I love beets. Yes I am Polish but I also love and appreciate all their health benefits. Beets have been well-studied for their ability to reduce blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease.
If you have never had a macadamia nut, please try one this holiday season, even in cookie form. These buttery nuts are rich in monounsaturated fats, the fats that can lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. Eating 0.3-1.5 ounces a day could lower LDL by 10%.
'I have raised kitchen monsters' is a frequent thought that runs through my head, but with some reflection I have realized we are raising independent kids that have picked up some kitchen skills in the process.