Balanced Living

Finally!  A Yummy Whole Grain Muffin!

Posted by Arja on October 31 in Baking, Snacks

We all know that we are supposed to be eating and cooking with whole grains, but many people find baking with 100% whole grain flour yields a finished product similar to a hockey puck.  I have been playing around with baking with whole grains for awhile now with varying results.  I’ll be totally honest with you and say that using 100% whole wheat flour has not often provided satisfying results.  But, and this is a BIG BUT, since I started using 100% whole grain spelt flour I’ve baked up all sorts of moist, yummy goodness.

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What are your children eating?

Posted by Arja on October 25 in Nutrition

I don’t think it should come as a surprise to most of us that diet affects short-term cognitive ability.  What may be a surprise, however, is that what your child is eating right now may affect his/her IQ scores 5 or more years from now.

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Organic Week, 2011

Posted by Arja on October 20 in Nutrition

It’s organic week!  What does that mean for you?  Well, if you already choose organically produced food, then maybe it means that you help educate some of your family and friends about why you make the choices that you do.  If you aren’t already an organic consumer, then perhaps it’s time to find out more about why you should be choosing organic as much as possible.

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October Unprocessed Challenge and a Delicious Soup Recipe!

Posted by Arja on October 4 in Soups and Stews

It’s been a while since I posted. Way too long in fact. I have a 22 month old and virtually no childcare, so trying balance working from home and taking care of a toddler has proven to be more of a challenge than I ever could have anticipated.

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Meatless Mondays

Posted by Arja on November 28 in Meatless, Soups and Stews

As the weather cools down and the nights are longer we start looking for comforting meals that will warm us up.  I’ve mentioned before that I’m a lover of soups, though I may not have made it clear just how much I love soup.  I’ve made a practice of trying to do one or two meatless meals for us during the week, and soup is a natural fit for these meals.

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arja pennanen lytle c.n.p. n.n.c.p certified nutritional practitioner

Arja is a Holistic Nutritionist with a passion for balanced living. She loves to help people sleep better, think better, feel sexier, and just generally feel better by putting the focus on eating foods that make you feel good. Arja uses whole foods, lifestyle adjustments, herbs, and some supplements to help people feel their best and achieve their health and wellness goals.