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Parent Coaching for New Moms

Becoming a new mother is an intense experience that affects all areas of your life including work, relationships, identity, and emotional health.  Motherhood adds stress to life, no matter how good you feel.  The challenges of caring for a newborn, other children, home, and whatever else can cause problems for...

Healthy Eating, Healthy Baby

Healthy Eating, Healthy Baby: Shifting the Mindset from Dieting to Sound Nutrition! We are always looking for ways to create better health. This is especially heightened during pregnancy, when you are called to duty and motivated by the amazing miracle taking place within.  Yet even with the best intentions, habits...

The Importance of Eating Breakfast Daily

Eat Breakfast Daily:  If You're Not Doing It, Then You Don't Know the Impact! I know you've heard this a thousand times.  I also know you have trouble doing it!  Whether I am coaching people on weight loss, pregnancy or managing a life-threatening disease, my clients MUST commit to...

Recipes From Julie: Tasty Tortilla Toppings

TASTY TORTILLA TOPPINGS Add these toppings to your favorite Whole Wheat Tortilla - roll and enjoy!   2 T. soft, low-fat cream cheese, 2-3 oz lox, 2 t. capers 2 T. soft, low-fat cream cheese or Ricotta, ½ c. sliced strawberries ¼ cup hummus w/slices of cucumber, tomato and avocado....

Recipes From Julie: Summertime Ratatouille

SUMMERTIME RATATOUILLE Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 2 each garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium eggplant, chopped 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 medium yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped...

Recipes From Julie: Quinoa with Pesto Sauce

QUINOA WITH PESTO SAUCE This is so easy and can be served over wild rice, pasta, or cous cous, but especially good over the quinoa.  And great to add to leftover vegetables.  If you'd like to make a whole meal, buy a roasted chicken and add cut up pieces to...

Recipes From Julie: Oatmeal Pancakes

OATMEAL PANCAKE Serves 1 ¾ cup rolled oats - unsweetened, uncooked (Quaker Oats or any brand is fine) 2 eggs or 4 egg whites 1 T. naturally sweetened apple butter (Eden-brand is good) or natural fruit spread   Optional Add-ins: ½ sliced banana 1 T. natural peanut butter or almond...

Recipes From Julie: Strawberry Recipes

STRAWBERRY SALSA Toss together 1 cup diced strawberries, 1 tsp. finely chopped jalapeno chili, 1 T. chopped cilantro, 1/2 t. lime zest, 2 t. lime juice, and salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.   ROASTED STRAWBERRIES Halve strawberries and toss them with organic raw sugar or Sucanat and...

Recipes From Julie: Molasses Fig Cake

Molasses Fig Cake 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour 2 t. baking soda ¾ c. ground Flax seed or Salba seed ¾ c. dried figs, chopped 1 cup boiling water 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened ¼ c. molasses 1/3 c. honey or agave nectar 2...

Scared to Deliver

By Brooke Robbins, DivineCaroline I am thirty-three weeks along in my pregnancy and everything has been textbook perfect. I have had no morning sickness ever and aside from feeling exhausted I am otherwise feeling really great. So great in fact, I would love to just keep my little baby boy...