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Fun Snacks for the Holiday Season

One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is to snuggle up with my boys and watch one of the many Christmas specials on TV. I have so many favorites! Of course, a steaming cup of hot chocolate is the best treat while watching these shows but this year I decided to incorporate fruits into our viewing snacks. Here are some of our healthy and yummy treats that celebrate a couple of the classics!

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12 Healthier Hanukkah Recipes

Hanukkah begins this week, with 8 days full of family, fun and food! One of the most popular foods this time of year is potato pancakes, or latkes. Did you know you could switch things up with just about any veggie? From Brussels sprouts to beets, we collected some new takes on this holiday comfort food plus a few other Hanukkah favorites. 

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Healthy Stocking Stuffers for Kids

As a kid I remember waking up Christmas morning and racing with my brother to see who got to our stocking first.  Christmas stockings were always so much fun to me.  There were so many fun gifts in there, as if they were getting us ready for the gifts under the tree.  They could be filled with anything from candy to socks to small toys. I love seeing the same reaction on my kid’s faces on Christmas morning.  They race to their stockings and dump them out onto the floor with excitement.  In place of candy I opt for non-candy treats and anything I think they need or will have fun with. 

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6 New Products from the New York Produce Show

New York City in December is a fantastic place to be, especially when you're in the produce industry! On December 3, the Eastern Produce Council and Produce Business held the 5th annual New York Produce Show and Conference focused on Celebrating Fresh. Held for the first time in the newly renovated Javits Center, this year's show had over 400 companies exhibiting, hosted a keynote breakfast featuring a panel of top retail "Thought Leaders," and honored Theresa Nolan with the EPC Woman of Distinction award.
 

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5 Fresh Toppings for Hanukkah Latkes

Not all of our holiday traditional foods are healthy, but we certainly cannot imagine our celebrations without them. Having a healthy holiday isn’t about depriving ourselves of those comfort, once-a-year foods we love. Instead, try to incorporate fruits and vegetables into the dishes you serve to create a balanced, delicious meal.

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What’s in Season for December?

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 December and get some delicious recipes to incorporate these items into mealtime.

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Make Your Own Vegetable Stock

Stocks form the basis of many recipes, like soups and sauces. Making a homemade version isn't a daunting task. Here's a step-by-step guide to transforming those odds and ends from your veggies into a delicious, homemade stock!

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Top 5 Ideas for Your Holiday Leftovers

The holidays are a time when many people go “all out” in the kitchen and share their favorite dishes with family and friends. And while meal planning can help prevent the amount of leftovers, sometimes it’s just inevitable that there will be some things leftover! Not to worry, there are many ways to reinvent those leftovers into delicious new meals and prevent food waste.

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Festive Flavors: 12 Fresh Takes on Holiday Favorites

Between holiday parties and family get-togethers, it can sometimes be hard to keep things healthy. The holidays are known for rich dishes and decadent desserts. Lucky for you, Produce for Kids is making over your favorite holiday recipes in the new Festive Flavors: 12 Fresh Takes on Holiday Favorites guide.

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