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Baby Angelos Turns Two!

Baby Angelos Turns Two!

For those of you who have been following my blog for the past 2 ½ years, you may recall my weekly posts about the size of my friend’s baby in utero compared to various fruits and vegetables.

Baby Angelos recently celebrated his 2nd birthday, and I thought it would be fun to share his latest stats.

For starters, he’s no baby. He is quite the little boy, 33 pounds and 3 feet tall. Rough and tumble and had to have a few stitches by his eyebrow a few weeks ago. (No wicked scar.)   

His dad tells me, “Because of your coaching and 52-week column, he is a voracious eater of fresh organic fruits and veggies…about to start a GoFundMe to pay the Whole Foods bill!”

What can I say? Happy to hear it. Just doing my job.

His favorites are carrots, peas, pineapple, watermelon, apples, Sumo oranges, strawberries.

And just so you know, he’s a normal 2-year-old. At his birthday party I witnessed him slamming down his chicken fingers and French fries dipped in ketchup, also known as the “sauce.”

When a cute little girl wanted to take him by the hand to go play, he begrudgingly left his food behind with a French fry in tow. He kept turning around to make sure no one took away his plate.

When he’s not busy learning how to read and increasing his vocabulary, he loves playing with his work bench and hammers, aka boom-booms.

I suspect he’ll soon be looking for some part-time carpentry work to help pay his WF’s bill.

Happy 2nd birthday to Angelos!

Peas are Good

If Angelos likes them, we probably ought to be eating them too.

Green peas are a great source of plant protein and fiber. One-half cup contains 4 grams of each. They are rich in antioxidants and a good supplier of essential vitamins and minerals.

No wonder the bunnies like them so much. I’ve yet to have success growing peas. The bunnies think I plant them for their snacking pleasure.

Peas have a low glycemic index and support healthy blood sugar control. 

Some may have a difficult time digesting peas. If this is you, try eating small amounts (1/3 cup or less) of them at a time. As you slowly make them a regular part of your diet, your body will hopefully get used to them and you may even be able to increase portion size.

Here’s an easy recipe I found from Medical Medium. I bet Angelos will like it.

Sweet Pea Dip


  • 1 cup peas, fresh or defrosted
  • 1 medium-sized avocado, peeled, pitted and dice
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro + more for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Place the peas, avocado, lemon juice, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Wishing you the most marvelous May.

Much love,
Health Coach Carol

 P.S. If any of you have young sons and haven’t heard “Watching You” by Rodney Atkins, check it out on YouTube.

“I’ve been watching you dad, ain’t that cool? I’m your buckaroo, I wanna be like you.
And eat all my food and grow as tall as you are. We like fixing things and holding mama’s hand. Yeah we’re just alike, hey ain’t we dad?”—
Rodney Atkins, “Watching You”   

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