4 Make-Ahead Breakfasts

4 Make-Ahead Breakfasts For Busy Mornings - Real Mom Nutrition

I'm a big fan of batch cooking on the weekends, but not just dinner foods. A double batch of pancakes or muffins is no sweat on a slow Sunday morning--but a total lifesaver when the rush of the school and work week arrives. Here are four breakfasts to make this weekend and stash in your refrigerator or freezer. Trust me, your frazzled weekday morning self will thank you! 1. Homemade Waffles These waffles are made with yogurt (plain if you prefer, vanilla for extra sweetness) plus flaxseed ...

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Why I Let My Kids Have Junk Food

Why I Let My Kids Have Junk Food -- Real Mom Nutrition

My kids ate Lucky Charms every morning for a week. Well, not quite a week. The Lucky Charms ran out by day three or four, so they switched to Honey Nut Cheerios and Frosted Mini-Wheats. My dad brings a stash of these cereals to our annual beach vacation, much to the delight of his grandkids….

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No Time To Workout? Active Waiting Is Your New Best Friend

No Time to Exercise? Try Active Waiting -- Real Mom Nutrition

It’s no secret that consistency is not my strong point when it comes to fitness (read: Fall Off Exercise Wagon. Get Back On. Repeat). I’ve always struggled to make it a regular part of my life. Time and again, I allow work, hectic schedules, and travel to derail my efforts. So when a copy of No Sweat:…

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6 Things I’ve Learned About Blogging

What I've Learned About Blogging -- Real Mom Nutrition

1. Haters gonna hate. Let’s get this one out of the way. Some people try to work through their personal demons by leaving mean comments on blogs. And unfortunately, those people also seem to have a lot of time on their hands. Though I’m always stung by hurtful words, I have grown better at dealing with it–or rather, not…

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My Favorite Lunch Boxes For Kids

My Favorite Lunch Boxes For Kids -- Real Mom Nutrition

I love lunch boxes. Our cupboards are full of them. Some (read: my husband) may accuse me of hoarding them. I’ve tried many different lunch boxes over the years. The bento-style boxes are, hands-down, my favorite way to pack a lunch because they make even a totally random assortment of food look appealing. These four have…

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Homemade Sports Drink (Plus Book Giveaway!)

Homemade Sports Drink -- Real Mom Nutrition

I frequently gripe about sports drinks. I cringe when bottles of it are handed out to pee-wee players after less than an hour of light exercise. And I can’t stand the way sports drinks are marketed to kids (read: “Why I’m No Fan Of Sports Drinks“). But the truth is, some young athletes may need what a…

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Easy Frozen Treats For Summer

Easy Frozen Treats For Summer -- Real Mom Nutrition

I’ve been busy over at Inspired Home, where I’m writing about healthy eating and the tools that make it easier. This month, I created four simple frozen treats you can make at home. For all the details and recipes, read Delicious DIY Frozen Treats. Here’s a peek: Two-Ingredient Blueberry Fro-Yo Watermelon Slush Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana “Ice Cream” Refreshing…

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This Is What’s Wrong With Foods & Drinks Marketed To Kids

Here's What's Wrong With Food & Drink Marketed to Kids -- Real Mom Nutrition

Everything that’s wrong with the foods and drinks marketed to kids these days can be found in this bottle of Hawaiian Punch. Here’s why: It’s Cheap This stuff costs $1.99 for a gallon. That’s less than a gallon of milk. It Pretends To Be Healthy See the prominent label on the front for “100% DV vitamin C”? The manufacturer wants…

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