Exposing Your Kids to New Foods

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Small steps in the right direction are sometimes less obvious—such as a lick of sushi.
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How We Do Dessert

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With my kids, it seems the presence of dessert actually warms them up to the idea of coming to the table and relaxes them immediately, improving their attitude about the meal overall.
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An Inconvenient Life

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Now, I won’t say I’m a Zen master, but by accepting an inconvenient lifestyle, I’ve gotten much healthier. First of all, I always take the stairs now. If you want a benchmark for your fitness level, forget the scale, or your pants size, and try climbing the same sets of stairs every day. I can see a continued improvement in my ability to climb the stairs in my daily commute, and I have the additional benefit of avoiding those long lines for the escalators.
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Get Ready to Bake a New Kind of Cake

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Aside from the speed and ease of baking mug cakes, the time you spend in the kitchen with your kids can be a fun way to introduce new (and old) foods to your kids, have them practice their hand at measuring ingredients and most importantly, build healthy habits. So, get ready to make a new kind of cake with us! All you need is a mug, a microwave, and a few ingredients to follow along!
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Cheeseburgers in Paradise…a tale of cheeseburgers, breadburgers and Bobby

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Oh my gosh…so much is happening in our kitchen lately! And it’s happening so fast that I barely have time to blog about all of it. The long and short of it: MY KIDS ARE ACTUALLY BECOMING ADVENTUROUS EATERS! Can you believe that? I know we have much more work to do, but trust me on this. If you have a kid who eats just five foods only, don’t despair. Get working on changing that routine and give it time. [...]
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Teaching Nutrition in School

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Like so many things affecting their children, parents tend to disagree on whether sex, sexual orientation or religion should be taught in school. Well, this mom (and an RD) often wonders if nutrition should be taught in school. Teachers are not experts in nutrition nor are they educated about pediatric or adult nutrition as part of their college curriculums. Yet, many classroom teachers are giving lessons on “calories, good and bad foods, and even having students log their foods to [...]
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Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Pie

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  Meringue Pie Crust  (one 9-inch crust) 2 large egg whites ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar 1/8 tsp teaspoon salt ½ cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract METHOD Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray. In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with a whisk attachment beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is very stiff [...]
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