2-Ingredient Homemade Fruit Popsicles

Homemade Fruit Popsicles

I will put practically anything in a popsicle mold: extra smoothie, leftover homemade applesauce, juice from canned fruit. When something is frozen into a popsicle mold, it suddenly becomes a fun treat in my kids' eyes--and I'm able to use leftovers in a creative way instead of wasting them. That was the inspiration behind these fruit popsicles. I had a surplus of u-pick strawberries that were a bit past their prime. So I pureed them in the blender with a squirt of honey and froze them into ...

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Summertime Banana Bites

Banana Bites

I’m so happy to have a guest recipe today from Catherine Eitel, who works as my intern while she pursues her masters in Medical Dietetics at The Ohio State University. She also writes a budget-friendly food blog called In The Kitchen With Cat. I love this idea for a fun, easy, healthy, summertime snack–hope your kids do too!…

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How To Build A Healthy Salad

How to make a healthy salad

I have a thing for gigantic green salads. Especially for lunch. To me, it’s the perfect mid-day meal because it fills me up and gives me energy–but doesn’t make me sleepy like some lunches do (I’m looking at you, bread and pasta). The key to a healthy and satisfying main dish green salad is a mix of ingredients…

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Get Help for Picky Eating!

Picky Eater Problem Solver

Are you frustrated by your picky eaters? I feel your pain. I do! Being a dietitian doesn’t mean my kids happily eat everything on their plates–or that I haven’t had more than a few moments of frustration. But over the years, I’ve learned a lot about picky eating. And I want to help you! I created a…

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Link Love

Link Love

NIFTY TRICKS How to Make the Juiciest Lean Burgers from Teaspoon of Spice Easy, Foolproof Corn On The Cob from Family Food On The Table How to Make a No-Bake Icebox Cake from the Kitchn FOOD FOR THOUGHT Hospitality That Feels Like Summer from The Art Of Simple Raising A Girl To Have A Healthy Body Image from Slice…

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5 Tips for Better Meal Planning

Tips for Better Meal Planning

Meal planning is a small investment with HUGE returns. When I map out our dinners, a certain amount of stress just falls away from my week. I usually sketch out the week’s dinner plan, along with my grocery list, on my Meal Planning Worksheet. My friend Jessica publishes hers each Monday on her blog Nutritioulicious to share recipes and…

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Crazy-Good Applegate Dinner Sausage Giveaway!

Applegate Giveaway

Thank you to Applegate for sponsoring this post! Dinner sausage is one of my go-to meals for busy nights. Whether we grill it or toss it into a simple pasta, every last bite is eaten–and it’s just so easy. Applegate recently introduced three new flavors of natural dinner sausage, all free of antibiotics, hormones, GMOs, chemical nitrates or nitrites,…

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10 Books My Kids Couldn’t Put Down

10 Books My Kids Loved

Is there any sight more delightful than a child’s nose buried in a book? When my boys are curled up on the couch reading, it reminds me of getting lost in books as a little girl, of the places I went in my mind and the characters that captivated me. It also brings me great…

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Link Love

Link Love

NIFTY TRICKS How to Flavor Your Water with a Mango Pit from Teaspoon of Spice How to Use Less Sugar by Adding Cinnamon to Recipes from Weight Watchers How The Oven Will Help You Make Even Better Lemonade from The Kitchn TIPS FOR FEEDING KIDS What to Say When Your Child Asks “Do You Think I’m Fat?” from…

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20 (More!) Favorite Things To Buy At ALDI

20 of my favorite things to buy at ALDI

Thank you to ALDI for sponsoring this post! One day last January, I was at ALDI for my weekly shopping trip and decided to snap some photos for a post on this blog. I wanted to show newcomers the basics of shopping at ALDI and highlight 20 of the items that are almost always in my…

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Gluten-Free Wild Blueberry & White Chocolate Oatmeal Cups

Gluten Free Blueberry Oatmeal Cups

I’m very happy to be working with Wild Blueberries, who sponsored today’s post. Are you already a fan of my Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cups? They are the most popular recipe on this blog–and I’ve heard from more than one of you that you make a batch of them every week! I totally get it: They’re satisfying,…

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