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6 sandwich ideas including raspberries and almond butter, cheese and veggies, peanut butter and banana, blackberry and cream cheese, blueberry and granola butter, an avocado and hummus

Sandwiches Beyond the Deli Meat

Deli Meat-Free Sandwich Ideas! As I explained in Part I and Part II of this post, we used to eat a lot of deli meat and processed meats. We slowly phased it out buying it by adding in other things.  Here are a whole bunch of ideas for building simple […]

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a sub sandwich with deli meat on it

Why I Don’t Buy Deli Meat & How to Choose For Yourself

The other day, someone asked me my “position” on deli meat in my Instagram stories. I didn’t have much time, so I just said, “I don’t buy it, but it would take a long time to go into all the nuance about deli meat.” Enter: massive requests for all. the. […]

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a sub sandwich with deli meat on it

Why I Don’t Buy Deli Meat & How To Decide for Yourself PART II

I talked more about why I choose to rarely buy deli meat in Part I of this post. Is it Just the Nitrates? A lot of people ask me if it’s the nitrates that cause cancer. According to the report, they do not fully understand how processed meats cause cancer […]

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Top 11 Eating Utensils for Kids

I’m big on utensils in my house. Maybe you’ve seen the box of kids utensils we keep on our kitchen table. There are a lot. And of course my children must look at every single utensil before they choose one – at every single meal. It’s kinda out of hand. […]

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plate of hydrating fruits and vegetables

The Most Important Thing to Feed Your Child When They Are Sick

I’ve lived through 2 kids in daycare. It was fun! Okay, I’m lying. They were sick all the time! And they were even in a really tiny daycare. I also grew up in a big family. Which, means, I was sick all the time as a kid too! Whether you’re […]

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oval bento with crackers, hummus, fruits and veggies in a rainbow

End Whining with this Simple Snack Hack

“Is snacking okay?” A lot of people ask me this question. Honestly, I don’t care if they are “okay.” I wouldn’t survive a day of motherhood without snacks to keep my children from killing each other! Seriously though, let’s talk about healthy snacking. Snacks are not necessary for every single […]

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person putting banana peel into garbage

But What About Food Waste?

Last night, I gave my son a hard time at dinner. But no, it wasn’t about what he was eating. It wasn’t about whether he tried everything at the table. It wasn’t about how much he ate. It wasn’t about whether he had eaten broccoli. It also wasn’t about whether […]

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girl eating a sandwich on a bench

The Eating Routine that Will End Your Food Battles

Maybe you’ve been in my shoes… I’m trying to do something. Anything. “Mommy, I’m hungry!” 8,000 times a day. My kids seem to be always hungry and never hungry for actual meals. And certainly not hungry for vegetables. What’s going on here? A few things. First, your child may be […]

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girl enjoying an ice cream cone

19 Tips for Managing Sugar

If your kids are anything like mine, they like sweets. I swore I wouldn’t give my first child anything with sugar. Ever. Until I had morning sickness and was eating ginger snaps when he was 14 months old. He asked for one, and in my pregnant haze, I happily gave […]

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