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Spring Into Wellness: Beth Aldrich of Real Moms Love To Eat

April 30, 2012

Spring is in full swing, and as the temperatures rise so do the number and variety of fresh options at your grocery store. This time of year, it’s easier than ever to eat right!

The team at Flatout wants to help you and your family make healthy decisions all month long, which is why we’re bringing you our Spring Into Wellness campaign!

Over the next four weeks, you’ll be hearing from three incredible health experts – from Certified Health Counselors to Registered Dietitians – on tips ranging from where to find the best local produce to how to create fabulous Flatout-themed recipes with your kids.

We know you’ll enjoy these creative ideas as much as we do. Bon appetit!

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Our first health expert is Beth Aldrich, creator of Real Moms Love To Eat. Beth is the author of the new book, Real Moms Love to Eat: How to Conduct a Love Affair with Food Lose Weight and Feel Fabulous (Penguin Books, NAL, January, 2012), and is a Certified Health Counselor and healthy lifestyle media spokesperson. She has fun with her three active sons and loves to cook, write and hang with her two Tibetan Terriers, Karma and Bonsai with her husband in Chicago’s North Shore.

Take it away, Beth!

The daffodils have found their way up through the soil and the chance of frost is past, which only means that springtime is here. Whenever this time of year rolls around, I find myself on the hunt for even more fruits and vegetables. Everything is so green and pretty outside, reminding me to spruce up the color content of our family meals, too. Recently, my son and I had the mid-morning pleasure of assembling some lunchtime snacks that hit the spot, nutritiously and in the flavor department.

As a busy mom who has an eye on nutrition, I’m always looking for fun ways to get my kids involved in the kitchen. One easy way that I’ve discovered works well is to grab some Flatout Hungry Girl Foldit Sliders, some nut chocolate topping and some fresh-from-the-market fruit that little hands can easily slice (with a plastic knife). When you give your kids the opportunity to “make” their own snacks, they learn self agency and a balanced, healthy love of food at an early age. Fruit is a great way to get much-needed antioxidants into their daily intake; and when you let ’em “wrap it up” with a mini Foldit – perfect for little hands – you have a winning combination!

Flatout Foldit Fruit & Chocolate Sliders

Ingredients:

Directions:

Spread the nut chocolate topping across each of the sliders. Top with the sliced fresh fruit. Fold the sliders over and serve. It’s that easy, and that delicious!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our first Spring Into Wellness idea! We’ll be back again on Wednesday.

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We’d love to hear your fresh perspective!

  • How do you encourage your kids to get involved with making their food?
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