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Dr. Jorgenson shares her tips on raising kids to be healthy eaters, part 1 of 2

Dr. Michelle Jorgenson, a dentist in Highland, Utah, is one of our three winners of the “How to Teach Kids to Eat Right” contest. Her comments here, and the recipes in my next blog, will be featured in my upcoming book, How to Eat Right In the Real World. I’ll share the inspirational story later, […]

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Shanda Blake raises 7 kids to be healthy eaters, Part 2 of 2

Last time I shared the thoughts of Shanda Blake, as she’s in the trenches raising a very large family eating whole foods. These are some of Shanda’s children’s favorite recipes she wanted to share with you. APPLE BUTTER 15 small apples (a mixture of varieties) 2 cups raw coconut sugar 2 t. cinnamon 1/2 t. […]

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Shanda Blake raises 7 kids to be healthy eaters, Part 1 of 2

Another of our three winners in the “How do You Raise Healthy Eaters?” contest, this is from Shanda Blake of  Saratoga Springs, Utah, a busy mom of 7 kids, ages 1 to 15! Breakfast I started with breakfast: how can I make breakfast healthier? I bought a grain grinder and started making my own flours. […]

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Baby Lillian’s First Green Smoothie

Baby Lillian and her mother came to my Vancouver, Washington class recently. Here she is, after drinking her FIRST EVER green smoothie. Clearly she loved it. And asked for more. The younger the child, when they are introduced to whole foods, the more likely they are to enjoy them, for life. We “set” our tastes […]

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Can Easter be Sugar-Free?

As it turns out, you CAN do Easter without sugar. I love to make my kids baskets of gifts on Valentine’s Day and Easter. There are plastic eggs in these baskets, which I filled with treats, but no candy with refined sugar or corn syrup. I get them in bulk at the health food store: […]

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thoughts on “that other door”…..and leaving doors open

After my Mesa class, a young couple talked to me. Georgia had gastric bypass but had gained the 150 pounds back, with many health problems, and Kyle was also overweight. They were looking for answers.  Georgia said, “As you were telling your story about your little boy on so many drugs, including Prednisone, we couldn’t […]

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My friends Jamie and Karma

When things get rough, my friend Jamie writes everyone she loves a group text. You’d have to know Jamie to know why this is funny: she’s the sweetest, kindest person on the planet. Gives everyone the benefit of the doubt, loves every living thing. This thing she says is code for her having a bad […]

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How long does a Happy Meal take to decompose?

They did a great job with King Tut and Vladimir Lenin, to preserve them against decomposition. But what did McDonald’s do to the Happy Meal, that it does not decompose at all, after six months? Check out the link in the article to another woman’s experiment, where she has a McDonald’s happy meal hamburger from […]

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Tips for Getting More Greens in Kids’ Diets—besides green smoothies

A number of readers have suggested two ways to get more greens in your kids’ diets: Green smoothie popsicles Green smoothie fruit leather (in the dehydrator, on teflex sheets, dry until chewy, and roll) Of course my other tip (besides green smoothies, obviously) is to make KALE CHIPS, and we have lots of recipes in […]

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My fantasy Halloween

  Matthew sent me this cartoon last week. I wrote back: “I wish!” If you’re a new reader, you might not know that I’ve tried lots of things to deal with this holiday. I love the costumes and macabre fun, and hate the candy. What has worked best for my family is that my kids […]

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