What An Order Of Greasy Onion Rings Taught Me About Feeding Kids

What Greasy Onion Rings Taught Me About Feeding Kids -- Real Mom Nutrition

I got a wake-up call about feeding kids last weekend–in (of all places) a gas station food-mart. I was traveling with my husband and kids, returning from a weekend visiting relatives. We stopped to fill up the minivan with gas and went inside the food-mart to order sandwiches for dinner (not ideal, but it works). My first grader asked…

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Why Your Toddler Won’t Eat Dinner

Why Your Toddler Won't Eat Dinner

There’s a lot to love about toddlers, like knee dimples and sloppy kisses. There are also things that make you crazy, and refusing to eat dinner ranks at the top of that list for many parents. In this guest post, pediatric dietitian Natalia Stasenko of Tribeca Nutrition, breaks down the top five reasons your toddler won’t eat…

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Wish Your Family Ate More Veggies? Try These 7 Moves.

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Vegetables can be a tough sell for some kids (and some adults). If you’re looking for ways to get more veggies into your family’s diet, here are seven moves that work for us! 1. Create an appetizer platter.  I’ve written about my no-snacks-except-veggies-in-the-hour-before-dinner-house-rule before (read My Pre-Dinner Snack Strategy). It’s worked wonders around here. It takes the…

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My 10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

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Thanks for making 2014 a great year at Real Mom Nutrition! In case you missed any of them (or are new to my blog), here are my 10 most-read blog posts of the year: 1. Naturally Colored Frosting Easy recipes for red and green frosting using natural dyes made from beets and spinach. 2. My 10 Favorite Kitchen Tricks Bread…

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In Defense Of Ranch Dressing

In Defense of Ranch Dressing

There’s a bottle of ranch dressing in my refrigerator. It’s not homemade. Its not organic. It has preservatives and added sweetener and artificial flavor. But because of this dressing, my ten year old eats baby carrots and bell peppers in his lunchbox and digs into green salads several nights a week. I have mixed feelings about…

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