Dippable Salad For Kids

A salad kids can dip!

For many parents, salad is the final frontier--something they really, really wish their kids liked (but alas, their kids just don't). My strategy has always been to serve "Starter Salads" to my kids. And not for nothing, but that approach also worked on my husband, who now eats big salads nightly and orders them in restaurants even when I'm not there. (I get all choked up just thinking about it.) Here's another idea for getting kids to love their greens: Create a "dippable" salad. I got ...

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Link Love--Real Mom Nutrition

NIFTY TRICKS 12 Best DIY Candy-Free Valentines from School Bites How to Get 4 Meals Out of 1 Chicken from Nourished Kitchen How To Prep For The Week In One Afternoon from Momables TIPS FOR FEEDING KIDS Why The Grandparents Can Feed My Kid Anything They Want from The Kitchn 3 Tips for Handling Your Kids’ Snacking Requests from Sarah Remmer…

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Very Berry Naturally Pink Frosting

How to make naturally pink frosting

Wouldn’t it be nice to celebrate Valentine’s Day without Red Dye #40? I’ve shared a recipe for naturally red frosting that gets its hue from beets (read Naturally Colored Frosting). I wanted to do a baby pink frosting for Valentine’s Day that’s colored and flavored with whole fruit. For naturally pink frosting, start with a half-pound of…

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Mom, Thank You For Never Talking About Your Weight (Or Mine)

Mom, Thank You For Never Talking About Your Weight (or Mine)

Like most moms, mine occasionally dispenses unsolicited advice about my appearance. Over the years, she has politely questioned my clunky shoes, my oversized blazers, and the messy bun I once sported to a wedding (for the record, she was right on all three accounts). But she never mentioned my weight. Even when the cliched Freshman 15 deposited itself…

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Happy Weekend! Here are some good reads & recipes I found this week: IDEAS & INSPIRATION The Best Way to Keep a Cut Avocado Fresh from TheKitchn How To Say No In Three Sentences from Scary Mommy 6 Food Trends To Help You Eat Better in 2016 from Nutrition Unplugged ADVICE ON FEEDING KIDS How to Say…

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8 Ways To Get Rid of Junk Food Sports Snacks

Get Rid of Junk food Team Snacks

Are you fed up with junk food sports snacks on the sidelines–but afraid to rock the boat? Not sure how other parents will react? That was me, five years ago, watching a steady stream of Oreos, frosted cupcakes, and Kool-Aid appear on the sidelines every Saturday morning after pee-wee soccer games. I was appalled–and afraid of speaking up. But I reached…

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Happy Weekend, everyone! Here are some good reads & recipes I found this week: Nifty Tricks The Fastest Way To Ripen A Rock-Hard Avocado from Pure Wow Cooking Pasta In Red Wine & Other Healthy Kitchen Hacks from Teaspoon of Spice How I Turned My Kid Into A Reader from Dinner: A Love Story Advice on Feeding Kids Toddler…

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Veggie Nuggets

Veggie Nuggets

As a mom, I hold these truths to be self-evident: Kids love finger food. Kids love dipping. Kids love nuggets. Well, at least my kids do. These Veggie Nuggets hit that trifeca of kid-friendliness. Because sometimes veggies can be a hard sell with the younger set. I’m not a fan of “hiding” veggies in other foods…

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3 Ways Your Freezer Can Make Home Cooking Easier

How your freezer can make home cooking easier

Dinner used to stress me out. Really stress me out. Especially when I had a preschooler racing his dumptruck through the kitchen and a baby on my hip while I was trying to cook. Now that my kids are a little older, things have improved considerably. But I’ve also put a few things in place that…

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How to Boost Motivation With One Simple Trick

How to Boost Motivation

It’s no secret that I have struggled to exercise consistently since my kids were born (read: Fall Off Exercise Wagon. Get Back On. Repeat.). I recently heard about this clever mind game that my friend and fellow dietitian Danielle Omar uses on herself to boost motivation to exercise (or eat healthy), and I asked her to share it with you. I’ve…

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