Category Archives: Food for Thought

  • Breakfast Loves Sugar? Not So Fast!

    Posted on December 12, 2013 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought.

    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 ┬áthree fried egg sandwiches, one omelet, one bowl of grits, three slices of french toast and three chocolate chip pancakes. […]

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    New Breakfast Ideas For the Long Holiday Weekend

    Posted on November 26, 2013 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought, Recipes.

    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, […]

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    New Fall Recipes You’ll Fall In Love With

    Posted on November 14, 2013 by Gina Rau in A Few of Our Favorite Things, Food for Thought.

    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 […]

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  • Kraft Removes Food Dyes from Limited Products

    Posted on October 31, 2013 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought.

    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 […]

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  • Artificial Food Dye: The Dangerous Impact on Americans

    Posted on October 21, 2013 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought.

    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 […]

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    Food Labels: Guide to Know What You’re Buying

    Posted on October 18, 2013 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought.

      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 […]

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    Doctor Explores Connection Between ADHD and Red Dye

    Posted on October 9, 2013 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought.

      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 […]

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  • Diet and Medicine

    Food as Medicine

    Posted on August 11, 2013 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought.

    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 […]

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  • Smart Tips for GMO Free Foods at Your Summer Picnic

    Posted on July 15, 2013 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought.

    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, […]

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