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January Campaigns on Parenting Healthy Blog


January Campaigns

Thank you for being a loyal follower. Below are the topics you will find on for January campaigns 2017. Keep visiting to follow along with the topics.

  1. Reading with children: find tips and children book reviews throughout the month
  2. STEM Toys for girls: find toys geared towards girls or are gender neutral
  3. Teas for Weight loss: find facts, myths and tea reviews
  4. Slow Cooker Month: find recipes and products for those easy meal ideas
  5. Health and personal goals for 2017
Food/Beverage, Natural Foods

Healthy Breakfast Recipes with Nature’s Path

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If there is any season that warrants the best healthy breakfast recipes it is winter. If you like browsing breakfast recipes, Nature’s Path has delicious ones such as the Love Crunch Family-Style Pancake. See recipe <<HERE>>.


My son loves oatmeal and the Nature’s Path Pumpkin Spice with Chia hot oatmeal is filling enough for him to head out the door full and ready to start the day.


You can see the seeds and ingredients in the oatmeal because they are real ingredients made with real seeds and grains.



From premium organic granola to oatmeal and cereals, Nature’s Path has healthy breakfast options for everyone in your family. You’ll find more great beverage and meal recipes at their official website.

The Giveaway


1 lucky reader will win a bundle from Nature’s Path. Enter below. Open to US and ends on 1/2. Good luck!

2016 Holidays, Food, Natural Foods

WATCHAREE’S Gourmet Thai Sauces #HolidayGiftGuide

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Watcharee Thai sauces

This is my 3rd annual Holiday Gift Guide and the past 2 years I have included food as a gift category. Why? Because it is the food that brings families to the table and not just at Holidays, but everyday. Food makes great gifts especially when given as gift packs or in baskets. The Thai sauces of Watcharee are an excellent gift for any cook.

Thai sauces gift pack

The gift pack comes with all 4 Watcharee Thai sauces or you can buy individual jars. In Ct, you can find them at a few retailers and the mid-states have them at Whole Foods. For everyone else, you will find them at their website or on Amazon.

Thai sauces ingredients

Watcharee Thais sauces are created by Watcharee Limanon, a Thai culinary artist trained in Bangkok. You can see the ingredients in the sauce because these are real ingredients. In looking at this jar of Massaman Curry Sauce, I see some red chiles and spices right through the jar.

The Watcharee sauces include:

  1. Thai Green Curry Sauce: use with meat, seafood, vegetables over jasmine rice or vermicelli rice noodles
  2. Massaman Curry Sauce: use with beef, pork, chicken, turkey or even tofu.
  3. Thai Peanut Sauce: use with skewered meat or fishn as a satay or dipping sauce
  4. Pad Thai Sauce: use with stir frying rice noodles, vegetables, eggs, tofu, chicken, seafood, salads or barbeque

Massaman Thai sauces

I had heard and tried all of these flavors except the Massaman curry so, I browsed recipes and found this one I am filing to make with my holiday leftovers- Massaman Curry With Thanksgiving Turkey. Visit Watcharee to read more about each sauce and browse recipes.

2016 Holidays, Books, Food, Recipes

Slow Cooker Family Favorites Cookbook #HolidayGiftGuide

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Slow Cooker Family Favorites

Slow Cooker Family Favorites

by: Maggie Shi

I love my crock pot! It really saves me on busy days when I need to throw something together in the morning because I won’t be home until late in the day. Sometimes the only free time I have is in the morning and then it’s a thousand little things all day long. I want my family to have wholesome meals and not take out or quick frozen meals. If I take a few extra minutes to plan, I can allow my slow cooker to do the cooking for me.

Slow Cooker Party Mix

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato

Slow Cooker Family Favorites is a recipe book full of kid-tested and family favorite slow cooker meals. Whether you are cooking for guests or need dinner to be ready for you on a busy day, you will find recipes in here to save you time.

Slow Cooker Greena

The recipes in this book include dips, warm drinks, side dishes, pastas, desserts and party appetizers. I even saw several recipes that can be made with your holiday meal leftovers. I have several dishes I make in my slow cooker, but I found some I would have never though to make this way. Find Slow Cooker Family Favorites on Amazon. It is a prime qualifier and a great gift idea.

Visit the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for the master gift list-it is updated daily.

Food, Recipes

National #TacoTuesday Day Recipes

Taco Tuesday Recipes

Leading Hispanic cookware brand, IMUSA, has some delicious taco recipes such as George Duran’s Polenta-Crusted Fish Tacos with Spicy Mango Slaw and Chorizo Scrambled Egg Tacos. And a skinny margarita, using Sparkling Ice

Chorizo Scrambled Egg Taco Breakfast

Chorizo Scrambled Egg Taco Breakfast

Recipe by IMUSA



  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 chorizo links (about 7 ounces)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 cup cilantro, divided
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar
  • 10-12 corn flour tortillas
  • Chipotle Tabasco (suggestion for topping)


1.Mix sour cream, lime juice, and salt in a bowl and put aside.

2.Char tortillas over gas flame or directly on electric burner until blackened in spots, turning with tongs. Place in IMUSA tortilla warmer or aluminum foil and set aside.

3.In an IMUSA non-stick sauté pan add olive oil and bring to medium-high heat. Sweat onions for about one minute and add diced chorizo

4.Cook for 5-6 minutes until chorizo is browned.

5.Add half of the cilantro and all of the cooked chorizo to beaten eggs and mix. Bring eggs back to the IMUSA pan and cook on low heat, mixing from time to time.

6.Place cooked eggs, cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes and remaining cilantro in separate bowls and lay them out throughout the table with the warm tortillas.

7.Allow your guests to assemble their own breakfast tacos

Slim and Sparkling Lemon Lime Margarita

Slim and Sparkling Lemon Lime Margarita

Recipe by Sparkling Ice


  • 3 oz Lemon Lime Sparkling Ice
  • 1 ½ oz Tequila
  • Splash of fresh squeezed orange
  • Fresh squeezed lime

Directions: Shake and pour into a chilled rocks glass rimmed in salt. Garnish with a lime slice.

Polenta-Crusted Fish Tacos with Spicy Mango Slaw

Polenta-Crusted Fish Tacos with Spicy Mango Slaw

Recipe by George Duran for IMUSA


  • 2 to 3 pieces of tilapia
  • ¾ cups polenta (or fine cornmeal)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • cilantro and sliced radishes for garnish
  • 4 to 6 corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle hot sauce, like Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoonlime juice
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 cup cabbage
  • 1 mango, ripened but hard


1.Make slaw by mixing the first five ingredients until smooth and then mixing it with the cabbage and mango. Set aside.

2.Mix paprika and polenta together in a shallow bowl.

3.Season tilapia strips with salt and press into polenta, making sure it’s completely covered. Discard excess polenta.

4.Heat 1-2 Tblsp. of olive oil in your IMUSA non-stick sauté pan and once it begins to smoke, add the tilapia. Fry the tilapia in batches, about 2-3 minutes per side, until slightly browned and fully cooked. Remove onto a paper-towel lined dish.

5.Heat corn tortillas in the IMUSA tortilla warmer and serve fish tacos.

6.Assemble by placing some slaw in the center of the tortilla and one or two slices of tilapia on top. Top with cilantro leaves and radish.

Healthy Living, Natural

Is an Online Nutrition Membership Right for You

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Many people spend monthly dues on gym and trainer memberships. However, we are in an online world and so many times we can use the internet to gain a lot of knowledge and have real time accessibility to people and information. I have paid as much as $120 a month and all I get is access to exercise equipment and classes that are never offered at times that work best for me. Getting healthy requires a lot more than gym time, it is all inclusive. Healthy changes require diet, motivation, new shopping habits, challenges, routines and accountability.

I may pay a lot to a club but no one cares if I never go. Plus, I have a son who can’t come with me so that limits when I can even go. So, I heard about an online nutrition membership by Nutrition Journey that combines one-on-one personalization and 24/7 access from anywhere including while you travel. With Nutrition Journey you get a whole lot more than a key access to some exercise equipment. It is about total health.


Nutrition Journey is founded by Anna Baker. She suffered from her own health problems until she used proper diet and lifestyle changes to improve her health. Within her own nutrition journey she recognized the lack of an effective and realistic client-nutritionist relationship at any time of day that fits all lifestyles. Nutrition Journey was born so you can pay just one monthly fee and have access to so many services. It will cost you more than a gym membership. However, it is about total health and the services offered to you with your membership are life changing.


Nutrition Journey is for you if you need to lose weight, were recently diagnosed with a chronic illness, have certain food allergies or are wanting to switch to a plant-based diet, have high cholesterol, want to learn how to read food labels and shop smart, need motivation and accountability in changing your health habits, don’t know where to start in creating a health plan and I can go on and on.

Nutrition Journey Plans and Services

  • Online or Office Personalized Concierge Nutrition Program (2/4or 6 months): customized meal plans, education and support, improve eating habits, expert advise and guidance from anywhere you are, health & fitness evaluation, comprehensive nutrition assessment, (4) customized 2-week meal plans, (3) bi-weekly private online appointments, ongoing health coaching and motivation. Total cost for the 2 month plan is $420 or $210 a month. In office plans available for about $35 more a month. You save per month with a 4 month plan and even more with 6 months.
  • Long Nutrition Consult: 1 on 1 meeting to access your current nutrition status and nutrition supplements introduction. Gather your total health habits and create a starting plan with an overview on Nutrition Journey’s right plan for you. Cost $120 and if you decide on a service afterwards, you get an $80 credit. Shorter consults available at $70 with a $50 program credit.
  • Quintessential Pantry Assessment & Kitchen Makeover: learn how to shop, kitchen revamp with newly bought meals and snacks and in less than 5 hours ( or divided into 2 days), learn best way to store foods, learn tricks to extend food shelf life, how to utilize leftovers, get a health evaluation on your current food inventory. Complete set-up, food and lessons $500 with $120 credit if you decide a plan. For an extra $100 and some extra time you can add on cooking lessons with your package
  • 2-Hour Shopping Lesson: learn how to read nutrition labels, disect packaging labels, learn common claims and myths. Get the tips to shop any store and be cost-effective while shopping healthy. Cost $225 with $50 credit if you subscribe to a program.
  • Body Composition Analysis: body composition assessment and report. Body fat, Lean Mass, Body Water, BMR and get average daily calorie requirement. Cost $60 with $30 credit if you subscribe to a program


Whether you need to learn how to eat healthy, lose weight, get an overall health change or even learn to shop, Nutrition Journey will guide you. You can also shop their full line of supplements at great prices. Shop supplements now and head to Nutrition Journey to find a plan that is right for you.