Claude and I were in Sam’s Club the other day and saw a boy, about 10 years old, and his mom. The boy, sniffing and wheezing, looked longingly at the end-cap display of candies.
He asked mom to buy them. She said yes. The genuine smile of happiness on the boy’s face was huge. He felt happy.
Thinking to myself of the labeled many ingredients like refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup, that his happiness was unknowingly about ingredients that, for him, were toxic.
Let us be a model for our children.
Let us teach them through our food choices, and reading labels, to avoid poison in our foods. And that will keep us healthier for longer, for our children - and keep them healthier, too.
What started out as a routine visit to Sam's Club turned into a great sharing of life and love with someone I met there.
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Carve out dinner times as often as possible, to be together.
To be at peace.
To share your day.
To enjoy each other.
We need to become aware of studies that show us that children are being damaged by screens and by the content on those screens and of studies about the high risk of cancer from screen use. And, of the breakdown of families and the terrible impact on all.
SO - picture dinner times as often as possible, together as a family, all devices out of the room, and talk and sharing with the food. Even include preparation of the food. How about making a delicious soup, and serving it with a healthful toast?
Here’s a wonderful, easy, quick recipe that could be fun for you all to make:
Yummy Butternut Squash Soup - makes about 4-5 servings
• about 8 cups of fresh cubed butternut squash, which you can find in the produce section of most groceries;
• Olive Oil;
• about 20 oz. of vegetable or chicken broth;
• about 2 c Heavy Cream;
• A large bag of baby spinach and a large chopped onion to saute to serve with your soup;
• Creme fraiche or sour cream or yogurt.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Turn squash cubes in oil until well coated.
Put onto baking sheet or baking pan, single layer, and roast at 400 deg for about an hour, until they are brown on the edges.
Can refrigerate at this point until ready to make the soup.
Blitz squash with broth in processor or with stick blender, and heat through. Add cream
Saute chopped onion in olive oil, remove, then a bit more olive oil, and dump your large bag of spinach into the saute pan and saute til wilted.
Serve your soup as you wish - top with your sautéed spinach and onion, creme fraiche, sour cream or yogurt, and. and sprinkle with red chili flakes if you want a touch of spicy,
Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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