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    Erwtensoep (Split Pea Soup)


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    With all the heavy holiday cooking and eating, simplify a few meals by serving this traditional version of pea soup. Tasty, warming, filling and easy.


    Today's Erwtensoep is a Dutch classic, and is often served as a main dish. It makes a fine dinner on its own, with thick slices of buttered pumpernickel or rye bread.


    Erwtensoep (Split Pea Soup)

    1 lb (450 g) dried green split peas, rinsed and picked over
    10 cups (2.5 L) water
    1/4 cup (60 ml) diced salt pork
    1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped leeks
    1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped celery
    1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped celer ... Continue reading Erwtensoep (Split Pea Soup).


    Top 5 Products for Busy Moms


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    By Nicole LaMarco


    Parents have so many choices these days with gimmicks and gizmos advertised to aid them in childrearing. Lots of things aren't safe for kids and others aren't all they are promised to be. Here is a top-5 list of products for parents that will really help and get kids involved.


    1. Mark My Time Bookmark -- This was written up in O, Oprah's own magazine. Children keep the bookmark in whatever magazine or book they are reading and activate the time whenever they begin reading. The goal is 30 minutes of reading per day. Kids love it because it's brightly co ... Continue reading Top 5 Products for Busy Moms.


    Mercury in Fish and Shellfish: What You Need to Know



    by Cathy Bedford, M.D., Pediatrician, Northeast Pediatric Clinic


    Facts:
    Fish and shellfish are an important part of a healthy diet. Fish and shellfish contain high-quality protein and other essential nutrients; they are low in saturated fat, and contain omega-3 fatty acids. A well-balanced diet that includes a variety of fish and shellfish can contribute to heart health and children's proper growth and development. So, women and young children should include fish or shellfish in their diets due to the many nutritional benefits.


    However, nearly all fish and shellfis ... Continue reading Mercury in Fish and Shellfish: What You Need to Know.


    Eating Healthy on the Run: 5 Tips for Getting More Nutrition in Your Daily Bites


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    by Deb McLeod


    When you are busy and always pressed for time, eating healthfully can easily lose its luster as a high priority item.


    Oh, it's a high priority in your mind. Each day you might make promises to eat better, to get the right mix of vegetable and to get enough protein and fiber. But that can take time and you don't have the time to slice and dice each day. Life simply gets in the way.


    But there are easy ways to get more nutrition into your daily food intake. We offer an easy five.


    1. Think color.

    With each food choice you mak ... Continue reading Eating Healthy on the Run: 5 Tips for Getting More Nutrition in Your Daily Bites.


    FrugalMom's Guide to Childrens' Birthday Parties on a Budget


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    by Angela Heidt


    So it is time once again to plan your kid's birthday party. While every child should have an extra-special birthday we don't need to pull out all the bells and whistles to make it a good one. Children aren't impressed with how much we spend. For most kids, having everyone's attention focused on them is often special enough.


    For some reason when our child has a birthday we feel the need to crack open our wallets and shell out much more than we need to. Personally, I would rather save the money to put towards a great gift, or add it to our summer vacation fund. My kids are stil ... Continue reading FrugalMom's Guide to Childrens' Birthday Parties on a Budget.