Recipe Roundup!

We can always use new ideas in the kitchen and these are 2 great dairy free, gluten free recipes to try! I must confess, I haven’t actually tried this recipe, but it looks great and could offer a nice change to the usual breakfast routine or great

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Decoding Dairy

Decoding Dairy

The last nutrition blog post covered why we don’t need to worry about dairy as a calcium source, but let’s back up and review the dairy foods I’m referring to as well as some tips on choosing a milk alternative.  What is considered dairy? Any milk or

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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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