fruit flavored water: how to get the kids off juice

strawberry flavored water, foodlets.com

IF YOUR KIDS ARE HOOKED ON THE SWEET STUFF, this may be a good substitute. It’s simple, tasty and best of all, a smart solution for weaning even the biggest juice fans off it for good. What’s wrong with juice? It’s just so full of sugar, basically the equivalent of soda, which is obviously not great… 

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peanut butter hot toddies

peanut butter hot toddies, foodlets

IT’S NOT SMOOTHIE WEATHER ANYMORE. We’re heading straight into hot chocolate season here but I’d rather not spend the rest of fall with three kids crying, wrestling, climbing kitchen counters and “mommmmmmy-ing”, all thanks to the inevitable sugar crash from cocoa. No can do. Enter, the warmest little mug of goodness to hit our kitchen… 

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Snap, crackle, fun! 3 last-minute food ideas for the 4th of July

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4th of July Layered Drinks from In Katrina’s Kitchen EVEN THOUGH WE’RE IN ITALY where the 4th of July only means George’s first month birthday (and that’s only at our house), I couldn’t resist showing off some of these adorable Independence Day ideas from my favorite blogs. Here’s to you, USA! Looking forward to some… 

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Fresh strawberry milk

strawberry milk

While I enjoy my mini-maternity leave, I’m thrilled to present a guest post from fellow mom and former colleague, Marie Facini. The genius in this drink is threefold: it’s exceedingly simple to prepare, it’s a great way to pack the all-important calcium punch, and it puts spring’s bounty of strawberries to good use.