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Is Sodium Bad For Kids?

We know that too much sugar is bad for kids, and we’ve heard about why we should steer clear of preservatives, artificial coloring, and junk foods. But what’s the deal with sodium? On the one hand, studies find that Americans eat almost twice as much as the recommended daily amount of sodium, and some companies […]

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Calling all kids with recipes!

Got kids? Got recipes? If so, we know some people who want to hear from you. Twin chefs Georgia and Michael (age 9) of KidsCookUSA are trying to collect 1000 recipes from 1000 kids to give to Mrs. Obama for her “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity. The idea is to show kids that they […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Cupfakes

You can probably tell by now that we love fun food, and we love it even more when it’s in cute little cup-shaped forms with pretty wrappers. Yes, we’re talking about the “cupfake” – that sneaky little cupcake imitator that’s savory rather than sweet. We served up some meatloaf and mashed potato cupcakes back on […]

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Do We Need Kid’s Menus?

Time was, back when we were new parents, getting the children’s menu at a restaurant seemed like a great benefit. (And you’d be extra-lucky if the menu came with crayons.) But now that the kids are a little bit older, and we’re a little more seasoned (OK, jaded), we’re starting to wonder if a kid’s […]

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Kids and Holiday Eating

So we’re about to kick off the summer season with Memorial Day weekend, and you know what that means… barbecues, parties, and tons of treats for the kids to devour. But if you’re trying to be careful about what your family eats, the weekend doesn’t have to be a complete write-off. Here are a few […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Parfait Time

Today, for some strange reason, we can’t stop thinking about layering stuff in a tall, clear glass. Maybe there’s a new Shrek movie coming out or something (“You know what everybody likes? Parfait!”) Or maybe it’s just Fun Food Saturday (Parfait Edition) here at Jolly Tomato. Parfait is pretty simple when you get down to […]

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