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Healthy Snacks for Moms and Moms to Be

New moms and moms to be need to pay extra attention to their nutrition. The demands of pregnancy or breastfeeding can take it's toll on your body. Whether you are trying to shed the baby weight put on from pregnancy or looking for ideas for quick and easy snacks to eat during pregnancy this list is just for you! We have included our best ideas for healthy snack ideas for moms and moms to be.

How Many Calories Should My Child Eat? Nutrition Guide for Kids

As a parent, you want to provide your children with the best nutrition.  A healthy diet full of whole grains, lean protein, fresh fruits, and vegetables is essential for growing bodies.  When you feed your family, you probably try to provide them with balanced meals, healthy snacks, and plenty of water.  But, it may be difficult to gauge the portion sizes and calories that » Read more

Inhabitots on JustMommies: Healthy Snack Ideas & Recipes Tots Will Love

By Inhabitots

Tots are notorious for always wanting a snack, at home, on-the-go, and everywhere in between. And since little ones are inclined to eat small amounts often, making sure you have plenty of healthy foods on hand tucked into your diaper bag is an invaluable tip for avoiding sugar crashes and hunger pangs. Here are several ideas to keep your snack rotation fresh and interesting! » Read more

Is It OK to Diet While Trying to Conceive?

You and your partner are ready to start a family, but you’re still trying to lose a few pounds before you get pregnant. In the past you might have tried all sorts of crazy weight-loss plans, but this time it’s different: You want to be at your peak health because you have a future baby to think about as well. » Read more

Foods to Avoid While Trying to Conceive

You’re hoping to get pregnant soon, and while you’re preparing for this big life change, you’re trying to stay as healthy as possible. » Read more

What's for Dinner? Quick & Healthy One-Pot Meals

By By Elizabeth Yarnell www.GloriousOnePotMeals.com

Stephanie, a vice president for a venture capital firm in Denver, makes it a priority to get home in time to have a family meal with her husband and 1-year old son. » Read more

Toddler Treat: Cauliflower Soup

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Terrific Tofu

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers www.FreshBaby.com Tofu is the Japanese name for soybean curd. Dating back to its use in China around 200 B.C, tofu is believed to be the first processed food. Today, it is a dietary staple throughout all of Asia. Tofu is a relative newcomer to the USA. Established in 1906, Quong Hop in San Francisco claims to be the first tofu shop in America. Today, it's found in nearly all heath food stores and is fast becoming a common item is most grocery stores too. » Read more

Sesame-Soy Salmon

By Elizabeth Yarnell www.gloriousonepotmeals.com Servings 2 Ingredients 1 Tbsp. sesame oil, divided 1 cup jasmine rice, rinsed 1 cup water or broth 1/2-3/4 lb. salmon fillet or steak 2 carrots, cut into julienne strips 2 Tbsp. soy sauce » Read more

Shopping for Organic Foods

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers When shopping for your family, you should consider that per pound of body weight, babies consume about 60 times more fruits and vegetables than adults. This fact combined with undeveloped digestive and immune systems, put young children at the greatest health risk for pesticide residues. To minimize the effects, you might consider buying organic for those foods that your children eat regularly. Produce: Pesticides levels vary in produce. Here is a list of common fruits and veggies that are high in pesticide residues*. » Read more