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Yams: Your immune-boosting secret weapon [with 2 recipes]

When I first had yams, I thought I was being tricked as they were darn right fantastic – nothing this tasty can be good for you, right!? 

After much deliberation, I came to the conclusion that yams are amazing. Not only are they deliciously sweet but they are so much better for you and your kids than their regular potato cousin. Packed with vitamin C, 400%+ of our daily intake of vitamin A, and beta-carotene, yams boost the number of white blood cells in your body and help you to feel healthy.

How to Sneak Extra Veggies into Your Kid's Food

Getting young children to eat their veggies can often be a painful process. Whether it's the appearance, texture, or inherent knowledge that they are healthy, many children take a long time to get used to eating them. As we all know how important it is to stock up on veggies, here are a few sneaky ways to fit a couple of extra servings into your daily meals, that could make your life a little bit easier.   

The Lowdown on Sugar and How it Affects Your Family

 With concerning new research emerging by the day, many of us are starting to re-evaluate the role sugar plays in our lives.  And with good reason; as studies have now proven sugar to be one of the biggest contributors to some of the most serious health issues facing our kids and our families today. 

While most of us would admit to having a sweet tooth, most wouldn’t consider ourselves particularly at risk or by any means an addict. However, as we are hearing more and more, the tasty sweet stuff is hidden in a shocking amount of our daily food, even ones we have previously assumed were ‘healthy.’

We've had a number of queries about what the role sugar should be in your kid's diet, so without launching into too much doom and gloom,  we've rounded up the most essential facts and what you should be aware of so you can make the best decisions for your toddler or preschooler.

Be warned- it might make you rethink your trip to the ice cream aisle!

Rethinking Food as a Reward for Your Preschooler

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say a hefty 8.4 percent of American children two to five years old are obese. Preventing future issues like asthma, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and social stigma is largely in the hands of parents, who can guide their children’s eating habits.

Food Fight! How to Help a Picky Eater

Worried your child won't eat a variety of foods? Children's taste buds are much more sensitive than adult's and so kids actually do taste foods more intensely than their parents. However, we all know that positive parenting means avoiding fighting over food while helping picky eaters learn to accept a healthy variety of food choices. Here are some tips: