Nutrition Tips

All About Basil

  I'm pretty sure Basil is one of those things that no matter what you put it in, it makes it taste a thousand times better.  I grow it every summer - and I hate to even compare it to…

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Book Reviews: Picky Eater Books

We have a new category: Book Reviews!  I have many favorite books that I compiled on our "Book Recommendation" page, but no official book review category, because where would we put the books we don't recommend? There are so many…

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Meal Planning Basics

Meal planning is the best way to ensure your family is eating nutritious quality food.  It is important to make purposeful decisions about the food you bring into your home and serve to your family, but life can definitely get…

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Quick Cooking Tip and a New Meal Plan

My quick cooking tip of the day is to stock up on squeeze bottles!! We love these for everything from Salad dressing Olive Oil syrup homemade strawberry jam Pancake batter (to make shapes with) honey (if you buy that in…

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Be a Family Day Star! {and New Meal Plan}

Another Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your ChildrenTM is coming up to honor, remember, and celebrate the impact having meals together will have on your children.  Studies show over and over that the simple tradition of eating…

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5 Ways To Protect Your Kids From Junk Food

Many of you may be surprised to learn that my healthy kids don't always eat healthy foods! It's tragic I know.  The sad reality is they are old enough to make their own choices when they aren't home, and they…

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101 Healthy Shortcuts plus New Healthy Meal Plan

Have you signed up for our newsletter yet? We try to send some helpful tips once a week, with updates of blog posts and a helpful tip or recipe!  Upon signing up, you get an auto welcome email with 101…

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Keeping Kids Cavity Free

My  kids have actually been extremely lucky in the dental department.  As far as cavities goes, Nate's never had one, TJ and Erica have only had one.  All three of them however will spend a good amount of time in…

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How Sweet It Is: Different Types of Sugar

What exactly is sugar?  To understand what sugar is you have to go back to junior high science class and do a brief review of photosynthesis. All green plants manufacture sugar through photosynthesis, which is how plants use sunlight to make…

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Breakfast Cereal

My little Amelia turned 3 today!  Growing up, every year on my birthday my mom would give me breakfast cereal.  Not just any breakfast cereal - but my favorite sugary kind.  It was the one time per year that we…

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