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Celebrating the Idaho Potato Harvest (Part 1)

Consider the potato: Grown underground, covered with dirt, and not much to look at. But don’t let its humble exterior fool you — this mighty tuber’s power and potential can’t be overstated. Potatoes are nutritional powerhouses, appeal to a wide range of diets and palates, and are extremely versatile in just about every dish from […]

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Macadamia Nut Farm

There’s probably no other food on the mainland that says “Hawaii” more than the macadamia nut… and there’s probably no other nut that’s more kid-friendly and versatile. We recently had a chance to visit a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii, and now our kids are “nuts” for these buttery, slightly-sweet, bite-sized treats. On the way […]

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Hunger Is

If you’re a kid suffering from hunger, you can’t get much done. You’re probably lacking energy, maybe feeling a little woozy, and having a hard time thinking about anything else besides food. Just ask Academy Award nominated actress Viola Davis, who suffered from hunger as a child while growing up in “abject poverty” in Rhode […]

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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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