Food of Month: Asparagus

May’s Food of Month is Asparagus, which is a spring vegetable that has been around for about 2000 years. There are many different varieties from all across the world, which have many uses. Most people know the green asparagus; there are also white (usually canned) and purple (a bit sweeter) varieties. Health Benefits Asparagus is […]

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DIY Mother’s Day Baskets to do with your Toddlers!

I have a lot of moms in my life, from my own, to other family members and friends. One thing that I have noticed is that they are a group of hardworking, multitasking, and always giving ladies. I am truly impressed by them. Oh, and I love the Dads too, but we will get to […]

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April 25th Foto Friday

Happy Friday! It is hard to believe that we are at the end of April already and that May is just around the corner. This week discussed everything from Toddler Friendly Vegetables Side Dishes to Spring Allergies to Using up Easter Leftovers. And when we were not hard at work, we had some fun too! […]

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Tips Surviving the Allergy Season for the Whole Family

For many, spring is a wonderful time full of blooming flowers, getting outdoors, and warmer weather. However, if you are one of the millions that are allergic to pollen grass, or other plants it can be a nightmare. What is the “Pollen Vortex?” It seems each year the media reports that THIS YEAR will be […]

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Teaching your Toddler about Being Green

In past blogs, I have mentioned that I grew up in Oregon and that my family had huge gardens full of fresh fruit and veggies. I believe that my love of the outdoors, holistic health and wellness, and my passion for being eco-friendly began. I strive to bring this into my life as often as […]

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April 11th Foto Friday

This week, at Beanster’s Bytes we talked all things Easter! From Easter Egg Filler Ideas to the Nutritional Benefits of Easter Foods, to healthier, homemade Easter treats with our video of the week. We finished the whole week off a recipe for Chocolate Coconut Bites that are Paleo friendly. In the midst of all this yumminess, we managed […]

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Nutritional Benefits of Easter Foods and Tips to Avoid Overindulging

Easter is often a time family’s come together to celebrate, have fun, and enjoy a meal or two together. Most people may not realize that some of their favorite Easter foods have nutritional benefits. Although, no matter how much healthy food you have, if you or your family over indulges it can negate any benefits. […]

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Food of the Month: Chia Seeds

When most people hear the word chia seeds, they think of the Chia Pet commercials with jingle, “Chhhia!” However, chia seeds have become a popular food because there can be used in many recipes and are full of nutrients that support the body. Benefits: Chia seeds are packed full of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that […]

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Easter Morning Crockpot Breakfast

With the arrival of spring, that means Easter is around the corner. For most people, this day is filled with Egg hunts, church, or lots of food! Starting off with a healthy, nutrient dense, and well-balanced breakfast will help keep you and your family full. Also, this helps keep blood sugar levels even, if Easter […]

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Understanding Nutrition Labels: What You Need to Know

Lately, in the media, there has been a lot of press about the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updating the nutritional labels and the use of some unregulated words like “natural.” But what does this mean for you and your family? Well for starters, it means that any product with a nutritional label is going to […]

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