Got Milk? You don’t have to answer yes.

What About Calcium on a Dairy Free Diet? I’m constantly having conversations with friends and parents and parents’ friends and friends who are parents about the potential benefits of taking dairy out of the diet. Nine out of ten times, the first question is “What about calcium

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Spring Into Hope!

Spring Into Hope!

In less than two weeks, we are hosting our biggest event of the year. Spring into Hope is a 2-day shopping event held at the Independence Events Center, home of the Missouri Mavericks.  Shopping, food & drink samples, fashion shows, raffles, and other giveaways will be available

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Real Food Part 5 – Grains

Real Food Part 5 – Grains

So we continue with our real food series… Granted, we are just scratching the surface of each of these topics, but I’ve been doing my best to give you links to more information. We have now come down to the last topic in this series- grains. Oh

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Real Food Part 4 – Fats

In my opinion, the most confusing parts of nutrition today are fat and carbs. These are the last two parts of our Real Food series. First, we will deal with fats. There is so much confusion, even in the nutrition world, about what to do with fat.

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Real Food Part 3 – Treats!

Real Food Part 3 – Treats!

In the spirit of our “real food” series, I thought we’d take a break from information and give you some of my favorite real food treat recipes. Each recipe has passed the test of both my husband, our friends, and my 2-year-old niece. We use these types

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Real Food Part 2 – Produce

Real Food Part 2 – Produce

Perhaps the most obvious “real foods” are fruits and vegetables. I won’t belabor the benefits of fruits and vegetables because that is public knowledge (one thing the USDA and I actually agree on), but that doesn’t change that most of us still struggle to get them in,

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Real Food Part 1 – Protein

One of the major benefits of real food is the nutrient density. There are no “empty calories” in these foods. They don’t just fill us up, they nourish our bodies. Liz Lipski, a PhD nutritionist, in her book, “Digestive Wellness for Kids,” appropriately notes “we are the

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Are you eating real food?

Many of you are aware of what is being called by some a “real food movement,” in an effort to bring people back to real food instead of fake, man-made, processed foods. To our great- grandparents and grandparents, it is laughable that many are going to such

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