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Fresh fruit is a great food to start the day with, whether cut up in some way or liquefied. Smoothies are at once soothing and invigorating, luscious yet low in fat. They also offer a concentrated source of nourishment for children and teens (and indeed anyone) whose morning appetite is sluggish.
Organic may be best but we can’t always afford the high price tag. What produce should you absolutely buy organic and what can you safely buy off the usual supermarket produce shelf? Here’s the list!
A bonus of our pop-making hobby is that our kids have learned a lot about nutrition. We talk about what ingredients we’ve chosen and why. They also love to help us “shop for pops,” and making them together is a family affair.
Getting children engaged in the summer in ways that cultivate stimulation for the mind helps them establish good habits and spend their time well learning while having fun. Here are some activities that might break up the mundanity and even encourage mental growth.
Our hectic schedules can often conflict with our desire to eat healthier foods. Sometimes even the thought of putting together a simple salad can seem daunting. But with the help of bagged salad greens, you can create summertime meals in minutes.
Vegetarians are sometimes at a loss for what to put on the grill. I know this is a crazy thought but how about – vegetables? Grilling brings out so much flavor in vegetables that you don’t even need to dress them up too much.
Even though we may provide our children with vegan substitutes, they are still tempted by pizza, milk chocolate and other treats their friends have and often want to try them. What’s a parent to do?
A key part of having a healthy skeleton is ensuring that you eat the right foods that bolster your body with calcium, starting in infancy and moving through your life. Here are some of the top foods that are “bad to the bone”.
A VegFamily reader asks: “I am considering becoming a vegan but have a question. How do vegans handle insect control? I live in an area that has a lot of insects and rodents I really can’t just ignore them in my house. What do vegans do?”
We think lasagna is one of the all-time favorite comfort foods. Cathe Olson shares five of her favorite lasagna recipes – traditional, spinach, vegetable, butternut squash, and lima vegetable – plus a delicious vegan substitute for Parmesan cheese you ca make yourself!
As we walk I can see that my children are happy. Regularly taking this walk and visiting the animals has become an important part of our lives. I walk in silence and think about some of the virtues my children are learning from the very beginning of their lives through vegetarianism: compassion, caring and kindness are a few.
A delicious alternative to peanut butter, cashew nut butter has a distinct flavor all its own that gives this french toast a to die for taste! A great way to start off your day with some yummy breakfast.