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Posted on February 22nd, 2015 by
When it comes time to feeding your baby solid foods, your initial vision might be dipping a spoon into a little jar of pureed peas, carrots or bananas. Did you know that your baby will eat about 600 of these cute little jars of baby food? And that the cost of all these jars can add up $400-$600? If...
Posted on February 22nd, 2015 by
Parents often wonder how much food should their little ones (1-2 years old) be eating. Recent media coverage suggests over the past 20 years, restaurants and food companies have been increasing their serving sizes. This trend is considered to be a contributing factor in the rise in obesity (among a...
Posted on December 20th, 2014 by
Side dishes made with lightly cooked fresh vegetables can add rich flavor, festive color and a dose of delicious nutrition to your holiday dinner table.  Try a few of these side dish recipes:   Mashed Potatoes & Parsnips Ingredients: 4 medium/large baking potatoes 3 medium parsnips 5-7 garli...
Posted on December 20th, 2014 by
Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a celebration of the rededication of the Holy Temple after it was reclaimed from the Syrian-Greeks more than 21 centuries ago.  Fried foods are traditional fare during Hanukkah, commemorating the miracle of the Hanukkah oil that lasted eight days wh...
Posted on December 20th, 2014 by
Sharing the fabulous flavors of the Holidays with your new baby is an experience that you’ll cherish.  Socializing is part of the fun too, so reserve a seat (high chair) at or near the dining room table for baby to join in the celebration. Even though your baby may not be eating all types of table ...
Posted on December 20th, 2014 by
The holiday season would not be complete without thoughts of great dishes being served to friends and family. Family food traditions draw us to the season, and the dining room table. Whether you carry on the traditions of your family or invent new ones, these on going traditions provide your family ...
Posted on November 18th, 2014 by
Homemade foods have always been healthier than processed, prepared, or restaurant meals which are generally much higher in fat, salt and calories than home cooked foods.  Eating too much of these unhealthy foods can pack on the Holiday pounds and slow your kids down at school. But let’s face it, th...
Posted on November 18th, 2014 by
Cranberry up your Thanksgiving meal by trying some of these tasty and simple ideas. 1. Football snack: Add dried cranberries to any nut mixture. 2. Salad: Sprinkle dried cranberries on mixed green or spinach salad. The sweetness of the cranberries is terrific with any vinaigrette dressing and is a...
Posted on November 18th, 2014 by
Adding a warm cup of delicious soup to your holiday menu can help to stimulate the appetite without filling you up. Homemade soups are a great way to kick off your holiday meal, and they make great leftovers for a light lunch. And while pies are the norm at the Thanksgiving table, starting your own ...
Posted on September 15th, 2014 by
We have all heard the instructions of an airline attendant reminding us to put on our own oxygen mask before we help anyone else with theirs. This advice is often cited as a metaphor for self-care because it so accurately expresses why it is important. It seems to say, ironically that if you can’t t...