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Farm to Table: Knowing Where My Food Comes From

Thank you Perdue® for sponsoring this post. As a health and wellness professional, I care about the welfare of animals that supply food for myself and my family. Recently, I’ve taken more time to educate myself about these issues, and am passionate about giving you the information you need to make mindful choices when deciding where your food comes from for our family. Food education is an opportu ...[Read More]

Brain Boosting Foods for Kids

Brain Boosting Foods for Kids

Nutrition for your children has a direct effect on IQ, learning, concentration, sleep, and behavior. Just as athletes eat a diet to win, children can eat to learn. Foods that contain antioxidants, choline, omega-3 fatty acids, and complex carbohydrates are all particularly helpful in boosting brain power. Here are some of my food tips to give your children a brain-power boost and some of my favori ...[Read More]

Easy Recipes for Kids: 6 Fall Favorites

Easy Recipes for Kids: 6 Fall Favorites

The best thing about fall, besides all the changing leaves is FOOD! Here are 6 of my fav fall KidzShake recipes that will make your kids think you are the BEST MOM EVER   Easy Recipes for Kids: Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal INGREDIENTS Serves 1-2 1/2 cup of rolled oats, gf if needed 1 cup of coconut milk 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree 2 scoops of vanilla KidzShake 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon ...[Read More]

Fruits and Veggies: Are Your Kids Getting Enough?

Fruits and Veggies: Are Your Kids Getting Enough?

Fruit and vegetable consumption in the United States is dropping to surprisingly low percentages, with only 14% of Americans eating enough fruits and vegetables every day. Even lower than this, less than 10% of children are eating the fruits and vegetables they need to be healthy and strong. Instead of getting discouraged by these statistics, focus on the positives of increasing kids’s fruit ...[Read More]

Best Protein Bars for Women

Best Protein Bars for Women

What are the best protein bars for women?  As a busy woman, life can often feel like circus.  Between juggling work, family and the usual #momlife tasks like chores, carpools, and sports practice on repeat…  life can feel crazy.  For many women (myself included) we’re often so busy concentrating on everyone else, that we fail to take time meet our own needs…. e ...[Read More]

Low FODMAP Diet: What to Eat and How to Eat It

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FODMAPs, an acronym referring to Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols, are found in the foods we eat. These complex names refer to a collection of molecules found in food. Some people experience difficulty absorbing these molecules. Many doctors encourage women to try a Low FODMAP Diet to combat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptom. Common symptoms of IBS ...[Read More]

Meal Planning Made Easy

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For some, meal planning is a struggle and big challenge, not because they don’t have an idea of what to cook, but because they feel they are too busy to do it. But if you make a habit to do the meal planning, it is not as hard as you think. You just need few ideas on how to get started.       Meal Planning Made Easy: 4 Simple Steps Meal Planning Made Easy Step 1: Spend a few m ...[Read More]

10 Really Important Reasons to REDUCE Your Kid’s Sugar Intake Right Now

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I love holidays . . . and then I love when they are over! Every year my family indulges in desserts just a bit too much and some nasty habits creep into our diet. The result of too much processed sugar is usually a grumpy family with upset stomachs!     Sugar typically gets labeled as harmless fun for kids, but it is anything BUT that. Those empty calories contain loads of unwanted conse ...[Read More]

Coffee with Kate: Diets, Diet and More

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I truly enjoy receiving your questions for these Coffee with Kate editions of the blog! Thank you for sending questions my way. Keep them coming to info@beyondfitmom.com or by finding me on Facebook or Instagram.    Coffee with Kate: Question 1. I want to start stocking my fridge and pantry with healthier foods, but I’m honestly not sure where to start.  I know you have lots of reci ...[Read More]

How to End Emotional Eating Through Meal Planning

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Stress, fatigue, sadness, depression: these are just a few of the emotions that often contribute to emotional eating. Food and eating have powerful connections to our emotions. We find comfort in food if we wish to keep feelings to ourselves. During celebrations, we reward ourselves with a buffet dinner or that indulgent dessert because we feel we deserve it. We even invite our friends to join us ...[Read More]