Monthly Archives: March 2014

Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Pudding

My kids have never tried traditional store-bought pudding, but they LOVE chocolate in other forms – dark chocolate pieces, whole wheat chocolate chip cookies, you name it.  So, when their aunt found this recipe (on allrecipes.com) and sent it to … Continue reading

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Recipes: Kale Berry Smoothie and Berry ‘Nana Smoothie

I’ve had intentions of jumping on the smoothie bandwagon for a while.  So, the other day I decided to finally put some of that frozen fruit I have to use and make a batch of smoothies.  The kids were really … Continue reading

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Stop Saying “Picky Eater”, Please

We’ve all heard the expression “every child is different” when it comes to anything that has to do with child development – potty training, school performance, basketball skills, learning to walk and talk. Eating and trying new foods is no … Continue reading

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Three Plates Transformed: Granola, Macaroni and Cheese, and Butter

Welcome to another installment of Three Plates Transformed.  This time around we’ll take a look at granola, macaroni and cheese, and butter – all of which you’ve probably had (or currently have) in your pantry and fridge right now.  We … Continue reading

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The School Factor

My kids are just a couple months away from turning 3, but I’m already getting anxiety about sending them off to school.  Yes, there are the obvious reasons: Separation anxiety.  Mainly for me.  I know the kids will be fine. … Continue reading

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Recipe: Whole Wheat Blueberry Mini Muffins

A blog reader recently reached out to me looking for an alternative to store-bought mini muffins for her young boys.  One variety of the mass-produced, pre-packaged mini muffins contains 25+ ingredients including monocalcium phosphate, potassium sorbate, and sodium stearoyl fumarate.  … Continue reading

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Three Plates Transformed: Oatmeal, Biscuits, and Syrup

Before we made a switch to real food almost three years ago, my husband and I relied on convenience packaged foods.  Back then, if we read any label at all it was just to identify fat and calories.  We’ve learned … Continue reading

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The Real Deal

There are many ways to get from point A to point B.  There are also many ways to go from eating highly processed foods to eating real. Below are the rules we follow in our household: Read ingredient labels on … Continue reading

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The Three Plates Story

In October of 2010, I heard the words “you’re pregnant with triplets”.  Surprisingly, I never freaked out. Never went into shock. Never had a panic attack. I instantly went into preparation mode. Part of that preparation included doing everything possible … Continue reading

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