Lately, I have been cooking up a lot of bean dishes from their dried form in the Instant Pot. Dried beans are a fraction of the cost of canned beans and oh, so easy in the instant pot. This super simple bean dish is sure to delight the whole family.Read More
One of the most common questions I get asked in my practice is if parents should be offering dessert after dinner. Some parents offer dessert as a “reward” for eating dinner, others are confused about how often they should be offering sweet foods after dinner, and still some want to provide a snack after dinnertime if they feel their child has not eaten enough.
Most of their problems are solved with a simple solution: the bedtime snack.Read More
I love an easy instant pot meal. Take a look at my instant pot mashed potatoes and cauliflower for an easy weeknight dinner. Craving soup? This recipe can also be made into a soup for a warm lunch or dinner. I love versatile recipes!Read More
Mealtimes can be stressful with little ones at home. Serving meals “family style” can help. Learn why and how to get started serving meals family style with your young children at home.Read More
A common hurdle I hear from families in my practice is that their children have a hard time transitioning to the table, most commonly at dinnertime. When dinner rolls around, it has been a long day (usually for everyone in the family) and getting little ones to sit at the table can be a challenge. Enter the pre-meal routine. Take a look at my 4 step plan which is sure to help make getting to the table a little less painful for everyone. I find preparing for the meal is often overlooked!Read More
How does your family do breakfast? A common pain point I find with clients is that their child seems to eat the same food over and over again for breakfast, the child becomes tired of said food and stops eating that food completely - leaving parents unsure of what to serve. Many times, we think about variety in lunches and dinners, but we fall short in making sure we are providing variety with breakfast. Here I post 8 breakfast ideas - very easy, full of nutrition, and provide variety throughout the week.Read More