Kids Cook Real Food Blog

Kids Cook Real Food is a hub of information for raising healthy kids, including our weekly show, The Healthy Parenting Connector, with expert interviews, helpful tips, and kid-produced recipes.

Recent Posts and Episodes

Every symptom can be linked to a mineral deficiency. -Barton Scott

175: The Root Cause for Everything That’s Wrong with You with Barton Scott of Upgraded Formulas

This guest had me at, “All diets fail,” and the mineral pretty much every human being (at least in North America) is deficient in. I know what you’re thinking, smart readers — you think it’s magnesium. But it’s not! Put on your science geek caps for this interview, because biochemist and nutritionist Barton Scott will …

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I don't want my kids to eat healthily because mom forced them to. I want them to learn to honor and listen to their bodies. -Stephani Jenkins

171: Teaching Kids to Grocery Budget and Cook for Themselves (Even in Times of Inflation) with Stephani Jenkins of Cheapskate Cook

“We live in a culture with a lot of entitlement,” Steph Jenkins said during this interview. That’s not a word in her family’s vocabulary, because they’re all about boundaries, budgets, and priorities. When food prices rise, she doesn’t complain about how much she’s spending, she makes a conscious decision whether she’ll increase her grocery budget …

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We can release trauma energy from our bodies and heal our bodies. -Dr. Meg Haworth

169: Your Body Might Be Holding onto Something From Childhood – What That Looks Like and How You Can Release It with Dr. Meg Haworth

My husband and I have been talking a lot lately about the ACES study (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study) and how it seems like everyone in the world has trauma…except us. But then we wonder…maybe we just don’t know how to classify trauma. Dr. Meg Haworth is an expert on trauma both personally and professionally, and …

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We only have so many hours in a day do we really want to spend so much of it staring at a screen? -Katie Kimball

168: How to Help Kids Thrive with (and in spite of) Tech and Screens with Andrea Davis of Better Screen Time

Oh, parents. Parents in the tech age…there REALLY is no handbook for this! We’ve never seen our parents struggle through having the Internet in our kids’ pockets, and honestly? I don’t like the feeling of making it up as I go along. That’s why I’ve been following Andrea and Tyler at Better Screen Time for …

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Kids think school is checking the boxes, they don't value learning. -Dr. Jeannine Jannot

167: The Disintegrating Student: Why Our Smart Kids Are Struggling & What Parents Can Do Starting in Elementary School with Dr. Jeannine Jannot

Why are smart kids disintegrating? What can parents do to help their kids get through the high expectations without losing their self-esteem and sense of self? (Spoiler: This isn’t just parenting advice for those of us with older kids – the right habits start young!) Dr. Jannot is a psychologist, college professor, author, and mother …

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If you have unexplained medical issues, why not test for mold? -Beth O'Hara

166: Could Toxic Mold Be a Root Cause of…ADHD? Picky Eating? Your Mystery Illness? with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Expert Beth O’Hara

Beth’s story literally gave me goosebumps over and over. Can you imagine being in your late 20s and so sick that not a single health practitioner, natural or allopathic, can figure out what’s wrong with you?? Putting the pieces of the puzzle together took everything she had, and reversing her many chronic illnesses took even …

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