Interview with Dr. Kellyann Petrucci about Healthy Eating for Kids

Interview with Dr. Kellyann Petrucci about Healthy Eating for Kids

I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing naturopathic doctor and celebrity nutritionist, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci about healthy eating for kids. She is the author of Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet and Paleo Cookbook for Dummies. Check her out at drkellyann.com! She has amazing knowledge of nutrition and functional medicine. Plus, her and I share the same passion for healthy kids. It is the REASON and WHY that we both do what we do. The Interview In our interview, we chat…

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Cheap, Fun Birthday Surprise for Your Significant Other

Cheap, Fun Birthday Surprise for Your Significant Other

With Brendon’s birthday this past weekend, I was racking my brain about what special thing to do for his birthday. It is hard to find that special time to celebrate when kids are around (and we don’t pay for babysitters if we don’t have to). Plus, we are not gift people. We are experience and doing things for each other people. If you haven’t, I would totally recommend reading The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman. Anyway, I was…

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bread Pudding

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bread Pudding

Ever had to cut the crusts off your child’s sandwiches and not known what to do with them? I have a solution! I modified the recipe found here. Ingredients 1 1/2 cup coconut milk 3/4 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin 1/2 cup coconut sugar 2 large eggs plus 1 yolk 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan or Celtic salt 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 5 cups cubed (1-inch) crusts of gluten-free bread or day old bread 3/4 stick grass-fed butter, melted Directions: Preheat oven to…

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Finger Foods and Toddler Meals

Finger Foods and Toddler Meals

In the toddler years, start trying foods in different forms and in different dishes, Some examples include veggie or meat patties, cubed proteins, veggies in sauces, and mashed side dishes. You may find introducing certain proteins in burger forms or different sauces made from veggies to be easier transitions to new foods. In this toddler stage, have some fun, help your child explore new foods, and feel comfortable treating your child to healthy Indulgences. Below provides a general outline of…

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Best, Most Nutrient Dense Foods for Babies

Best, Most Nutrient Dense Foods for Babies

It’s confusing to know what foods to start your baby on! It’s always important to check with your doctor, but the latest research shows that starting allergenic foods before age one actually prevents allergies. Ultimately, the best foods for babies should be the same as the foods that are best for us. Babies grow rapidly, and so, even though they are small, their need for nutritious food is very high. The most nutrient dense foods will help them grow into…

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Nutrient Dense Scotcheroos (Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Nutrient Dense Scotcheroos (Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Scotcheroos are a crowd pleaser! Who doesn’t love that peanut butter and chocolate combination. It is also easy to eat a ton of them. A friend of mine asked for a healthier version of these bad boys, and I was happy to oblige. So, I found a regular Scotcheroo recipe like this one. Then, I modified the ingredients. This still doesn’t make Scotcheroos a health food, but it makes you feel a little bit better about eating a treat. In…

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Homemade Larabar

Homemade Larabar

Easy, Quick, Healthy Snack or Treat for Kids Homemade Larabar recipe for a fun, healthy snack treat for your kids! I tried a recipe experiment this morning for Noah’s afternoon snack today, and it turned out great. WIthin one minute, I had blended some pitted dates and macadamia nuts in a blender cup, formed little logs, placed them in a container, and packed them in his lunch box. So easy, quick, and healthy! Plus, this is much less expensive than…

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Chocolate Nut Butter Fudge – A Healthy Kid’s Treat

Chocolate Nut Butter Fudge – A Healthy Kid’s Treat

Kids love treats! But, as parents we want to have healthy, easy options. Ever have a kid begging for dessert or to go to the corner ice cream shop? Yeah, me too. It’s expensive, and those are loaded with tons of sugars and artificial ingredients that leave them low on nutrients and craving for more junk. There are many bloggers out there with healthy recipe options for treats, but some are time consuming and the ingredients are expensive. Plus, there…

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Feed Your Family Beans for Longevity and 1 Nutrient Dense Bean Quesadilla Recipe for Kids

Feed Your Family Beans for Longevity and 1 Nutrient Dense Bean Quesadilla Recipe for Kids

Why should I eat beans? Our bodies need carbohydrates, and beans are one of the foods that healthy, traditional cultures have eaten for thousands of years. Beans are a great source of phosphorus, iron, and fiber. In today’s world where our bodies are bombarded with toxins and environmental pollutants, we need that fiber. Honestly, when starting on a paleo, ancestral diet, I got a phobia of beans. However, I came across Dan Buettner, who wrote The Blue Zone about populations…

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Nutrient Dense Mac and Cheese

Nutrient Dense Mac and Cheese

You can have your mac and cheese, and eat it too!!! Mac and Cheese is a food I gripe about a ton! Truly sometimes I think it is my nemesis. It is this mess of refined carbohydrates, artificial ingredients, and a ton of salt. Pasta like white flour has been stripped of its nutrition and had some synthetic vitamins sprayed back onto it. Read this article to see how the leading brands of boxed mac and cheese are comparable to…

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