What Kids Really Mean When They Say “I Don’t Like it”

February 5, 2015
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It was Cultural Heritage Day at my son’s school and for lunch, parents brought in food from their nationality. As one boy sat down to his plate of unfamiliar food, he started to cry. I went up to him to see if he was okay and he said: “I don’t like this food.” I went […]

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30 Meal Challenge (Meals 22-25): Three Kinds of Soup and Pork Tenderloin

February 2, 2015
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Up to meal 25! I know I haven’t met my goal of 30 days but I’m pretty close. Only 5 more meals. I focused on soups last week. For lunches, I like to have either soup or salad with my meal because it has staying power. Nothing is worse than feeling hungry an hour after […]

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5 Popular Pieces of Nutrition Advice that Fall Short

January 29, 2015
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Pick up a popular health magazine and you’ll find the same nutrition advice recycled over and over. This advice is so ingrained, I often hear people recite it back to me verbatim. But I have a problem with this typical advice because it can be limiting and even backfire in certain cases. Let me show […]

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30 Meal Challenge (Meals 18-21): Crust-Less Quiche, Italian Dishes & Chicken Tenders

January 26, 2015
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Kind of a mish mash of meals today. Let’s dig in… Crust-less Quiche I would love to find more ways to cook eggs other than breakfast. I’ve tried frittatas a few times and some are okay, but none have stuck. My husband is opposed to quiche because of memories of having to eat it during […]

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30 Meal Challenge (Meals 15-17): Shrimp Two Ways and Salmon Cakes

January 21, 2015
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This challenge is getting difficult but I’m more than halfway there! Today I’m highlighting two shrimp meals and my never-ending attempt at Salmon Cakes. Baked Orange Shrimp I like cooking with shrimp because it cooks fast and is easy to defrost.  I posted this baked shrimp and broccoli recipe awhile ago but I want something […]

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30 Meal Challenge (Meals 11-14): Simple Chicken Recipes

January 16, 2015
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Okay, I can see that I cook with chicken a lot.  What I have been trying to do is to incorporate substitutions if I feel we are in chicken overload. For example, the chicken Alfredo and quesadilla recipes can easily work with shrimp.  Once I decide on a base recipe, it’s easy to switch out […]

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Why I Made the Switch to Serving Dessert WITH Dinner

January 15, 2015
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This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series about the feeding escapades in my house. We were at a family gathering where the kids had access to sweets (donuts) and lunch food (sandwiches, pasta salad etc). I helped them get food and sat them down. I went to get my food and when I returned, Big A […]

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30 Meal Challenge (Meals 8-10): Vegetarian Dishes

January 12, 2015
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Everyone needs a good amount of tasty vegetarian meal options. Here I have a tried and true veggie lasagna along with two meals I’m trying to perfect. Let’s take a look: Black Bean Sliders I developed this recipe for Fearless Feeding and I remember really liking it.  So why don’t I make it? I think […]

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30 Meal Challenge: (Meals 5-7) Two Type of Tacos and Chicken Enchiladas

January 9, 2015
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Maybe it’s because I grew up living so close to the border, but my favorite food is Mexican. I love salsa, beans, guacamole and tortilla chips. I really think when made right, it’s some of the most nutritious and satisfying food around. Here are the meals I’m focusing on today: Meal #5: Turkey Tacos I […]

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30 Meal Challenge (Meal #4): Salmon Prepared 3 Ways

January 6, 2015
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The very first time I made salmon was when I lived in New York more than 10 years ago. I had a tiny kitchen, the kind you’d miss if you didn’t look left while walking into my 350 square feet apartment.  I decided to cook for real every Sunday night for my boyfriend (now husband). […]

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