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As summer is winding down, the back to school frenzy is officially here! It is a time of excitement and anxiety, and when it comes to packing lunch, absolute dread. Will our kids eat the lunch we pack or trade it for a bag of chips? Will they lose their fancy stainless steel bento lunchbox after the second day? Does it even pay for us to send a healthy home lunch? With moms asking me so many questions related to back to school, I love to look at what it means to send a healthy lunch and the importance of [...]
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Education, Nutrition
We had such a great time with registered dietitian Sari Greaves, author of Cooking Well Healthy Kids: Easy Meals for Happy Toddlers at our class Saturday. She gave us key tips to build a balanced diet and showed us how to prepare two of the delicious recipes from her book.  Weren't able to attend? You're in luck--we've got the recipes we made together and key points from the presentation below:     Healthy Eating Tips for Parents: Make sure half your plate is comprised of fruits and vegetables. Focus on whole fruits. Vary your veggies--eat the rainbow! Make sure half of your grains are whole grains. Choose low-fat [...]
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Kids can be super stubborn when it comes to finishing their greens. This is one common problem that almost all parents have to face. However, the good news is it is not entirely impossible to get your kids to eat vegetables. All you need is some willpower, consistency and patience. Parents are just like teachers to their kids. You can teach them almost everything you want to if you adopt the right methodology.  Your question must be what the right methodology really is. Fret not! That’s what this article is about. Here are a few tips and methods that [...]
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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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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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