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Plate of Green, Yellow & Orange Vegetable sticks with peanut butter & yogurt based dip options along with frozen fruit & pomegranate seeds.

My Secret for Getting Kids to Eat Fruits & Vegetables

Okay, so it isn’t REALLY a secret. Kids like to dip things, usually in massive amounts of ketchup. So, I let my kids use ketchup sometimes. Other times I offer different fun and healthy dips that are actually nutritious too!  I also encourage my kids to investigate their food, which […]

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Hands reaching into freezer with containers of meal prepped food

5 Ways to Fill Your Freezer Without Burning Out

When my son started first grade, I was like “2 snacks plus a lunch to pack every single day?!” I mean, it wasn’t a surprise. I knew what was coming. The reality of that kind of meal packing can be overwhelming, even to a registered dietitian mom.  Add on to […]

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Lunchbox with a Sandwich, Fruits, Vegetables and a few pieces of candy

4 Fun Ways to Have a Healthy Halloween

I have magical childhood memories of making my own creative and friendly Halloween costumes and running from house to house to get pounds of candy. I love seeing my kids experience that same magic of dressing up and getting candy from neighbors too.  Now that I’m a mom, I also […]

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Make Cute Lunches FAST with these 5 Easy Hacks!

5 Lunch Hacks for making cute meals in no time! I spill all my insider tips on making a brought-from-home lunch appealing to your children in 5 minutes flat!

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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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