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Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Embrace the holiday season with these spiced pumpkin chocolate chip muffins! Whole grain flour boosts fiber and B-vitamins, while chocolate chips add the perfect amount of sweetness. Enjoy with a hot cup of tea for breakfast or an afternoon snack. I will never apologize for my mini muffin pan. As long as I can hold a…

Red Bean Hummus with Sweet Paprika

Red Bean Hummus with Sweet Paprika

Switch up your hummus by using red beans instead of chickpeas! You’ll get a protein boost with fewer calories while enjoying plenty of iron and potassium. Try this healthy hummus with fresh veggies or whole grain crackers for a nutritious snack! This recipe is ten months old. I wish there was a more attractive way…

How to Modify Baby-Led Weaning

How to Modify Baby-Led Weaning

Thinking about doing baby-led weaning with your infant? Read on for essential tips and tricks! Baby E is 10 months old. Old enough to stick her fingers in my nose and laugh hysterically when I say “ouch!” while still being small enough to fit comfortably in my cradled arms. Old enough to motor around the…

Breakfast and Weight Loss: The Facts

Breakfast and Weight Loss: The Facts

Should you skip breakfast to lose weight, as some recent articles suggest? Not so fast! Let’s take a closer look at the controversy surrounding this topic. The Controversy As with many hot-off-the-presses nutrition claims backed by “real” science, this breakfast-vilifying conclusion is perfect for stoking discussion (great) and for generating grabby headlines that mislead readers…

Sweet Collard Greens with Smoky Bacon

Sweet Collard Greens with Smoky Bacon

Think collard greens are too bitter? Think again! Cooking these nutritious greens with vinegar and a touch of sugar gives them a sweet/tart flavor that will have you asking for seconds! A benefit to living in nearly every major area in the continental U.S. is that we’ve had a chance to sample a variety of…