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*NEW* Mayor of NYC Announces #MeatlessMondays at Gracie Mansion! We’ve Got Recipes!

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We love food, whether it’s a recipe that’s been passed down in the family, or updates on classics from our favorite stars. But we also want that food to be pretty healthy (we’re trying to be good, okay?), and when we heard the news that fifteen schools in Brooklyn, NY, are going to be having vegetarian meals every Monday (#meatlessmondays), we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to share some of the best vegetarian meals we’ve found with you. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the new meal plan today, and will also be having vegetarian meals on Mondays, alongside Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, and all of Gracie Mansion (the residence of the Mayor of New York…

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5 Healthy fast foods inspired by “nutritionist to the stars” Amelia Freer

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Why does fast food have to translate to bad food? Two reasons, really: First, it’s only logical to assume that food prepared quickly probably isn’t as good as food made with care. Second, “fast food” is often extremely high in fat, salt, cholesterol and calories. The American fast food joint, led by the McDonalds and Burger Kings of the world, is at least partially responsible for the assumption that “good fast food” is an oxymoron. This of course leads to the erroneous belief that if you don’t have time, you can’t eat well. Nutritionists like rising UK foodie star Amelia Freer – dubbed the “nutritionist to the stars” by the Daily Mail – are combating that belief. Her latest book, Eat. Nourish.…

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How to win the food battle with your kids — with recipes!

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Parents of young children often talk about their struggles with sleep, discipline, and eating; they want their children to sleep through the night, do what they are asked without throwing temper tantrums, and eat a wide variety of healthy foods. While there are myriad systems out there for sleep training and discipline, many parents assume that they just have to put up with picky or unhealthy eating until their kids grow out of it. Karen Le Billon, author of the new book Getting to Yum: The 7 Secrets of Raising Eager Eaters (HarperCollins, May 2014), says otherwise. With 18 percent of children ages 6–11 classified as obese as of 2012, her message is more important now than ever. http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm Le…

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