Do 8-year old boys choose a healthy, no-sugar treat for their birthdays?

If their mama raises them to love whole foods, they do! We’re inspired! GSG reader Melissa H. wrote us: I had to share this picture with you!  For my son’s birthday, he requested a “chocolate oatmeal cookie cake.” I made the no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies from your Junk Food Dude’s Yummy Healthy Recipes book, as…

From 7 Years Ago, Starting This Blog……to Now

Seven years ago, as I started this blog, I ruminated a lot on my family’s menus, the “in the trenches” work I was doing daily, raising kids from 6 to 13 years old. Time has flown. Now I find myself still parenting, but in a far more limited way. One teen lives with me, the…

Baseball and green smoothies go so well together!

It’s turned beautiful here in Utah, just in time for baseball season.There’s nothing I love more than a double header, sitting in the sun, cheering for my boy and his buddies, booing bad ref calls, and trying to get Tennyson to drink his base-running green juice. The superleague Mojo has been winning tournaments (and losing,…

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…

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?…

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…