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A Healthi(er) Birthday Party

The calendar has turned another page, and now it’s time to plan that next birthday party. You ask your kid what he wants to serve, and the response is, “Chips. Candy. Cake.” You close your eyes, rub your temples a little bit, and try to remind yourself that it’s the nutrition you provide during the […]

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Greens Galore

Why do kids (supposedly) dislike green foods so much? Is it their way of rebelling against something that’s “good for you”? Is it a taste or a texture thing? Or is it just something they’ve been culturally programmed to dislike, even before they’ve had a chance to try it? Many kids are raised to eat […]

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Unprocessed October Begins

It’s starting to get dark a little earlier than we’re used to, the air is cooler in the morning, and there are pumpkins cropping up on front porches all around town. This can only mean one thing: It’s October, and we are ready for some good home-cooked fall comfort food. Timing-wise, we’re in luck that […]

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Fun Food: Crazy Breakfast

During the school year, breakfast is a utilitarian affair – eat it and get out the door. But in the waning days of summertime, we want to savor those last few days when breakfast isn’t quite so rushed. In honor of summer kid breakfasts, we decided to go a little crazy. We were inspired by […]

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Valentines’ Day WITHOUT Food Coloring

As we wrote back in October (Halloween WITHOUT food coloring), it’s possible to have a fun and festive celebration for your favorite holiday without using all sorts of fake food colors.  After all, artificial food colorings and food dyes aren’t all that great for your kids, and in some cases food dyes have even been associated with […]

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25 Best Snacks for Kids?

When we saw that Parents Magazine had put up a list of “25 Best Healthy Snacks for 2011” we were glad to see them do a story like this and we were preparing to share the link…until we read through the choices. And then we found ourselves asking, “Really, Parents? Is that the best you […]

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