- Diane Mizota, Host Of This Week In M.o.m. | Moments Of Motherhood | Wed, May 23, 2012 6:51 PM EDT | Comments
- Woman S Day | Moments Of Motherhood | Fri, May 4, 2012 6:22 PM EDT | CommentsBy Mandy Major
mother and child in grocery store
Feeding a family is never easy. Putting the right foods i front of your brood takes time, money and thoughtfulness. But what exactly does right mean? It's tough to know, given all the competing information about organic vs. nonorganic foods. "Buy most things organic if money's no object; but for most people, this isn't the case," says Bridget Swinney MS, RD, LD, author of Eating Expectantly, Baby Bites and Healthy Food for Healthy Kids. "I suggest families look at what their children eat on a regular basis and then look online to see how those foods rank in number of pesticides." Then, buy organic versions of the favorite foods that are high in pesticides and standard items for the rest. Or take a look at this cheat sheet from nutrition experts on which kid picks are worth buying organic-and which aren't. Photo by Thinkstock
Buy Organic: Apples and Celery
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- Diane Mizota, Host Of This Week In M.o.m. | Moments Of Motherhood | Mon, May 21, 2012 6:37 PM EDT | Comments
- Charlene Prince Birkeland, Shine Staff | Moments Of Motherhood | Fri, May 18, 2012 8:11 PM EDT | CommentsI have yet to meet a kid who doesn't like pizza. When asked about pizza toppings, the requests are simple: cheese or cheese and pepperoni. Those choices definitely work when you're at a restaurant, grabbing a quick meal on the go, serving up a team dinner or feeding a group of kids at a party. But when you're making homemade pizza, it's time to push the envelope on the food front.
What crazy pizza toppings to your kids love?
I admit it can be tough to convince kids to try new foods or ask them to change something about their their favorite meal. But these simple, delish and (mostly) healthy toppings just might cause them to reconsider.
Pineapple adds a tropical touch to any pizza. Normally you'll see it with ham or Canadian bacon, but we like it solo with a generous heap of monterey jack cheese. Whether you use freshly-sliced pineapple or canned pineapple, let it dry on a clean kitchen towel or in an colander before you add it to the pizza dough. Otherwise you'll have a soggy slice of 'za.
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- Diane Mizota, Host Of This Week In M.o.m. | Moments Of Motherhood | Thu, May 17, 2012 3:07 PM EDT | Comments
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