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Ok, so I know I just heated up a plate of food in the microwave. I remember grabbing my plate and my glass of water and walking towards the office so I could eat while doing a little work on the computer. I remember taking that first bite, but damn...where did the rest of my food…Continue
Added by Ronda on January 10, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments
Okay I am WAAYYY behind on the January writing prompts!
I am still doing the writing prompts with BloggyMoms and I found one that I can resonate with which is:
What is your health commitment this year?
I have so many things I WANT to do!
Added by Moody Mommi on January 9, 2013 at 8:08pm — No Comments
So you might have heard me say that The Love Nugget has been getting a little pickier these days. Which means that I've got to be a little more creative with meals.
When we began feeding him solids, I made the decision to limit the amount of processed foods he would be eating. Sure, there is a lot of healthy products on the market for toddlers that I'll…Continue
Added by Giselle Schroer on January 8, 2013 at 3:18pm — No Comments
Added by Kristen Iness on December 17, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Every parent knows the school holidays can seem endless...
These December holidays, we decided to stay put in Cape Town and take advantage of the great weather. We deserve it after enduring the very long cold winter this year! We are working on a list (literally) of our favourite things to do as a family in our beautiful city and adding a few extra new options never explored before.
As a family of 5, where I am the only 1 who thinks lying on the couch for a whole day with a…Continue
Added by Sharon Kloppers on December 14, 2012 at 5:39am — No Comments
5 Signs You May Be Eating When You Don’t Need To
You sneak food.
You eat every time you come home regardless of your hunger level.
You eat in bed.
You always eat when you are sad or angry.
You eat food just because it is there.
If you answer yes to any of the questions above, read the article below....…Continue
Added by Laura Cipullo on December 5, 2012 at 11:16pm — No Comments
By Guest Blogger: Stefanie Dove, Human Nutrition and Dietetics Student
Ask any parent what their biggest battle is with their children and they will likely say getting them to eat their fruits and veggies. With school back in session, it can sometimes be hard to monitor how much of the packed lunch your kids actually ate.…Continue
Added by Laura Cipullo on December 3, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments
As moms do, we focus on our children and sometimes forget about our own nutrition and our changing bodies as our birthdays pass. Well, we recieved a question from a fellow NYC mom about her nutrition and fitness choices. Feeding ourselves is just as…
Added by Laura Cipullo on December 3, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments
Does your child constantly nag you for food? Does this happen only at particular times…or all of the time? Do you eventually give in due to exhaustion? Or perhaps a headache? What is his/her temperament like? Is he persistent in getting his way all of the time? If so, this is likely a power struggle…and not a hunger issue. Think about your child’s interactions with others. Do grandma and grandpa or the nanny spoil your child and always oblige him? If so, you may have a cute little “monster”…Continue
Added by Laura Cipullo on December 3, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments
By Mom and RD, Elyse Falk
When you see or get introduced to a person who appears to be overweight, what thoughts go through your mind? Perhaps you’ve been thinking—“He/she needs more exercise or to go on a diet, is lazy or has low self-esteem or a lack of willpower, is unhealthy or not very bright and/or just may be depressed.” Yes, there surely are some overweight people who may have some of these character traits, but do you ever think these same things about thin people? Why not? More…
Moms and Dads, what does “building healthy habits” mean to you? Is it about changing the foods we eat or incorporating more physical activities into our families’ daily lives? While these are certainly important factors, building healthy habits is about more than just food and exercise. Want to find out more about this exciting new program? Check out…Continue
Added by Laura Cipullo on December 3, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments
Someone recently asked me, “Do you only eat organic foods?” People have also asked me, “Are you really healthy?” Others, who do not know me well have commented, “I should probably order healthy since I am sitting at the table with a dietitian.” Let me cure your curiosity!! I eat all foods and so do my kids. So what does this mean? Click …Continue
Added by Laura Cipullo on December 3, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
The other day, a friend of mine posted a link to this blog post of a woman named Amanda, which was like a revelation. It made me feel good about myself just as much as it made me feel bad about the role model I am for my two daughters.
Those two little girls are pure beauty, unspoiled by make-up, no piercings or tattoos, and the typical insecurities that I am battling with for most…Continue
Added by Stephanie Powell on November 30, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments
During the holidays, certain foods remain a tradition within some families. However, I find the holidays to be a wonderful time to explore new recipes. Next to the traditional Thanksgiving dishes, I prepared a new one: Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Pancetta—which turned out to be a healthy hit! The only modification I made to the original recipe is not adding oil, as there is plenty of flavorful fat from the pancetta! See the complete…Continue
Added by Laura Cipullo on November 23, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
For the past two weeks I have been counting calories. As someone with a history of an eating disorder this can be a dangerous thing. For this very reason, as a rule, I don’t count calories. But two weeks ago I realized I would not be returning to running as quickly as I expected and I began to doubt my body’s ability to get back to its pre-pregnancy weight without my normal activity level. I decided to “help” things along by starting to track what I ate and…Continue
Added by Sarah Canney on November 15, 2012 at 8:52pm — No Comments
At this time every year, I promise myself I’m not going to do it… and then, of course, I do it anyway.
That little statement could go in so many directions… but in this case, I’m talking about eating way too much at Thanksgiving.
Did you know that the average Thanksgiving plate, piled high with deliciousness, could come in at more than 3,000 calories?…Continue
Added by Christina Chavez on November 14, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments
Most nights we come home and the boys are starving, so they'll eat whatever I put in front of them. Tonight was not one of those nights for Jack. Doug made a cheesy chicken and noodle casserole, which I think the boys have had before. Jack immediately starting whining that he didn't like it and that he wanted something else. Well, this short-order cook has had enough. I've fallen into the trap of making something separate for the boys. Tonight, he was eating what the rest of us…Continue
Added by Tracey Babcock on November 8, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
By Guest Blogger: Debra Johnson
Many parents want their children to be happy and healthy. Eating nutrient dense foods is one way to accomplish a healthy body. However, some children are picky and may fight off the idea of new meals. The information below may help a parent introduce new foods into the home.
Added by Laura Cipullo on October 5, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Recipe by Laura Cipullo, R.D., C.D.E. *Originally published on LiveStrong.com
INGREDIENTS (Makes 2-4 Servings)
Added by Laura Cipullo on October 3, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Keeping things real is what Mom Dishes It Out is all about – and that includes the setbacks too. I’m the first to admit it; for every two steps forward that my kids make, they also eventually take at least one step back. In these instances, it’s most important to remember that the evidence continues to build supporting food exposure, rather than force feeding, works when given ample time and patience.
At the end of the day, my children are the real deal, and they…Continue
Added by Laura Cipullo on September 26, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments