healthy snacks

7 Ingredient Granola Bar Recipe (No Bake)

September 24, 2014
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I was looking for an easy recipe to make for Little D’s kindergarten class.  On Fridays they have fun centers and when I volunteer they put me at the cooking station.  I wanted to pick something he likes so I thought about making homemade granola bars (he used to call them “rolly bars”). But I […]




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Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Cups [Recipe]

January 24, 2014
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When I saw these Banana Oatmeal Cups on Real Mom Nutrition I knew I had to give them a try.  The recipe was originally adapted from Green Lite Bites. It’s important for you to know these don’t have the texture of muffins.  Because they are not cake like, Little D (my muffin lover) was thrown […]




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Veggie Oat Muffins [Recipe]

January 11, 2013
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Little D and I are the muffin lovers in the family.  As I mentioned in my White Bean Banana Bread post, I prefer muffins and sweet breads without a lot of sugar. These get enough sweetness from the brown sugar and banana. You can also substitute with canned pumpkin and add more sugar if you […]




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Weekly Meal Plan and Kettle Brand Chips Giveaway

January 7, 2013
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I’m really excited for 2013! Fearless Feeding, the book I’ve co-written with Jill Castle, is due out this April. Our website is up and running and we are planning some fun stuff leading up to the launch, including some cool giveaways that will increase in value as it gets closer. But before I get into […]




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White Bean Banana Bread [Recipe]

August 1, 2012
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Lately our bananas have been looking pretty sad not too long after bringing them home.  Someone at work mentioned it was because of the humidity.  This is what we’ve been ending up with. I usually freeze overripe bananas for smoothies but I had amassed more than usual. When I searched for banana bread recipes, most were […]




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5 of the Best After Game Snacks for Kids

October 21, 2011
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Big A started soccer back in September and the after game snack frenzy has begun.  The coach told all of the parents, who get assigned snack duty, to keep the snacks healthy.  But that hasn’t stopped the cookies, cupcakes and other not-so-nutritious fare from being chosen as snacks. I recently went to an educational session […]




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5 Reasons Moms Should Rethink Food Handouts

September 21, 2009
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Lately my (almost) 3 year-old has been whining for food and drink constantly. When she gets up in the morning or after a nap she asks for “milky.” When it’s mealtime she screams for “apple juice!” And lately she wants a waffle pretty much all day long. It can seem harmless to give a child […]




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Top 10 Nutritious Snack Combinations for Kids

July 28, 2009
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Last week I wrote about the importance of providing children with regular meals and snacks. Now it’s time to discuss the making of a healthy snack. Remember, eating between meals not only helps children meet their nutrition needs; it provides a bridge to the next meal. The goal is to make a snack more like […]




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5 Reasons Kids and Parents Thrive on Planned Mealtimes

July 20, 2009
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Dinner is only a couple of hours away but that doesn’t stop your kids from hounding you for some food, milk or juice. You can’t remember the last time they ate. Did they snack? You’re unsure because they’ve been grazing all day long. So you give them what they want and are disappointed when they […]




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