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Archive | July, 2011

Food News Wrap: July 29

Let’s start with the heavy hitters: McDonald’s made a big splash this week when it announced a nutrition overhaul of its much-criticized Happy Meal. They will downsize the French fry portions and put a fruit or veggie in every Happy Meal. This was the talk of nutrition-watchers all the way up to the White House, [...]

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Grill Crazy

Who wants to turn on the oven in the summertime? Summer days are meant for grilling, and summer vegetables are the perfect for the grill. If it’s too hot to even contemplate being outside during the day, you can grill these vegetables in the morning or in the cooler night temperatures. Plus the vegetables taste [...]

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Food News Wrap: July 22

We keep saying it, and we’re still going to keep saying it: Watch what your kids are watching on TV, because it’s hard to say who else is watching out for them. Exhibit A: Coming up at the same time period as proposed new federal guidelines, food manufacturers have drafted their own nutrition guidelines for marketing to kids. [...]

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Every Bag Counts

We’ve been spending a lot of time this summer talking about fun food and making cute replicas of our storybook favorites. But while we are fortunate enough to have fun with our food, there are plenty of kids and families who are going hungry this summer. The problem is worst at the end of the [...]

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Keep Kids Busy in the Kitchen

Got the mid-summer doldrums? Kids complaining about being bored? Here’s a solution: Get them busy in the kitchen. That’ll teach ‘em. Oh, and maybe they’ll have fun and sample something healthy too. Without further ado, we present the Top 5 Ways to Keep Kids Busy in the Kitchen in the Summertime: 1. Husk corn: Buy [...]

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Cook Your Books

It’s summertime, and your kids are probably reading away (right? right?) and enjoying their time immersed in new adventures and fantasies. Every now and then a book inspires a cooking project that practically begs to be recreated in the kitchen. Lucky for us, both of our boys had summer books that inspired kitchen adventures. Our four-year-old [...]

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