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Introducing Kid Chef Junior: A Cookbook for Kids!

A few months ago, when my first cookbook launched, I had just finished making a huge batch of baby food for Ayan because he was right in the middle of starting solids. Layla actually helped me make a lot of that baby food, because as many of you know, she and I love cooking together […]

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Apple Cinnamon French Toast

So in the past two weeks, two amazingly surreal things happened. I found my first cookbook at my local Barnes & Nobles; and my second cookbook – Kid Chef Junior – became available for pre-sale on Amazon!! Kid Chef Junior is a cookbook for kids aged 4 and up! It has 25 creative and fun […]

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Your Fruit Is Covered With Nasty Pesticides: Scientists Have Discovered the Best Way to Wash Them Off

A common kitchen product could supercharge fruit-washing protocols. A new study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry on Thursday, found that baking soda could remove far more pesticide from the surface of an apple than just tap water or a bleach rinse. Scientists already knew that pesticides could be absorbed into fruits and that baking soda could remove them. Then, they tried to get the pesticides off using tap water, bleach and a baking soda soak.

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7 Snacks That Will Actually Help You Sleep Better

Related: The Hidden Ways Sleep Deprivation Can Lead to Weight Gain (Photo by Perry Santanachote) 1. Greek Yogurt According to Lauren Popeck, RD, a dietitian at Orlando Health, Greek yogurt is perfect for bedtime, because it contains the sleep-inducing chemical tryptophan. “Carbohydrates generally contain nutrients such as B-vitamins, amino acids, potassium and magnesium, which are the most effective for promoting sleep and relaxing the body,” says Lisa Moskovitz, RD and founder of New York Nutrition Group.

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Easy Instant Pot Superfood Dal

Omg you guys, I am obsessed with my Instant Pot. I use it at least once a week (sometime more) and it has made making healthy meals for dinner so much easier during the week! It’s never more than 20 min of active time, and then I literally just set and forget. It’s fantastic. One […]

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Are Digestive Enzymes Helpful?

So many of you have reached out to me in the past for advice on how to heal various digestive issues – from food intolerances to gas and bloating. I often get asked about my opinion about digestive enzymes, and whether they can help in alleviating certain digestive concerns. So what are digestive enzymes? And […]

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The Best Daily Vitamins for Adults to Help Boost Immunity

Before I had kids, I thought I had the best immune system. I never got sick! After I had kids, it was a totally different story. I was sick all the time. It was ridiculous. There was one year, when Layla was 1-2 years old, that I literally was sick every month. I’d get over some […]

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5 Ways To Take The Stress Out Of Healthy Cooking

For some people, cooking comes naturally to them: they love being in the kitchen, experimenting with ingredients and spending time creating meals from scratch. For others, it’s stressful and overwhelming! I used to be in the latter category – I didn’t know anything about how to cook (surprising right?) But when I first got married, […]

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The Picky Eater Meal Plan (Week 9)

Weekly meal plans are back!! After Ayan was born, I took a little break from meal planning, because things were crazy busy as I’m sure you can imagine! Our dinners ended up being lots of quick meals or stews made with whatever veggies/lean protein we had lying around the house, thanks to my Instant Pot. […]

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The Healthiest Children’s Vitamins: 2018

Note: I update this post monthly to ensure all of the information is accurate! The original post was created in 2017, but the most recent update has been done as of June 2018.   Kids Vitamins can be confusing. There are so many questions: Is there a such thing as an “unhealthy” kids vitamin? Do you […]

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Protein-Packed Lentil Pasta with Superfood Marinara Sauce!

During the week, I’m always looking for meals that I can throw together with almost no effort at all. But most throw-together-meals lack fresh veggies and tons of produce. This week in particular was super hectic because of my book launch (!!!) which is available NOW on Amazon! And so I found myself in the […]

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Blueberry Banana Blast Smoothie

Summer is the perfect time for smoothies. I remember when I was a kid, my mom would make strawberry-banana “milkshake desserts” in the summer. I had no idea that they were just strawberries, bananas, a bit of plain yogurt, and ice – no milk or sugar actually involved! But thanks to the creaminess from the […]

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How to Make Healthy Baby Food at Home

Since the launch of my newest cookbook, I’ve gotten so many questions about whether it’s really that easy to make your own baby food at home. And trust me – it is! All you need are the right tools – many of which you probably already have in your kitchen, and knowing the method, which is […]

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Nut Butter and Banana Stackers (An Easy, Healthy Toddler Meal!)

I remember when Layla was about 1 year old, I was trying to find ways to make her lunch more fun and interesting while still keeping it really easy for me to make (and not time intensive). When I first introduced Layla to bread, I immediately gave her Ezekiel Sprouted Flax Bread for a couple […]

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