How To Start A Freezer Meal Co-Op

How to Start a Freezer Meal Co-Op -- Real Mom Nutrition

A few months ago, I joined a freezer meal co-op with some moms in my neighborhood. Each member makes two dinner recipes for each person in the group, we get together and swap meals, and everyone goes home with a stockpile of homemade dinners for their freezers. Three months in, and WOW! It's made a huge difference in reducing my dinnertime stress. About two nights a week, I just pull something out to defrost and reheat while I prep a few simple sides. Want to start your own freezer meal ...

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Kraft Singles-Gate & Why I’m Proud To Be A Registered Dietitian

Kraft Singles-Gate & Why I'm Proud To Be An RD

This is a post about truth. And pasteurized prepared cheese product. Recently, you may have seen headlines like “Nutritionists Say Your Kid Should Chow Down on Day-Glo Processed Cheese” and heard rumors that dietitians are now endorsing Kraft Singles cheese. Or rather, Kraft Singles pasteurized prepared cheese product. But here’s the truth: The Academy of Nutrition…

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10 More Favorite Kitchen Tricks

Favorite Kitchen Tricks -- Real Mom Nutrition

I’m a huge fan of kitchen shortcuts and timesavers. A couple months ago, I posted My 10 Favorite Kitchen Tricks that included tips for DIY chocolate peanut butter, oven-baked bacon, and speedy bread dough rising. But I realized that I have a whole lot more to share. So here’s another batch: 1. Bake brown rice in the oven…

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Supplies & Ideas For Active Indoor Recess

Fun Ideas for Indoor Recess -- Real Mom Nutrition

This was a tough winter for kids. Weeks of frigid temperatures meant recess at school was frequently indoors–and spring will bring a lot of rainy days that nix playground time too. As we know, kids need to be active in order to learn (read Why Kids Need “Brain Breaks” & How You Can Help). So as…

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Donna Day

Donna Day!

My friend and blogger Sheila (Mary Tyler Mom to her many thousands of readers) writes about a lot of things. She writes about motherhood and gun control and aging parents. When celebrity awards season strikes, she writes the hilarious Fashion Commentary from a Middle Aged Mom. She makes you laugh and she makes you think. But one of the most powerful and important things…

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Wish Your Family Ate More Veggies? Try These 7 Moves.

Green Smoothie

Vegetables can be a tough sell for some kids (and some adults). If you’re looking for ways to get more veggies into your family’s diet, here are seven moves that work for us! 1. Create an appetizer platter.  I’ve written about my no-snacks-except-veggies-in-the-hour-before-dinner-house-rule before (read My Pre-Dinner Snack Strategy). It’s worked wonders around here. It takes the…

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