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Fruits and Vegetables for Healthy Kids

Fruits and vegetables are a funny thing, because it seems like kids either love them or hate them. Or maybe they love fruits, but not vegetables. Or maybe the other way around. With the recent headlines on the sugar craze in the media, we’re seeing the detrimental effects of having too much sugar and not enough ...

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Why I Dislike Juicing

Juicing is a hot topic, as many people think it’s a healthy choice to make fresh juice. It’s tasty and delicious. Wanna know why? Because it’s all sugar. Now, before you start getting defensive and putting your argument together about how it’s healthy because of all the nutrients and vitamins in the fruit that you’d never be ...

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Real Food for Real Kids (Snack Ideas)

Now that you’ve heard you should be feeding your kids real foods, what kinds of real foods are actually “kid friendly?” I spend a lot of time putting together realistic meal plans and brainstorming snack ideas for kids to show parents and kids that they don’t need to rely on high-sugar, pre-packaged foods. A recent study ...

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Real Food for Real Kids (Beyond Fruit Snacks and Chicken Nuggets)

Is it strange to think that kids can eat the same foods as adults? Having spent an ample amount of time working with a pediatric population, I realize the types of foods kids are usually fed, and I also know it’s not impossible to get them to eat nourishing, real foods. Often times I get frequent ...

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Break Your Fast (adults and kids!)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s a common phrase we’ve all heard, and for good reason. The word “breakfast” literally breaks down into two words: “Break” and “Fast,” because breakfast is the meal that *breaks* your overnight *fast.* After sleeping for hours, it’s important to “jump start” your metabolism first thing in the ...

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Balanced Smoothie

Eggs are my “gold standard” for breakfast. That being said, I get asked several times on a daily basis for an alternative to eggs. (The reasons are endless: egg aversions, allergies, egg burnout, lack of time, etc.) My first suggestion, of course, is to try to make eggs work because eggs are such an eggcellent protein ...

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Animal Crackers

It’s National Animal Crackers Day. The Animal Cracker: A well-known kid-friendly snack that makes both kids and adults smile, presented in the shape of friendly circus animals in fun, colorful, strategically marketed packaging.  I used to be a fan of these critters, too. I don’t mean to rain on their parade by bashing them on their very own ...

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Fast Food is Still Fast Food

Fast food choices for children have been at the center of the latest nutritional news.  This week, McDonald’s implemented a new effort in improving the nutritional content of Happy Meals by including apple slices and a smaller kid-sized portion of french fries. It’s wonderful that McDonald’s is increasing their commitment to consumers by taking steps in ...

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