February 2011

What Holds Parents Back From Feeding Their Kids Well

February 25, 2011
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I broke down sobbing at my daughter’s pediatrician when she was 4 weeks old. She had lost interest in breastfeeding and the good doctor confirmed what I already knew: she was not gaining enough weight. We struggled through each feeding — and I still couldn’t get my arms around how something so natural could be […]




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Broccoli Trees with Cheese Dipping Sauce [Recipe]

February 22, 2011
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It’s a busy week for us.  My sister is getting married on Saturday and we have a lot going on.  When these weeks come up I usually rely on my default menu instead of menu planning.  These are really simple meals that take little brain power like tacos and chicken in the slow cooker.  It’s nice […]




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Managing Sweets (Part 6): 10 Strategies for Ending Kids’ Sugar Obsession

February 18, 2011
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We’ve covered a lot in our managing sweets series — the culture of eating, how kids become sweets-obsessed, real life success  stories and the science of sugar. Yet despite all this information, the reality is managing sweets in an overly-sweet world is challenging, to say the least.  But with the right strategies and mindset, it […]




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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday February 14th

February 14, 2011
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Happy Valentine’s Day!  I’m kind of bummed it’s on the most unromantic day of the week.  I’ve never been a big fan of Mondays. This week’s meal plan starts off with yet another bean burrito dish.  I’m looking for the perfect one to freeze so I can have it on hand for quick meals.  The […]




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Tuscan Minestrone Soup [Recipe]

February 11, 2011
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This is my official recipe for Minestrone soup — replacing my old, more complicated one. And of course it comes from my new favorite cookbook, No Whine with Dinner. I was a little apprehensive about serving soup for dinner but it was a big hit, especially with my husband. I served it with bread topped […]




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Why You Should Care About the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

February 8, 2011
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The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released on January 31st.  The guidelines, updated every 5 years, are a very big deal in the nutrition world.  But I don’t think the public cares or notices the nuanced changes. I think you should care and I’m going to tell you why. While the Dietary Guidelines are not […]




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Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan [Recipe]

February 1, 2011
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I love roasted veggies but just haven’t gotten around to trying cauliflower until now.  And what a mistake that’s been.  Roasting cauliflower is not only easy but mouth watering! I really liked that this recipe used a bag to blend the olive oil and garlic.  I kind of threw it around like it was pizza dough.  It made […]




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