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Pizza Trap Blog

If you are just getting accustomed to green smoothies then this recipe is a great way to start—everyone adores this recipe! ó fresh pineapple, peeled 1 small avocado, pitted and peeled ó bunch kale small handful fresh mint or cilantro 2 to 3 cups coconut water or water Place all ingredients into a high‐powered blender […]

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It’s that time again: Resolution Time. I asked my eldest daughter in December if she was going to make any resolutions this year and her response was very insightful: “No, because I never keep them.” Why is it so difficult for us to keep resolutions? I think for many of us, we are unrealistic of […]

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Many of us at one point or another have fallen prey to the “protein bar ” or “power bar” addiction. It’s easy, fast, and most of them taste really good. No prep. No mess. With fall sports in full swing now in our home, bars are EVERYWHERE. Because most of them taste sweet, our kids love […]

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I have been having such a fun time cooking with all the girls this fall that I haven’t been blogging on all the amazing food we have been making. I recently made a new amazing discovery for all you moms out there, and for those of you who just want a healthy, quick and nutritious […]

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Our nation’s kids are getting sicker and sicker and that’s not changing anytime soon. As moms and dad, we often default to what I call “the trap” and for many parents it looks like this: My kids won’t eat what’s on their plate; they complain and whine and I just want it to stop. I’m […]

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I’ve put together a quiz for all you moms out there to determine whether you’ve fallen into the Pizza Trap at home. Here’s the scenario… You’re making a healthy dinner at home you know your kids need to eat. You pray to get through one meal without your kids saying, “ I don’t eat that,” […]

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One of the things I find most challenging as a mom is the accessibility of junk food. I feel like no matter where I take my kids, they are surrounded by junk food and bad choices: the mall, the movies, church, birthday parties and even the soccer field. I felt like I had to devise […]

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Ingredients: 1 lb. small shrimp (but not tiny bay shrimp), peeled and deveined Cut each shrimp in half across the body 1 onion chopped coarsely 1  2″ piece of ginger finely chopped 3 cloves garlic chopped finely 1-2 Serrano peppers seeded, deveined, and finely chopped 1 red and 1 yellow bell pepper coarsely chopped 1 […]

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As parents, we are told from the minute our children are born that calcium is critical to our children’s health, and it is. However, what we aren’t told is that our kids can get calcium from many sources other than dairy. I, too, was  guilty of trying to get as many sippy cups of milk […]

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  OK, moms, it’s time to wise up!  The declining health of American children is in our hands. The declining health of American children– and now more and more children abroad — is an indicator that something is horribly wrong with how our kids are eating. As I listen to the concerns of parents who […]

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