What Organic Means to Me as a Dietitian

Three things come to mind when I think of the word organic: Intimacy. Choosing organic is an extremely personal approach to eating. How can we establish a close relationship with our food if it is grown in an unnatural way?

Connecting Your Children with Food – Part 2

There is a bumper sticker that says: “Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your kids.” It’s true. Who knew you were going to have to be a short order cook/ magician just to get kids to try something besides

Potatoes – Love the Skin They’re In

I recently wrote about transforming potatoes from a high-glycemic food into a more moderate and insulin-friendly food (see Falling Back In Love With Potatoes), which led to a conversation with a friend about edible skins, rinds and peels. I confess I

Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

Let’s get the guilt out of organic. I’ve talked to many people through the years who say, “I just can’t afford to buy everything organic. I’m on a budget.” Raising a family on a budget requires difficult choices. And, parents

Slow Down For A Simpler Life

If we’re not paying attention, life can speed right on by us.  Why not slow down a little and enjoy each day more?  By slowing the pace of life, you can truly enjoy the people and things that matter most

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