By Shirin Yadegar
Preparing any meal for 4 growing children and a foody husband is a challenge that I have mastered. My biggest obstacle was learning how to make healthy food taste good for all of their palates. Here are my two favorite, super easy dinner recipes that you can recycle for school lunch.
BBQ Chicken Dinner= BBQ Chicken Salad
6 pieces of skinless chicken breast BONE IN
Your favorite BBQ sauce
Wash your chicken then marinate it with a bottle of your favorite bbq sauce. Leave it in a pyrex dish covered for 4 to 24 hours then cook on low in the crock pot for 4 to 6 hours.
Don’t let bikini season sneak up on you! I can promise that you will face this summer loving yourself.
5 changes you can make to give yourself a lean and healthy body:
1). Avoid white foods. flour, refined carbs, starches and sugar. The word is avoid, not eliminate. We have to be realistic, but if you can avoid these foods 80% of the time it will make a huge difference in your health and the way your body looks. They are acidic, they compromise your immune system, they convert to sugar which causes your pancreas to release insulin and this causes your body to store fat. (more…)
By Jennifer Greenhut
Firstly, yoga teaches kids fearlessness. Yoga will give children an advantage as they grow up in being courageous and strong. By practicing poses where we balance, go upside down in backbends and headstands, kids will learn to overcome their fears and push their boundaries which is a great lesson to bring with them as they grow and mature.
Secondly, yoga teaches kids how to focus. Breathing techniques, sitting still, and focusing on their breath in meditation, kids will learn to practice concentration. In addition, they will learn how to go ‘inside’ and listen to their bodies and know what is going on as opposed to just reacting to everything ‘outside’. This will give them a huge advantage when it comes to studying, taking tests, playing outside sports, or just being able to express themselves and how they feel. (more…)
By Scott Myers
Obesity is the most prevalent nutritional disease of children and adolescents in the U. S.
A child’s potential to develop strength, endurance and physical skill increases at an exponential rate the first two years of life.
The more you encourage your children to be physically active during this period, the stronger and more energetic you can expect them to become; and the more quickly they will develop skills in using their muscles. (more…)