Get them to eat Broccoli
Get them to eat Broccoli A friend of mine asked me to do a Blog post on how to get your kids to like Broccoli. After laughing out loud at the request I thought, “ hey thats a great idea!” Now do I believe that I can teach you how to make every kid in
The Doug Lunch!
So lets get to it! Being a mom of two crazy boys and a real foodie means life is always interesting in our house. When you live the life of real food your ideals do not always match up with the ideas of a 4 or 6 year old. I am constantly faced with the
School Lunch! Ugh!
I do not know about you guys but why is buying school lunch so freaking cool to kids?Why are they dying to eat a chicken patty, corn, salad, and a roll at school but will not even meditate on the idea of eating that at home?The only answer I can come up with is that
I often get asked how I handle the eating at the endless stream of kiddie parties we must attend due to our current season of life. Just like any other family our weekends have become filled with birthday party after birthday party. As all of you know these parties are often filled with pizza, hot
I “HEART” Maple Syrup
When deciding to limit refined sugars I needed to quickly find some substitutions that Doug and I could live with. I have always been an advocate for “real” sugar so synthetics were never an option. After doing some research I discovered that one of the healthiest substitutes for white sugar is Real Maple Syrup. Maple
HFCS-The Evil One
When you are a practicing real foodist as I am, enemy #1 is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Many people acknowledge how bad it is but often do not know why. This post is a little high fructose corn syrup 101.What is it? High fructose corn syrup is also known as corn sugar. When corn
Chia Chia is a pest resistant seed discovered by the Mayan and Aztec Indians. The indians farmed chia because they were part of their staple diet when going off to war. One ounce of Chia seeds has 10.6 grams of fiber! Similar to the flaxseed, they are nutritional superstars. Both Chia and Flaxseed contain a
What is the deal with Bottled Tea
In the last few weeks I have had several questions surrounding the bottled teas sold in the supermarkets and mini marts. Are they healthy? Are bottled green teas a healthy drink choice? How do I know if it is a healthy option? My answers are a mixed bag. So I will say yes and no.
Sneaking in the Veggies
Sneaking in the Veggies I don’t know about you but there are days that it seems like a struggle to get the fruits and veggies into the family. Sometimes I am forced to find new ways to sneak them in. I thought I would post a few tips to make it a little easier on