Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

One Pot Spinach and Sundried Tomato Pasta

I was asked to participate in the #PastaFits campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture blogger network. I was compensated for my time. As always, all opinions expressed are my own. The week following Halloween officially ushers in a period I like to think of as Prolonged Holiday Season Insanity (PHSI), when calendars get crammed, exercise regimens get swapped…

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Naturally Colored Frosting

Naturally-Colored Frosting

Is decorating sugar cookies a holiday tradition for you? If you’d like to use natural hues to tint your frosting instead of artificial dyes, I’ve got two recipes to help you achieve red and green. Yes, naturally colored frosting takes more time than squeezing dyes from a store-bought tube. But think how much fun your kids will have…

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8 Healthy Treats for Classroom Halloween Parties

Healthy Treats for Classroom Halloween Parties

I’m a purist when it comes to trick-or-treating: I pass out chocolate and let my kids have free reign over their stashes (read: “How I Handle Halloween Candy Craziness“). But I think it makes sense to dial it back for classroom Halloween parties. Most kids already haul in loads of sugar from trick or treating. At my children’s…

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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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