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Vacation Food for Kids

Headed out on vacation for spring break? Lucky you! If you’re traveling, you might get a much-needed break from cooking, packing lunches, and washing dishes. But it can also mean that your kids are headed for a weeks’ worth of hamburger-and-fries kids’ meals. How can you keep the food reasonably healthy for your kids while you’re on the road? Depending […]

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Gardening Season Is Here

It’s spring, which means it’s time to get out in the garden after a long, cold (well, maybe not so cold) winter and start planting. What do gardens have to do with kids’ nutrition? Everything. Of course, anything that you can grow naturally at home is probably healthier than what you can buy in the […]

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Italian Wedding Soup

Tired of green food yet? Not so fast! We’ve still got plenty of ways for you to enjoy your greens this month. Since all of the St. Patrick’s Day hoopla has died down, we’re now looking at a lesser-known holiday:

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Green Frosting

OK, I’ve already pushed the limits on what is acceptable in terms of green food for the month, what with the Greens, Eggs, and Ham and the Green (Rainbow Chard) Cake. But now I’ve totally gone off the rails with this Green Frosting (click for recipe), made with spinach. Yes, I’ve officially become that mom. […]

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The Eating of the Green

Whenever I hear that song, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” I think of my beloved Irish grandmother, whose eyes always had such a mischievous sparkle even when she had a stern look on her face. Sigh…But I digress. St. Patrick’s Day is drawing near, and the food in our house is getting greener and greener. […]

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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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