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Getting My Vegetable-Hating Kids to Eat Healthy | Des Moines Moms Blog

Getting My Vegetable-Hating Kids to Eat Healthy

My sons’ favorite meals are tacos, burgers, pizza, and chicken nuggets. I can’t blame them; after all, these foods are all delicious. However, my kids prefer the bare-bones versions of these delicacies: meat and cheese only. Oh, and carbs. Meat, cheese, and carb (tortilla) = taco. Meat, cheese, and carb (bun) = burger. Meat, cheese, […]

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Healthy Eating Tips for Back-to-School and Beyond

This post is part 4 of 5 in the Back-to-School 2015 series. The transition from summer to “back to school” can be hectic. In all the chaos it’s easy to let healthy eating slide, but spending just a little extra time creating routines now will set your family up for an entire year of healthy eating. […]

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Focus on the Food Groups: A Visual Activity for Young Kids

If you are a mom to young kids, you know that most days feel like a snack free-for-all. Each day, I encourage my daughter to think of choices that include fruits, veggies, and protein rather than “snack” type foods. While we talk about it frequently, I wanted a visual way to demonstrate this to my daughter. I hoped an activity […]

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