Monthly Archives: March 2020
How Our Backyard Garden Encouraged Adventurous Eating in My Toddler
When my son was almost 3 years old, we finally moved into a home with some outdoor space. It was early spring and – with boxes still waiting to be unpacked – we focused on getting our backyard garden going. I had big plans for that small garden. My son, a once adventurous eater, was suddenly very particular. He was no longer eating his veggies! This garden would act as an outdoor classroom to teach him the alchemy of growing food – and hopefully to get him to show some enthusiasm about the vegetables I was putting on his plate. Long story short – it was a success! The trick was to involve him in every step.
French Canadian Chop Suey
Even though this recipe may look simple, it has an immense history in my French-Canadian culture. It has been made by great grandparents. It was considered a low cost and filling meal that would fill up everyone. In most recent years, I have replaced the pasta with gluten-free pasta and also used tofu instead of hamburger. Most of the population does not prefer it made this way, it does not have to be, but it can be changed based on what you work better for you.
Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D is something that most of us know is obtained from the sun, and it is an important part of our daily makeup and how our bodies function. Vitamin D plays a crucial role in regulating calcium and maintains phosphorus levels in the blood. We also need Vitamin D for the intestines to stimulate and absorb calcium. Additional benefits of Vitamin D are that it helps regulate insulin levels, support lung function and promote healthy bones and teeth.
Diabetes Cases are Dropping
For the last 20 years, Diabetes cases have been on the rise in staggering numbers. From 1990 to 2009, it was at a peak. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose or blood sugar is too high. This is your main source of energy and comes from the food that we intake in our bodies. Diabetes occurs when your body makes too much or not enough insulin, which is a hormone made by your pancreas.