raising real food kids: 10 tips for dining out with your child

Dining out with kids doesn’t have to be a disaster, and, no, you don’t have to relegate yourself to “family-friendly” chains with terrible service and even worse food.   We like to eat out, and we do it too often for our own good.  While we’re fortunate in our community to enjoy restaurants that feature local produce,… 

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Make it Better: Strawberry Milk Shakes

Treats are on my mind this week!   It must be the lack of goodies on our Food Stamp Challenge that has me digging through old posts-in-progress looking for tasty, nourishing treats like sprouted grain doughnuts. Like every good American, I have a penchant for cheeseburgers, french fries and milkshakes but fast food shakes filled… 

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How to Encourage Your Children to Enjoy Fruits & Vegetables

The question comes up more than you know –  countless emails flood my inbox from mothers wondering exactly the same thing: How do I get my kids to eat vegetables? I struggle in my response because I do not have a picky eater. My little guy enjoys a variety of foods from spicy tom yum… 

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10 Healthy Treats for Kids

Preparing healthy treats for kids can be a challenge.   Picky palates seem to prefer junk over wholesome, natural and healthy treats, but even the pickiest kids may find a treat among this list of healthy treats for kids that suits their liking.   Many of these are stand-by healthy treats for my family: figs… 

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Redefining Kid's Menus: Beyond Chicken Fingers & Buttered Noodles

We eat out far too often for our own good; fortunately, however, we’re blessed with good restaurants that rely heavily on local, organic foods.   We can find grass-finished beef and bison burgers, spicy vegetable curries, fresh sashimi, colorful soups and beautifully composed salads, but one thing remains the same: the kid’s menu.   While… 

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