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Whole Wheat Bread

If you haven't already made the switch from white to whole wheat bread, there is no reason to wait.  I believe this is one of the easiest changes to make.  My kids have always eaten whole wheat bread so it's never been an issue in our home.  One day however I decided to buy some white bread, and ketchup boy…

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One-Eyed-Monster

I do like green eggs and ham, I do like them Sam I Am.  If you still believe eggs aren't good for you or your kids, think again.  Eggs have so many good qualities.  It is a complete protein with all 9 essential amino acids. It is a good source of Vitamin B12, Riboflavin, and selenium. Eggs contain healthy fat …

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The Musical Fruit

Beans, Beans, the musical fruit.  The more you eat the more you t...., if you don't know the rest, ask your kids. I know beans are SO good for you.  Plus they are economical. If you listen to Dave Ramsey you would know that to get rich, you've got to eat "beans and rice, rice and beans."  So that's what…

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A very delicious cantaloupe

When I came across the nutritional make up of this particular food, quite frankly, I was shocked. I had no idea it was such a super food.  See if you can figure out which food this is, or ask your kids if they know Only one cup has more vitamin A than any other fruit. One cup has almost as…

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Cantaloupe Quiz

When I came across the nutritional make up of this particular food, quite frankly, I was shocked. I had no idea it was such a super food.  See if you can figure out which food this is, or ask your kids if they know Only one cup has more vitamin A than any other fruit. One cup has almost as…

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Day 7: Covert Operations

Today is the last day in a series of increasing fruits and vegetables in your family's diet.  If you have tried all 6 ideas and are still being met with resistance, you must do what mothers have been doing for ages..."sneak it in."  As I have said in the past, I am not a fan of the sneaking vegetables, only…

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Day 6: Re-offer, re-peat, re-try, re-ask

Children's taste buds are more sensitive than adults. Because of their sensitive taste buds, they often think bitter food such as spinach and asparagus don't taste very good.  But as they grow up, if you keep re-offering that food, they will grow accustomed to the taste, and eventually enjoy the taste of it.  Their taste preferences are forever changing.  Maybe that's why…

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Day 5: Enlist the forces

Tip of the day:  Let the kids be part of the process.  When they have time and interest invested, they are more likely to discover new foods and discover they actually like them. Kids can do a lot of things.  Let them choose the produce at the store, wash it, chop  it(unless they are a four year old who thinks everything can be cut with…

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Day 4: Dress it up

I'll admit, my kids have never eaten a piece of broccoli without ranch.  They have never eaten raspberries outside of a smoothie, and they haven't tried blueberries without the muffin.  But we're trying.  But even I think some things are tastier when they are dressed up. There are a million ways to dress up fruits and vegetables so they are appealing…

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Day 3: Carrot Juice anyone?

Please do NOT waste nine years of your childs life like I did without letting them try carrot juice! My kids loved it.  I had NO idea.  Now I really need to get one of those super duper juicer/blender very expensive things.  I found some carrot juice with apple and passion fruit added toit at the store.  The carrot juice was…

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