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A Healthy Gingerbread House?

So much of what happens at the holidays is beautiful, and creative and fun–and brings us down, after we eat it, susceptible to colds and flu, and lower energetically. I started the GSG Detox early, on Dec. 27, due to my upcoming travel schedule. The live event starts Jan. 5! I eat healthier than 99% […]

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Would you gain weight if you ate an entire car full of spinach?

My oldest son, Cade, 20 years old, came over to chat for a while and tell me about his luck with the ladies, a few days ago. We were shooting the breeze and had this completely pointless conversation, related to whether or not he has gained weight, since moving out into his first apartment away […]

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Subject: Nancy solves the problem of her son’s green smoothie making him weird!

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I spoke with you in Houston after your delightful class last month. I shared with you the story of my young son, who asked me not to make him green smoothies any more because the kids were making fun of him. You asked me to write up the story for you and include […]

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15 Common Themes from Parents Weighing in on “How to Raise A Healthy Eater”

For a few months, I’ve been researching and writing, and talking with GreenSmoothieGirl readers about their experiences. How to Eat Right In the Real World is my next book to come out January 1. Why write exclusively from my own experience, when I have thousands of genius readers whose ideas just jump off the page? […]

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Your child had a green smoothie in class today!

This is a letter our reader Christy Li, copied us on, when she sent it out to her daughter’s whole classroom. One of my favorite things EVER is when GSG readers reach down to the kids, to educate them about healthy food choices! Hi Parents, I am Alexandra’s mom, Christy Li. I wanted to share […]

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Dr. Jorgenson tells the beautiful story of her “autistic” son Luke

This is a story by Dr. Michelle Jorgenson, a GSG reader in Highland, Utah, whose story is featured in the intro to How to Raise Healthy Eaters. I think you will find it inspiring: One of my pet peeves is when people say, “I try to help my family get healthy, but they just won’t […]

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Kids Know the Word “Hypocrite” and Aren’t Afraid to Use It! (book excerpt)

This is another excerpt from my new book How to Eat Right In the Real World coming out Jan., 2014, on the subject of raising healthy eaters: Of course, one of the most common tips I received from my parent-readers was to lead by example. Parents told me over and over, “Kids eat what their […]

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Avoiding Judging Others Who Eat the S.A.D. (book excerpt)

This is an excerpt from my book coming out Jan. 1 (available only at classes on my lecture tour, TBA soon), regarding How to Eat Right In the Real World. And raising healthy eaters without being condescending or superior while the S.A.D. is served all around us. Several parents in our recent contest, submitting their […]

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Jenna D.’s Favorite Recipes

Great recipes are HALF THE BATTLE! Not every recipe we try is a keeper, but once you have 10 main dishes your family loves, you’re done! That’s what the average American family makes—10 main dishes. These are some fun ideas Jenna hopes your family loves like hers does! Seed Crackers 1/2 cup chia seeds 1 […]

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Jenna D. shares her “Raising Healthy Eaters” tips! Part 1 of 2

This is from Jenna D. in Grabill, Indiana, a runner up in our contest looking for great ideas to share about raising veggie-loving kids! I’m really excited about this topic because I’m always looking for more ways to encourage my 4 kiddos to eat right. Here are some things I’ve found to really help: The […]

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