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Fun with Gluten-Free Foods

Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by HylaryL

Woman holding vegetables As someone who has been gluten-free since 2010, I can tell you that the prospect of never eating my favorite pastas, cakes or cookies again can be very troubling. Oftentimes when people hear “gluten-free” they think of cardboard, something lacking in flavor, and other unappetizing things. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth! Forget what you think you know about gluten-free foods, and get . . . more »

Slow Cook Your Way to a Healthy Meal!

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013 by HylaryL

The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth Sometimes cooking something delicious and healthy after a long day of school, work or taking care of the family can be a real hassle. But before you reach for your phone to order pizza, why not plan ahead and make something everyone can enjoy in one of the handiest tools ever created for the kitchen: the slow cooker! Slow cookers (a.k.a. crock pots) are an . . . more »

Want to get your kids to eat healthy? Try adding dinosaurs!

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by HylaryL

Eat like A Dinosaur How many parents have tried every trick in the book to get their kids to eat healthy? How much harder does it get to find kid-approved meals when a child has special dietary needs or restrictions? If you’re about to give up on trying to force feed your child broccoli, take a look at Eat Like a Dinosaur a new recipe and guidebook for gluten-free . . . more »

Paleo who?

Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 by HylaryL

The Paleo Diet At reference desks throughout Santa Clara County Library we receive all kinds of questions about the Paleo Diet. From requests for books to more information about this increasingly popular way of eating, the Paleo Diet seems to be something that has taken the health and nutrition world by storm. But what exactly is the Paleo Diet? Is it difficult to follow? Complicated? Will it work . . . more »

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