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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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Mandalas in Nature by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Working with natural objects has a multitude of benefits for kids. Creating mandalas in nature teaches the childr ... Read on »
6 Ways To Help Children Have a Gluten-Free Summer by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Summer is about pool parties, boat trips, camps. Summer is also about ice cream, watermelon and barbecue. If your ... Read on »
9 Easy Probiotic Popsicle Recipes by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Probiotics are great for anything from enhancing immunity to restoring gut health. If getting your kids to eat mo ... Read on »
Science for Kids: Conduction Experiment by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia In our homeschool, we learned that heat flows through radiation, conduction and convection. In this science exper ... Read on »
Spicy Lentil and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Roasted sweet potatoes are very versatile and can be used in a multitude of dishes. Spicy Lentil and Roasted Swee ... Read on »
Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dip by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia For the days when you don’t feel like baking or simply want something new, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dip is a  health ... Read on »
Homemade Fairy Mobile by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia With my new baby, I got interested in everything DIY, homemade and natural. Instead of the usual mobile, I wanted ... Read on »
Rose Petal Sensory Tub by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia With the gardening season already here and Mother’s Day flowers already wilting, a rose petal sensory tub can be  ... Read on »
Quinoa Chips by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Inspired by the success of quinoa pizza crust and quinoa bread , I made a quick batch of gluten-free and protein- ... Read on »
New Healthy Product Reviews and Sponsors by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia The following new products are health-enhancing in unique ways and this is why I chose to review them on Healthy ... Read on »
Lemon Mint Chickpeas by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Lemon mint chickpeas taste refreshing with a hint of a tart lemon and fresh mint. This gluten-free vegan dish can ... Read on »
Quinoa Almond Bread, Gluten-Free by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Gluten-free breads tend to have a complicated list of ingredients. Easy to make, 6-ingredient Quinoa Almond Bread ... Read on »
Tomato Math by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Tomato Math is a fun project to help kids learn math. I encourage you to do this project outside, where you ... Read on »
Wet Felting in a Ziplock Bag by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia I love felting and since my daughter is always trying to “help” me with it I decided to involve her in the proces ... Read on »
Garlic Mayonnaise, vegan by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia A friend shared this vegan garlic mayonnaise recipe, claiming that it’s the best tasting sandwich spread. I tried ... Read on »
Curried Vegetable Soup With Quinoa by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Curried Vegetable Soup With Quinoa is a simple gluten-free and vegan dish, perfect for a healthy lunch. The spici ... Read on »
7 Children’s Books On Gardening by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia If you are starting a garden this season, it’s a good idea to educate your child on gardening. The following 7 bo ... Read on »
Painted Outdoor Play Food by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Painted play food can be used in multiple way outdoors by kids. If you have a mud kitchen, kids can make soups, s ... Read on »
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie With Hidden Greens by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia Chocolate and peanut butter smoothie with hidden greens makes a delicious and healthy use of the classic flavor c ... Read on »
Best DIY Moisturizer for Dry Skin by healthymama Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking on by Dr. Anastasia I used to use fancy moisturizers on my dry skin until I discovered how effective were two natural things: shea bu ... Read on »