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25 Healthy Christmas Snacks and Party Foods

Adding Christmas cheer to snacks and party foods for kids can be simple and fast.  Honestly.  Just the way you plate up raw vegetables or a tray of fruit can take ordinary fruits and vegetables and elevate them to merry morsels.  We have 25 ideas for healthy holiday themed snacks and party foods for kids for you to use to…

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Holiday Gift Idea: Cranberry Almond Granola Jars

Whole grain, lightly-sweetened Cranberry Almond Granola Jars make a warm and welcome holiday gift! Have you ever heard these words from a friend around the holiday season? “Oh, you don’t have to get me anything. Really!” Some friends are just hard to buy for. And many people truly don’t want more “stuff” in their home. (I empathize, though my kids…

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Easy Weeknight Stir-Fry Recipe

Stir-fry is one of our go-to recipes for a quick and healthy dinner! We love that this stir-fry recipe uses ingredients you probably have on hand, and it's really versatile so you can tweak it and really make it your own. It's perfect for using up all the random veggies you have when you're waiting for your next grocery trip. Plus, a…

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25 Creative Non-Treat Neighbor Christmas Gifts

Christmas is a time where we enjoy spreading cheer to all around us, whether it’s through Christmas caroling, donating food to the food bank, baking Christmas treats, or giving gifts. Many of us enjoy giving gifts to neighbors, teachers, package deliverers, bus drivers, and more, but it can be difficult to think of ideas that are healthy and not overly…

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Sweet Potato Noodle & Egg Tacos with Citrus Guac [from Superfood Weeknight Meals]

A quick dinner bursting with healthy superfoods? Yes, please! These sweet potato noodle and egg tacos come together in under 30 minutes and use basic ingredients. This delicious recipe comes from our friend Kelly's new cookbook Superfood Weeknight Meals - a fantastic resource for super healthy, super quick weeknight meals. Guys, these tacos were so good. Like, "my husband wasn't hungry but ate…

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Give the Gift of Sleep This Holiday Season

The holiday season is quickly approaching.  Not sure what to get for the little ones on your list?  Why not give the gift of sleep this holiday season?  As a Child Sleep Consultant, I discourage parents from buying every new gizmo and gadget that claims it will solve all their sleep problems.  There are, however, a few sleep staples that can…

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Allergen Friendly Holiday Buckeyes

Creamy sweet inside with a chocolate shell all perfectly safe for those with common food allergies! Coming from experience, the holidays can be a bit of a challenge for those with food allergies. After years of working through some of my own food allergies, I have come to learn that you really can enjoy some traditional holiday meals with allergy…

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MyPlate and the Update on Dairy

The dairy food group is one of the five food groups found on MyPlate.  Why is it so important?  Because dairy contains nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin D, potassium, and protein, needed for bone health and for the health and maintenance of our bodies.  This makes dairy an important part of the MyPlate icon, reminding Americans that for optimal health,…

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It’s Cuties Season: Celebrate with a Cuties & Carrots Smoothie!

We’re so excited to partner with Cuties this year to help celebrate the beginning of Cuties season, and get our kids eating more fresh fruit! When I go grocery shopping, I often have two competing thoughts. One is that I want my kids to have fun, special food that they love to eat. The other is that almost all the…

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12 Days of Healthy Christmas Activities for Families

Christmas is a magical time of year.  As a family, a way to make it even merrier is to spend quality time together.   Our 12 days of healthy Christmas for families list is an excellent way to add Christmas themed activities for jolly good fun throughout the holiday season. 12 Days of Healthy Christmas Activities for Families  Play Christmas charades.…

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