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Freekeh fruit salad

Freekeh Fruit Salad

Of all the foods we eat and serve each day in our house, fresh fruit is a constant. And ever since our trip to the Dole Nutrition Institute, we’re more convinced than ever of the health benefits of a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables like the ones we get from Dole. Of course […]

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pineapple treasure chest

Fruit Treasure Chest for #StreamTeam

Each month Netflix adds new titles to its lineup, and this coming month offers a major ‘treasure’: The 2004 film National Treasure. Now don’t scoff – hear me out: Mr. Jolly Tomato and I apparently missed this film the first time around; we were busy with toddlers and it didn’t really match up with our […]

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super good peaches

5 (Doable) New Year’s Family Food Resolutions

You know those New Year’s eating resolutions that you start out making – like eliminating all added sugar – that turn out to be really, really hard to keep? Sure, resolutions are aspirational, but they’re also arbitrary. If you set the bar too high, they can lead to discouragement and – worst case scenario – […]

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shishitos

A New Look at Peppers

I recently discovered that I’ve been thinking about peppers the wrong way. In my head, I’ve been subconsciously dividing peppers into “hot” and “not hot” categories and serving the kids the peppers from the latter category. But as I’ve come to realize from reading The Great Pepper Cookbook from Melissa’s Produce, there’s an enormous range […]

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All the cool kids want to grab a Sumo

Fear No Fruit

Are you in the late winter fruit doldrums right now? We feel your pain. By the end of winter we’re usually daydreaming about those long summer days with endless peaches, watermelon, blueberries…But we digress. There’s lots of great fruit out there to eat right now, it’s just that you might not immediately recognize it. Sometimes […]

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couscous lunch

Lazy Mom’s School Lunch Guide

Back to school…school lunch…zzzzz. Wait – where was I? Sorry, my bad. Even though this is supposedly a blog about nutritious kids’ food, the thought of making school lunches always puts me to sleep. (If I’m going to be in the kitchen, I’d much rather be carving watermelons or making a Tim Burton pie.) Even […]

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