Creamy Veggie Ravioli Casserole

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Every now and then I get a whim to veer from my planned menu and create a dish based upon my mood. Sometimes it needs tweaking and other times I surprise myself at how good the first time is! The is one of those latter times. I had planned on making my Ravioli Zucchini Casserole […]

Pumpkin Apple Breakfast Cookies

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I don’t know about you, but our mornings are often chaotic trying to get one or two little ones off to school (depending upon the day) and my husband out the door to work. Luckily I don’t commute very far to work most days! But having time for more than a quick breakfast on the […]

Share What’s Good: Family-Style Meals

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Disclaimer: This post is part of Welch’s Share What’s Good campaign, for which I was compensated. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   I am a big believer in the family gathering together around the dinner table often. I was fortunate to be raised in a family that put a big emphasis on the family eating […]

Menu Plan Monday – July 15

How do you handle meals for your family if you are out of town? I’m actually gone 4 days this week to a conference, which is probably the longest I’ve ever been away since we had children. Even for short trips though, I always try to leave the refrigerator and freezer well-stocked with staples, leftovers […]

Say Yes to 4 of Children’s Favorites Foods

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My appearance this morning on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta was sponsored by Applegate Farms.   When you ask children what their favorite foods are, the top three are generally hot dogs, pizza and chicken nuggets. But these foods aren’t generally on the top of parent’s lists for what to feed their children. In a recent […]

Menu Plan Monday – March 4

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Before I get to the food this past week, which there were some home run dishes, I wanted to share my wonderful news. I was honored by the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the Distinguished Service to the Media Award. I was so excited to be presented with this award as I love […]

Menu Plan Monday – January 14

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We celebrated E’s first birthday this past week. And as you can tell, she had no problem diving right into the cake. She had it smeared all over her hair, eye, face, hands, everywhere. But it was fun to watch her! She really didn’t eat that much though. What a difference a second child will […]

7 Tips for Enjoying Holiday Meals With Your Infant

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This holiday season will be my daughter’s first. She turns 1 year old in January. While she is eating a wide variety of foods and textures, she isn’t quite to the point of eating everything we do. For our holiday celebrations I will have to make some modifications so that she can enjoy our traditional […]

Getting Started on the Right Foot

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Did you hear about the recent study that found an association between what infants eat at 6 months, 15 months and 24 months of age and IQ at the age of 8? Read about how both the mom and dietitian in me reacted as well as how I instill healthy habits in my children on […]

Cereal is Solid

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It has been over 3 weeks now since E started on solids and she continues to eat her cereal with gusto. The other foods I introduce, not so much. She is eating both rice cereal and oatmeal (baby oatmeal, that is) really well. After a week of doing well with both, I decided to introduce […]