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March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month

| March 6, 2017 | 17 Comments

The month of March is National Nutrition Month. The awareness and education campaign is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (known previously as the American Dietetic Association). Its purpose is to promote good nutrition by spreading awareness and education about nutritional choices, and to challenge people to make the healthiest food choices they […]

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Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

| February 22, 2017 | 35 Comments

Do your kids like to cook? Do they know how to make anything? My daughter is nine and I was surprised to learn that her best friend, also nine, does not know how to cook anything at all. I asked her mom about it (she’s a close friend of mine) and she said that she […]

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October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

| October 12, 2016 | 9 Comments

October is Pizza Month! Almost all kids love pizza, whether they’re picky or adventurous eaters. I have one child who only eats cheese pizza, and one who eats everything from pineapples to anchovies on his Italian pie. While it takes some time, spending a fall afternoon making homemade pizzas is a great way to promote […]

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Climbing Out of a Food Rut

Climbing Out of a Food Rut

| January 5, 2016 | 40 Comments

Do you ever feel like you’re making the same foods over and over again? This was recently a topic of conversation one evening when I was out with friends. It can be difficult to think of different things to cook, particularly this time of year when everyone is busy. Since eating the same foods or […]

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Fall Foods To Make With Your Kids

Fall Foods To Make With Your Kids

| October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Now that some cooler weather is here, it is a great time to have some fun in the kitchen with your kids. There are a lot of healthy, yet fun dishes to try while incorporating some fresh produce. Even if you have picky eaters, you can usually get your kids to at least try something […]

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Almost Homemade: Incorporating Convenience Foods Into Your Home Cooking

Almost Homemade: Incorporating Convenience Foods Into Your Home Cooking

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a busy mom, you want to provide healthy meals for your family, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out: On the days that are jam-packed with activities, not to mention school and work, it can be much easier to simply hit the drive-thru or pop a frozen lasagna into the oven. Relying too much […]

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Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

| December 22, 2014 | 55 Comments

By now, most of us have our shopping and wrapping done (unless you’re finishing up your wrapping after the kids go to bed!). You may be getting together with friends and family tonight, or you may be going to church for a lovely candle-lit service. Or, you might stay home and do your own thing […]

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What to Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers?

What to Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers?

| November 28, 2014 | 25 Comments

We at ShopaholicMommy hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! The last thing I am thinking about it eating because I still feel full from yesterday by I guaranteed most of your household does not feel the same way! Now that the day is over and you may be completely wiped out from some […]

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Halloween Candy: Making Healthier Choices

Halloween Candy: Making Healthier Choices

| October 20, 2014 | 10 Comments

Have you already purchased candy for Halloween? We all have our favorites: My kids love anything chewy and sticky, whereas I usually raid their stash for anything chocolate! You might be concerned about the sugar, fat and calories (not to mention additives like food coloring) are going to affect your kids over the next week […]

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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes Recipe

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

We have been trying to make these pumpkin spice cupcakes for a couple of weeks and this weekend we finally got around to it! They were very easy to make because we used a box cake mix but they took a whole lot longer to cook in the oven than I expected. I must admit […]

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