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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Breaking My Peanut Butter Aversion

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One might have called it a borderline phobia. I called it a strong aversion. Peanut butter and I were not friends. I could not even stand the smell of it, which prompted an automatic gag reflex. For as long as I can remember, the mere whiff of peanut butter would send me retching, gagging and running for “clean […]

Peter Piper Picked a Picky Eater…..

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Picky eater. Just saying the two words makes me cringe, as it does many a parent. When I first started this blog, I envisioned post after post about all the wonderful foods I’d introduce to my son and he would happily eat it up. Well, that of course, wasn’t the case. Eating was and is […]

Expanding Our Horizons

Cameron is going to be in an in-home daycare starting at the end of January. So we have been focusing on expanding the number of foods he has been exposed to and will eat. It has been slow progress the past few months. Cameron is not that into food, at least not yet. Between his […]

Happy 1st Birthday

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Cameron’s first birthday was this month. He was also christened on the same day so it was a very big celebration with the family. Leading up to the big day, I was going back and forth about what to do for his cake. Cameron hasn’t had egg whites yet, and we weren’t sure if he reacted […]

I’ll take yogurt with that please….

Finally, Cameron has outgrown his intolerance to the protein found in dairy products. This means freedom for me, as I’ve been dairy free since his birth (and I love cheese, milk and yogurt!), and yogurt for Cameron! Yogurt is a great source of protein, calcium and gut-friendly probiotics. Yes, there are alternatives for those that can’t do […]