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GreenSmoothieGirl Law of Physics (how will I find the time?) . . . part 2 of 2

Back to how it can be true that if you spend energy, you get energy: First, are you a parent of at least two children, or are you close to someone who is?   Many first-time parents are so smitten by their firstborn that when they begin to consider bringing another baby into their family, […]

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Easy school lunch ideas

Here’s the second topic I’d like to ask your help for. Because I get lots of questions about it, I’m going to put a recipe collection together of healthy lunch ideas (especially school lunches). If you email me (robyn@greensmoothiegirl.com) or post on this blog with your favorite ideas (recipes encouraged!), I’ll put you on a […]

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For parents or grandparents: race cars need better fuel!

My yoga teacher today, in the middle of class (to take our minds of the obscene length of time she makes us hold each pose, I’m sure) said the coolest thing today. She said, I tell my kids why their school lunch isn’t made up of bags of potato chips, like their friends’ are.   […]

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Finally a legislator is stepping up! . . . part 4 of 4

This is the email I received from my legislator, Rep. Steve Sandstrom (haven’t heard from Sen. John Valentine, president of the Senate, yet).   Write him at ssandstrom@utah.gov and tell him thanks and encouragement for his commitment to sponsor a bill to help our kids.   Robyn,   I would whole-heartedly support or sponsor such […]

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Kincade comes home from Scout camp, my best friend reminisces

I wrote last month about Emma coming home from girls’ camp.   Yesterday Kincade, who is one of my two children who is not always supportive of the “nutrition regime” around here, came home from camp.   Tonight at the dinner table this conversation ensued:   Emma:   “Mom, Cade thinks it’s stupid that we […]

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Foods that cause constipation . . . part 2 of 9 about ELIMINATION

Yesterday, pee.   Today, poop. Green bowel movements are completely normal (that’s the plant fiber in all those greens  you’re eating!).   Take a look at the horse poo you see along the road, if you live where you can see horses.   It’s indicative of what they eat (alfalfa, all plant foods).   You […]

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easy, quick whole-foods snacks/soups, and free wellness programs . . . part 4 of 4

Even if you don’t want to order any of their products right now, I’ve arranged for GreenSmoothieGirl.com readers to participate in Whole Food Farmacy’s wellness programs, FREE.   One is called 90 Days to Wellness, and you get a short message about a nutrition subject, every day for 90 days.   This is a great […]

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easy, quick whole-food snacks/soups, and free wellness programs . . . part 2 of 4

I was telling you about how excited I have been to discover Whole Food Farmacy’s large line of ready-to-eat whole plant foods:   www.greensmoothiegirl.wholefoodfarmacy.com   Check it out–lots of different plain, sweet, or savory “fast” snacks that are sustaining, nutritionally dense, and easy to grab out of the cupboard.   Every one of my kids […]

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quick whole-food snacks/soups, and free wellness programs . . . part 1 of 4

When your kids open the cupboard looking for a snack, what will they find?   I get asked all the time, “What can I do to replace my junk-food snacks?”   We want something that’s good for us, sure!   But we want it to taste good and be easy, too.   We were all […]

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Kincade writes an essay (or two)

We had 15 minutes of fame on ABC’s show Wife Swap, where the show was quite fascinated with our discipline technique of assigning our children five-paragraph essays (with intro and conclusion) for breaking major family rules.   In Albuquerque, in the Espinosa-Marquez home, several of the “tribe” of skaters wrote essays I assigned about why […]

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