The following blog posts are categorized under Healthy Kids

Raspberry Pecan Chia Pudding

I spoke recently about superfoods and smoothies at an event in Washington, DC, and I was surprised at how many people had never tried, or even heard of chia seeds. Is that you? Chia seeds benefit us with anti-inflammatory properties; they’re a healthy source of Omega 3 fatty acids, high in fiber and protein, and smoothie lovers appreciate how they thicken naturally when these tiny seeds are added to liquid. They taste almost like old school tapioca pudding. Here’s my latest version of chia pudding. I prefer using liquid stevia to keep my sugar intake in check, but you can use whatever healthy sweetener you have in the cupboard. Fresh raspberries are abundant right now, and southern pecans make me feel like summer. Here’s hoping you love it! Ingredients 2 cup coconut milk 15 drops liquid vanilla stevia (note: you can substitute 2 tsp of maple syrup or honey if you desire) 1/2 cup whole chia seeds 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pinch sea salt 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder 1 cup fresh raspberries plus extra for topping 1/4 cup chopped pecans for topping 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon for topping Preparation 1. In a 1-quart mason jar or other container with…

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Favorite Summer Snacks for Healthy Kids

While I believe that there’s too much emphasis put on snacks in our country, and in our schools, we all know sometimes you need them. What better time than in…

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Summer Style for Kids

  I was driving my son home from school the other day, and we talked about the business projects I’m working on this summer. He asked me if I had…

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Healthy Snacks for a Year

  Hi friends! Our next giveaway is tomorrow, September 4th, and includes some of my favorite on-the-go snacks, valued at almost $350. What’s great is that they’re perfect for the…

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Creamsicle Smoothie

  This creamy smoothie is a bright spot for days when you need a shot of sunshine. It’s loaded with Vitamin C, and perfect for the first days of fall…

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Watermelon Apple Smoothie

  We’re enjoying the last days of warm weather, waiting for chilly mornings and sweaters and clear skies that are sure to come soon. Local apples are abundant, suddenly, at…

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Guest Blogger: Sarma Melngailis’ Sesame-Vegetable Noodles with Herbs

  Sarma Melngailis is the owner of one of my FAVORITE restaurants in New York City, Pure Food and Wine, and take-a-way’s, One Lucky Duck. She’s the author of two…

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Watermelon Granita

  It was the last of the summer watermelons, so we had to do something special. I decided to make an icy treat. It’s 87 degrees and humid here in…

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Guest Blogger: Stephanie Merchant’s Healthy Start Smoothie

  I helped Stephanie make the decision to go back to school for nutrition, and look at her today; she’s the founder of a nutrition business for Moms. I’m happy…

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Feeling tart? Pucker up in 5 mins!

  This sherbet is inspired by my friend Theresa, a local raw foodie and super healthy ageless beauty. She whipped this up the other day, and I couldn’t wait to…

 
 
 
 
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