My parents have assured me that they will never offer Burger King takeout food to my sons and I’ve made my sister promise she won’t bring them to McDonalds. My sitters always know—NO FAST FOOD! But I gave in! I broke down in Peru!
Challenge your kid’s palate (and your cooking skills) with your very own Dinner Olympics. Each week try cooking a new recipe from one of the many countries competing at the Sochi Winter Olympics. At the end, have your child decide which new dinner takes home the gold!
So we all know I am not nutritionally perfect despite the letters after my name. Yup, that’s right, even RD’s especially MOM RD’s who work full time have the same struggles as other parents. To be honest, many of my meals are at my desk and sometimes even during my session with clients (I only eat with certain clients who don’t mind me gobbling an egg salad sandwich and or those who can benefit from role modeling the art of eating all foods – while dropping half on my shirt;)). Do you find yourself in similar situations? I also remember my days working in the corporate world and even the hospital where everyone was gifted with food.
Do not fret if your child or children decide they are no longer interested in their once loved foods. It may not mean that they no longer like these foods rather they may have grown tired of these foods. Keep these foods in you children’s diet or you will soon be left with no additional options. Instead, continue to offer one of these foods with new favorite foods every few days so that your child continues to be exposed to their former favorite foods. They will also realize they don’t have to eat it. Reintroducing foods is key in food exposure.
With this cold weather and the last (hopefully!) of the Polar Vortex, we've been scrambling to find meals that help warm us up. While we had little trouble finding dinner and lunch recipes, chili and soups usually do the trick for us, we did have a bit of a hard time finding a warm breakfast besides oatmeal. With a bit of searching, we found inspiration from a wonderful recipe in Miraval's Mindful Eating Cookbook.
There's nothing like a warm piece of homemade bread on a cold autumn day. Thanks to our friend Ann Grunberg, we have a wonderful recipe for homemade Zucchini Bread, with a healthy twist! Click here to get the recipe:
We know it isn't Meatless Monday, but we can pretend it is, right? We were just too excited to wait until next Monday to share this delicious Wild Rice Burger recipe. Laura and her family will definitely be having this for dinner tonight. Do you think Laura's boys will like them? (We sure hope so!)