Peach Raspberry Pie

Peach-Raspberry Pie Filling

I had a slight lapse in judgement recently and bought 50 pounds of peaches. For some reason, 50 pounds of peaches didn’t sound like too much when I was standing in line waiting for The Peach Truck. All I knew was that I couldn’t wait to taste sweet, Georgia peaches–and tuck some away for the dreary winter…

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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…

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How I Handle Halloween Candy Craziness

How I Handle Halloween Candy Craziness by Real Mom Nutrition

My name is Sally. I’m a dietitian. And I hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. In the past, I’ve doled out bags of pretzels, small tubs of Play-Doh, and sheets of stickers too (and see nothing wrong with going that route). But mostly, we hand out candy. Usually chocolate. If you’re a regular on this blog, you know I…

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What I Learned From My Grandma’s Dishes About Portion Control


I love old things. Our house is filled with pieces from my grandparents’ house and items my dad has found at flea markets. Our china cupboard houses my grandmother’s collection of Depression glass, which I treasure. One day recently, the dessert dishes caught my eye, and I was struck by how incredibly tiny they were. I was…

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The Trap of Clean Eating Treats


I’m a little bit worried about the words “healthy” and “clean”. Because I’m seeing them everywhere on social media in relation to dessert: There are recipes for Healthy Peppermint Patties. Clean Cookie Dough Blizzards. Healthy Clean-Eating Double-Chocolate Brownies with Marshmallow and Bacon Hot Fudge Sauce. Okay, I made up that last one. You get the idea….

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