Secretly Healthy Chocolate Pudding [Dairy Free]

Feb 9, 2018
Secretly Healthy Chocolate Pudding |

 It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Make this secretly healthy chocolate pudding for the ones you love (or the ONE you love the most- yourself!).  My husband and I are not big Valentine’s Day people. We’re also not big birthday people, or anniversary people….are we the worst??

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3 Mistakes Parents Make When Starting Solids

Feb 6, 2018
Mistakes When Starting Solids |

Starting solids can be stressful if you’re not sure how to begin! Talking to my friends, it seems like pediatricians’ advice can vary widely, and you’d be surprised to find out how many are giving outdated advice. Read through these common mistakes parents make when starting solids so you can […]

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Addicting Raspberry Vanilla Fudge Bites

Jan 22, 2018
Raspberry Vanilla Fudge Bites |

I haven’t posted a recipe in MONTHS. I guess that’s what happens when you have a baby! Well, I’m coming back strong with a tasty snack that we’ve been enjoying over the past few weeks – raspberry vanilla fudge bites! I needed something I could grab quickly in between feeding […]

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Reduce Picky Eating With an Easy Trick

Jan 11, 2018

Looking for an easy way to reduce picky eating? Some kids can be pretty opinionated about what’s on their plate! Generally I give the advice to have at least one thing at the meal you know they will like, and it’s okay to serve other things you know they don’t […]

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How Much Dessert Should I Let My Kid Eat?

Dec 12, 2017

  In my last post I talked about how often you should serve dessert, and some DOs and DON’Ts when it comes to dessert with kids. Today I’m talking about how much they should have in one sitting. The recommendations may surprise you! 

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It’s Hard for Me, Too: Dietitian Mom Confessions

Dec 4, 2017

For the past week, my toddler has asked me to eat m&ms at least 5 times every day. And at least one of those times he ends up crying over it. I send him with a pb & j sandwich to school 90% of the time. Those perfect lunchboxes you […]

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Sweets and Treats: How to Handle Dessert with Kids

Nov 28, 2017
Dessert for kids |

You just finished lunch and your toddler is asking for cookies. What do you do? Now it’s 4 pm, and they’re asking for cookies again. It’s dinner time, and they’re asking AGAIN! Do you give in? Kids can be very…persistent. (I kind of want to say annoying, haha!) We all […]

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Clean Your Plate, or Don’t?

Nov 17, 2017
Toddler meal ideas: cottage cheese, apple, and nuts

Not to throw my husband under the bus…but I had to get on his case about something the other day. Poor guy, he really wasn’t trying to do anything wrong. My son asked for a cookie during dinner, and Ben told him to eat what’s on his plate first. And […]

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Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Bars

Nov 2, 2017
Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Bars |

Yes it’s a pumpkin recipe…but it’s great year-round. Try these baked oatmeal bars for an easy grab-and-go breakfast this week! Hi friends. This is one of those recipes that I have memorized because I make it so frequently! It’s plain and basic in the best way. You know those non-fussy […]

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Paleo Baby Food: Is it a Scam?

Oct 25, 2017

Some dietitians are calling the new Paleo baby food pouches a scam. What do you think? I have seen a lot of criticism from RDs about the new Serenity Kids Paleo baby food pouches. I guess I’m in the minority but I honestly don’t see a problem with the product, […]

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