Snack Tray Lunches

Weather has been warm and beautiful lately, and we have been enjoying outside lunches as much as possible these days. The easiest way¬† to make this happen has been snack tray lunches. What is a snack tray lunch you ask? It’s where I pile all the leftovers and odds and ends from the fridge onto…

Roasted Beets

Beets were one of those things that I was intimidated and confused by before I actually figured out how to cook them. I grew up with pickled beets from a jar (also delicious), but I didn’t have roasted beets until after college. I still remember the delicious quinoa salad I had them on with a…

Division of Responsibility in Feeding

In my early days as a WIC clinic nutritionist, I stumbled upon a book in a reference section for one of the classes I was teaching. This book revolutionized the way I thought about feeding children. It focused more on the psychological aspect of feeding children than the physical. Everyone pretty much knows kids should…

Instant Pot Carnitas

Have you ever eaten a dish at a restaurant and thought, “I wish I could make that”. This is exactly what happened last weekend. We had a lovely weekend spending time with my husband’s brother, sister-in-law, and nephew. We don’t get to see them all that often, and it makes it extra sweet to see…

Cooking with Toddlers: Yogurt Edition

I have a confession. I do not like yogurt. I know, at this day and age we are all supposed to be working on our “gut health” and doing all the probiotic things, right? Yogurt, kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, etc. We always had the little tubs of individually packaged yogurt with flavors that gave their best…