Strawberry Vanilla Chia Pudding

This sweet vanilla pudding with tart berries is simple to make, great for digestion and full of healthy fats. Enjoy it for breakfast or even dessert.

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Curry Chicken Salad

This recipe was inspired by my favorite restaurant in Boulder called The Kitchen. My 4 year old loves this dish and calls this “the yellow one” because of the turmeric. I sneak turmeric in wherever I can. It’s a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, and is one of my favorite healing spices.  

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12 Tips for Surviving the Stomach Flu from a Doctor Mom

Acute gastroenteritis is commonly known as the “stomach flu,” but it’s not actually the flu at all. The most common cause of gastroenteritis in the U.S. is norovirus. Sometimes we prescribe medications to help with the nausea, but there is no magic bullet for viral gastroenteritis. My natural approach offers comfort and speeds recovery. Here are 12 simple tips to recover from the stomach flu.

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Nourishing Vegetable Soup

This is one of my favorite ways to use us all of the organic vegetables from our weekly CSA box. It’s extra nourishing with bone broth.

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Chocolate Chia Pudding⎢Gluten-free & Dairy-free

This chia pudding is simple to prepare, gluten-free and dairy-free. It makes a powerhouse breakfast, and you can even call it dessert. I love it, and so does my little girl!

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How to Cook Your Way to Better Health (Even if You’re Busy!)

If you’re headed into the New Year with a plan to live healthier, start by cooking more meals at home. Home cooked meals are more nutrient dense and have fewer calories. I think that’s obvious, but a study from Johns Hopkins University published in 2015 backs it up. The study showed that home cooks consume fewer calories and less sugar. Interestingly, cooking at home was also associated with lower calorie intake when eating out.

But I get it – feeding your family home cooked meals is no easy task. Even harder when you have a J-O-B. Here’s how I do it.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Two little ones at home means my slow cooker is getting some action these days. I can’t say I love many slow cooker recipes, but this one is a favorite. I like the shredded chicken and it’s reminiscent of tortilla soup. Best of all, it takes 10 minutes to prepare.

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Indian Spiced Potatoes

This recipe was taught to me by our beautiful friends from England. It makes a flavorful dish that goes well with almost anything. I usually serve it with salmon or chicken and a big helping of green beans.

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Addicted to Sugar!

This is a 4 part series on holistic childhood nutrition. This week my focus is on that massive intake of sugar that is one of the #1 drivers of chronic disease in this country.

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Calcium, Vitamin D & the Milk Myth

This is a 4 part series on holistic childhood nutrition. This week my focus is on the importance of calcium and vitamin D, and the myth that cow’s milk is the best way to get adequate amounts. It may shock you, but I don’t think that cow’s milk is a necessary (or even healthy) part of a child’s diet. My own daughter has never been offered milk on a regular basis. We transitioned straight from breastfeeding to water around age 2.

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The Epidemic of Food Allergies & Sensitivities

This is a 4 part series on holistic childhood nutrition. This week my focus is on the growing problem of food allergies and sensitivities. When I was in second grade, my teachers doled out salted peanuts as a reward. Can you imagine? Does anyone else from Kyffin Elementary remember this? It’s now the norm that classrooms are strictly nut-free because there’s at least one child who has a dangerous, even life-threatening, reaction. That’s a food allergy. But food intolerance and sensitivities are also more common.

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Why I Advocate for Organic Foods

This is a 4 part series on holistic childhood nutrition. This week my focus is on the evidence behind a pesticide and GMO-free diet. A lot of people question the value of this, and challenge the idea that buying organic food is worth the extra money. I think there is enough evidence to support buying and eating organic foods.

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Red Curry Carrot Soup

This is such a nourishing soup for fall. I’ve made a double batch and stored most of it in the freezer so I can enjoy this postpartum as the weather cools down. It’s dairy-free and gluten-free and perfectly creamy. It’s also easy enough to make on a weeknight.

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Probiotics for the Whole Family

Probiotics have become very popular – and with a good reason. They are thought to improve the balance of our own normal flora, the healthy bacteria in our gut.  These live microorganisms help us to stay healthy by improving our digestion and enhancing immunity. They are beneficial for treating certain illnesses – including diarrhea caused by antibiotics, acute infectious diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, vaginal yeast infections, eczema, and the list goes on.

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Green Pineapple Smoothie

I’m on a mission to come up with some perfect smoothie blends for my daughter and me. This one is a winner! Spinach adds a beautiful bright green color, but you can’t taste it at all when pineapple is involved.

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Dairy-free Banana Nut Milkshake

This hits the spot when you want a semi-sweet milkshake. Sans milk. The hemp hearts provide a good amount of omegas and some protein. Hemp protein power provides added protein and fiber. Cashew butter provides some added health fats and minerals.

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