Quick And Easy Vegetable Stock

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Thanks so much to Doug from The Kitchen Professor my guest blogger today for some great tips about how to make your own vegetable stock. This tastes so much better than anything you can buy in the store!

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I don’t know about you…

But I always seem to be out of vegetable stock whenever I need it.

There are some big advantages to making your own vegetable stock:
1. You won’t feel silly when you don’t have it and need it.
2. You can control the amount of salt, i.e. sodium, in your meal.
3. It is much cheaper to make your own stock than to buy it premade.

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What I Learned From My 10-Day Cleanse

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One of my detox breakfasts: oatmeal with frozen berries, pumpkin and chia seeds with a swirl of almond milk

I completed my Fresh Start 10-Day Cleanse at the beginning of this year with a group of clients and it was the perfect timing for me – after a non-stop party and holiday season with definitely too much sugar, carbs and alcohol. I love working with clients to do a gentle seasonal detox at the beginning of the year as it can shake up your diet, hit the reset button and help you lose a few pounds and feel more energetic and ready to tackle anything at the beginning of a New Year.

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How To Stay Healthy Naturally This Fall And Winter

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Ah, fall and winter, a time to snuggle up in your cozy socks, watch movies, enjoy endless cups of tea and…be miserable with a slightly new variety of the cold or flu virus. No thanks!

Getting a cold is not an inevitable consequence of the fall or winter and the start of flu season. If you follow a few simple precautionary measures you can reduce the likelihood of catching a cold or the flu. And if you’re in the unfortunate position of already having a cold, these suggestions will help you get over it quickly!

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How I Cope With Halloween

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Come over to my house on Halloween and you’ll get one of these silly toys instead of candy!

I think my children start talking about Halloween just after their birthdays in July. Seriously. First of all, they start planning the costumes and then of course their eyes roll in delight at the thought of all the CANDY.

What is a healthy mama to do during one of the UN-healthiest holidays of the year?

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Decadent Chocolate Smoothie For Your Valentine

Chocolate smoothieIt’s that time of the year again when all the shops are full of red and pink candy and boxes of chocolate. Valentine’s Day can be a real problem if you’re trying to stay healthy and stick to your New Year’s Resolutions. I’m here to tell you that you can have chocolate and stay healthy too! This is a decadent chocolate smoothie for your valentine which would be a perfect accompaniment to my strawberry heart gluten free breakfast pancakes. It contains raw cacao, chocolate protein and maca known for increasing libido and fertility. Raw cacao is full of antioxidants and great for heart health and it adds a really delicious deep chocolately flavor to this smoothie too. Make this smoothie and everyone will fall in love with you!

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How Every Mom Can Stay Fit And Healthy With Chana Balk Of Move It Momma

Chana Balk Move it MommaThis week, I was delighted to interview my friend Chana Balk, a personal trainer and founder of Move It Momma. I met Chana many years ago through a baby group in Brooklyn when our sons were tiny babies. Chana is a true tour de force and anyone who lives in the Prospect Heights or Park Slope neighborhoods of Brooklyn is sure to know her and her family. She has tons of energy, a huge smile, beautiful kids and seems to be everywhere you go!

Chana is an extremely knowledgable personal trainer and makes every class great fun. This former corporate lawyer and mom of three knows how to help every mom in the neighborhood – whether you are a brand new sleep deprived mom or ready to pack your teenager off to college – to get fit and healthy and enjoy yourself.

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7 Ingredients For Your Kitchen To Keep You Healthy All Year Long

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There’s a lot of talk and publicity at the start of each New Year about resolutions, goals, detoxes, liquid cleanses, fad diets and so on. I work closely with my clients on a number of food based cleanses and smoothie reset challenges and when they finish the question I get asked the most is: I love the way I feel, how can I keep eating this way to stay healthy of the rest of the year?

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