Holistic Squid http://holisticsquid.com Healthy Living Demystified Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:18:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Chicken Florentine over Acorn Squash http://holisticsquid.com/chicken-florentine-acorn-squash/ http://holisticsquid.com/chicken-florentine-acorn-squash/#respond Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:33:43 +0000 http://holisticsquid.com/?p=20594 Running a meal planning business, I test LOTS of recipes – some flops, some with room for improvement, and some that are just knock-it-out-of-the-ballpark good. This recipe for chicken florentine over acorn squash is one of those winners. When I first started playing with this recipe, I wanted to create a casserole that was reminiscent […]

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Join the Ban on Styrofoam Containers http://holisticsquid.com/join-the-ban-on-styrofoam-containers/ http://holisticsquid.com/join-the-ban-on-styrofoam-containers/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 23:43:02 +0000 http://holisticsquid.com/?p=20857 Have you heard? Last week the city of New York announced a ban on styrofoam products from styrofoam containers to fill packaging. They recognized that since this toxic material cannot be economically recycled, it causes significant environmental harm. The ban goes into effect July 1, 2015, and even the public schools will be replacing polystyrene trays with compostable […]

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Homemade Lotion Non-Greasy Formula http://holisticsquid.com/homemade-lotion-non-greasy-formula/ http://holisticsquid.com/homemade-lotion-non-greasy-formula/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 01:17:45 +0000 http://holisticsquid.com/?p=20672 These days, the internet abounds with DIY beauty products, and when it comes to homemade lotion, I’ve tried so many variations. One of my favorites is whipped body butter, my recipe that smells and feels as decant as it sounds. When I want a lighter, non-greasy homemade lotion – this is the one. Why make homemade lotion […]

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Baby Sleep Training – Transform Your Fears http://holisticsquid.com/baby-sleep-training/ http://holisticsquid.com/baby-sleep-training/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 23:00:27 +0000 http://holisticsquid.com/?p=20589 Awhile back, I decided to speak up about my experiences with attachment parenting. In short, I was lead to believe that this style of parenting was the only way I should raise my babies. I then struggled with co-sleeping and baby wearing – many days, to despair. When I was finally emotionally ready to move beyond attachment parenting, baby […]

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How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick http://holisticsquid.com/how-to-make-your-new-years-resolutions-stick/ http://holisticsquid.com/how-to-make-your-new-years-resolutions-stick/#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 23:52:35 +0000 http://holisticsquid.com/?p=20560 Let’s be honest. Are you really going to keep your new years resolutions? Most folks I know – me included – get super excited when the ball drops over Times Square – making commitments to lose weight, spend more time with family, eat clean, quit smoking, etc. The glow of new year’s intentions will radiate […]

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5 Tricks for Getting Kids to Take Supplements http://holisticsquid.com/5-tricks-getting-kids-take-supplements/ http://holisticsquid.com/5-tricks-getting-kids-take-supplements/#comments Fri, 02 Jan 2015 22:01:26 +0000 http://holisticsquid.com/?p=20535 When it comes to supplements, I like to take a minimal approach using real food as the foundation of good health and filling in where my body might need a little extra help. This rule especially applies to kids. On the daily (well, ok, a few times per week), I mix up a concoction of […]

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What Would Emily Do? (12/29 Edition) http://holisticsquid.com/what-would-emily-do-1229-edition/ http://holisticsquid.com/what-would-emily-do-1229-edition/#comments Mon, 29 Dec 2014 21:55:47 +0000 http://holisticsquid.com/?p=20484 My inbox runneth over with questions from readers wondering – What would Emily do –  about Real food and holistic health topics. I’ve created this Q&A to get your questions answered and for other folks to benefit from the answers too. Who am I to know the answers to your questions? I’m a holistic-minded mom, […]

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Chili Colorado http://holisticsquid.com/chili-colorado/ http://holisticsquid.com/chili-colorado/#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:38:33 +0000 http://holisticsquid.com/?p=20478 I tried to tell my husband and kids that this dish was a flop, but once they got a whiff of the delicious smell wafting out of the slow cooker, there was no way to fend them off of my precious chili colorado. Drat. Now I have to share. “Colorado” means red, so essentially this is red […]

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Simplifying Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List http://holisticsquid.com/simplifying-holiday-gifts-for-everyone-on-your-list/ http://holisticsquid.com/simplifying-holiday-gifts-for-everyone-on-your-list/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:46:45 +0000 http://holisticsquid.com/?p=20269 Crackling fires, festive time with family and friends, endless cookies, sparkling decorations, magical stories, mulled wine, and even jingly carols – Christmas can truly be the most wonderful time of the year. Or… You can get completely over-stressed and dragged into an obligatory present buying bonanza complete with stressful holiday parking, endless traffic, crowded malls, over-spending, […]

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