Posts tagged Tips & Tricks
Five Things Teachers Wish Parents Wouldn't Pack in Lunches

There’s another aspect to your kid’s lunchbox that might not have crossed your mind: The Teacher’s Perspective. And last year, I polled teachers asking what they WISHED they could tell parents about packed lunches. The feedback from teachers was overwhelming but pretty consistent across the board, and I’m sharing a quick abbreviated version on FIVE things that teachers wish parents wouldn’t pack in their kids’ lunches.

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What's the Healthiest Nut to Eat?

I recently got this question from a follower on social media: “I’m putting pecans in my oatmeal because I love them, but feeling like I should use walnuts. Is there a healthier or better nut to use?” To be honest, I wasn’t sure what the “best” nut was – or if there were one markedly better than others. So being a nutrition nerd, I decided to run a nutrient report of different nuts to compare them side-by-side! 

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What Teachers Wish You Knew About Your Kid's Lunch

There’s another aspect to your kid’s lunchbox that might not have crossed your mind: The Teacher’s Perspective. Teachers play a major role in opening packages and getting kids to eat.  Honestly, I’d never thought about this until I happened to see a former teacher’s social media post where she gave some candid feedback about what worked, what didn’t, and what typically got thrown away. Seeing this intrigued me, so I decided to reach out to some elementary school teachers to get their feedback.

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Why Kids Need to Pack Their Own Lunch - And How to Teach Them

What if you took one of your million morning responsibilities - like packing lunches - and re-assigned them to your kids? No, you’re not totally off the hook because you’ve still got to have foods to pack available in the house and there is a teaching curve… and, yes, it depends on their age and abilities. But hear me out, training my kids to take on this responsibility has had a really positive impact on the entire family. Find out more from my recent feature with Cooking Light.

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Father's Day Gift Guide

If your dad is a grillmaster like mine, look no further for the ultimate gift guide that is sure to have just the right gift for him - at an affordable price.  I've got you covered with everything from grilling and basting to flipping and branding.  Whether you're looking for a gift for your father, husband, brother, uncle or other, you'll find something that is perfect for him.

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Is Grilling Healthy?

Gathering around the grill with friends is one of the reasons I love summer. So when I had the assignment from CL.com to research the effects of consuming grilled food, I was a little nervous to even dive into the research afraid of what I would find! I mean, the grill literally saves dinner hour around here on a weekly basis. It’s easy. It’s quick. And most importantly, it’s a break from the stovetop! So what did I find? Find out here.

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Nutritional Yeast - Do You Need to Be Eating It?

True confession : I had no idea what nutritional yeast was until a few months ago.  I definitely didn't know that it was often referred to as “nooch.”  Even worse, I had this unsubstantiated idea that nutritional yeast was probably something I needed in order to truly be eating a “healthy” diet.  Who was I kidding?!  I didn't even know anything about it! Here’s what I learned.

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Mother's Day Gift Guide for Your Favorite Foodie

Don't have time to sift through all the deals online for the perfect Mother's Day Gift for your favorite foodie?  Or maybe you just want to send a not-so-subtle hint to your loved ones of what you'd want this Mother's Day?  Don't fret.  I've rounded up a list that the women in your life are sure to love.  Whether it be your mother - or someone who's like your mother, spouse, grandmother - I've got you covered no matter what your budget.

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