PARENTS
01/18/2012 06:33 pm ET Updated Mar 19, 2012

5 Worst Foods To Feed Your Family

I've got a question. Why does the all best comfort food have to be so packed with butter, sugar or bacon? (And sometimes all three.) Don't get me wrong, I love my sweet treats but unfortunately the feeling is not mutual. As a mother of two small children with one more on the way, heartburn and fall-asleep-at-my-desk-fatigue are just special parts of my personality these days. Plus, this body's already got an increasing number of lumps and bumps, so I'd love to keep any extras to a minimum. What I need is great food without so much sugar and fat, but with tons of flavor. And this goes double for the little guys. Last time our two-year-old had an ice cream cone, she was bawling before her last lick was through. Dreaded sugar crash, you are my nemesis.

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