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Thanksgiving, Done Simply. For Real.

Thanksgiving already?!? But – but – we’re still trying to come up with creative Halloween recipes! As of this writing it’s two days before Thanksgiving and we’ve done nothing – nothing – whatsoever to prepare for a dinner for nine. Grocery shopping will have to happen after work; pies and rolls will be store-bought. But [...]

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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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A Kid’s Salad

With all of that “green stuff,” salad can be a tough sell for many kids. Last week we worked our way around the problem by making a tasty summer bread salad. This week we tried a different tactic with our slightly picky (OK, let’s say “selective”) 9-year-old: We put him entirely in charge of creating [...]

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Great Gifts for Kid Chefs

Got a kid who loves to cook? Lucky you! Lucky kid! As the holidays draw closer, it’s time to bring out our annual Great Gifts for Kid Chefs list (don’t forget these Kid Chef Gifts from 2010 and Kid Chef Gifts from 2011). Spatula Whisk: Your kid chef can get two jobs done with this [...]

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Moms Making a Difference

Moms are awesome. After all, who is more passionate about the health and wellness of kids than moms? Today we’re taking a little break from usual Jolly Tomato business to celebrate those moms who go above and beyond every day. Red Tricycle and Blue Shield of California have teamed up on a program called We [...]

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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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