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Nov24

Sweet and Salty Butternut Squash French Fries

Winter Squash! Winter squash is in peak season right now, so we wanted to take a break from our normal russet and sweet potato fries, to share with you a more seasonally appropriate, Butternut Squash French Fries! We consider the following squash varieties to be winter squash.  They have similar characteristics, such as their peak season is October- November.  They…

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Holiday Cheese Ball for Kids Final
Nov21

Festive Holiday Cheese Ball for Kids

Cheese balls come in so many different flavors, with lots of different ingredients and toppings.   They can range from really great healthy ingredients, to smashed up orange food-dye laden Doritos.  This cheese ball is incredibly simple with only 4 ingredients and also an added veggie!  We used red bell pepper to decorate our cheese 'ball' for a fun and…

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blueberry smoothie
Nov20

Organic Farming with Cascadian Farms

Natalie and I had the opportunity to take a behind the scenes tour with Cascadian Farm and visit their original organic farm started in 1972.  The farm is nestled in between the mountains in the Skagit Valley, which is north of Seattle, Washington. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking! Cascadian Farm quickly outgrew their original 20-arce farm, and most of the produce you…

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Frozen Veggie Tray Final with Text
Nov19

Frozen Party Veggie Tray

Do you want to build a snowman?  If you have seen the movie Frozen, you can't help but sing that song in your head when looking at Olaf!  This is such a cute Disney movie that is beyond popular.  Anytime we can combine a character kids love, and veggies we go for it!  When kids can relate to something or…

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holiday veggie tray
Nov18

Holiday Veggie Tray with Creamy Ranch Dip

What I love about this holiday tray, is that you don't have to be a food artist to pull it off.  Bring it to your next holiday buffet and it will be gobbled up! To make this tray, we simply used a round platter, with a small bowl in the middle. We filled the platter with broccoli and cherry tomatoes.…

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Nov17

5 Reasons to Store your Food in Glass {plus GIVEAWAY}

The holidays are upon us which means parties, banquets, buffets, baking marathons, and lots of leftover food! To store your food in a healthy, safe way, we choose glass!   The change to glass is so simple and easy, and it doesn't have to empty your pocket book.  Not only is it better for your family, but my kitchen has never…

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Nov14

5 Super Healthy Baby Food Recipes for Squeeze Pouches

Baby food pouches are literally the best thing to happen to baby food.   The only down side is to buy them premade you will spend anywhere between $1 and $2 per pouch.   That can add up when your baby really starts eating.  When you make your own baby food and use a reusable squeeze pouch, it will save…

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broccoli bites with broccoli and shk
Nov13

Cheesy Broccoli Bites

With over 100% of the recommended amount of vitamin K and vitamin C per cup, broccoli is a super food!  As a bonus, broccoli is also a great source of folate, fiber (1 gram for every 10 calories!), and even protein.  If your kids aren't keen on broccoli yet, making these little broccoli bites might be just the dish that…

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10 Healthy Veggies Sides to Serve with Dinner
Nov12

10 Healthy Veggie Sides to Serve with Dinner

If prepared in the right way, a vegetable side dish can be as delicious and filling as the main dish.  Preparing a vegetable with a different cooking method, adding different flavors and colors can make the difference for your child if they try it and like it or not.   The philosophy we have in our household which patterns the…

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fruit n rice salad for kids
Nov10

Fruit-n-Rice Salad

It's all about the brown rice today! As a side dish, brown rice is a super healthy food to include in your families diet.  Brown rice has more fiber, less carbs, and more nutrients than white rice.  However, kids who grow up on white rice may have a hard time making the transition.  And what good is a healthy food,…

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