Thursday, October 27, 2016

"Fly the W" French Onion Dip

I am not a big sports fan. But I've lived in Chicago for almost 20 years, so at this point I think it's safe to call myself a Chicagoan. And right now, as a Chicagoan, I would LOVE to see the Cubs win the world series! It's hard not to care when you see how much and how deeply other people do. I want the win not for myself, but for the Cubs and their diehard fans who have been dreaming of this since they can remember. And it would be pretty mind-blowing if Back to the Future's prediction of a Cubs World Series win was only off by one year!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Roasted Butternut Squash with Onions & Goat Cheese

We all know that eating right is important. But what if you're doing everything "right" and something still seems off? Food intolerance could be the culprit. Learn more about this increasingly hot topic from Dr. Sarah Weber, Chiropractor and Loomis Digestive Health Specialist - plus enjoy a scrumptiously seasonal recipe!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Black Bean Brown Rice Burritos

One night, years ago, I was doing my dinner dishes at 11pm on a weeknight. And I wondered what had happened to my life. I had somehow become a short order cook. I didn't mean to, it just happened. Some combination of the weeknight time crunch, my then-5-year old's picky tendencies, and my lack of energy to argue with him about it. So I would make an easy meal for the kids (think chicken nuggets, frozen pizza, or boxed mac n' cheese, with some veggies and fruit on the side). After they went to bed, I would do the dishes, and make dinner for myself. Then round two of dishes. I had to take back my life!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Apple Pizza

Are mealtimes a battleground in your home? Is your child just a "picky" eater, or could there be something more going on? Read on for insight into this question and a deliciously easy Apple Pizza recipe from Risa Nasatir, a certified licensed speech language pathologist.

Did you know that it takes 14 times to try a new food before one can say that they truly don’t like it? This is one of the things I tell both parents and children when they start any type of feeding therapy. Almost everyone has been around a “picky” eater, but what is really going on? Once medical issues have been ruled out, picky eating usually stems from either a behavioral difficulty, an oral motor challenge, a sensory challenge or a combination of these areas.

Photo courtesy of Risa Nasatir