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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How A “Snack Platter” Can Transform Snack Time For Kids

How A Snack Platter Can Teach Your Kids About Healthy Snacking

As a dietitian, I get a lot of questions: Is sugar poisonous? (No.) Should I go on one of those juice cleanses? (Probably not.) But most of all, I get this one: What kinds of snacks should I feed my kids? Snacks for kids is a hugely popular topic on the blogosphere. You’ll find loads of…

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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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Homemade Grape Fruit Leather

Grape Fruit Leather

Fruit Roll-Ups are a regular fixture on the kid circuit, showing up at soccer games, parties, and even school snack time. But most of them have multiple added sweeteners, oil, synthetic dyes, and juice concentrate instead of actual fruit. So I make my own in the oven as an occasional treat. I’ve tried all kinds of fruit,…

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20 Healthy Team Snacks for Kids

20 Fruit & Veggie Team Snacks

Leaves are falling. Soccer balls are flying. Naturally, my thoughts turn to healthy team snacks. Since I first voiced my frustration over junky soccer snacks a few years ago (read Soccer Mom Soapbox), I’ve advocated for fruit-and-water team snacks. I’ve also made the case for simply eliminating the team snack altogether (read The End of Soccer…

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