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Susan Arthur
President, The ABCs of Everything, LLC
MA, Counseling Psychology

Healthy Eating Habits Begin In Childhood

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The eating habits we develop early in life tend to stick around. I have always eaten a diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables because that was the type of foods our family ate the most of while I was growing up. Not because we were particularly health conscious, but because we lived in an agricultural area and those food items were the le...
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Flour-less Banana Bread

Flour-less Banana Bread
​Ingredients:2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats3 medium ripe bananas 2 large eggs1/4 cup pure maple syrup1 tsp baking soda1/2 cup chocolate chips, nuts or dried fruit (optional)Directions:Preheat oven to 350 degreesLightly grease a 9x5 inch panAdd all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and mix in any addi...
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Baked Eggs In Avocados

Baked Eggs In Avocados
Avocados are a great healthy fat and their trendiness isn't going anywhere anytime soon! Try this easy breakfast for a protein packed, healthy fat breakfast. Try adding a complex carbohydrate like sweet potatoes for a well rounded meal.Ingredients:​2 ripe avocados4 fresh eggssalt and pepper to taste1 tablespoon chopped chives, cilantro, basil ...
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Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets
​These chicken nuggets are baked instead of fried for a healthy alternative to one of kids favorite meals!Ingredients:1 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts - cut to bite sized pieces2 tbsp cultured buttermilk (or non-dairy milk, such as almond milk)1 large egg1/8 tsp each of the following herbs/seasonings:garlic powderdried ...
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Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars
Ingredients:​1/2 cup safflower oil​1 pound rolled oats​1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut​1/2 cup sliced toasted almonds​2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds​1/2 teaspoon coarse salt​1/2 cup golden raisins​1/2 cup safflower oil, plus more for baking dish​2/3 cup honey​1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract​5 egg whites Directions:1. Preheat oven to 350 deg...
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Summer Vegetable Frittata

Summer Vegetable Frittata
Try our Summer Vegetable Fittata with whatever leftover vegetables you have on hand. It's a great, healthy recipe to throw together on any morning!Ingredients:​6 large eggs​½ cup milk​1 Tbsp. olive oil​½ cup diced squash​½ cup dices peppers​½ cup sliced mushrooms​¼ cup minced onions​1 Tbsp.minced basil​2 oz. grated cheese​salt and pepper to tastePr...
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Snap Pea Salad With Buffalo Mozzarella

Snap Pea Salad With Buffalo Mozzarella
​Ingredients​8 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed, strings removed​4 cups arugula, thick stems trimmed​1/4 cup fresh basil leaves plus more for serving​1/4 cup fresh mint leaves plus more for serving​3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil​2 tablespoons (or more) fresh lemon juice​Sea Salt​1 pound fresh buffalo mozzarellaPreparation1. Cut pea pods in hal...
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