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November 13, 2013 • Healthy Living, Kids Health

Easy Ways to Sneak Better Nutrtion into Your Family

With over 20 years of experience as the nutritional gate-keeper for my husband and 4 children, I have mastered the science of health by stealth.  Here are my favorite ways to sneak better nutrition into my family’s lives with simple switcheroos:


  • 100% spreadable fruit for regular jelly/jams
  • Part-skim or 2% cheeses for full-fat varieties
  • Omega-3 fortified eggs for standard eggs
  • Romaine hearts for iceberg lettuce
  • Ground turkey breast for ground beef
  • Greek-style plain yogurt for sour cream
  • Quaker Oatmeal pancake mix for regular varieties
  • Coconut oil instead of shortening for fried chicken
  • Pureed dates instead of sugar for baking
  • Coconut milk for heavy whipping cream in recipes
  • Pureed prunes (baby food) for oil in baking muffins