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Toddler Food Hacks and Nutrition Tips

I found this really fun info-graphic on Toddler Nutrition know-how. Secrets to success from the kitchens of real life Canadian Moms. I don’t see how the Canadian part makes a difference. Us moms in the US go through the same thing. You may or may not know these already but a quick refresher always helps.

Top 5 popular tricks moms use to feed their toddlers:

  1. Hide vegetables in other foods
  2. Play, “1 for you 1 for me” game…
  3. Puree your fruits, veggies and add them to other foods
  4. Let your toddler dip vegetables into salad dressing
  5. Cut sandwiches into fun shapes and sizes

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Feeding is a struggle because thats a trait that all toddlers have. Don’t get too worried, your child can actually sustain with the little they do get for a longer period of time. Try your best to give them nutritious whole foods, but don’t beat yourself up too much if you cant get them to eat. Its quite normal for this age. If you have some tricks of your own, leave a comment.

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Stuffed Chicken Rolls

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I love focusing on recipes that can get you in and out the kitchen quickly. With an active 7 year old and a husband who works out, there is always someone hungry here. This recipe can be used as a filling appetizer or become the main entree with a side of fresh vegetables.
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Chicken Nacho Bake

I love Nachos!

Chicken Nacho Bake

Who doesn’t, right? But the traditional chips and dip gets quite boring. Nacho fans will agree that once in while you need a twist on tradition. Any twist I add has a healthy side to it. Who can really call Nachos healthy, but the prep work can be. Using fresh ingredients and a nutritious cooking process, you can really have nachos without the guilt!
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3 easy ways

How to easily conquer cravings without the guilt?

Chocolate, Ice Cream, Soda, Coffee, Potato Chips

What do all these foods have in common? These are the most craved foods of today. We have all had those menacing cravings. You just had a fulfilling dinner, you sit down on the couch to watch an episode of The Walking Dead and then suddenly you start feeling hungry. Not like zombie hungry, but worse. Is that really hunger? How can you be hungry, you just had a filling dinner? But if you listen a little, you don’t want just anything. You want something sweet, something crunchy, something chocolatey and creamy. Well good news, that’s not hunger.  Bad news, its a craving! Pregnant women arent the only ones that get them. We all have gone through them, regardless of our gender or age. By the end of this post not only will you know what NOT to do when you have cravings, but 3 awesome yet simple ways you can conquer them. (more…)

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