Double Chocolate Almond Granola

Double Chocolate Almond Granola -- Real Mom Nutrition

Disclosure: I was asked to participate in the #CrunchOn campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I was compensated for my time and also received free samples for recipe testing from California Almonds. Homemade granola is a weekly fixture around here, ever since my husband discovered he much preferred a bowl of…

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My 5 Favorite Morning Smoothies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Apple Smoothie

I am not a breakfast person. I’m not hungry until mid-morning–and even then, I don’t like anything heavy or rich. So smoothies are a perfect first meal of the day. Here are the five combos in heavy rotation here: Peanut Butter Breakfast Shake I created this drink to get some nourishment into my fifth grader before school, but…

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Pizza Bread

Pizza Bread -- Real Mom Nutrition

Last week I made mashed cauliflower for the first time. And then avocado pudding. To be honest, neither went over particularly well. Sometimes new things are a hit, sometimes they’re a miss. And sometimes you need an old thing. A really old thing from your own childhood that you know your kids will gobble up and make…

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

Green Smoothie

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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