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Fruit Popsicles

For all of my Utah readers, Friday, April 11th at 11:00 on KSL 5, I'm going to be a guest on Studio 5!!  For the first segment I'm talking about eating more fruit, and the second segment about my plate.  Set your recorders and stay tuned.  For my out of staters, I'll post the segment on a future day. Back…

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Save money on healthy food

I used to be a crusader about bargains at the grocery store. Telling anyone that crossed my path what the good deals of the week were.  Mostly I was met with what I called the "I don't care, stare".  So I went into hiding, cutting my coupons in the middle of the night and sneaking them into the store under…

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Hiking

Spring is the perfect time to take your family on a hike.  Not too hot, not too cold. Maybe a little wet, but hey they are kids. Mud is good.  I have been taking my kids on hikes since they were quite young and they are so good at it. First I love to hike. Second, I took some Young…

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Canned Pineapple

My kids (and I) love canned pineapple.  Each one of us can eat an entire can in a single sitting.  I do check labels and get pineapple without added sugar, and it is still super sweet.  I keep canned pineapple around for snacking, for meals, to add to fruit salads, to skewer and dip.  We love the pineapple chunks the best.…

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“Look What I Can Do”

Kids are so much more capable than we give them credit for, or let them do. I remember making french toast in kindergarten! Making a whole batch of cookies by the third grade!  Yet I have not taken the time to teach my kids how to make anything more than toast, and even that leaves them with huge lumps of…

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Healthy Substitutions

There are so many ways to make any recipe healthy. In fact sometimes I wonder why I spend money on "healthy" cookbooks considering I could use any cookbook, and change the ingredients to make it healthier.  Here are some healthy substitutions you may have tried, some you may not have: (your kids will never know you've made these changes) Applesauce…

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High Protein Snack

On a recent visit to a friends house, we were chatting in her kitchen when her 8 year old walked to the fridge and pulled out a container of cottage cheese. "Put that back, it's almost time for dinner" she told him. "Aw man!" and the 8 year old walked away disappointed. "Interesting," I thought to myself. I would never…

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Breaking the Fast

I wouldn't dream of sending my kids to school without breakfast, but sometimes when we are in a rush, it's tough to make it a balanced breakfast.   I wake them up at 7am, and they have to be out the door by 7:30. Exactly 30 minutes to get dressed, eat, and pack a lunch. If I haven't gotten everything finished…

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Dipping Fruit

I love this time of year, strawberries are coming down in price, and getting super sweet.  In our house however, fruit does not need to have dip the way veggies do to be enjoyed, but it's fun to have fruit dips for dessert.  So I decided to have a fruit dip night for dessert! The dip we tried was simply whipping up some light cream cheese…

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Glorious Granola

There is generally one person in the home that controls 72% of the food decisions that the children and the spouse will make. Dr. Brian Wansink calls this person the "Nutritional Gatekeeper".  This person generally purchases and prepares the majority of the food.  Talk about pressure!  The gatekeeper should make sure their family is eating healthy food 72% of the…

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