Urban Hippie / food

  • Healthy alternatives to junk food snacks (for kids)

      If you have small children, you've probably been here before: it's the witching hours-- the time that falls between after-school and dinner. The kids are hungry, as evidenced by little hands rifling through the pantry. You don't want to offer them another carbohydrate (how many goldfish crackers can one kid consume?) but you're short on healthy alternatives.  Here are some tips on getting your kids to snack better (quick, easy, simple-- what every parent needs): * Frozen fruits: freeze grapes, chunks of mango and watermelon, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc. Chop a bunch of fruit beforehand and keep in the...

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  • You are what you eat. 3 simple ways to eat better

    This past week I was reminded of the importance of food and health. I have a family member that has been struggling with digestive issues since Christmas and can't seem to get better. Due to a series of events, all the good bacteria in their colon was wiped out and the unfortunately the bad bacteria took over. They are now on a strict diet that includes a lot of intense probiotics to help restore the good bacteria.  When I shared this story with a dear friend she confided in me about her own struggle with understanding nutrition and how over...

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