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Fun Food Saturday: Spooky Foods

Too bad Halloween is only once a year. Sure, we could do without the candy overload, but we’d happily make cute and spooky foods all year round if we could. We had considered focusing on just one or two treats for Fun Food Saturday, but there are just too many out there to narrow it […]

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Friday Food News Feed: Oct. 29

In case you’ve been trapped under an enormous pumpkin for a few weeks, you probably know that there’s a little holiday coming up called Halloween. And kids eat a lot of not-so-good foods on Halloween. And kids’ nutrition writers are working overtime to come up with all sorts of ways to make the holidays healthier, […]

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Halloween WITHOUT Food Dyes

Nothing says Halloween like a party filled with creepy, ghoulish, or downright goofy treats. But putting together all of those gross-out goodies often requires an appalling amount of food coloring. Problem is, artificial food colorings and food dyes aren’t all that great for your kids, and in some cases have even been associated with behavioral problems. […]

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Get Your Kids to Eat Brussels Sprouts

Here’s some food for thought on getting your kids to eat their vegetables: Approach #1: Plop some cooked Brussels sprouts down on their plates. “Here kids, eat this.” (“Eeeewww!”) Approach #2: Pull out a large stalk of fresh Brussels sprouts (Thank you, Trader Joe’s). Ask one kid to help pull the sprouts off the stalks. […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Pizza Pops

So you’ve already gotten the picture that we like making food on a stick, and we love little pizzas in our house. That’s why, when TasteSpotting ran a picture of Mini Pizza Pops this week, we were happily inspired. Pizza on a stick? That’s what you’d get if you combined two of our kids’ favorite things. We […]

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Friday Food News Feed: Oct. 22

Lots of kids’ nutrition news pouring in this week. Without further ado: Hope for Nutrition Bill: Food Safety News reports that the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill that stalled last month still has a chance, according to White House Assistant Chef Sam Kass. Kass says he is hopeful it will move forward during the lame duck […]

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