Tag Archives: whole foods

Healthy Kids & pH Levels

What is pH? Every solution is either acidic or alkaline, including our body fluids. The body is designed to maintain a constant pH 7.4 in the blood. It does this by depositing and withdrawing acid and alkaline minerals from the bones, soft tissues, body fluids (blood, saliva, and urine). Your pH levels are usually more acidic in […]

What’s a Natural Flavor, Anyway?

What is this? Amyl acetate, amyl butyrate, amyl valerate, anethol, anisyl formate, benzyl acetate, benzyl isobutyrate, butyric acid, cinnamyl isobutyrate, cinnamyl valerate, cognac essential oil, diacetyl, dipropyl ketone, ethyl acetate, ethyl amyl ketone, ethyl butyrate, ethyl cinnamate, ethyl heptanoate, ethyl heptylate, ethyl lactate, ethyl methylphenylglycidate, ethyl nitrate, ethyl propionate, ethyl valerate, heliotropin, hydroxyphenyl-2-butanone (10 percent […]

My Unofficial Costco Organic Foods List

“Costco Organic Foods” is a list I originally put together for my son-in-law, David in 2008. He has a Costco membership, but lives a distance from a store. Because, he will be the one driving to the store and shopping, he wanted to know what organic food products I found at Costco (Sam’s has similar […]

Kitchen Time-Savers

Get Organized Let’s face it, cooking meals can be time-consuming. Even if you love to cook like me, it takes planning and time to prepare wholesome meals. You will be more efficient in the kitchen, when your kitchen is well organized. Make sure every item in your kitchen has earned its right to take up […]

Apple, Carrot & Raisin Salad

Apple, Carrot & Raisin Salad This recipe is yummy and easy as counting 1, 2, 3. And even picky eaters love it! I made this yesterday for a group of ladies. They all loved it and asked for the recipe. Of course, I forgot to take a photo, so this picture is of what was […]

Super Bowl Guilt-Free Snacking

  Hosting a Super Bowl Party? What will you serve? According to a recent SUPERVALU® Snack Down Survey, the list of popular Super Bowl snacks include dips and spreads, chicken wings and pizza. Chips and salty snacks such as peanuts, popcorn or pretzels are present at most gatherings. Of course there’s the ever-popular burgers, hot […]

Want Kids to Eat More Veggies?

Don’t Count on Help from Professionals I like to read the new studies about health, especially when they focus on children. Several new studies on children’s eating habits were presented at the recent Obesity Society meeting. What surprises me most is that they really don’t offer any new insight or suggestions. What Exactly Did the Researchers Find? […]

Treating Tiny Tummies

Tiny Tummies Can Have Big Aches Kids are experiencing stomach issues more often. In fact, the occurrence of children developing adult-type illnesses and diseases is growing at an alarming rate. A mom from San Francisco asks for advicefor her 5-year-old daughter, who often complains of a tummy ache. The doctor doesn’t find anything wrong and suggests […]

Don’t Be Mother Hubbard

Old Mother Hubbard Went to the cupboard, To give her poor dog a bone: When she came there, The cupboard was bare, And so her poor dog had none. My little dogs, Phoebe and Mille, never have to worry about getting a dog bone. Although ol’ Mother Hubbard’s dog wasn’t as fortunate. In my last blog, “Food […]

What’s for Dinner?

It’s time to make good on your New Year’s Resolution to nutritionally enhance your meals. As the Chinese proverb states, “Talk doesn’t cook rice.” Today, Approximately 90 percent of American’s food budget is spent on processed foods. No natter how much you might discuss a subject, (read about, study, etc.) it’s not until you get […]