All Blog Posts Tagged 'Aldrich' (29)

Let's go Bananas!

Believe me. I know that ice cream is one of humankind’s greatest creations.

But here’s the deal. sometimes you want something that’s above and beyond the fatty, store-bought norm. Sometimes you want something that will impress your friends with its sheer ingenuity and delicious flavor. And most especially, sometimes you want something’s that super easy, fast, and will keep you looking fabulous.

 

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Added by beth aldrich on June 2, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Sleepless in Society: Tips for Getting Some Sleep

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mes there’s just too much going on in the day that the only time you have to actually process it is night, even if you try not to!

Personally, I think the most important thing is to just develop and maintain a healthy routine, especially when it comes to diet. That said, here are some things I’ve found help in my own life:…

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Added by beth aldrich on April 14, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

April Fools: Sneakily Nutritious Mac and Cheese

With three sons and one sneaky husband, you would think I would have April Fool’s Day (month) down pat. But somehow I continue to fall for their pranks again and again. This year was no different.

So after falling for a few ridiculous stories, I decided it was payback time, nutritionist style.  The boys often ask for Kraft mac and cheese, which I try to avoid. So I went to Sneaky Chef for some tips and found a way to use the healthy, organic kind by Annie’s…

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Added by beth aldrich on April 4, 2011 at 6:57pm — No Comments

A SAD State of Affairs: Beat Out the Winter Blues with Healthy Foods

With days getting shorter and colder, I can already feel my spirit

starting to sag. I really miss the sunlight in winter, and while I’m

fortunate enough to not experience full-blown Seasonal Affective

Disorder (SAD), I do try to do whatever healthful things can keep my

family a bit brighter during these darker months.



These days, about 25 million Americans (mostly women) are affected by SAD. Why? Essentially, the lack of daylight can mean lower…

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Added by beth aldrich on November 3, 2010 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

Busy Mom? Remember to Saddle Up Your Snacks!

I know, I know, your busy; I'm lucky you even had time to read this post! You have to plan dinner, fold the laundry, call the vet, make the dentist appointments and oh yes, did you shower yet today? Well, before you run out the door with your reusable grocery bags and shopping list on your way to get the kids at school, remember to saddle up your snacks!



It's estimated that most moms under eat. It's true. Oh sure, you think you eat enough… Continue

Added by beth aldrich on October 16, 2010 at 11:05am — 1 Comment

Eat Safely!

As mothers we are always telling our children, "Be safe", "Be careful", but are we also being safe and careful, ourselves? Let's take a look at foo, for example (one of my favorite things!).





Eating is one of the basic needs of human beings. Throughout the years,…

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Added by beth aldrich on September 28, 2010 at 2:58pm — 1 Comment

Get Your Sugar Fix-ed

Most kids love sweets…it’s basically a fact of life. But you can make ’em healthy just by skipping out on refined white sugar, which suppresses the immune system and negatively affects digestive enzyme

count, the pancreas, and weight. Enter, pure and natural maple syrup,

one of my fave sweeteners.

This sappy stuff isn’t simply benign–it’s actually good for you. A University of Rhode Island study found 20 healthy antioxidant compounds were…

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Added by beth aldrich on August 27, 2010 at 9:22am — 1 Comment

What's Nettles?

I thought it would be fun to share the skinny on a growing trend in health food circles: the nettle. I caught up with Raw Mom Fiona Hollis, a major fan of these “ouchy weeds,” which she says grow

in and on anything, anywhere. Though the resilient leaves contain

poisonous needles, it turns out that nettles are packed with healing

vitamins and minerals from vitamin C to iron.



Fiona says…

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Added by beth aldrich on August 17, 2010 at 9:40am — 2 Comments

Basil: Get it While it's Fresh

The fresh scent of fresh basil reminds me of my childhood. My

aunt used to always make the most incredible sauces with the fresh, fragrant herb-and

every time I’d enter her house, you could smell the clean, scent of it.

Basil is so versatile–great for salads and garnishes as well as

dressings and sauces. Auntie used it in all of the above, and I’m not

sure she even realized how many benefits she was adding to her meal– in

addition to unforgettable taste! A whiff of… Continue

Added by beth aldrich on July 31, 2010 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

Muy Caliente!

Baking chicken is a great way to make a low-fat but delicious piece of protein. And who doesn’t love a little Latin-influenced food? This recipe has just a tiny kick of heat and uses natural ingredients for a

simple and family-friendly meal.



What I love best about this recipe is that it balances out spice with a touch of honey, one of my favorite ingredients. Every year before pollen season, I buy local raw honey to help with seasonal allergies

(local pollen…

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Added by beth aldrich on July 19, 2010 at 5:19pm — 3 Comments

TwitterMom of the Month: Meet Beth Aldrich!

If you haven't yet, you're going to want to tune in to our uber-busy TwitterMom of the Month, Beth Aldrich, 45. A married Chicago mom of three boys (ages 14, 13 and 8), Beth is also our very own nutrition expert on TwitterMoms!



Lucky for us, Beth is dedicated to telling busy moms exactly what we need to hear: If we take care of ourselves, we're better able to care for others, and the earth.



You may have noticed Beth's healthy… Continue

Added by Lea Curtes-Swenson on June 30, 2010 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Let's Wrap!~

Summertime means less time in the kitchen and Real Moms know that a wrap for dinner is a great way to get in some sneaky nutrition and fun flavors. I like to let my kids go buffet style and pick their favorite ingredients (almost like tacos, but softer) and add it to their own bowl to create their own "special" mixture.





Here's what you need (edit or add what you like to make this recipe your… Continue

Added by beth aldrich on June 21, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

I'm NOT Turning on the oven Brownies!



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My blog post at RealMomsLovetoEat.com-for tomorrow, June 18th, features my favorite no-guilt pleasure: NO BAKE Brownies that are GOOD FOR YOU!! No kidding. Made w/o white flour or sugar, this tasty treat (or meal replacement-I kid you not) is sure to please!



On my REAL MOM TV page, you'll see a brief video of my friend, super… Continue

Added by beth aldrich on June 17, 2010 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Yesterday I purchased some huge organic blueberries from the market and I have to tell you, I felt like I was eating candy for breakfast this morning. I told my sons, “Back in the “olden days” these …

Yesterday I purchased some huge organic blueberries from the market and I have to tell you, I felt like I was eating candy for breakfast this morning. I told my sons, “Back in the “olden days” these blue

“babies” were like candy! You should try them.” Before I knew it, they

were playing catch with large blueberries, popping them in their mouths,

like “goals” at a hockey game!

With boys, nothing surprises me, but what does surprise me

is how delicious this… Continue

Added by beth aldrich on June 4, 2010 at 7:43pm — 3 Comments

Somewhere Over the Rainbow--and my plate

This month on my online magazine, Margaret Lewin shared this wonderful article about eating with the rainbow. I wanted to share it with you in stead of shamelessly asking you to "link" and go to my magazine ;) But, if you are interested in reading the other posts, forherinformation.com :)



Now that spring is finally here, let’s look at our glorious choices of fruits and vegetables and plan to E.A.T. R.I.G.H.T.

Eat the rainbow! Not only do foods of varying…

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Added by beth aldrich on May 19, 2010 at 8:32am — No Comments

Worth Repeating, Worth Repeating, Worth Repeating

Like any good mother, I like to, Ad nauseam, remind my children about the healthy ways to eat. I know I sound like a broken record, but gosh darn it, I love those little guys and I just want them to be armed with as much nutritional/health knowledge as possible. It would also be nice if they could learn to prepare a few delicious meals before the college years. Remember the hot plate you used in college? Do they still allow them or did too many college freshmen start their dorm rooms on fire?… Continue

Added by beth aldrich on May 11, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Paid Writing Contest!!

HI Twitter Moms!!



I'm so excited to be sharing our first (of many) writing contests! I know you love to blog and what better topic than food, right? Check this out and get your submissions in this week, we're looking forward to hearing what you have to say!



Do you like food? Do you like writing about food? Then ForHerINformation.com's online magazine has got a contest for you! Bloggers,…

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Added by beth aldrich on May 3, 2010 at 7:18am — No Comments

Paid Writing Contest!!

HI Twitter Moms!!



I'm so excited to be sharing our first (of many) writing contests! I know you love to blog and what better topic than food, right? Check this out and get your submissions in this week, we're looking forward to hearing what you have to say!



Do you like food? Do you like writing about food? Then ForHerINformation.com's online magazine has got a contest for you! Bloggers,…

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Added by beth aldrich on May 3, 2010 at 7:18am — 1 Comment

Food Memories!

Think about your earliest and most positive food memories. What did you love to eat as a kid? Don’t even think about whether you should eat it now. Was it chili dogs at the drive-in? The taste of just one more mini candy bar on Halloween night after you had already brushed your teeth? Your mom’s sweet potato casserole with marshmallows melted on top?



When I think back, I remember lying in bed on a Sunday morning, slowly awakening to the… Continue

Added by beth aldrich on April 23, 2010 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Power Up Your Energy!

Your body’s power is like a bottle of laundry detergent; when you get to the end of the bottle and realize there is only a small amount remaining and you have one more load

of laundry to do, you get frantic, you need

to get one more load out of it. I’ve been known to have a couple of upside down

laundry bottles in my laundry…

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Added by beth aldrich on April 19, 2010 at 7:24am — No Comments

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