Category Archive for: ‘Diet’

The Search For Non-Dairy Yogurt

My kids absolutely love yogurt, and so do I. It makes such a great treat and it’s a wonderful addition to breakfast. But since we’re eating pretty much completely dairy-free these days, yogurt has had no room in our fridge. I honest miss it! There’s something so comforting about the texture, taste, and healthy treat nature of yogurt that I really want to get back in my life and the life of my kids – but is there a dairy free yogurt option? I’ve been doing all kinds of research to see what’s out there and what my family might Read More

Safe Snacks For School Treats

If your kids are like mine, they get so excited about special days at school where there will be treats! I love volunteering to bring goodies, but sometimes it can seem completely overwhelming to figure out what’s safe for everyone in my child’s class. My kids have special dietary needs so I totally understand how important it all is – but that doesn’t mean it can’t be confusing and even frustrating at times. Recently, I’ve been creating a bit of a resource guide for myself so that the next time I’m in charge of bringing treats I won’t have to Read More

Is Your Family Eating Too Much Kale?

Just about any health book, blog, or recipe book you pick up these days raves about the seemingly endless benefits of kale. From smoothies and juices to dehydrator chips and crunchy salads – kale is one of the most popular health foods in the country right now. But is your family eating too much of it? While kale does bring a pretty impressive list of benefits to every meal, it turns out there is such a thing as too much. Balancing foods and getting a wide variety of greens is essential in helping the body prevent sensitizing, allergies, and too much Read More

Healthy Teeth On Any Diet

Healthy Teeth Diet
Every time I take my kids to the dentist I get a knot in my stomach. I always worry that their teeth won’t be in good repair and always want the best for the health and strength of their smiles. Recently, I started thinking about the fact that special diets used for allergies and eczema could be keeping super important nutrients out of our kids’ diets which are essential for healthy teeth. What if a non-dairy diet causes demineralization of teeth? What if animal proteins are essential for gum and enamel health? When I started thinking about the health of Read More

Eczema Diets – Which Ones Really Work?

Eczema Diets
Chances are most all of us tried one of those trendy fad diets to lose weight or get fit for the summer… but who would have thought we’d be trying them for our kids, too? When my child’s eczema started to become an issue, food was one of the first things I looked at. I had heard people talking about the possibility of food allergies, sensitivities, food blending, preservatives, and all kinds of other stuff being the root cause of many flare ups, so that’s where I decided to look first. The issue is that for every parent with a Read More