Got a Picky Eater?

Got a Picky Eater?

Do you have a picky eater who seems to call the shots at mealtime?

I’ve been around pretty long and have had ample opportunity to observe how various generations of moms deal with this challenge. I want to tell you what I’ve seen.

I also want to admit to you that I was once the world’s pickiest eater, who now eats almost everything – and lots of it. So, I’m coming from a good place.

And, as with most of my blogs, I want to share what I’ve learned about food through my many years in the food industry and much study. Please keep in mind I am not a healthcare professional. But, I am one who makes it a practice to question the experts. For the most part, I’m not all that impressed with what they tell us.

Years ago, when I was little (uh oh. I’m dating myself) moms would make one dinner which the entire family ate. Because processed food was not as prolific as it is today, these meals were usually homemade. Lucky for you if your mom was a good cook. Mine was not.

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Pick While the Pickin’s Good

Pick While the Pickin’s Good

As you may know, Jeff and I finally took some time off to spend with family who came in from out of state. In preparation for their visit, I did quite a bit of research to create a fun – but not too grueling – itinerary. I always work diligently to ensure my guests have a very good time when they come. In fact, I like to refer to myself as the Julie McCoy of the family. (Do you remember Julie, the Love Boat’s cruise director?)

On Sunday we went strawberry picking. I had never done that before. And, I must say, it has been a very, very long time since I’ve so enjoyed run-down-your arm juicy fruit. It seems the only fruit to be found these days is the kind that may look real, but tastes like Styrofoam.

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What Peppers to Use When

What Peppers to Use When

If you subscribe to the myth that hot peppers cause ulcers and indigestion, please read on.

Capsicum, found in peppers, gives off heat and stimulates all your nerve endings – increasing blood flow – which not only heals, but actually prevents many bad health issues. And, peppers are high in vitamins A and C, as well as calcium.

Eating peppers in the capsaicin family can benefit you because they play a role in both digestive and cardiovascular health as well as in long-term cancer prevention. They even help you to lower your cholesterol levels.

Don’t take my word for it. Check it out for yourself.

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