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The Best Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

This healthy chocolate smoothie totally tastes like a milkshake but has added nutrition and way less sugar than a milkshake since there’s no ice cream added! I serve this for breakfast with a waffle or toast, but it would be an awesome snack, as well. Note: this post contains affiliate

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strawberry muffins on plate with strawberries and silicon muffin cups

Healthy Strawberry Muffins

These are the best healthy strawberry muffins for kids, and especially for picky eaters! You can even make these homemade strawberry muffins for kids who don’t like “chunks” in their food. We infuse these with great, natural strawberry flavor, without big pieces inside that could potentially turn your little one

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pineapple baked chicken drizzled with sriracha with white rice and broccoli on white plate

Best Baked Pineapple Chicken Recipe

This is the best baked pineapple chicken recipe! This is one of those recipes where you can just dump everything into a baking dish. I don’t know about you, but an easy dinner recipe is my favorite for weeknights. And this is extremely kid-friendly when you leave off the sriracha

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kid holding homemade orange popsicle

Healthy Orange Popsicles Recipe (with protein!)

These Healthy Orange Popsicles are embarrassingly easy to make. They are the perfect summer treat! My kids could live on popsicles in the summertime. As a dietitian, I like to make sure they are filled with goodness, including protein. And, I like to make them without added sugar.  Note: this

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2 mason jars of healthy chocolate smoothie aerial view with chocolate shavings

The Best Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

This healthy chocolate smoothie totally tastes like a milkshake but has added nutrition and way less sugar than a milkshake since there’s no ice cream added! I serve this for breakfast with a waffle or toast, but it would be an awesome snack, as well. Note: this post contains affiliate

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strawberry muffins on plate with strawberries and silicon muffin cups

Healthy Strawberry Muffins

These are the best healthy strawberry muffins for kids, and especially for picky eaters! You can even make these homemade strawberry muffins for kids who don’t like “chunks” in their food. We infuse these with great, natural strawberry flavor, without big pieces inside that could potentially turn your little one

READ MORE
pineapple baked chicken drizzled with sriracha with white rice and broccoli on white plate

Best Baked Pineapple Chicken Recipe

This is the best baked pineapple chicken recipe! This is one of those recipes where you can just dump everything into a baking dish. I don’t know about you, but an easy dinner recipe is my favorite for weeknights. And this is extremely kid-friendly when you leave off the sriracha

READ MORE
kid holding homemade orange popsicle

Healthy Orange Popsicles Recipe (with protein!)

These Healthy Orange Popsicles are embarrassingly easy to make. They are the perfect summer treat! My kids could live on popsicles in the summertime. As a dietitian, I like to make sure they are filled with goodness, including protein. And, I like to make them without added sugar.  Note: this

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I specialize in nutrition for early childhood and have worked with hundreds of families to improve picky eating, get their kids eating better, and solve mealtime problems.

I have a Master of Clinical Nutrition from UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX and an undergrad degree from New York University. I also hold a second Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

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