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Cook Once, Please Everyone: Tacos

by in Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, July 14, 2010
Toby's Taco Buffet
Toby's Taco Buffet

Sometimes I feel like I’m a private chef for each one of my three kids, my husband and my grandmother (who dines with us often). Instead of pulling my hair out in frustration, I’ve learned to cook kid-friendly dishes that can be dressed-up for adults too. One of my family’s favorite dishes is tacos — here’s how I prepare them to please everyone.

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Kid-Friendly Mother’s Day Menu

by in Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, May 5, 2010

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As a mother of three, nothing warms my heart more than a bunch of pitter-pattering feet scrambling to bring me breakfast in bed. Finally my kids are old enough to pour, stir and measure ingredients–hopefully my hubby is reading this and gets the hint! Here are some kid-friendly ideas for kids of all ages (with a little help from Dad) and ideas on which tasks are age-appropriate.

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Spotlight Recipes: Valentine’s Day Desserts

by in Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, Valentine's Day, February 10, 2010

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
Instead of buying overpriced flowers and gifts, whip up a tasty treat for your special someone. Serve these for dessert, give them away to friends or pack some in your little ones’ lunchboxes.

Spotlight Recipes: Halloween Party Treats

by in Healthy Holidays, Kid-Friendly, October 26, 2009
Ghostly Pumpkin Pudding
Ghostly Pumpkin Pudding

Halloween is all about sweets and treats, but the candy aisle isn’t your only option. Whip up some of these ghoulish goodies for the kids (or the kids at heart) in your house.

Healthy Foods for Toddlers

by in Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, September 8, 2009

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This time around knowing what to feed my toddler is much easier. I know what foods to wait on, the ones to avoid and appropriate portion sizes. But figuring it all out took time, experience and a whole lot of patience (I’ve had practice with two kids already). If you’re confused on what to feed your little one, keep these basics in mind.

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Spotlight Recipe: Chicken Tortilla Wrap Sandwich

by in Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, September 7, 2009

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This is a day to honor the hard work you’ve done, so who wants to cook something lavish? Take it easy with this versatile chicken wrap. Use leftover chicken breast and whatever veggies you have on hand. If you’re feeding the family, get the kids to put together their own combinations. This will cut down on the “I don’t like this or that” battle and make your day that much easier.

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[Photo: Redsie / Recipezaar]

Smarter Snacks: Picks for During & After School

by in Back to School, Kid-Friendly, August 21, 2009

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I tell my younger clients to eat three meals and two to three small, healthy snacks a day. They often look at me with a puzzled face and say, “I’m supposed to snack?” Yes, of course, but it’s all about picking wisely.

Kids should get 25% of their daily calories from snacks, so these mini-meals should be full of vitamins and minerals to help them grow. But the question is: What’s a healthy snack that your kid (and you, too) will want to eat?

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Good Eats for the Student Athlete

by in Back to School, Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, August 19, 2009

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I work with all kinds of athletes — from little leaguers to college folks and pros. A fitness fanatic myself, I know that busy schedules and demanding workouts make it tough for athletes to get the nutrition they need. Student athletes often have the most trouble when it comes to figuring out what to eat and when — and those team-supplied orange slices probably won’t do the trick. Here are some nutrition tips and foods to remember.

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Smarter Snacks: At the Vending Machine

by in Back to School, Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, August 18, 2009

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It’s afternoon, you forgot to pack a snack and that candy bar in the vending machine is sweetly calling your name. Whether you’re at work or stuck after school, sometimes the vending machine is the only option. Tell the candy bar to shut up and type in the numbers for these smarter alternatives.

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