Healthy Family Eating Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Watermelon Cake

    Fun with Watermelon

    When you think of a summer time fruit, watermelon is on the top of the list for most of us and for good reason! They are juicy, crunchy and colorful. Watermelon has a very high water content amount, approximately 92%, which is why it’s the perfect food to cool you down on a hot summer […]

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    Food Presentation for Kids

    Before we actually take a bite of food we start eating…with our eyes! They tell our brain what it will taste like via a whole series of learned and natural responses and we taste what we think we should. A study in the late 1970’s showed that, when we find food more appealing, not only […]

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  • Meals and Nutrition

    Making Meals and Nutrition a Family Affair

    Children learn from their parents. If you want your kids to eat responsibly take a look at what you are putting on your own plate. Make smart food choices a family affair and make it fun for everyone at the same time. Show by example that sensible eating is both a necessity and a pleasure. […]

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  • Green Monster Smoothie

    Can’t Get Kids to Eat Their Greens? Drink Them Instead!

    Frustrated that your kids won’t eat their greens? Ever try drinking them? Green Smoothies are all the rage for a reason and this drink treat may just be the answer to your prayers. This Green Monster Smoothie recipe, also featured in my book, is my fool proof solution. Get your kids making these healthy and delicious drinks with you […]

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  • Green Monster Smoothie

    Kid-Friendly Green Monster Smoothie

    Instead of always feeling like you want your kids to eat their greens, drink them up instead with this green monster smoothie!

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  • Whole Wheat Pancake Mix

    Whole Wheat Pancake & Waffle Mix- A Pantry Must Have

    There have been plenty of sleep deprived mornings where I’ve got to get everyone out the door to school and work and wearily reach for my box of Kodiak Cakes whole wheat pancake mix. Don’t get me wrong, I love Kodiak Cakes. They are easy to make, made from wholesome ingredients and turn out awesome pancakes every […]

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  • Oatmeal in the Crock Pot

    Oatmeal in the Crock Pot

    You know some days are going to be packed — so packed there’s hardly time to eat breakfast, much less cook breakfast. Enter make-the-night-before meals! Back when I first had Kenya, I discovered my crock pot, a wedding gift that had sat unopened in our closet through two moves. After years collecting dust, it quickly […]

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  • Sneaky Smoothie

    The Sneaky Smoothie

    Do you need to find a way to get your kids to “eat” their vegetables?  Maybe when you serve your child spinach he or she looks up at you with adorning eyes and says, “Oh thank you Mom.  May I have seconds?”  Not your kid?  Not mine either. So, I’d like to introduce you to […]

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  • 5 Reasons for Menu Planning

    5 Reasons for Menu Planning

    Do you feel like you spend a “fortune” on groceries and yet you never have anything at home to fix for dinner? With a little planning you can know ahead of time what your family will be having each night for dinner that week.  You’ll also find yourself spending less money on groceries each week.  […]

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  • 10 Tips to Help with Picky Eaters

    10 Tips to Help with Picky Eaters

    Got picky kids when it comes to food, at least nutritious food? Do your kids try to crawl under the table when they see broccoli on the table?  Do they try to slip the dog their squash only to find the dog won’t eat it either? You’re not alone. It seems to be a fairly common phenomenon among […]

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