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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30 Meal Challenge (Meals 2 & 3): Tuna Noodle Casserole & Turkey Chili

January 5, 2015
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For my next two meals I have both a “tried and true” and “want to make.”  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, see post #2 in this series. First, the want to make… Meal #2: Tuna Noodle Casserole As I was brainstorming meals, tuna casserole came to mind. I didn’t grow up […]

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30 Meal Challenge (Meal #1): Slow Cooker Chicken with White Beans

January 3, 2015
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I ran across my very first slow cooker cookbook while going through my cookbooks. It was included as a gift with my first (and current) slow cooker. I tried many recipes in this book but when faced with this book again all I could remember was one: Italian Chicken with White Beans. The kids ate […]

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30 Meals in 30 Days: The Plan

January 1, 2015
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So to get started on my challenge, I have selected 30 meals to make. But before I get into my list, let me briefly touch on the considerations that went into these meals. Variety/Degree of Difficulty: I strive for a good variety of food, but too much overwhelms me. I’ve heard some food bloggers never […]

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30 Meals in 30 Days Challenge

December 30, 2014
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I was talking to my friend’s mom about how she did dinner when her kids were little.  She mentioned how every parent needs “the 5 meals” to rotate — a fish dinner, vegetarian meal, meat dish, etc. I realized after our talk that maybe family dinners happened more frequently back then because meals and planning […]

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Best of Raise Healthy Eaters 2014

December 27, 2014

It’s time to reflect on the closing year while planning for the upcoming one. These posts from 2014 got extra attention either through shares, comments or searches. Thanks for a great year and I look forward to more posts in 2015! 15 of the Best All Time Strategies for Raising Healthy Eaters       […]

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New Research Exposes the Importance of How We Eat

December 22, 2014
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I’m always amazed how little attention the “how” of eating gets. And by the how I mean how someone structures their meals, the level of attention they give while eating and responding to internal cues of hunger and fullness. I think the what of eating, what foods are healthy or unhealthy, is what everyone is […]

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