Posts Tagged ‘healthy’

Introducing…Kids Health 101

Join me at www.KidsHealth101.com

I’m finally doing it! I’m launching KidsHealth101 Podcast today.  It will feature practitioners that have been successful at helping children heal and recover.   

My mission is “to make child healing and recovery a household conversation”.  

Podcast #1 is “live” as of today and features Dr. Shanna Bissonette interviewing me on why I’m creating a Kids Health movement.     In future podcasts, you’ll hear less from me and much more from my brilliant, pioneer driving professionals that are truly helping kids recover.  

Please join me in this movement by adding your email at KidsHealth101.com  and check out my first podcast!

At Kids Health 101 we will be discussing child developmental needs, growth, nutritional supports and sickness recovery by finding the right tools to heal using a functional approach to health.  Again, my mission is to make childhood healing and recovery a household conversation.  Register at KidsHealth101.com to receive updates of our future presenters.  And spread the word. 

I’m so excited!

Lynn

A Food Pyramid I’m proud of…

Dr. Mercola just released a food pyramid that finally makes sense.   You’ll see vast differences in the new food pyramid versus the former one that captured the “Standard American diet (acronym S.A.D)” and the attention of the American people  for the past few decades.  In the new improved version you’ll see vegetables and fats at the bottom of the pyramid in the most consumption area. Proteins in the next best area to consume, and grains and sugars at the very top in the least encouraged to consume.  I’d highly encourage printing this out for even your children to take a look at.  What are your thoughts?  I’d love to hear from you.

Be well, Lynn

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40 Healthy Gluten Free Lunch Ideas

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The Paleo Mom put together 40 healthy gluten free lunch ideas that trumps any other site I’ve seen.  It’s filled with pictures completing each meal with protein, fats and carbohydrates and VARIETY (something I severely lack in).  
Last year I implemented encouragement for my kids to make their own lunches the night before (thanks to my friend Annie).  I can see that they are lacking variety as well in building their lunches even though their enthusiasm remains.  I’m so looking forward to sharing these pictures with them.  Here’s a sample of one lunch with 39 to go.  Be sure to visit the site here.

 

Be well,

Lynn

 

Are bananas good or bad for me?

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I must confess I love bananas, especially with peanut or almond butter, and as a sweetener in baked goods.  Clients will often ask what my opinion is on bananas: are they fattening..don’t they cause diabetes? The research says that bananas, in moderation, can reduce the risk of stroke, lower the risk of developing diabetes and can reduce the risk of kidney cancer.  But I can’t say it any better than Dr. Alan Christensen.  He has a brief but informative response here.

Be well,

Lynn

Eating foods you need on a healthy budget?

I hear often from my clients how much more expensive it is to purchase whole foods, especially of the organic, free range, grass-fed kind.  I too have experienced that “safe”, more nutrient dense foods can be more costly.  But I also have found that there are shortcuts to saving money while eating really really well.  Some of my practices include purchasing some bulk foods from a wholesaler (frozen grass-fed meats) and frozen organic fruits and berries.  But what are other ideas?

I’ve praised the environmental working group (ewg.org) in other blog entries for their services that they offer including toxins evaluation of over 60,000 products.  But they’ve done it again with a tremendous FREE resource of how to eat healthy on a budget.   In this link you’ll find:

  • suggested vegetables that are less costly and most nutrient dense
  • suggested meats and fish that are safe to eat and affordable
  • meal ideas and recipes
  • and even how to budget specifically.  Like this really great tool below:

For every $25 you can spend on food, experts suggest:

• $6 for vegetables• $5 for fruits • $4 for grains • $4-5 for proteins • $4 for dairy • $1-2 for oils and other foods (check it out on page 28)

This is a “must read” for any household that wants to eat healthy but needs resources and direction.

Be well,

Lynn

Healthy School Lunches

Awhile back I posted on the Facebook page “School lunch ideas” that were gluten and dairy free.  Still it’s helpful to get more ideas that can look and taste delicious and meet their nutritional needs with minimally 2 veggies, 1 fat and 1 protein.  

This parent really stepped it up in presentation and in options.  

40 Days of Gluten Free Lunches

Be well,

Lynn

Maybe microwaves are safe afterall?

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Well-respected functional practitioner and researcher Chris Kresser recently delved into the research on microwaves.  He explored the safety of the microwave, the results from cooking foods in the microwave and what the risks are.  

http://chriskresser.com/are-microwave-ovens-safe

Be well,

Lynn

Christmas without sugar

Christmas time has always been filled with quality family time in our house: crafts, baking and gift giving. And even though sweets are often a part of tradition building gingerbread houses, baking cookies and sweets we’ve begun our own tradition of keeping it as low in sugar as possible.

Our ‘gingerbread house’ is actually made from crafts, cookies made gluten free with sugar-less frosting (and it’s delicious) and always a pint of sugar-less ice cream in the freezer (made with coconut milk, mint and stevia) to top our homemade fruit pies.

We enjoy the time dedicated to us and health ( and our company seems to enjoy them too). I’ll be posting a few of our favorite holiday treats to share for now and in the future.

Be well,
Lynn

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Trick and Treat your children this Halloween with Easy, Fast Gummy Bears

Easy, Fast Homemade Gummy Bears
Trick and treat your kids with homemade gummies
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Ingredients
  1. ¼ cup lemon juice
  2. 2 tablespoon raspberry sauce
  3. 3 tablespoons grass-fed gelatin powder
  4. 1 tablespoon raw honey
Raspberry Sauce
  1. 1 cup raspberries, frozen or fresh (or any other berry or fruit juice)
Raspberry Sauce
  1. If you are using frozen raspberries, let them thaw out completely first, add to the food processor and pulse until smooth
  2. Pour into a strainer set over a bowl, and gently press the raspberries to extract their juices. This makes more than 2 tablespoons in case you want to double the recipe.
  3. in a saucepan, whisk together 2 tablespoons of the raspberry sauce with the lemon juice, gelatin and honey (add more honey if you like it sweeter)
  4. Heat the mixture slowly, stirring constantly until the gelatin is melted and all ingredients are well combined
  5. Pour mixture into silicon molds (about 3/4 full) and refrigerate until set. You can also line a basic pan with parchment paper and pour the mixture, then cut into squares after it is set.
  6. Homemade gummies can sit at room temperature or in the fridge.
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