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Fresh Ideas For Healthy Meal Planning In Nevada

Fresh Ideas For Healthy Meal Planning In Nevada

Nevada children’s nutrition experts say that family mealtime is a must for Portland parents who want to know what their children are eating and stay on top of their kids’ nutritional needs. But with busy schedules, allergies, and different food preferences, planning meals can be a challenge. Here are some fresh ideas:

To simplify things, first make a list of all the foods your kids enjoy, healthy and non-healthy included. Study this list to discover ingredient combinations or cooking techniques they prefer. Then find recipes for healthy meal makeovers.

Make your own frozen meals. Just double or triple the recipe of a favorite casserole dish and store the extras in the freezer so the next long day or unscheduled event won’t tempt you to eat Henderson drive-up or unhealthy microwaveable convenience meals.

If members of your family have allergies or are super-particular, make a large plain meal and have lots of healthy toppings available so everyone can customize their own meal. This works great for tacos, pizza, sandwiches, salads and baked potatoes.

Another time-saving tip for Henderson parents: cook enough hamburger, steak, or chicken breasts for two or three different meals during the week.

For more tips on children’s nutrition in Henderson or to order a tasty nutritional supplement made from the cacao bean, contact me today!

Karin Peterson
Las Vegas, Nevada zip code 89123
702-806-0150
lovemyhealthychocolate@gmail.com
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The following article was used as source material for this post:
Faith McGee, “Family Meal Planning Basics,” www.ehow.com, 1999-2012, http://www.ehow.com/way_5250552_family-meal-planning-basics.html, accessed on Jan 9, 2012.

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I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

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Plastic Alert For Henderson Parents

Plastic Alert For Henderson Parents Hello new Henderson parents. Today’s Healthy Henderson Children’s blog focuses on BPA. Bisphenol A (BPA), the dangerous compound used in plastics manufacturing can now be detected everywhere in our environment: in our food, clothing, homes, offices, soil, water: you name it.

‘Since at least 1936 it has been known that BPA mimics estrogens, binding to the same receptors throughout the human body as natural female hormones.’1

What does this mean for Henderson kids? Numerous scientific studies suggest an increased risk of cancer and neurological problems.

Henderson infants are the most susceptible to even minute amounts of BPAs. Unfortunately, most infant formula containers and plastic bottles contain BPAs and other toxins.

What can Henderson parents do to reduce the risk of these chemicals finding their way into their child’s formula or baby food?

 

1) Do not heat plastic containers in the microwave.
2) Do not wash plastic containers in hot water.
3) Consider using glass bottles and containers.

These are simple steps that any Henderson parent or day-care provider can take. Toss your plastic bottles today! For more information about children’s health issues, call me at 702-806-0150.

1David Biello, “Plastic (Not) Fantastic: Food Containers Leach a Potentially Harmful Chemical,” Scientific American, Feb. 19, 2008, www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=plastic-not-fantastic-with-bisphenol-a, accessed on May 16, 2011

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I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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‘Good Job, Bobby! Have Some Saturated Fat!’

'Good Job, Bobby! Have Some Saturated Fat!' Do your children’s Henderson school teachers reward good behavior with candy or cookies? Don’t you think it’s a little strange to reward Las Vegas children with something that is bad for them?

Using unhealthy food as a token of merit undermines Henderson nutrition education and encourages over-consumption of foods high in added sugar and fat. It can also set a precedent for emotional eating, prompting Nevada kids to eat when they’re not really hungry.

According to a recent study in The Journal of the American Medical Association, over the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool age children and tripled for children aged 6-11 years. In short, about 20 percent of children are obese. Our children here in Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson are no exception.

As a child health advocate based in Las Vegas, I encourage all Nevada parents to use non-food alternatives when rewarding good behavior.

 

I reward my kids with a trip to the Phoenix library or more outside play time. Food is used to fuel our bodies, not to reward us for doing things we should be doing anyway.

When my kids have had an active day at their favorite Phoenix park we refuel with nuts and blueberries, which are loaded with antioxidants. Another favorite snack we like to eat to recharge is made from the cacao plant and is also packed with antioxidants.

For more information about this delicious Henderson kid-friendly snack and other children’s favorites, please contact me today. Thanks for visiting my Las Vegas children’s nutrition blog.

Chocoholic Karin Peterson
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123 702-806-0150 lovemyhealthychocolate@gmail.com
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I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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Mobile Apps For Las Vegas Entrepreneurs

Mobile Apps For Las Vegas Entrepreneurs As a multitasking Las Vegas entrepreneur with my own Nuggets network marketing business, I am always on the lookout for cool time-saving smartphone apps that help me run my small business better. As I was researching another Las Vegas home business opportunity online yesterday, I noticed an article about amazing iPhone apps.

8 Must-Have Smartphone Apps for Small Business Owners, E-Junkie.Info, February 26, 2011, http://www.e-junkie.info/2011/02/8-must-have-smartphone-apps-for-small.html April 3, 2011

Jot Not Scanner Pro
lets your iPhone camera digitally scan multi-page PDF files and save them to MobileMe, Evernote, Dropbox, Box.net or Google Docs.

ScanBizCards captures business cards with your iPhone camera, sorts the details and adds to your contacts application.

Quick Office Connect Suite lets you create, view and edit docs in Microsoft office formats. You can also save docs to Google Docs, Dropbox, Box.net, MobileMe, Huddle and Sugarsync.

Contractor, Freelancer, Small Business Tax Calculator makes it easy for Las Vegas home based business owners determine the tax implications for potential business deals of all sizes.

File Magnet uses your wireless connection to access files stored on your personal computer.

Cleverly named ShoeBoxed scans your receipts to organize and track expenses.

FedEx Mobile app lets you check the status of FedEx shipments and create shipping labels on the go.

iPassword Pro is for security-conscious people who can’t remember all their important passwords. (Isn’t that all of us?) This nifty app saves your usernames and passwords in a locked file that can be unlocked with a master password. Keeps data safe even if phone is lost or stolen. With a built-in browser, you can go directly to your desired website after accessing the login info.

Sophisticated voice recognition app Vlingo lets you speak into your phone to accomplish tasks such as emailing, dialing numbers, and searching the web.

These apps are for the iPhone, but similar ones are likely available for other types of phones. The complete article can be found at http://www.e-junkie.info/2011/02/8-must-have-smartphone-apps-for-small.html. (This site is dangerous for budget conscious gadget lovers, visit with caution.)

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Chocoholic Karin Peterson
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
702-806-0150 lovemyhealthychocolate@gmail.com
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8 Must-Have Smartphone Apps for Small Business Owners, E-Junkie.Info, February 26, 2011, http://www.e-junkie.info/2011/02/8-must-have-smartphone-apps-for-small.html April 3, 2011

 

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I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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Henderson Kid’s Health: Guard Against Chapped Skin

Henderson Kids Health Guard Against Chapped Skin

When it comes to your Henderson child’s health, you might first think of their diet. While putting vitamins and minerals inside your child’s body is important, you also need to pay attention to what is going on on the outside. I’m talking about your child’s skin.

The skin is our body’s largest organ and when skin’s smoothness is disrupted, small cracks and openings can create an entryway for bacteria and germs.

Active Henderson kids don’t often think of the condition of their skin until it starts hurting. Playing outside in hot, cold, or dry weather can lead to small cracks around knuckles or nails. This painful condition is called dermatitis, or extreme dryness. Temperature extremes in Henderson make it harder to keep skin moist and healthy – dry, chapped and cracked skin is common in summer and winter.

Many kids lick their lips until they turn red or bleed. Reminding your child to drink plenty of water can prevent over-dryness.  Using a humidifier during the night in your child’s bedroom can also help.

Make sure you leave moisturizing lip balm in handy locations: by their bed, the front door and in the car so reapplying it becomes habit. Remind them to slick some over their cuticles as well, to prevent cracking.

Portland dermatologists suggest a using a daily skin moisturizer that contains shea butter and aloe to draw moisture into the skin and keep it in place.

Encourage Portland kids to use waterproof gloves when playing outside in the cold. Lightweight gloves with grips added to the palms are great for playing ball and riding bikes. In addition to protecting skin from dryness, they keep small hands from slipping. You can pick these up at Nevada sporting good stores or Portland big box stores.

Using a non-drying sanitizer is another way to prevent bacteria from entering through the skin. Look for brands that are alcohol-free to prevent excessive dryness.

For additional tips for Portland children’s health and to learn about a nutritional supplement kids love, contact me today at 702-806-0150!

Karin Peterson
Las Vegas, Nevada zip code 89123
702-806-0150
lovemyhealthychocolate@gmail.com
Nuggets
Power Squares

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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Choose Healthy Kids Snacks In Las Vegas

Choose Healthy Kids Snacks In Las Vegas My name is Karin Peterson and I am a children’s health advocate in Las Vegas, Nevada. Most Nevada parents notice behavioral effects when they feed their kids highly processed foods full of sugar and additives.

Henderson elementary teachers advise sending fruit, vegetables, and protein in children’s lunches and leaving processed, sugary snacks at home. They notice that Las Vegas children who eat healthy learn and behave better.

When shopping at your Henderson grocery store you may want to start reading labels on snacks more carefully. A recent study conducted by Britain’s Food Standards Agency (their version of the FDA) found that seven dyes could affect children’s intelligence by up to five IQ points! When reading Nevada food labels check for Yellow #5, Yellow #6, and Red #40. In fact, Red #40 is banned in several European countries.

Red #40 is banned in several European countries.

My kids love dried apricots, raisins, sliced apples with sunflower seed butter, and snap peas. If you would like more information on improving your Las Vegas child’s health and nutrition through healthy snacking please contact me today! – Karin Peterson

Karin Peterson Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
702-806-0150 lovemyhealthychocolate@gmail.com
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I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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Tips For Feeding Sick Las Vegas Kids

Tips For Feeding Sick Las Vegas Kids

Though the Henderson media is more focused on rampant Las Vegas childhood obesity, there are some underweight children in Nevada.

When Henderson kids refuse to eat, it is a challenge for Henderson parents to make sure they get proper nutrition.

Understandably, Las Vegas kids that usually eat normally often lose their appetite when they are sick. Kids who don’t eat much during a two-day bout with the flu will probably have no health issues from the temporary reduction in nutrition.

Las Vegas children who undergo chemo treatment at Henderson hospitals, however, are at greater risk for malnutrition. Ironically, this is the time when adequate calories, vitamins, and minerals are needed the most for ill Las Vegas children.

Here are some suggestions for helping Henderson kids with poor appetites receive adequate nutrition:

Don’t let your Las Vegas child fill up on beverages before meals, serve liquids between meals
Offer small meals throughout the day
Always have healthy snacks available like protein bars, fruit, and cheese
Alter food temperature to see if it makes the food more appealing to your Henderson child
Try smoothies and soups if your sick Las Vegas child has a hard time swallowing
If your child is turned off by intense smells or flavors, try bland foods with little seasoning

I want every Las Vegas child to receive excellent nutrition and the best healthcare available in Nevada. I am excited about a new Henderson children’s nutrition product and would love to tell you about it. Call me today for more information.

Karin Peterson 702-806-0150 lovemyhealthychocolate@gmail.com
Las Vegas, Nevada zip code 89123

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I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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Why Is Portland Power Squares MLM A Winner?

best home business for Portland entrepreneurs A direct marketing, MLM, or party plan business does not employ the same marketing techniques as traditional retail businesses.

To succeed with a new Portland MLM, you need a product that catches the customer’s attention when they are introduced to it. My Power Squares business, for example, is suited perfectly for the MLM model because my customers can quickly make a decision based on benefit and opportunity.

Benefit: Customers who are introduced to Power Squares immediately see how it will improve their life. My customers usually decide on the spot whether or not they want to buy it. They don’t need to go home and sleep on it.

Opportunity: Though Power Squares is not as cheap as inferior knock-offs, my Portland prospects understand why it is the best value. If they are in the market for Power Squares or a similar product, they usually choose Power Squares.

In traditional marketing, the seller creates marketing campaigns that can take months or years to generate enough sales to turn a profit. Before a new product will sell, (unless it is truly revolutionary like the iPod) they often need to create public awareness. If the customer does not understand how the product will improve their life they will sometimes buy it anyway if the advertising has created a favorable impression.

Portland network marketing succeeds when the product is high-quality, simple, and unique (or highly superior to the competition). With a winning product like Power Squares, a direct seller doesn’t need to invest thousands in advertising. The network marketer presents the product to interested Portland customers either online or in person, and the customer can quickly decide whether or not to buy.

If you can give a brief, straightforward explanation of Power Squares, you can create streams of residual income with the Power Squares opportunity. Direct marketing is not rocket science, though I know Portland direct marketers who earn more than rocket scientists. Contact me today to join my sales team.

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Chocoholic Karin Peterson
702-806-0150 lovemyhealthychocolate@gmail.com
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Join TeamX88 today!

I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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Portland Home Offices: Small Is Beautiful

Portland Home Offices: Small Is Beautiful Years ago, I remember hearing about an entrepreneur who ran a multi-million dollar construction company from her studio apartment, using a small closet as an office. Of course this was only the administrative headquarters, the heavy equipment was kept elsewhere.

I was impressed by this thrifty home business owner who said she had no plans to rent space and increase her operating costs as her company grew: she loved her little closet office and made it work.

My fellow Power Squares home based business owners enjoy the benefits of operating their own business from their Henderson home: unlimited income potential, flexibility, and being their own boss. Some new team members recruited from the corporate world are initially skeptical about being able to run their business from a small home or apartment. Today’s article is about working in a small home office.

Think of yourself as an astronaut in a cockpit with all the controls at your fingertips. How is a cockpit organized? There are buttons and switches on every level, but all accessible.

  • Get a desk that fits your space. Corner desks can free up space not ordinarily used.
  • Office chairs with rollers let you easily access items within arm’s reach without having to stand up.
  • Shelves, shelves, shelves! Use all that prime vertical real estate on your walls.
  • Get a paper shredder and use it.

A paper shredder takes up some room but frees up space previously populated by papers you don’t need anymore. For example, invoices or sales orders that have been entered electronically. Some super-organized Power Squares team members regular schedule paper-shredding into their weekly agenda.

One drawback of home offices is the difficulty of holding meetings. It is hard to remain professional when inviting a client to your home office that doubles as a laundry room. You can solve this by holding large business meetings in rented Henderson conference rooms. Small meetings can be held over lunch or breakfast in business-friendly Portland restaurants. (Check for internet access before scheduling.)

Before you head out to your nearest Portland Office Max to buy a rolling chair, desk, or shelf unit, take measurements of your space. This may save you a trip to return an item that doesn’t fit.

I am Chocoholic Karin Peterson. Working at home running my Nuggets online business lets me work and play everyday. If you are stuck in the 9-5 lifestyle, let’s talk. My Nuggets team is currently seeking serious Portland entrepreneurs. -Karin Peterson

Chocoholic Karin Peterson
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
702-806-0150 lovemyhealthychocolate@gmail.com
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Join TeamX88 today!

I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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