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PotatoPalooza!

February is Potato Lover’s Month, and really, what better time of year to express your love for this amazing tuber? Did you know that…potatoes have more potassium per serving than any other fruit or vegetable, even bananas? That potatoes have no fat or cholesterol? That each year the average American eats 130 pounds of potatoes? [...]

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Not Your Typical Salad

Happy 2014! Did you make a New Year’s resolution about eating more salad? Great! But if you’re thinking of a salad as an obligation, or as a monotonous stream of green lettuce leaves, you’re making it a lot more tedious than it really needs to be. Some of the best, easiest, and tastiest salads feature [...]

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Growing Great

You work hard all the time to set a good example, serve nourishing foods, and keep healthy snacks around the house…and yet sometimes it’s what a kid sees all of his friends eating that gets him most excited about trying something new. Our fourth-grader came home the other day declaring that his new favorite snack [...]

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Spaghetti Squash Latkes

Spaghetti squash is an amazing vegetable (fruit?) and there are countless ways to serve it. Of course the most popular way is to prepare the long stringy flesh as a pasta substitute. But we’ve never been super-crazy about food that only feels legitimate when it’s pretending to be something else. Be proud of who you [...]

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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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Zucchini Milk (Is Really A Thing)

Summertime, and zucchini is everywhere. Has your garden given you zucchini more than you know what to do with? Here’s an idea that sounds a little crazy, but it’s a real thing: Make zucchini milk. Yes, you can puree your zucchini to make a milky substance that is a great dairy-free substitute for milk in [...]

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