The Debut of Doctor Yum’s Cooking Club

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Feeding Children, Getting Organized, Nutrition, Obesity | 0 comments

The Debut of Doctor Yum’s Cooking Club

This week I was pleased to attend the first gathering of “Doctor Yum Cooking Club.” The Lake of the Woods Chapter of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) agreed months ago to pilot our spring debut of “Doctor Yum’s Cooking Club” To back track, I teach a free shopping class to help families to shop for healthy food and feed families better while saving money. Some of the moms that have attended my classed asked if we could put out a cooking assignment with some of my kid-tested recipes that...

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What are you Paying for at the Grocery Store?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Favorite Topics, Feeding Children, Getting Organized, Nutrition, Obesity | 4 comments

What are you Paying for at the Grocery Store?

  Today was doing my Sunday morning grocery shopping run for the week. Often when I am waiting in line, I like to observe what other people have in their shopping carts, particularly those people shopping with kids. This morning there was a mother with three school-aged kids in front of me. It appeared that they were doing the same as me, stocking up for the week. On the conveyer belt, I spotted a lot of “kid food.” There was sugary cereals seen advertised on TV. I saw single servings of flavored yogurts...

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Getting Organized-Planning Meals

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Feeding Children, Getting Organized | 0 comments

Getting Organized-Planning Meals

Planning out meals for the week is so important with hectic family schedules.  I like to serve a home-cooked meal about 5-6 nights a week.  While this may seem daunting if you are not used to cooking, know that there is a way to do this without wearing yourself out.  I’m a big believer in “Cook Once, Eat Twice.” Having meals do double duty means that your family can eat your good home cooking even on busy nights (without having to hit the drive-thru!) Making one big list means less trips to the grocery...

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Getting Organized-The Grocery List

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Feeding Children, Getting Organized | 4 comments

People always ask me, “How do YOU have time to cook so much with all that you do?”  My answer is that I make the time because I feel it’s important, and I am always trying to find ways to get more organized. During this series I will share with you some time-saving tricks that I have learned over the years. I also am not a super organized person by nature, so I’m hoping many of you will share your time-saving tricks with me, too! First stop- the grocery list. I have struggled with the how to make a good...

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