How I’m Getting My Family Out of Our Restaurant Rut

February 23, 2016
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It’s Saturday afternoon, the day I typically don’t cook dinner, and time to pick a restaurant. We either meet up family or friends or go somewhere on our own. We have a handful of go-to places: a burger joint, Mexican place and Greek restaurant, but our list always feels inadequate. I like the idea of […]

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5 Truths About Food Addiction Most People Don’t Know

February 10, 2016
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“These cookies are so addicting! I could never keep them in my house.” That’s what the woman at the party said to me as she reached for another helping of double chocolate chip cookies. When it comes to children, parents are acutely aware of the food addiction phenomenon too. I often get emails from parents […]

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If You Want to Raise a Healthy Child, You Need to Do THIS

January 28, 2016
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Several months ago Big A started going in her brother’s room to jump on his bed. She eventually started referring to it as her morning jumping, afternoon jumping and nighttime jumping. Apparently, his bed was bouncier than hers. But when we discovered what happened as a result of this jumping, a hole in the mattress, […]

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The Real Reason Family Dinners are So Important [Guest Post]

January 20, 2016
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This is a guest post from Katja Leccisi, MS, RDN, author of How to Feed Your Kids: Four Steps to Raising Healthy Eaters. This short and concise book is perfect for busy parents who want simplified and credible information on feeding kids. Katja believes feeding kids is about nourishing the body and spirit, not just […]

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5 Surprising Ways Moderate Eaters Think

January 13, 2016
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The beginning of this year, I’m focusing on all things moderation. From how to incorporate it into your eating, the health benefits, and how to teach moderation to kids. It’s also the topic for my next book. I get the impression that people either don’t believe moderation is possible or that it is the process […]

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Homemade Blueberry Waffles [Recipe]

January 5, 2016
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While I make homemade waffles every now and then, I don’t really have a go-to favorite. So sometimes I buy the Kashi blueberry waffles and my kids love them. But now that I’m concentrating on breakfast, I want a Tried and True base waffle recipe. The idea is to stock up on these during prep […]

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7 BIG Lessons I Learned in 2015

December 28, 2015
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It’s the time of year when I review the closing year while making plans for the new one. I feel like this was a big growth year for me, both professionally and personally. I learned some important lessons I plan to apply in 2016. 1. Write it down The process I detail in What to Cook […]

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Holiday Hot Chocolate

December 22, 2015
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It was three days after Thanksgiving and the kids were pressuring us to put up outside lights. Thing is, my not-so-handy husband was a bit grumpy about it. So I asked our ultra-handy neighbor if he would help and he was more than happy to. What followed was like a Christmas miracle. Our neighbor brought […]

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What to Cook for Dinner with Kids [Launch Party]: Cookbook People Giveaway

December 15, 2015
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I’m ready to celebrate the release of my new book: What to Cook for Dinner with Kids: How to Simplify, Strategize and Stop Agonizing Over Family Dinners. The book details my process of simplifying and strategizing my dinner meals, giving readers plenty of ideas on how to do it themselves. What to Cook for Dinner also […]




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Dinner Rotation: December – January

December 10, 2015
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When people ask me my tips for holiday eating, I always say — keep up the regular meals! So that’s what I’m doing. It’s been consistently chilly here in San Diego. I have “Hearty Thursday” going on and I’m trying to keep Fridays easy. I have a few new meals, including a pesto pasta dish. […]

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