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Use Leftovers Creatively

Use Leftovers Creatively

While your home and having difficulty finding all your favorite food items, this is a great time to get really creative and get in the habit of using all your leftovers. This helps stores as their restocking and saves money in this chaotic time. Meats can easily be made into burritos, wraps, and sandwiches for lunches. I just made a bunch of muffins with things I had on hand. You can bake your own bread. You can mix veggies and…

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Sugar Recommendations

Sugar Recommendations

Unfortunately, sugar is hidden everywhere in our food. Sadly, we can think that we are eating healthy snacks or healthy drinks, but they are loaded with unnecessary sugars and junk. Sugar has been shown to increase the risk of cancer, contains calories without nutrition, and had links to many other health issues. For kids, it can easily displace nutrient rich foods like fruits and vegetables or even the ability to drink enough water that helps stabilize blood sugar, aids digestion,…

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Fiber

Fiber

Fiber is such an important part of our diets. There are MANY reasons to eat fruits and vegetables such as feeding good bacteria, promoting daily elimination, and an abundance of nutrients. However, the average fiber intake is 15 g.So, to enhance your energy and digestion mix veggies into meals like eggs, eat bigger salads, feed kids fruit and veg snacks instead of crackers or pretzels, and prep food ahead so you don’t lean on processed snacks! Frozen fruits and veggies…

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Pasta Casserole

Pasta Casserole

Make an easy freezer pasta casserole while you’re cozy at home! Kids can easily help mix things together in the pot or casserole dish. 🍝 I used many things I had on hand like ground beef, spinach, chickpea pasta, and sugar free pasta sauce. I blended up cottage cheese to make it creamier, and then, I topped this with feta cheese🧀 I needed to use up. Great easy dinner is now ready to go on a night I need a quick meal…

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Stocking Up and Using What You Have

Stocking Up and Using What You Have

With confusion and uncertainty, I think there are small moments where we can find positivity and power. I share this post not to make a statement about what is going on in the world or tell people whether they should create a stockpile or not. What I do feel is in my expertise is that kids will be.home for the next month, and that requires more healthy, quick food on hand! As a mom and nutritionist, I am simply sharing…

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Teff Flour Cookies

Teff Flour Cookies

Making batches of some kid friendly foods to have for quick snacks as we plan for the next fun month at home! Even for pre-K, Noah has homework to do over the next month, and I am creating a loose block schedule and list of activities like skits, crafts, and making Lego projects to mimic Lego Masters so we stay busy and POSITIVE over this time. With all the anxiety around us, I truly am grateful for the opportunity to…

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