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Move Over PB&J: 5 Lunch Ideas For Picky Young Eaters.

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Rice and Tuna Salad Rolls- Sushi conneseurs: does this sound weird?  A former skeptic myself, I must say, this is a delicious lunch that allows you to skip the raw fish sitting out for hours in a cubby by substituting canned tuna.  Kids love it as it's fun and not messy to eat.  Kids won't do the tuna?  Stick with avocado, cucumbers, or egg instead. Roll it into an easy ball and tuck it into a lunchbox.  Fancy Bagels with Fancy Sides Using only half a bagel and cream cheese, increase your kids colorful foods by making side shine in...

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5 Morning Habits That Make For A More Productive Day

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I don't know anyone who wishes she was more productive out there, do you?  Ok, maybe not.  Research shows that as the day goes on, we lose two things: self control and energy.  This loss of self control and energy causes us to become less productive as the day goes on, and makes our morning hours essential to a good work day.  How to maximize our efficacy during the morning is therefore important to our overall productivity. Here is a list of healthy morning habits that we found help us get the most done in the morning.  Give it a...

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The Anti-Diet: How To Replace a Sure-To Fail-Dieters Mindset with Positive Long Term Behavior.

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What's wrong with dieting? Studies show that despite some short term gains with diet plans such at the Atkins Diet, Weight Watchers, South Beach and more, over 90% of diets fail.  The reason diets fail is because they are based on exhausting and unattainable goals: giving up entire food groups, trying to maintain work and positivity in the face of hunger, exercising when exhausted from under-eating.   Ok-- well, what should I do instead? I want to eat well but I am consumed by unhealthy cravings!  We believe that the one way to use a diet is to reset in order to eliminate...

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What is Whole30 Anyway?

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We have been offering Whole30 approved meals here at Cooked for a while, but why? and what does Whole30 mean exactly? The Whole30 reset is designed to help people identify food sensitivities that they are unaware of. Many people suffer from digestion issues, or that general feeling of “not great” after eating a meal. Whole30 wants to help you figure out what foods could be causing you to feel that way. We all know that certain foods are not great for us: trans-fats, saturated fats, sugar, refined grains…. But what if it is dairy that is making you gassy? what if your...

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Turmeric: Beyond the Curry

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Here at Cooked we love spices. A dash of cinnamon, a sprinkle of cumin or a pinch of saffron can make a dish come alive by adding depth and flavor. In addition to flavor enhancing qualities, many spices have been used throughout history for medicinal purposes.Turmeric in particular has been used for centuries as part of Ayurvedic healing practices in southeast Asia to help with issues such as pain, fatigue, rheumatism and breathing issues. In recent years scientists have begun testing some of these health claims in the lab and in human research studies.While not all of turmeric's claims have been...

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