Cooking for a family sometimes means coming up short in the “idea department.” Between food sensitivities, childhood obesity, anti-inflammatory diets, and the notion that at least ONE meatless day per week is of benefit to humans AND the planet… Who can keep up???
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And while you’re at it, check out the links on nutrition, creating a healthy environment and other ways to build value. Here are a few blogs and sites I like for inspiration.
- All Recipes: Searchable database with “personal recipe box” for saving, noting changes, etc. It also creates shopping lists!
- Serious Eats: Good food, an online community, recipes, blogs and fun.
- 101cookbooks.com The author calls this a “recipe journal.” I call it breathtakingly beautiful. (And the recipes focus on healthy, natural ingredients.)
- Nutrition – Information about ‘what we eat and why’ continues to change. Here’s a place to check what you know.
- The Paleo Mom is a scientist turned stay-at-home Mom. She has a great website along with books explaining the science behind the “paleo” diet and how to make modifications for various auto-immune illnesses.
- 4-H – Take a closer look at 4-H and their new interactive website, for kids, adults, volunteers and staff.
- Healthy Child is inspiring a movement that inspires parents to protect young children from harmful chemicals.
- 10 Ways to Promote Kids’ Healthy Eating Habits It’s a lot easier to create healthy habits in childhood than later in life!
- Gardening at Home with Kids Do your kids know how their food grows? Here’s a list of resources to stimulate any green thumb.
- Boosting the Iron in Your Toddler’s Diet Red meat is a good source of iron, but what if your little one won’t touch it?
- A Family Affair: The Science Behind Creating Culinary Masterpieces with Your Young Chef Looking for an activity that increases independence, creativity, communication and good health? Excellent article.
- 25 Fun and Healthy Snacks for Kids — Healthy recipes that look like lots of fun!
- 7 Ways to Help a Picky Eater with Autism Keep calm and check out these tips.
- Eating Disorders: What Families Need to Know Excellent overview with additional resources.