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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My Goals for 2016 in Food, Fitness & Health

My Goals For the Year in Food, Fitness & Health

I don’t usually make traditional New Year’s Resolutions. Last year I chose one word to guide me through the year (read: My Word For The Year). Another year, I chose “themes” for the way I wanted to feed my kids in the new year (read: Feeding My Kids: What I’ll Be Doing Differently). This year, I decided…

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How a “Dinner Formula” Changes Meal Planning Forever


I officially found my goal for the new year: Get a whole lot smarter about meal planning. I was totally inspired by the new book What to Cook for Dinner with Kids: How to Simplify, Strategize and Stop Agonizing Over Family Dinners by fellow dietitian blogger Maryann Jacobsen of Raise Healthy Eaters. I’ve been meal planning for…

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How to Shop at ALDI + My 20 Favorite Things to Buy!

How to Shop at ALDI by Real Mom Nutrition

Several years ago, my friend Lisa was raving about ALDI. But I was skeptical and stubborn. I had my routine and knew my neighborhood grocery store inside and out. Luckily she persisted. One day she took me to ALDI, showed me the ropes, and pointed out all her favorite items. Then I was hooked. Now I rave…

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5 Foods I Don’t Buy Anymore

5 Foods I Don't Buy Anymore from Real Mom Nutrition

Since starting this blog five years ago, I make a lot more food from scratch. Perhaps it’s because my kids are older and less demanding and no longer require me to be within two feet of them at all times. Perhaps it’s because I started paying much closer attention to ingredient lists. Or because my…

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