Chocolate Milk Ice Cubes

Chocolate Milk Ice Cubes

"Mom, I have an idea for your blog." Were any sweeter words ever spoken? My 11 year old came to me last week with this nifty concept: Freeze chocolate milk in an ice cube tray--then use the cubes to flavor plain white milk. Fun, right? And it adds flavor to milk but far less sugar than straight-up chocolate milk contains. A quick Google search revealed he wasn't the first to invent chocolate milk ice cubes. But I didn't tell him that. Instead, I put him to work freezing a tray of ...

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Foods For Fertility

Foods for Fertility

Though I didn’t have issues with becoming pregnant, I saw several friends and family members struggle with the pain and stress of infertility, including secondary infertility, the inability to get pregnant after giving birth to one or more children. Today I’m happy to have a guest post written by two fellow dietitians, Sarah Haas and Elizabeth Shaw, who are…

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20 Healthy Team Snacks for Kids

20 Healthy Team Snacks

Spring sports are in full swing. If your child’s team gathers after games for a snack, I’ve got 20 healthy ideas for you! Too many typical team snacks–like gummy fruit snacks, cookies, donuts, and chips–are full of sugar, sodium, and artificial stuff. But fruits (and veggies) are hydrating, sweet, simple, and full of good nutrition kids…

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Link Love

Link Love

NIFTY TRICKS How to Make 14 Natural Food Dye Alternatives from Kids Activities Blog How to Make Homemade Corn Tortillas (Without A Tortilla Press!) from Teaspoon of Spice How To Cook Salmon In The Slow Cooker from The Kitchn TIPS ON FEEDING KIDS 5 Strategies To Motivate Your Toddler To Eat Healthy from Fields Of Flavor 3 Powerful Words: “Thanks…

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Kid-Friendly Wild Blueberry & Kefir Breakfast Smoothie

Wild Blueberry & Kefir Smoothie

I’m very happy to be working with Wild Blueberries, who sponsored today’s post. My freezer is full of bags of frozen fruit for smoothies. Some (like frozen mango) are store-bought, others (like frozen peaches and strawberries) are squirreled away after our summer u-pick adventures. But I hadn’t tried frozen Wild Blueberries until I visited Maine last summer to…

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What We Ate Wednesday: Starring My Sixth Grader

What We Ate Wednesday

I haven’t featured my sixth grader in this What We Ate Wednesday series in a while for a reason. He’s been having some stomach pain that has made feeding him difficult. I want to respect his privacy and not share lots of details but suffice it to say that his appetite has been limited, as…

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The 5-Second Trick For Being a More Patient Parent

The 5-Second Trick For Being a More Patient Parent

I’m not a parenting expert. Not by a long shot. Like most of us, I’m mostly winging it. Sometimes I’m proud of how I handle situations with my two boys, sometimes I’m not. But as with all things in parenting, I’m a firm believer that when you find something that works, you share it–just in…

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How Feeding A Tween Is Harder

How Feeding A Tween Is Harder

Last week I wrote about how feeding tweens is easier in many ways than feeding younger kids (read How Feeding A Tween Is Easier). But in some ways, it’s also harder. Here’s why: He’s busier. Schedules heat up as kids get older. There are school clubs and extracurriculars and a lot more homework. For many…

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6 Ingredients To Freeze To Make Meal Prep Easier

Ingredients To Freeze

It’s a real drag when you’re in a frazzled meal-prep rush and midway through the recipe you realize… …the leftover tomato paste is moldy! …I don’t have a lemon! …’”Chop one onion”?! I don’t have TIME to chop an onion! When frozen and tucked away in the freezer, these six ingredients are like little gifts of time and sanity when you need…

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Link Love

Link Love

NIFTY TRICKS How To Make A Week Of Spring Salads In Jars from Simple Bites How To Make Waffle Iron Eggs from Weelicious How To Improve Your Gut Health Right Now from Teaspoon of Spice TIPS ON FEEDING KIDS 10 Cooking Skills Every Kid Should Know Before They Leave The Nest from Mom’s Kitchen Handbook 3 Things Carb-Loving Children…

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What We Ate Wednesday: Starring My Second Grader

What We Ate Wednesday

My seven year old son’s natural inclination is to continually graze. I often find myself intercepting him at the pantry, reminding him that we’re about to eat a meal. But you wouldn’t know it from this day. We were busy and not home very much, so he ate a bit lighter than usual. My boys have…

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