Every once in a while, I still hear a reference to the breakfast message of my childhood: breakfast of champions. Nowadays, it’s usually loaded with sarcasm about over-the-top breakfast choices like Michael Phelps’ breakfast of three fried egg sandwiches, one omelet, one bowl of grits, three slices of french toast and three chocolate chip pancakes. […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Since the early days of September, our weekend mornings have meant early wake up times, coffee in the thermos (at least for me) and getting geared up for hours on the soccer field. Come end of November, I’ve long forgotten those lazy days of summer and what it means to sleep in. My early risers, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on New Breakfast Ideas For the Long Holiday Weekend
There’s something about the change in weather that impacts the amount of time I want to spend in the kitchen and what we want to eat. During the summer months, we want to spend as much time as humanly possible outdoors and away from stoves and dirty dishes. But now that fall is here in […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
My initial reaction to the headline “Kraft To Remove Food Dye from 3 Products” was brought with skepticism that they couldn’t possibly be talking about their infamous bright orange mac and cheese dinners. Imagine my surprise as I read on to learn that they are talking about the blue box product. Oh, wait, there’s more […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Kraft Removes Food Dyes from Limited Products
The research pulled together for this chilling visual story explains the true dangers to every American, young and old, from eating a diet rich in artificial food dyes. If you think you can easily escape artificial food dyes, think again unless you exclusively shop at Whole Foods or buy 100% organic. Not only are some […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
If you care about buying organics or food free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), grocery shopping isn’t easy. This guide to produce sticker numbers can help. Depending on what is important to you, look for the appropriate first digit above to help guide you through the produce department on your next shopping trip. You […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Food Labels: Guide to Know What You’re Buying
While it’s certainly not the headline any parent wants to read, I have to admit that I felt a bit of relief when I saw this because it means that mainstream America is starting to recognize that some children appear to have ADHD symptoms that are triggered by artificial food dyes. When you consider […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Doctor Explores Connection Between ADHD and Red Dye
The more I learn about food and diet and disease, the more this resonates for me. When I talk with parents who don’t want to see their children on prescription medicines for ADHD or other challenges, but don’t know what else to do, I think of this message and wonder how many of those kids […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Food as Medicine
Summer around here means enjoying a lot of meals. My kids love enjoying a snack in the backyard without parents around and we all love bringing dinners to the park for summer concerts. No matter where we eat, we try to look for GMO free foods (genetically modified organisms) and ingredients to serve our kids, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Smart Tips for GMO Free Foods at Your Summer Picnic