Category Archives: Food for Thought

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    Double Whammy: Seasonal Allergies and Food Sensitivities

    Posted on April 15, 2014 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought.

    By definition, a double whammy is when two bad situations occur together (hence, resulting in double the trouble). If you or your child is suffering from seasonal allergies, it’s possible that hidden food sensitivities aggravate your symptoms and result in  double the misery. You’re probably familiar with the symptoms of seasonal allergies like itchy, water […]

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    Kraft Is At It Again: Marketing Meant to Confuse Consumers

    Posted on April 10, 2014 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought.

    A few months ago, Kraft secured a lot of media coverage around their announcement to remove artificial food dyes from some of it’s products. Many in the food industry accused Kraft of a marketing ploy meant to earn positive sentiment from consumers who care about what’s in their food since they chose the least popular […]

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    Real Food Comes From Nature

    Posted on February 13, 2014 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought, Real Food.

        Last month I asked Whitney of the fabulous blog for new parents (and even not-so-new parents), Rookie Moms how she defines Real Food. Ironically, she and I met at a cheeseburger party many many years ago (but if I recall, neither of us indulged in the burgers, just fun hats). This is what […]

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    Pinterest Answers: What’s For Dinner?

    Posted on February 4, 2014 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought.

    When my kids were around five-ish (and could read), we ended their nightly question of: “mommy, what’s for dinner” in a way that also helped me avoid staring blankly into my pantry or fridge wondering what to make. We bought a small whiteboard with a magnet on the back and a dry erase marker to […]

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    More Real Food Definitions by Real Moms

    Posted on January 28, 2014 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought, Real Food.

    I recently shared my own thoughts and definition of what real food means for our family, along with responses from friends that would easily be referred to as “foodies”. My goal has always been to help other parents realize just how easy it can be to feed their children real food, so I hope that […]

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  • When Frozen Foods Are Best

    Posted on January 23, 2014 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought, Real Food.

    We try to eat fruit and vegetables based on what’s growing in the Northwest during the season, but right now our ground is frozen and we are months (many) away from anything green growing around here. Even the moss dripping from our trees are frozen. But this doesn’t mean we stop eating fruit and vegetables. […]

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    Quick and Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Real Ingredients

    Posted on January 17, 2014 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought, Real Food.

    Flour, sugar, oil, baking powder, cinnamon and…more sugar. That’s about what you need to make cinnamon rolls. And a couple hours if you’re letting the dough rise. Guess what? I don’t really want to get up at 5am on Saturday to make cinnamon rolls. I don’t want to get dressed to run up to the […]

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  • Shaina Defines Real Food For Her Family

    Posted on January 14, 2014 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought, Real Food.

    Shaina of Food For My Family and I share similar thoughts on food so I, of course, asked her to share her thoughts on what real food means for her family. If you don’t yet know her, you’ll want to head over to her blog (after reading this!) and invite your kids to join you […]

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    Defining Real Food

    Posted on January 6, 2014 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought, Real Food.

    Last month, something prompted me to think about how I feed my own family. Someone publicly criticized me for using canned beans in chili. While I could absolutely make my own corn tortillas, cook with only dried beans and make all our meals from scratch using ingredients from our organic backyard garden, I live in […]

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