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Children's Wellness

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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Benefits of cooking at home
Artificial Ingredients

5 Great Benefits of Cooking at Home

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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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
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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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Easy and Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes
Recipes

5 Easy and Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Condiments made at home (like everything else you make at home!) can be much healthier than store-bought condiments. Why? Because you choose the ingredients! I always try to find the highest quality ingredients I can. For healthy salad dressing recipes, we prioritize fresh organic ingredients, extra virgin olive oil, organic

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nut and seed butters
SuperHero Foods

Your Guide to the 7 Best Nut and Seed Butters

Nut and seed butters can be a wonderful and filling snack. They are also a fairly good source of protein for vegans. Nut butters can be an easy and convenient way to get healthy fats, protein, and other important nutrients in our diet. But remember, not all nut butters are

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benefits of healthy fats for kids
Healthy Fats

8 Great Benefits of Healthy Fats for Kids

Fat is probably the most underrated and misunderstood nutrient. With the internet (and even some doctors) providing us with misleading information, it’s no wonder we are confused. We love and adore healthy fats, and we’re here to set the record straight! We hope to give healthy fats the hall of

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Herbal tea for kids
Holistic Nutrition

8 Wonderful Herbal Teas for Kids to Boost Their Health

Herbal teas, also called tisanes, are some of our family’s favorite replacements for sugary drinks. My kids especially love them while we’re cuddled up and reading a book. There’s something so special about a nice, warm cup of tea, and we think these 8 herbal teas for kids are amazing for their health! 

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Drink more water
Water

8 Amazing Reasons Your Kids Should Drink More Water

Your kids should drink more water. Period. Water is the single best “substance” we can put in our bodies without dispute. We could go about 3 days without water before dying. Without food, we could survive about 1–2 months! The human body is an astonishing “container” holding up to 70

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6 Questions to ask about meat
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6 questions to ask about meat

There are a lot of conflicting opinions, suggestions, studies, and recommendations about whether we should eat meat, what kind of meat we should eat, and how much of it to eat. It can get confusing out there! My two cents: start by being curious.  Ultimately, we are all on our

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Why You Shouldn't Give Fruit Juice To Your Kids
No Sugary Drinks

Why You Shouldn’t Give Fruit Juice to Your Kids

How many oranges does it take to make a cup of orange juice?  When I had a juicer years ago, it took me about 8 or 9 medium size oranges to make a cup of juice.  Can you imagine eating 8 oranges in one sitting?  I surely can’t, and this

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Why Gut Microbiome is Important for Your Health
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Why Your Gut Microbiome is Important for Your Health

Our bodies are ecosystems. Just like a river, a forest, or a patch of soil in the garden, there are many microorganisms that live inside us. Sometimes certain microorganisms make us sick, but on the whole our ecosystem of microbes helps us stay healthy. The human body’s largest population of

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Antibiotics
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5 Things to Consider before Taking Antibiotics

Antibiotics are necessary in many cases, but they are more often overprescribed. When we go to the doctor, we want answers, and antibiotics have become the quick-fix. It’s hard to go to the doctor and hear, ‘wait,’ and taking antibiotics feels like we’re doing something. But we underrate our bodies’

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Healthy fat foods
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10 Healthy Fat Foods to Feed to Your Kids

Healthy fat foods are some of the best foods that we can feed to our kids!  They are critical for brain and nervous system development AND we need fats to help us absorb critical vitamins and phytonutrients (nutrients from plants). Unfortunately, fat has gotten a really bad rap for a

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Skip the After School Snack
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Why You Should Skip the After School Snack

For many families, skipping the after school snack might feel like a bad idea as it has become the common third meal of the day. But there are many benefits to skipping the after school snack and having an early dinner instead! Wait Three to Five Hours Between Meals Research

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My Superhero Foods Eat Less Sugar
SuperHero Foods

6 Simple Ways to Help Your Kids Eat Less Sugar

Giving up sugar is impossible unless you want to keep your kids in a bubble. So instead of trying to eliminate sugar completely, a more realistic approach is to feed a lot less sugar to our children. We can focus on helping our kids build a HEALTHY relationship with sweets–one that our children can grow up with and take with them throughout their lives.

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