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I’m always fascinated by the way kids think. Why they do the things that they do. I love how loyal they are. I also love how susceptible they are to suggestion. I can vividly remember getting Big Girl to eat her dinner by telling her that so-and-so, a friend from nursery school, LOVED what we [...]

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Review: Barilla Microwaveable Meals

Pros: Simple, flavorful pasta and sauces; reasonable price; little to no cleanup; no preservatives; short ingredient list Cons: Not organic; plastics — even polypropylene (notated as recycle symbol 5) — can leach chemicals into food. Cost: $3.29 per package I got an email from Barilla’s PR woman asking if I’d like to learn more about [...]

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I could come up with a great way to start this post, but Walt Disney Co. did a bang-up job with its own press release so I’ll let it tell its own story: Building on its landmark nutrition guidelines established in 2006, The Walt Disney Company [on June 5] became the first major media company [...]

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Pros: Delicious comes to mind! High in fiber and iron; provides 44% of the recommended daily intake of ALA Omega 3. Cons: High in calories (like most granola); has 8 grams of sugar — the top of the range that the Environmental Working Group considers to be healthy. Whenever I go to Red Mango I [...]

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There’s a diner close by that makes THE best lentil soup. I love lentil soup. I could eat it every day. About a week ago I asked the owner if they did take-out in larger quantities. I wanted at least a quart so I could freeze small portions for later use. Yes, she said, showing [...]

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One of my most popular posts is one I wrote about WhoNu cookies last fall. To reiterate, the manufacturer says they have: as much Vitamin C as cup of blueberries as much iron as a cup of spinach as much calcium and Vitamin D as a glass of milk as much Vitamin A as an [...]

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I will start this post by saying I have eaten chocolate every single day for at least a decade. Maybe longer, actually. Sometimes it’s a chocolate Vitamuffin. Sometimes it’s a small handful of organic semi-sweet chocolate morsels. Sometimes I go for a Trader Joe’s 100 calorie dark chocolate bar. No matter, I eat my chocolate [...]

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I am not a big fan of Girl Scout cookies, although they are a little better this year. No more high fructose corn syrup or artificial colorings, but they still use palm oil. Anyway, last year I wrote about how, as a Girl Scout leader, I find this time of year very challenging. Yes, I [...]

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Pros: Gluten-free. Contains a variety of grains including flax, quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat. Contains omega-3s and has three grams of fiber. Tastes really yummy. Cons: Contains seven grams of sugar, which is on the high side for something marketed as a “healthier” cereal. My Big Girl is in an anti-cereal phase. She won’t eat her [...]

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By now, you’ve probably heard about Bisphenol-A or BPA, a chemical that’s used to manufacture non-rigid┬ápolycarbonate plastics such as take-home food containers as well as epoxy resins, found inside cans and the lids of glass bottles. It can also be found in cash register receipts. This week, The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine [...]

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