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Made Over Banana Muffins

Made Over Banana Muffins

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Why the makeover? By reducing the amount of added sugar, we are teaching our taste buds how to adapt to less sweetened food. By combining whole wheat flour with regular flour, we are adding in fiber and protein, while still providing a palatable muffin. By adding nuts, we’re adding in more fiber, healthy fats, and protein; all which provide satiety and increased nutrients, while still tasting delicious! Too often, we don’t give our bodies ENOUGH nutrients to keep it fueled and satisfied, but this recipe is sure to accomplish both!

Back To School….Easy Or Exhausting?

Back To School….Easy Or Exhausting?

Getting back to school, after an easy going summer, can be something families look forward to, or NOT! Kids look at it as getting back to hanging out classmates and friends they haven’t seen all summer and making new friends. Not looking forward to, may include getting back to schedules and homework.

Top Trends For Back-To-Personality Shopping

Top Trends For Back-To-Personality Shopping

Back to school – whether you have kids, don’t have kids, watch TV, read magazines or get your style fix from the highway billboards, you can’t escape the back-to-school push. Here’s my takeaway from this deluge. The hot fashion trend is for the kids to show off their personality. What? What about us? When is…

6 Tips to Building the Perfect Lunchbox

6 Tips to Building the Perfect Lunchbox

Can you believe it? It’s school time already!! As a private chef I have been privileged to work with a number of really wonderful families. At one time or another they have all struggled to create meals to nourish their kids. This is the common thread that unites all of the people that I work…

Making the Grade

Making the Grade

Now that the kids are back in school it is a good time to talk to them about what they can do to make the most of their new school year. Starting a new grade can feel like the scariest thing in the world, so instead encourage your child to think of it as an…

Back to School Already? How to Set Your Child Up for Great Success

Back to School Already? How to Set Your Child Up for Great Success

Even though children may be enjoying their summer, parents are already thinking about “back-to-school” and everything that needs to get organized. What’s the stress-free solution to setting your child up for a truly successful year? Routines and organization: Every household benefits from having established routines but it’s even more important when kids are back at…