8 Ways To Get Rid of Junk Food Sports Snacks

Get Rid of Junk food Team Snacks

Are you fed up with junk food sports snacks on the sidelines–but afraid to rock the boat? Not sure how other parents will react? That was me, five years ago, watching a steady stream of Oreos, frosted cupcakes, and Kool-Aid appear on the sidelines every Saturday morning after pee-wee soccer games. I was appalled–and afraid of speaking up. But I reached…

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Fun & Healthy Valentine’s Day Party Idea: Grape Sculptures!

Grape Sculptures

I’ve planned a lot of elementary school class parties, and my mantra is always: EASY EASY EASY. I don’t think kids need a lot of fanciness to have a good time. They’re just excited about having a PARTY in their CLASSROOM! Young kids are tickled pink with just about anything out of the ordinary at school, so why…

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Veggie Nuggets

Veggie Nuggets

As a mom, I hold these truths to be self-evident: Kids love finger food. Kids love dipping. Kids love nuggets. Well, at least my kids do. These Veggie Nuggets hit that trifeca of kid-friendliness. Because sometimes veggies can be a hard sell with the younger set. I’m not a fan of “hiding” veggies in other foods…

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No-Bake Chocolate Peppermint Bites

Chocolate Peppermint Bites

Do you have a love-hate relationship with frosted holiday sugar cookies like I do? They look so good. They taste SO GOOD. Problem is, they don’t feel so good. One buttercream-glazed cut-out snowman sends me into a headachy stupor. Though I’ll probably still have a sugar cookie or two this holiday season–because you know, maybe this time it…

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5 Healthy Apple Recipes

Chocolate Dipped Apple Slices -- Real Mom Nutrition

It’s apple season! Whether you have a freshly-picked batch of Honeycrisps from the orchard or a bag of Galas from the grocery store, here are five fun ways to serve them: 1. DIY Chocolate Dipped Apples Set up a tray with sliced apples, melted chocolate, and toppings and let kids build their own snack. Get the how-to…

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24 Healthy After School Snacks

24 Healthy After School Snacks -- Real Mom Nutrition

If your kids are anything like mine, they come home from school hungry. Really hungry. Lunch was hours ago, dinner is hours away, and they need something that will keep them satisfied and provide some solid nutrition. So I rounded up two dozen healthy after school snacks–both from my blog and from the blogs of some fabulous fellow dietitians–that…

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