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  1. Travel Friendly Snacks

    Airports and rest stops are generally not known for their healthy fare. With salty, sugary temptations abound (and stress levels high!) it can be tough to make decent snack choices while on the go. But with a little planning, you can arrive safely at your destination and still fit into your bikini. On the Plane… The air on planes is extremely dry and can dehydrate your skin. And airline food can sometimes… Read More

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  2. Homemade Spelt Pizza

    I’m always trying to find ways to have Joaquin participate in the kitchen with me – even if it is to make not-so-healthy foods like cookies. Last Friday, we finally got around to using our new pizza stone and the result was so worth the wait. Javier also got a few new “toys” (aka obnoxiously large lights) to fuel his photography hobby, so we setup a studio with lights and… Read More

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  3. Honestly Green Popsicles

    I’d feel like a failure as a nutritionist and mom if I couldn’t get my kid to eat at least one green thing a day. Sure, he eats those pouches with mixes like kale, apple, and mango, but let’s be honest, it’s like 99% fruit and 1% greens. (More of a marketing ploy really. And yes, they got me cause I still buy them!) So I experimented with making my… Read More

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  4. Must Have Supplements for Mom and Baby

    I’m not one to advocate for supplements, powdered shake mixes, or fortified foods, but there are a few instances where I definitely think they can help. During pregnancy, I recommend a good quality food-based multivitamin. I say “food-based” because the vitamins and minerals harvested from actual food (like fruits and veggies) are more easily absorbed by your body. Your body is like “yeah, that looks familiar.” Whereas with synthetic it might… Read More

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  5. Adventures in an Elimination Diet with a Picky-Eating Toddler

    Ever since Joaquin was born at an overly ripe two and a half weeks late, looking like a scaly reptile, he’s had issues with his skin. At a few weeks old he had cradle cap, which I successfully treated with some extra virgin olive and coconut oil. He had dry patches and mild forms of baby eczema on and off for the next year and a half. I’d always chalked… Read More

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  6. Breastfeeding Trouble – Overactive Letdown

    As if it’s not hard enough to be tethered to your babe for what seems like 24 hours a day, it really sucks (no pun intended) when your efforts to feed him seem to fail and a one-hour feed turns into two — just in time for the next one to begin. Yay. I recall lying in bed in fetal position next to my son crying, covered in breast milk, feeling… Read More

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  7. Blueberry Protein Pancakes

    I’ve been loving this Protein Pancakes recipe from my dear friend and colleague Joy Bauer. And my son, Joaquin, is obsessed! I feel good knowing this uber picky eater is getting some decent protein (about 20 grams per pancake!). The key is the eggs. Both my husband and Joaquin despise eggs in all forms cooked alone, but even their K9 senses can’t detect it in this yummy recipe. I’ve modified Joy’s version… Read More

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  8. 8 ways to get more protein into a picky toddler’s diet

    My 21 month old son is a picky eater. In terms of protein, he eats one particular brand of chicken tenders, cooked crispy but not too crispy. He refuses any other forms of meat, poultry, fish and eggs. Of course, he would eat copious amounts of dairy if I’d let him, but I’ve discovered dairy causes eczema patches and runny poops. So what’s a mom to do? Here are 8… Read More

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