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The Beautiful Benefits Of Berries

If there’s one natural food that most kids will eat without a fight, it’s berries. There’s something about the vibrant colors, sweet taste, small size, and amazing fragrance of berries that gets kids’ attention and inspires them to snack like they’re eating junk food! While most parents jump for joy anytime they get their kids to choose plant-based whole foods for a treat, there may be even more to celebrate than we realize. It turns out that berries are some of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet and that they can help the growing bodies of our kids Read More

Is Your Child Eating Their Way To Inflammation?

Did you know that what happens in the digestive tract plays a big role in what happens on the skin and in the immune system as a whole? Many people say that the immune system lives in the gut – and there’s a good reason for that. Our digestive tract is where our body deals with many of the things that agitate our immune system, and it’s the place where the body deals with these things so that they don’t cause excess damage. The issue is that when the gut is damaged due to inflammation, it cannot deal with foods, Read More

Packing Lunches For Kids With Special Diets

Allergies, paleo, plant-based, gluten sensitivities… these are just a few of the most common special diets that many parents have to work with as they pack school lunches every day. Sometimes it seems that we have more ‘no’ foods than ‘yes’ foods, and coming up with ways to nourish our kids while they’re at school with foods they’ll actually eat becomes nearly impossible. The good news is that there are some simple and effective things we can do to get super healthy, super gentle foods in our kids’ diets at school without going completely crazy trying to make it happen. Read More

Diet & Behavior

As parents we learn pretty quickly which things cause behavioral issues in our kids. Not enough sleep, too much stimulation, long car rides, heat, and other factors can all turn up the grumpy or even lead to full meltdowns. While all kinds of factors influence how kids and adults feel and act, there’s one thing that ‘takes the cake’ when it comes to behavioral issues – diet. More and more parents are discovering that what their kids eat has a direct link to how their kids act, and there’s even some interesting science behind why it all happens. In recent Read More

Eating Organic On A Budget

We all want to feed our families the very best in healthy food – and organic produce is part of that. But what happens when organic fruits and vegetables are just too far out of budget? While the cost of organic foods is slowly going down as they become more popular, there are still some favorite foods that can get really expensive. While buying organic is always a good move, today I’m going to tell you about the foods you can get away with buying non-organic when needed, and I’ll tell you which foods you should always buy organic. The Read More