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Build Your Own Pizza

Pizza is a family-favorite in my household! We love to let our girls pick out their favorite toppings and help us assemble a delicious dinner we can all enjoy. This Build Your Own Pizza guide is a fun way to turn family pizza night into a healthy dinner. Simply select (or let your kids select) your favorites for each category, assemble, bake & enjoy! 

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Tips for Building a Healthier Easter Basket

Easter is such a fun holiday for my kids. My four & two year olds love reading books about Easter, what the holiday is about, and of course, the Easter Bunny. Growing up, I remember the joy and excitement when opening my Easter basket. There was always a bag of jellybeans, a chocolate Easter Bunny, and other fun things like coloring books, crayons, or a fun bow for my hair. Then we would go to the backyard and hunt for Easter eggs. Some were eggshells that we dyed with fun colors and others were plastic eggs to open with usually more candy.

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Spring Break Snacks & Activities

It’s hard to believe that spring break is just around the corner with all of the crazy weather we’ve had this winter. No matter what the weather is like where you live or what your plans are, I have great snack ideas and fun activities for your spring break.

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4 Easy Veggies to Blend Into Any Recipe

Everyone knows how important it is for kids to eat tons of fruits & veggies and in my house fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy proteins fuel our bodies. Both my boys play multiple sports and so it is extremely important that they eat a variety of well-balanced, healthy foods. 

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Fun St. Patrick’s Day Treats for Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! We all know this holiday is loaded up with lots of green and the dream of finding that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  We are excited to share two new St. Patrick’s Day themed creations straight from the Produce for Kids test kitchen. 

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10 Veggie-Packed Recipes Kids Will Love

 As the parent of both a picky eater and one that will eat just about anything, I know it can be tough to create a meal that both will love - and that I'll feel good about feeding them. Through my role at Produce for Kids, I've had the opportunity to test my kitchen skills by developing and testing healthy, veggie-filled recipes with my family. Here are my top 10 family-tested, dietitian-approved recipes.

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6 New Family-Friendly Products from Southern Exposure

This past weekend, the Produce for Kids team had the pleasure of attending Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure. While there, we hosted a reception for our grocery and produce partners where we announced our new partnership with Feeding America and recapped our 2014 results. Southern Exposure brings together hundreds of fresh produce companies, so naturally, we have new family-friendly products to share. 

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What’s in Season for March?

Knowing what fresh produce items are in season when you head to the grocery store can not only save you money, but also means that you’ll be enjoying fruits and veggies at their peak! Read on to see what’s in season for March and get some delicious recipes to incorporate these items into mealtime.

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5 Tips for Getting Kids Involved in the Kitchen

We are very excited to share this guest blog post from our friends at The Kids Cook Monday: Having your children help you prepare family meals is one of the most effective ways to encourage them to try new foods and improve their overall diet quality, both now and later in life. But if you’re used to quickly whipping together a meal amidst your family’s usual weeknight chaos, the thought of corralling the kids into the kitchen can feel overwhelming. 

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5 Easy Ways To Get Your Family To Eat More Spinach

It’s no secret that spinach is one of the most popular superfoods out there. Bagged fresh spinach has become regularly available in grocery stores, and frequently on sale too. I find I can get through about 2 bags of spinach a week if I’m diligent with adding it to my family’s diet daily, and in several different ways so they don’t get bored (or catch on!).

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