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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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A Whole Lotta Healthy Food at Whole Foods

Do you have a Whole Foods market near you? And if so, how often do you make the trip with your kids? Recently we had an opportunity to do a behind-the-scenes tour at our local Whole Foods, and even though we’ve shopped there many times we were impressed with the new things we discovered. First [...]

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Warm Baby Kale-Leek Salad in Crispy Cups

Are your kids salad-eaters? Or do they turn up their noses at all things leafy and green? This is a question we’ve struggled with for a while because we have one kid in each camp (one greens, one no greens). The fact is, there are so many ways to enjoy leafy greens besides the traditional [...]

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Most Awesome Mushroom Polenta Bacon Bites

How does your family eat mushrooms? If you’re looking for more ways to get your kids interested in this versatile, tasty fungi, now’s your chance. March is National Nutrition Month, and the theme is, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” As part of National Nutrition Month, the Mushroom Council is promoting mushrooms as a way [...]

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