How I Make My Kids Eat Their Veggies

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I wouldn't call my kids picky eaters necessarily. But they are quirky eaters, as I think most kids are. Some days they eat more than others, and they definitely have their preferences. Sandwiches are never eaten as intended, for example; instead they are dissected and eaten as parts. Sauce is often …
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Green ‘Fertility Glow’ Smoothie Recipe

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We might be having a baby boom around here, but that doesn't mean there haven't been fertility struggles getting to this point. Jenn went on her own journey and there have been miscarriages among us. While we know that sometimes medical intervention in getting pregnant is a necessity, we aren't …
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Moms Can Make Something Out of Nothing — But Meal Planning Is Easier

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I have a new talent I discovered as a mom: Making something out of nothing. It can be the day before grocery day, I can feel like I have exhausted all of my cooking options, yet I am almost always able to come up with something to feed the family for dinner. I've gotten quite talented at …
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A 2-Week Kiwi Challenge and a Salad So Good You’ll Swoon

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This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Mighties Kiwi blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Why is it that some of the most delicious foods are the hardest to get into? Watermelon can take a lot of muscle, …
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Denise Austin’s Skinny Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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Last week, we shared a skinny enchilada soup recipe with you, and this week? It's the whole enchilada! Fitness guru Denise Austin is sharing her Skinny Enchiladas recipe with us. So next time you want to add a little Mexican flare to your weeknight, consider pulling this recipe out. You'll likely …
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Skinnytaste’s Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

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I've been a fan of the Skinnytaste website for awhile now, so it was no surprise that I loved the cookbook, The Skinnytaste Cookbook. But it really says a lot when meals are husband and toddler-approved, so I had to share my praises. And I told you guys I wouldn't leave you hanging when it came to a …
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The Skinny on the The Skinnytaste Cookbook

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Dear Gina, You had me at hello, that very first email you sent to my inbox with the most delicious recipes ever. I followed you, I copied you, I ate like you. Every food you touch turns magical. My family eats well, my toddler’s palate is wide-ranging, and I am a happy mama. Okay, okay. I …
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A Healthy Mac and Cheese Your Kids’ll Love

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A world without mac and cheese is no world for us. That's why today we're sharing a healthier recipe for the noodley goodness from Tina Ruggiero, nutritionist and author of The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook.  Who says mac ‘n’ cheese can’t be part of a healthy diet? For those who are suspect, new …
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7 Tips for Starting Kids Early With Healthy Choices

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I spent a lot of time reading MANY articles about creating healthy habits for kids during my pregnancy. It is so important to me to establish those good behaviors early so Evan does not face the same struggles I have with my weight. All of it boiled down to the kitchen and the choices I made. Over …
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How to Create the Perfect Family Meal Plan

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Meal planning has many benefits --- weight-loss, weight maintenance, grocery budgeting, and most importantly, keeping a family fed and smiling. We've been discussing meal planning a lot over on Fit Bottomed Eats, so we thought we'd get in on some of the fun here as well, and I particularly wanted to …
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