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Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad

Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad

1 pint strawberries, hulled and quartered

1 pint blueberries

4 bananasRed White And Blue Fruit Salad

2 tablespoons lemon juice (optional)

Cold Greek Yogurt

Mix the strawberries and blueberries together in a bowl, sprinkle lemon juice if desired and toss lightly. Refrigerate until cold, at least 30 minutes. About 30 minutes before serving, cut the bananas into 3/4-inch thick slices, and toss with the berries. Just before serving put yogurt into center of bowl surround with fruit mix or top individual servings with a dollop of yogurt. Serves 8. Yum!

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Denny’s Salad

Here is a salad recipe that the husband of our Practice Administrator, Eileen Kranzberg, has made for the Healthy Kids Pediatrics staff. 

They call it Denny's Salad.

Denny's Salad 

Spring mix lettuce

Thinly sliced purple onion

Diced Braeburn apple

Golden raisins

Goat Cheese crumbles

Sliced Strawberries

Chopped walnuts or almonds

Meat (optional) or cooked salmon (can be placed on salad after tossing)

Toss salad

Dressing:

Olive oil

Balsamic Vinegar

Lemon juice

Honey

Pepper

Mix to taste

 

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Dr. Bain's Top 4 Health Books for Healthy Families

Dr. Bain of Healthy Kids Peditrics in Frisco, TX recommends the following books for healthy eating and healthy living.Eat Healthy Feel Great

  1. Eat Healthy, Feel Great By William Sears, MD, Martha Sears, RN From the creators of the acclaimed Sears Parenting Library comes a handbook that gives kids the tools to make their own wise food choices. Includes quick and easy recipes.
  2. Let's Get Real About Eating By Laura Kopec, ND, MHNE, CNC  Finally, a book that Let 's Get Real About Eatingbreaks down everything we've heard and gets straight to the fundamentals of what we eat and how we feel. This book will not only open your eyes to what we eat, how it is grown, manufactured, and packaged but also the impact it has on our health, and then goes one step further and actually tells us what we can do about it. Whether you're ready to take baby steps or make major changes, this book tells you how- plain and simple.
  3. Eat Like a Dinosaur by Paleo Parents Don't be fooled by the ever-increasing volume of processed gluten-free goodies on your grocery store shelf! In a world of mass manufactured food proEat Like A Dinosaurducts, getting back to basics and cooking real food with and for your children is the most important thing you can do for your family's health and well-being. It can be overwhelming when thinking about where to begin, but with tasty kid-approved recipes, lunch boxes and projects that will steer your child toward meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts and healthy fats, Eat Like a Dinosaurwill help you make this positive shift.

  4. Special Needs Kids Eat Right by Judy Converse, MPH, RD, LD Any parent of a child with autism, Asperger's, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, or other developmental disabilities knows that special-needs kids often have food sensitivities and canSpecial Needs Kids Eat Right Judy Converse , MPH, RD, LD be very fussy eaters. Plus, they've been told to avoid such common ingredients as gluten and casein, making it even harder to give them the balanced, healthy meals all children need.

    Now, Judy Converse, a registered, licensed dietitian, offers new advice and guidance on how to use food as an essential tool for development.
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Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry SauceCranberry Sauce Photo

Dr. Bain makes this healthy cranberry sauce for her family every Thanksgiving. Take advantage of those cranberries available in the winter season.

1 cup water                                        

¼ cup of Truvia Baking Blend      

1 bag fresh cranberries                  

2 cups peeled & cubed cooking
apples

1 ½ tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ginger 

In a medium saucepan, combine water and Truvia Blend. Bring to a boil,
stirring to dissolve Truvia Blend. Add cranberries and apples. Boil gently
for 3-4 minutes or until cranberry skins "pop." Stir occasionally. Add
spices to taste. Cover and Chill in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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