Most of the kids I work with do not like to eat veggies and unfortunately this includes my son. Luckily the keto diet trend has produced a lot of convenient items made from veggies, one of my favorites being pre-made cauliflower and beet crusts!! Now, technically these pre-made crusts are a little high in carb for the low-carb / keto followers, but they work great for adding veggies into your child's diet without having to labor over making the crust from scratch. Tonight we tried the 365 cauliflower crust from whole foods. I loaded it with steamed (and then shredded) Brussels sprouts, chopped crisp bacon, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and oil, and then topped with some shredded Gouda cheese. My little one gobbled it up!
As a dietitian, I am asked almost daily about probiotics these days since the gut microbiome and gut-brain axis are hot topics this year. Pre and probiotics play an important role, but there is still a lot more to learn. We know that eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, with some fermented foods ensures optimal gut health (no surprises there), but what we do not know is the effect of over supplementation on healthy individuals. Probiotics have been studied in various conditions and diseases and have shown positive outcomes as therapeutic interventions for some, but it remains strain and dose specific. Because of the high interest and mass marketing of probiotics, I have been working on a webinar about what the current research states about probioic use and which products can be beneficial (more to come on this later.) For know, here is what to look for when selecting a probiotic.
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