Simple Nutrition: Kids and Grazing

03.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Do you struggle with your kids snacking all day long? What causes grazing? How do you curb it to save your grocery budget? Family Life's Morning News Anchor Sarah Harnisch and Certified Natural Health Professional Brandee Gorsline discuss the causes of constant snacking and how you can squelch it in this week's Simple Nutrition.

Additional Resources:

This is a write-up on the University of Illinois study on kids and grazing.

Healthy Snack Ideas Recipe Site #1

Healthy Snack Ideas Recipe Site #2

For more information and healthy snack ideas, check out Brandee’s Facebook page, Clean Living Coach.


Your Comments(please keep them on topic and polite)

on 03.04.14 Sherry Strohl commented

Very informative as always...keep up the good work!

on 03.04.14 Melissa McClintock commented

I made the coconut and cocoa snack. My family LOVED it!!! Thanks. I really enjoy Simple Nutrition...

on 03.05.14 Kimarie commented

Great job today Brandee & Sarah! Love hearing voices I know and trust on the radio, and so do my little guys. They look forward to listening (although they don't sit still or stay quiet for it) and get excited to hear your voices and what you have to share as well. This is fantastic information! it only takes a few minutes to listen and learn more!

on 03.05.14 Robin commented

I will be following this for sure.

on 03.05.14 Lauralee commented

Love it!!!

on 03.05.14 Kelly commented

Hi, Sarah. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your nutrition segment yesterday. I had my children listen to it today and my son actually got a little emotional. You've inspired my children to live a healthier lifestyle! Sometimes it takes hearing something from other people to impact them.....which is why I don't homeschool lol. Thank you!!

on 03.08.14 Joan commented

Could you post the recipe for the Honey Chocolate?


on 03.11.14 Sarah Harnisch commented

Here you go Joan!
2 tablespoons butter (or other fat)
2 teaspoons raw honey
6 tablespoons cocoa powder

Gently melt the butter. Add the raw honey and whisk with a fork. Stir in the cocoa powder until well combined.
At this point you should have something between pourable chocolate and frosting. Let it cool and eat it with a spoon or refrigerate to harden and use as chocolate chips in cookies or grain-free scones.

Here is a link:

on 03.11.14 Joan commented

Awesome! thanks so much. We are trying to eat better but I still get those chocolate cravings. I am loving the coconut oil we are using lately too. Thanks for having Simple. We are learning a lot. My husband listens on his Mondo at work too. :)

on 03.11.14 Sarah Harnisch commented

One more for you... My favorite recipe with honey chocolate is avocado chocolate mousse! Take it and stuff it in strawberries and it is *amazing*. Here is that recipe: