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I am Anastasia: stay at home mom of an active toddler and baby-twins. I have a Ph. D in holistic nutrition (my doctorate is about commercially processed foods and their impact on human health; ) I am a yoga teacher and a former model. I have produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs, wrote a... Full Bio
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11 Creative Christmas Cookies by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia   Christmas is the season of cookies, among other things. These creative Christmas cookies would make anyone sm ... Read on »
Cheese Latkes by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Since it’s Hanukkah, it’s time for crunchy potato pancakes called “latkes” and cheese makes most things taste bette ... Read on »
Basic Papier-Mâché Ball by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Papier-Mâché ball is a creative and inexpensive gift for kids to make and give others. Smaller balls can becom ... Read on »
Green Smoothie that Tastes Great by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Many green smoothies taste like health food: they are not the most delicious kind. This green smoothie, however, is ... Read on »
Matryoshka Craft by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia My favorite crafts are open-ended, where the kids can create whatever they want and matryoshka craft is just like t ... Read on »
Cold and Flu-Fighting Tea by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia ‘Tis is the season for colds and flus. The best way to fight germs and viruses is by having a clean, nutrient-rich ... Read on »
Vegan Curried Sweet Potato Soup by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Vegan Curried Sweet Potato Soup is lightly spicy and very creamy. Because of the raw cashews used to create its con ... Read on »
Simple Quinoa Salad by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia When it comes to quinoa salads, the best way to please everyone is to go simple. In the past,  I made the Asian Qui ... Read on »
41 Handmade Ornament Patterns For Kids and Adults by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia With many gorgeous Christmas tree ornaments available for sale, the homemade ones are more special. They are the on ... Read on »
Natural Ornaments by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia These natural ornaments smell and feel wonderful, while their bright colors serve as beautiful decorations. The orn ... Read on »
Green Smoothie for Brain Power by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia All of us can use some increase in brain power and this  chocolate-flavored green smoothie is packed with all the n ... Read on »
Cashew Sour Cream by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Cashew sour cream is a tasty vegan alternative to dairy sour cream: it is ready in five minutes and it is soy-free. ... Read on »
Paper Plate Reindeer Craft by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia My daughter is obsessed with her toy reindeer, so we made  a Christmas craft: a paper plate reindeer. This craft is ... Read on »
Potatoes, Sautéed with Kale and Garlic by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Potatoes, Sautéed with Kale and Garlic is a simple,  hearty vegetarian dinner dish. Use coconut oil to make your po ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Cranberry Muffins by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia These light and festive cranberry muffins are gluten-free, vegan and full of flavor. They are not as pound cake-lik ... Read on »
21 Christmas Sensory Bins, Tubs and Projects by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia As Christmas nears and days get busier, sensory bins, tubs and activities are the best way to occupy, entertain and ... Read on »
Green Beans and Sweet Potato Salad by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia If you have any left over green beans and sweet potatoes, try to make this delicious and light post-holiday salad. ... Read on »
Fall and Winter Play Dough Sensory Tub by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Fall and Winter Play Dough Sensory Tub comes handy during the colder days. This sensory tub represents all the smel ... Read on »
Rejuvelac by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Rejuvelac is an extremely healthy fermented drink made from sprouting wheat berries. Rejuvelac is rich ... Read on »
Creamy Cranberry Smoothie by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia If you have any left over cranberries, Creamy Cranberry Smoothie will not disappoint. This light and healthy drink ... Read on »