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Guiding our children to become the best versions of themselves and our future leaders is a big job. It is also one of the most joyful and rewarding experiences of my life.

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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Asparagus And Dill Avgolemono Soup

Asparagus And Dill Avgolemono Soup
​Ingredients:1 1/3 cups of finely chopped leek (white part only)3/4 cup of finally chopped onion1 cup thinly sliced celery2 Tbsp butter or olive oil3 lbs asparagus trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces (reserve a few tips for garnish)6 cups of chicken broth3 large eggs1/4 cup fresh lemon juice2 Tbsp minced fresh dillDirections:1. In a large ...
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Eating Dinner Together Is More Than A Meal

Eating Dinner Together Is More Than A Meal
I've always believed that food is love and sharing a meal together is a wonderful bonding experience. In the less hectic past, family dinners were the norm. However, with the demands of current work schedules, commutes and outside activities, getting everyone together at one time for a family meal is more challenging. It's challenging but not impos...
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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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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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Herb Vinaigrette Potato Salad - Mayo Free

Herb Vinaigrette Potato Salad - Mayo Free
Ingredients:5 lbs baby red potatoes​3 hard boiled eggs - diced​1/4 cup minced red onionHerb Vinaigrette:2 garlic cloves, minced1 tbsp diced fresh rosemary1 tbsp diced fresh thyme2 tbsp diced fresh flat leaf parsley¼ cup diced fresh chives2 tbsp stone ground mustard1 tbsp honey¼ cup red wine vinegar¼ cup olive oilsalt and pepper to tastePr...
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Balsamic Blackberry Vinaigrette

Balsamic Blackberry Vinaigrette
​This dressing comes with a twist! Fresh blackberries add sweetness to this Dijon, Balsamic vinaigrette. Let us know if you like it in the comments section below!Ingredients:​1 cup of ripe blackberries​1 Tbsp. honey​2 Tbsp. Balsamic vinegar​2 Tbsp. olive oil​¼ Tsp. salt​½ Tsp. Dijon mustardPreparation:Combine all ingredients in blender and mix well...
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Deciphering Food Labels - What's Really Good For You Part 2

Deciphering Food Labels - What's Really Good For You Part 2
​Part 2 of our adventure into the world of food labels should provide you with the remainder of information you need to go down the aisles of any grocery store and feel confident that you really know what you're buying and more importantly what you're eating.All-Natural / Natural / 100% NaturalIn regards to beef and poultry, "Natural" means a produ...
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