MAMA KNOWS NUTRITION

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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Healthy Halloween Treats for Trick-or-Treating

Oct 11, 2017
Non-Food Treat Ideas for Halloween | mamaknowsnutrition.com

I will admit…I’m not much of a Halloween person. I don’t really like dressing up, I don’t like showering kids with sugary treats, and I’m not big on Halloween decorations, besides pumpkins. Although I do LOVE dressing up my son and wish I could do it more often. His first […]

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Kid Friendly Hidden Veggie Dips

Sep 27, 2017
Kid-Friendly Hidden Veggie Dips | mamaknowsnutrition.com

Is your kid a dipper? Lots of moms tell me that their little ones will eat almost anything if they can dip it in something. My son has not gotten on board with dipping. But I keep serving dips to him anyway since every once in awhile he surprises me […]

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The #1 Food To Eat in Your Third Trimester

Sep 20, 2017
The #1 Food to Eat During Your Third Trimester | mamaknowsnutrition.com

One of my best friends is pregnant and our due dates are just one day apart. It has been so fun to be pregnant at the same time as her, even though she lives far, far away in London. We were talking on the phone a few weeks ago and […]

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How to Stock Up on Healthy Freezer Meals and Snacks

Sep 14, 2017
How to stock up on healthy freezer meals | mamaknowsnutrition.com

My husband loves to tell people the story about the morning I went into labor with our son. My water broke around 8am, but my contractions were several minutes apart. So I didn’t feel any rush to get to the hospital. For some reason, I decided that I HAD to […]

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5 Ingredient No Bake Nut Butter Bars

Sep 6, 2017
5 Ingredient No Bake Nut Butter Bars | mamaknowsnutrition.com

YOU GUYSSSSSS. These no bake nut butter bars SAVE me on mornings I don’t have my act together. Which is basically every morning right now, since pregnancy insomnia has been keeping me up from about 2:30 to 5:30 am. It’s the weirdest thing. It doesn’t matter what time I go […]

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Hundreds of School Lunch Ideas and Tips to Help Mom Stay Sane

Aug 22, 2017
School Lunch Ideas | mamaknowsnutrition.com

I was going to write about my own school lunch ideas, but since my son is only 2, I figured I should leave it to the moms who have been doing this for years! Everyone is getting into back-to-school mode. I rounded up some of the most helpful school lunch […]

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10 Simple Kitchen Tasks for Toddlers

Aug 15, 2017
Toddler Kitchen Tasks | mamaknowsnutrition.com

Next time you’re making dinner, get your little one to help out! Try some of these kitchen tasks for toddlers. Toddlers can be great little kitchen helpers. Things may take longer and get a bit messier, but it’s a perfect way to spend some one-on-one time with them. Getting toddlers […]

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Always Make the Healthier Choice

Aug 9, 2017
Why you shouldn't always pick the healthier choice | mamaknowsnutrition.com

When people find out I’m in graduate school for Nutrition and *almost* a dietitian, they often make a comment that I must eat perfectly healthy all the time, or not to judge them for the french fries they are about to eat. But the reality is that I am NOT […]

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Boursin Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Aug 3, 2017
Boursin Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats | mamaknowsnutrition.com

Boursin Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats are delicious (thanks to cheeeeeese) and easy to throw together with just a minute of prep work! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve overcooked chicken breasts, pork chops, fish, you name it. I get distracted easily when I’m in the kitchen. I’m pretty […]

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Kacie Barnes RD
Hi, I’m Kacie!

I’m a mom of two and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I offer e-guides and e-books (go to my Shop page), workshops, brand partnerships, and limited nutrition counseling. Check out my blog for nutrition and feeding tips for your little ones.

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