Quick and Easy Meals for Kids

Quick and Easy Meals for Kids

Sometimes it seems nearly impossible to prepare a healthy, homemade meal that kids will actually eat. When you’re short on time (which is probably always), this task becomes even more challenging. But there are ways to make healthy eating easier and more enjoyable for kids and parents alike. Here are some strategies I use to make mealtime more…Continue Reading

9 Healthy School Lunch Ideas

9 Healthy School Lunch Ideas

Time for another installment of school lunch ideas, because in my opinion you can never have enough! Here’s what Lucy’s been eating lately… Ham & cream cheese sandwich (Fork in the Road Ham!), Stonyfield yogurt pouch, grapes, strawberries.   Cream cheese sandwich on a cranberry orange roll, purple carrots, watermelon, pistachios, popcorn.   Lentils (cooked…Continue Reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

My definition of junk food has really evolved over the years. First it was anything with a lot of calories. Then it was anything with a lot of calories and not a lot of nutrients. Now, I think of junk as processed foods that contain additives or unidentifiable ingredients I would never keep in my own kitchen. I…Continue Reading

How Much Sugar is Too Much?

How Much Sugar is Too Much?

At any given time, people are collectively pointing fingers at a particular food or ingredient, saying it’s the thing to blame for our current obesity epidemic. Right now that food is sugar. But is sugar – and all it’s pseudonyms – really to blame for obesity? I say no. Though Americans do eat a lot more sugar…Continue Reading

How Much Should My Kid Be Eating?

How Much Should My Kid Be Eating?

Many parents worry whether their children are getting enough – or too much – to eat. And for good reason, since kids’ appetites can change frequently and be difficult to predict. In general, kids are pretty good about eating according to their hunger, but they do need us to offer healthy & appealing foods, limit snacking and sometimes prompt them to listen to…Continue Reading

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