healthy eating

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*.
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Cookin’ Couscous

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Couscous has been popular among many different cultures, one of the first written recipes for couscous is found in a 13th century Hispano-Muslim cookbook, which references the recipe as "known all over the world.” Many people think of couscous as Middle Eastern or Mediterranean in origin, but it is really from Western Africa where details of cooking and making couscous date back to the 10th century. Today, couscous remains a staple in Moroccan, Tunisian, and Algerian cuisine.
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Brown Rice for the Family

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Some of the key nutrients in brown rice include B vitamins, maganese, selenium, iron and fiber. The health benefits of brown rice read like a laundry list to disease prevention and boosting the immune system. These benefits include lowering cholesterol, reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, stroke and colon cancer, reduced severity of asthma, and lower frequency of migraine headaches.
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Asparagus Roll-up Appetizer - Perfect for Any Kind of Party!

By Sara Gray www.easy-appetizer-recipes.com When I was a little girl, I remember my Mom making this Asparagus roll-up appetizer for bridge parties she would host or go to. I remember them, because I would sneak into the kitchen snitch them off the platter she was putting them on.
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How to Outsmart Your Picky Eater

By Missy Chase Lapine, Author of The Sneaky Chef

One day, my youngest daughter had strep throat, and in the time-honored tradition of mothers everywhere, I hid her foul-tasting medicine in some chocolate pudding. As I watched her swallow it without protest, I couldn’t help thinking about all the wars I had fought to get my kids to eat a fabulous grilled salmon or delicious carrot soup for dinner.
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7 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

You are seven weeks pregnant. You are half way through you first trimester. You probably haven’t started showing yet but your clothes may be getting a little less comfortable. At this point in your pregnancy you probably haven’t gained very much weight and unless you are underweight you really don’t need to.
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