A Great Noodle Alternative

If your kids are anything like mine they love noodles.  Whenever we go out for Chinese food they always want the fried noodles and vegetables though I think they end up eating more of the noodles than the vegetables.

At home we have several different kinds of noodles.. the typical pasta-type noodle, rice noodles, soba noodles, udon noodles and now I have added another one.. squash noodles.

Resolutions For A Healthier You

It is almost 2018, and you’ve probably started to think about your New Year’s Resolutions. Am I right?

So many people commit to huge New Year’s resolutions that are nearly impossible to achieve. Then, they end up being disappointed they didn’t achieve them. One suggestion I have for you is to make your New Year’s resolution ACHIEVABLE this year.

 

Creating A Stress Free Holiday

The holidays are among us – a time of year that’s known for its busy nature that can lead to quite the load of stress.  After all, you likely have several invitations to gatherings collecting on your counter, a long list of people you need to send holiday cards to, and the daunting task of braving the shopping mall crowds to find the gifts for your loved ones.  Perhaps you also have to plan a menu to feed everyone over the holidays. All of this, on top of your normal every day life.  It can be overwhelming to say the least.

The Vegetarian Pantry

I want to share a list of pantry staples that will make preparing vegetarian meals easier. One thing I hear quite often is that there is lots of prep required to follow a vegetarian diet. While yes there may be some chopping, dicing or soaking required but if you include these tasks when taking into consideration your meal prep time then it shouldn’t be too much of a challenge.

Happy Holidays and 1-Day Body Reset

We are into full holiday mode now. Try getting into a store these days and you’ll be waiting quite some time in line.

How many parties have you been to so far? How much wine and sugar have you consumed? If you’ve been feeling bloated and stuffed and need a day to give your body a break, keep reading. It’s not always easy to give your body a rest when you are busy running around getting ready for the holidays but it is doable. I’ve put together a super easy Epic 24 Hour Body Reset you can easily implement to get back on track.

Managing the sugar chaos over the holidays

You can probably guess that I’m not a fan of sugar or artificial sweeteners even though I do have a sweet tooth. With the holidays fast approaching there is going to be lots of cooking and baking and perhaps you are wondering how best to handle sugar consumption over this celebratory period of indulgence.

Have a vegetarian at your holiday table this year?

Perhaps this is the first year you’ll have a vegetarian at your holiday table or maybe you are just looking for some inspiration on how to feed these plant-based eaters. Tofu and stir fries are great non-meat options but they aren’t really festive and seasonal and you don’t want the vegetarian at the table to feel short changed. Hey, they want to eat something fun and celebratory too!  See below for more tips or grab a copy of my latest e-book “A Collection Of Vegetarian Holiday Recipes.”

13 Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas

Has breakfast become a challenge since your daughter has become a vegetarian? Are things a bit hectic in the morning with everyone trying to get out the door on time?

Breakfast is super important and we should not let our kids leave the house in the morning without eating something nutritious. A stop at Starbucks on the way to school is not the best option. We want out kids to be able to focus and learn throughout the day and a nutritious breakfast can help.

Are you in this together?

I have to say I am very excited as our community of parents with vegetarian kids is growing. When I first thought about setting up my newsletter and blog I wasn’t sure how many people were looking for support with raising vegetarian kids. I know from my small world that my daughter’s friend’s moms were worried. These moms were brought up on meat and potatoes and let’s admit it, most of us were. My mother fed my sister and I roast chicken, meatballs, brisket and hamburgers.