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Seed Oils

6 Reasons to Ditch Ultra Processed Food from Kids’ Diets

As our lives have become busier and more hectic, we’ve become increasingly reliant on ultra processed foods for ourselves and our children. Unfortunately, the convenience of these foods comes at a significant cost to our family’s health.  Processing food is often a way to extend a food’s storage capacity or

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Stewed apples recipe
Recipes

Stewed Apples Recipe: A Delicious Way to Support a Healthy Gut

We’ve all heard the saying: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Whole fruit is a favorite SuperHero food in our household—we always prefer them over fruit juice. Plus, whole fruits, including apples, provide a lot of beneficial fiber and nutrients for our bodies. This stewed apples recipe takes

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Grass-Fed

7 Incredible Health Benefits of Raw Milk

Raw milk is a wonder food. There are so many health benefits of raw milk that it is well worth the sometimes difficult search to find a good source. However, there is a lot of misunderstanding and fear around drinking raw milk.  Disclaimer: The raw milk we are referring to

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Breakfast

Is Cereal Bad For You?: How Big Food Invaded Breakfast

Breakfast cereal is so ubiquitous today that it’s hard to imagine a grocery store or breakfast table without the brightly colored boxes covered with exclamations about taste, colors, shapes, and various statements about health. But is cereal bad for you? Unfortunately, cereals did not gain popularity because of their nutritional

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Breakfast

6 Reasons a Healthy Breakfast is Important for Kids

Breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day, and this statement rings particularly true for children. Starting the day with a healthy breakfast provides a range of incredibly important benefits for children that can set them up for a productive and successful day. Here are

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Artificial Colors

6 Reasons to Eliminate Artificial Colors from a Child’s Diet

Artificial colors are in so many foods these days, particularly foods marketed towards children. Candy, cake frosting, cereals, yogurt, pickles, and so much more are colored with these artificial ingredients. Even many medicines include artificial food dyes to color pills or syrups. Artificial colors are usually derived from petroleum or

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Seed Oils

13 Easy Seed Oil Free Snacks for Kids

Easy, quick snacks are a necessity for every parent. Hungry kids are not happy kids! But so many of the processed snacks available in the store are full of artificial colors, natural flavors, and seed oils. Especially seed oils!  Because so many quick and convenient options contain seed oils, it

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no seed oils granola recipe
Recipes

The Best No Seed Oils Granola Recipe

Most of the cereal and granola you find at the store today is ultra-processed, not very fresh, and made with seed oils. That’s why we choose to make our nutrient-dense no seed oils granola recipe at home. Most granola available at the store contain artificial ingredients, seed oils, and way more

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Recipes

Easy and Nutrient-Dense 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

One of the best ways to say #HelloHealthySugarMindset is to make at home with your kiddos! And there’s nothing easier than this 5 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe! A healthy sugar mindset is not just about restricting sugar intake, it’s about appreciating and understanding the sugar that goes into your body.

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Local Food

5 Easy Ways to Eat Seasonally in Winter

Seasonal eating is an excellent way to keep a diverse diet, eat fresh foods, and engage with your local growers and economy. Winter seasonal eating also helps your body stay in sync with your environment. Just like the circadian rhythm—our daily internal clock that tells our body when to sleep

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Healthy Fats

8 Easy Ways to Know if Your Olive Oil is Real

Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is one of our favorite healthy fats. Since it is best used raw or at very low temperatures, we love making salad dressings with EVOO, dipping bread or veggies in it, or drizzling it over a plate of pasta. It’s one of those ingredients that

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Toxic Free

Heavy Metals in Chocolate? Here’s What You Need To Know

A recent study by Consumer Reports found high levels of heavy metals in chocolate. A similar report on Consumer Lab was published at about the same time. As long-time lovers of chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, we were concerned to read these reports, and we decided to look into this further. 

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Recipes

4 Ingredient Easy Chocolate Recipe

We love making desserts at home because it means quality time with the family, building practical skills, and making something fresh and high quality! Plus, making your own sweets at home is a great way to build a healthy mindset around sugar. This easy chocolate recipe is a great one

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Recipes

Your New Delicious Nutrient-Dense Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

Ice cream is a nutrient-dense food. Wait, what? You read that right! BUT there is a huge difference between store-bought ice cream and a homemade ice cream recipe made with high quality, nutrient-dense ingredients.  Many store-bought ice creams contain corn syrup, natural and artificial flavors, seed oils, and/or gums, and

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Artificial Ingredients

Is Monk Fruit and Stevia Healthy: A Complete Guide

Is monk fruit and stevia healthy? They come from nature AND they don’t have any calories? Sounds a bit too good to be true… Let’s explore. Monk fruit or siraitia grosvenorii, the scientific name, is native to south China and Thailand and is a small melon that is part of

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Recipes

Nutrient Dense and Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Chocolate chip cookies are a fun and easy treat to make at home. Plus, when you make cookies at home, you get to choose the best quality ingredients! Nutrient density is key. We can choose better ingredients (highlighted below), so that we balance out the sugar with extra nutrients and

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Sleepytime gummies recipe, kid's sleep
Recipes

Sleepytime Gummies Recipe: Easy to Make with a Step-by-Step Guide

Sleep. It’s one of the most important aspects of our children’s development and wellness. Yet, most children don’t get enough sleep.  Quality sleep is associated with many, many benefits for kids including improved attention, behavior, learning, mental health and more. On the other hand, insufficient sleep can result in decreased

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Cooking at Home

5 Great Benefits of Cooking at Home with Kids

For quite some time, I looked at making dinner as a chore. Sometimes I even dreaded it! But everything changed when I started to shift my perspective on cooking. It helped me to appreciate the time more and helped me to see all the wonderful benefits of cooking at home.

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Cooking at Home

5 Ways to Start Cooking More Often (For Busy People)

We talk often about the benefits of cooking at home, but if you think cooking is overwhelming, time consuming, or hard, that might not be enough to drive you towards cooking more often.  If cooking isn’t already your wheelhouse, getting yourself into the kitchen can be challenging, especially on top

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Toxic Free

Is Fragrance Toxic? 6 Reasons to Avoid Fragrance

We all love fresh scents and clean aromas. This is why the ingredient “fragrance” is in many household and skincare products, including lotion, shampoo, laundry detergent, deodorant, and even baby wipes. However, these scents are often a toxic fragrance in disguise and they can be harmful to your and your

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Halloween Candy Switch Witch
Children's Wellness

Avoiding Too Much Halloween Candy 101: The Switch Witch

I have some wonderful memories of Halloween growing up. My favorite part was organizing and sorting my Halloween candy with my sisters and friends As a parent, I want to give my kids a fun Halloween experience, but it’s tricky because I know the harm that all that processed sugar

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Toxic Free

8 Easy Ways to Avoid Phthalate Exposure

We talk often about the amount of artificial ingredients in our food. That’s overwhelming enough, but when we add harmful chemicals, like phthalates, that are in household products and cleaning supplies…whew! It’s a lot to take in. Living a low-tox lifestyle can be overwhelming at first, but it’s all about

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Early Dinner
Children's Wellness

10 Great Benefits of Eating an Early Dinner

I get it! For many families, an early dinner is hard to work into the schedule. Working late, afternoon and early evening activities for the kids, traffic, and life.  It already hard to cook at home every night but then add cranky kids, a messy home, and so on, and

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SuperHero Foods

A Simple Formula to Make Healthy Lunches for Kids

A nutrient-dense lunch has tremendous benefits for our kiddos! It is such a wonderful opportunity to load them up with real, whole SuperHero Foods that will build their bodies and minds. I get it…packing a school lunch can be tedious at times. That’s why I’m sharing my approach and formula

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Improve Sleep
Sleep

8 Simple Tips to Improve Your Kids’ Sleep

Sleep experts will agree that sleeping has a plethora of amazing benefits for kids. In fact, quality sleep doesn’t just provide benefits. It’s a necessity for a child’s development, and you can give your kids an amazing gift enough night if you improve your kids’ sleep. In his book, Genetic

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Sesame Oil
Seed Oils

Sesame Oil is a Seed Oil: But is It Bad for You?

Seed oils are a group of inflammatory seed oils that are linked to inflammation and other health conditions. They are in all kinds of pastries, restaurant food, and “healthy” granola bars. We dedicated an entire month of #SuperHeroYou2022 on saying goodbye to seed oils. But there are many different kinds

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RANKING SUGAR
No Sugary Drinks

Ranking the Sugars: Understanding 10 Common Sources of Sugar

Sugar isn’t the enemy. We’re never advocating it as such. And it’s not about avoiding it completely, but to be mindful about the amount of sugar you consume, to consider where it comes from, and to how much it’s processed. Big Food makes this difficult as they engineer ultra processed

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Local and Organic

5 Benefits of Supporting Local Food

Prioritizing local food from local farms may be one of the most worthy causes in terms of our bodies, our communities, and our planet. By supporting local, you are ensuring that your food budget goes directly to supporting your community. Your direct support allows these farms to survive–and thrive!  Not

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Artificial Ingredients

5 Dishonest Tactics Used by Big Food

“Big Food” refers to the major food and beverage corporations in the United States. Some well known examples of Big Food companies include Kellogg’s, Post, Kraft, General Mills, Nestlé, and Coca-Cola. Like other monopolies, Big Food hinders a free economy. Smaller, alternative brands have a hard time competing, and many

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Eat Well on a Budget
Healthy On a Budget

Over 100 Ways to Eat Well on a Budget: The Ultimate List

The main concern we hear about healthier whole foods is that it’s too expensive, but we believe that with a little research, organization, planning, and creativity, it’s possible to eat well on a budget. We’ll be honest with you: the hardest part of eating healthy on a budget is going

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Reduce food waste
Uncategorized

13 Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Home

Did you know that the US wastes 30-40 percent of the food we produce? That’s crazy!! And about 39 percent of that waste happens in our home. Wasted food is wasted energy, time, and money. Reducing waste is a great way to make the most of your grocery budget and

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Produce On a Budget
Healthy On a Budget

10 Easy Tips for Eating More Produce on a Budget

Fresh produce makes up most of the list of SuperHero Foods we promote, and for good reason! Broccoli, berries, avocados, and all of the rest have so many fantastic nutrients to offer us. Berries have tons of antioxidants; broccoli and other cruciferous veggies contain many different vitamins; and avocados provide

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Ways to eat healthy on a budget
Healthy On a Budget

10 Simple Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Eating well is one of the best ways to care for your health, but high-quality food can be expensive. Unfortunately, our food system priorities profit and quantity over quality, and many of the cheaper and more widely available products aren’t what’s healthiest for us. There’s no reason why we should

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Seed Oils to Avoid
Holistic Nutrition

8 Reasons to Avoid Seed Oils

We believe that cutting industrial seed oils from your diet may be one of the most important steps you can take to improve your health. It’s hard to avoid seed oils because they are everywhere from almost all processed foods to most restaurants, but we’re going to give you some

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