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Related Post: Chia Seed Pudding Parfait This is a quick easy breakfast to make Sunday night, leave it in the fridge, and simply have with breakfast for the week. Make one jar for each day – enjoy all week. 5 minutes serves 1 Vegetarian Ingredients: •1/4 cup old fashion oats •1/4 cup yogurt •1/3 cup milk •1tsp. chia seeds •2 tbsp. Vermont maple syrup •1 8ounce jar with a lid Directions: 1.Place milk, yogurt, oats, chia seeds and maple syrup in the jar. 2.Seal with the lid and shake until...

Last Friday, we discussed all the hype around the dark leafy green vegetable kale and now for today’s installment lets focus on quinoa. Quinoa has become popular lately but first learning how to pronounce it is the tricky part….(it’s ‘keen-wa’). I’ve been corrected by so many people that now I am the pro to its pronunciation. What is quinoa? Ok, so first off quinoa isn’t actually a grain (it’s actually the seed of a plant related to dark leafy greens), but it’s...

Kale is everywhere—in juices, smoothies, salads, and everyone is talking about. Are you curious about what Kale is and why it’s so good? Kale is a dark leafy green vegetable; it is a similar vegetable to cabbage, with green or purple leaves. It can be eaten raw, steamed, sautéed, blanched, baked, and even added to a smoothie or juice! Kale provides the body with fiber and chlorophyll, both of which support the body’s natural detoxification efforts. Fiber binds with toxins and other undesirables in your digestive...

When you think of Oreo Cookies you think of a great snack that is enjoyed by you and your kids.  Who doesn’t remember ripping open a bag and dunking those cookies in a cold glass of milk or breaking them apart to enjoy what has to be the best filling in the land? Well how would you feel if those same treats were used to make things like chicken tenders, tortilla chips, or bread pudding?  Well Oreo partnered with food innovators to create these tasty...

If you are looking for 30 minute or less recipes for the entire family or for meals that embodies clean eating, then be sure to check out Taylor Walker Fit.  Up on her blog is a yummy and easy recipe that includes my two favorite   Kale and Mangos, Kale and Mango Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette. Per Serving: Calories 269; Total Fat 17 grams; Saturated Fat 2.5 grams;...

This is a review in partnership with The Niche Parent Network & Conference. All opinions are my own. Exactly what the doctor ordered just in time for flu season…a warm, delicious bowl of soup.  So long before the “Soup Nazi” Seinfeld episode, The Original SoupMan, Al, had lines out the door at Al’s Legendary NYC store located in the...

Preparing meals for the entire week can be a daunting task and coming up with unique and healthy snacks can be just as imposing. Instead of racking your brains for just your typical or ordinary snack why not think outside of the box and combine items that may already be in your fridge with a Kellogg’s product. That’s why today I am especially pumped to share with you Tip #7: Perfect (Snack) Pairing from the Tips for a Great Start series from Team Kellogg’s. The food pairing methodology opens a whole new world of possible food...

If you haven’t been up to Massachusetts to see the large Ocean Spray cranberry bogs and you want to see what they are all about you just have to swing over to Rockefeller Centerin New York City.  Nothing like checking out 2000 pounds of delicious cranberries in one of the busiest tourist destinations in the world for the holidays.  On hand to be part of the event was Maria Menounos of EXTRA who was sharing some healthy tips and recipes for you to enjoy through the holidays and beyond.  Cranberries have been a stable on everyone’s...

Eggs are not just for decorating during Easter, its a great source of protein and is delish…So, why not wow your family with these egg-cellent egg recipes that I found from across the web.  ...

My husband and I loved going out to the movies, but now that we have children movie night out is a thing of the past.  With two little kids at $20 a ticket, purchasing a big tub of popcorn (I mean a large is only $.50 more, right?!) and hiring a babysitter for our newborn makes going out to the theaters a little challenging. That is why we picked up a box of Pop Secret popcorn and created our own movie experience in the comfort of our home and  here’s how: ...

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