fans that night -- look at those happy faces!  The best part [...]
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Education
Thank you Jess Mauceri for teaching us how to cook delicious nutritious foods that kids will actually eat in our Basking Ridge location last week! We learned about misconceptions of boxed foods and not to listen to the "natural" label but rather dive right into the ingredients. Some of her top recommendations:   - Give kids a choice - the more options the more they will want to try - Try cocoa instead of typical chocolate- Use oil & vinegars instead of pre made salad dressings - Replace white sugar with coconut sugar - Make your own fruit roll ups from dehydrated organic fruit [...]

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