About Karin

A nutritionist mom of school aged children, Karin can answer any and all questions about family and childhood nutrition. To book a class with Karin in the Summit, NJ area, contact, karin@peasfulkitchen.com.

What to eat in April: Asparagus!


If your kid sticks her nose up at the sight of spears, try out these 5 methods–and share in the comments your own tricks that work!

1. Engage their other senses. It looks long and skinny. It feels smooth and bumpy. It makes a loud sound when you […]

Homemade Fish Sticks, 2 Ways!

Skip the frozen pre-packaged varieties that are loaded with lots of breading and sodium, and make your own instead!
Fish sticks are a great options for kids who say they won’t eat fish. They look un-intimidating enough (close enough to pass as a chicken finger–or heck, cut ’em in nugget size pieces to pass […]

March food of the month: AVOCADO!

Protein-packed granola!

You’ve probably heard it over and over again: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And that’s especially true for children: Research shows that eating a smart breakfast can help improve behavior and school performance, as well as foster a healthy weight. 
The best breakfasts have 3 components to keep you full and energized:

Protein […]

February fruit of the month: Citrus fruits!

Yes, you CAN bring back family dinner!

There’s nothing more refreshing after a day full of work, school, activities, homework, meetings, and playdates than sitting down and having dinner with my family.  It’s over food that we connect, talk, share and bond. That cherished family meal doesn’t happen every night; for me and for most families, that would be impossible. The […]

Authentic Swedish Meatballs

Admittedly, there’s no greater perk to going to IKEA then enjoying their Swedish meatballs at the end of a long shopping trip. (And followed by a $1 ice cream cone.) Their meatballs may be good, but mine are better—and being a recent US transplant from Sweden—are as authentic as they get.

Serve them like we do […]