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Hello from 13,000 feet up in the Andes: Part 2

Our 11-day trip to Peru will soon be over, and it’s officially the only long trip I have ever taken where I wished I could stay. Emma and I have fallen madly in love with 34 little brown children. We just went to church with them, where some of the girls were wearing Emma and […]

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should you cut skin off fruits and vegetables?

My sons Kincade and Tennyson hate peaches because of their fuzzy skin. I tell them they’re crazy, because inside the fuzzy skin is one of the most fabulous foods on this planet, when they’re in season. (My mom soaked sliced fresh peaches in orange juice overnight–it’s wonderful, and even my peach-skin-haters love it.) I refused […]

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Thoughts after BYU’s Education Week, and hope for young moms

Part 2 of 5 In a very huge curriculum across all topics, I found next to nothing on nutrition. I should really teach at Education Week. Somebody make that happen and I’m there.   On Friday, though, I went to a class called Stocking A Healthy and Convenient Pantry.  Please make careful note of the […]

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exclusively breast feed for how long???

My son is 6mth old today.   I am not introducing solids at this point.   He isn’t ready.   I liked Robyn’s take on nursing till 18mth old and was glad to have the knowledge about babies not having the proper enzymes to digest cooked food till their canine teeth come in… which is […]

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How did I discover the “green smoothie” that I named this site after?

It’s a great story, really, how I happened upon the “green smoothie,” the attention-grabbing part of this site dedicated to helping you eat right. I was 27 years old, sitting on the front porch one warm summer day when my oldest child was a year old.  Knowing me at that time, I was probably letting […]

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some thoughts on young mothers

Thank you for all the emails, and I’m so sorry I haven’t had time to respond to them all.   I have returned rather somberly from my cousin’s funeral in Northern VA, where I grew up.   She got the stomach flu and we don’t know why she died.   We are all devastated by […]

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I have more energy at 42 than I did at 22!

Thanks again for signing up for my free newsletter.   See, I was just like you might be.   I found myself in a place I hated: sluggish, 15 pounds overweight, suffering with a variety of health problems . . . and I was only 25 years old! But that’s a story you already know […]

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Skiing with green smoothies . . . and Green Smoothie Testimonials, Part 4

So I celebrated handing my book off to the publisher last Monday by goofing off a lot, skiing a few days last week. Turns out that a quart of green smoothie is an AWESOME skiing lunch. My girlfriends (with their inferior lunch) were losing energy and wanting to go home while I was still ready […]

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GreenSmoothieGirl on Babies and Moms Radio

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: I heard you on the Babies and Moms radio podcast recently, where the host Nancy was talking to you about me and how I am trying to lose weight to have a baby next year with green smoothies.   Is it possible to use carrot tops/greens and turnip greens in green smoothies? Do […]

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Whole Food Eating . . . Moms’ Retreat

I’m  planning a retreat for moms (and those rare dads who cook and don’t mind being with lots of women!) in Salt Lake City next summer.   You’ll  learn a ton, leave with lots of recipes and information,  and OF COURSE be well fed.   You’ll leave armed and ready to feed and teach your […]

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