Food

You Are What You Eat

by Shari November 16, 2012

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I have two children, my little guy is an adventurous eater and my tween daughter is picky, to say the least. My little guy is a bean pole, he could eat anything and still look paper thin.  My tween daughter is all legs with a slight build but recently she’s [...]

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How To Enjoy Drama-Free Family Dinner

by Cristie November 12, 2012

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When your kids are little, there are rules that work to get everyone around the table drama-free. You need to be consistent with delivery and expectations. You need to model good eating behavior yourself. You need to be realistic about what your children can do as far as what they’ll [...]

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Empowering Your Picky Eater

by Shari October 11, 2012

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I was a stubborn, picky eater through middle school. Even though Mom’s kitchen was always full of life with intoxicating smells and a carousel of colorful foods, I usually always defaulted to the generic pasta-with-butter-or-marinara sauce and select meats (i.e. grilled chicken and hamburgers or cheeseburgers). Despite my palatal limitations, [...]

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Is Homemade Always Better?

by Shari September 18, 2012

Choose Your Breakfast Cereal!

Since I’ve been spending a lot more time in the kitchen, I’ve also been experimenting with my kids creating homemade versions of the products we love to eat and eat on a regular basis- like hummus and Nutella. I was astonished at how easy it is to make-your- own at [...]

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Pack a Lunch Box Your Tween Will Eat (no sushi sandwiches required!)

by Cristie August 29, 2012

healthy school lunch

I’ve made my kids’ lunches from the beginning. As tempting as it is to just send them with a few bucks every day, I know that lunch is a huge meal for them, as they’re in school from 8-4 everyday. I can’t justify the junk they sell at school being [...]

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Get More “Time” in Meal Time with Simple Prep Tricks

by Shari August 15, 2012

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One of the reasons I didn’t like cooking: I didn’t want to waste a lot of time in the kitchen.  And, now that my kids are older and have after-school activities and our dinner hour has gotten slowly chipped away, the kitchen is the LAST place I want to spend [...]

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Making Dinnertime, Family Time

by Shari July 18, 2012

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We’ve all seen the stories on TV, or read the articles in magazines: family meal time is important — and fewer and fewer of us are doing it.  Today, food blogger Shari Brooks writes about how she reclaimed dinner time, and turned it from a stressful, indigestion inducing fiasco, into [...]

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