Back-to-school is around the corner, whether we like it or not. With back-to-school comes routine, homework and, for me, a desire to get back to meal planning during the busy school week. Let’s face it, meal planning definitely makes family life easier! To keep from getting bored in the kitchen, it’s great to have an arsenal of healthy, no-fuss dinners to choose from.
Produce for Kids Blog
Guest blogging today is Amber Bloom at Produce for Kids. Read on to get a behind-the-scenes of how cherries get from the tree to your grocery store!
Produce for Kids was recently invited by Chelan Fresh on its Annual Cherry Tour in Chelan, WA. I was so excited to attend and get a first-hand look at how cherries are grown, picked, packed and shipped, and meet the growers who make it possible. Little did I know I was in for so much more.
Despite the obesity epidemic, many children are underweight. Parents often ask how to help a child gain weight in a healthy way. While empty calories from foods high in fat and added sugars might add a few pounds, they will not provide the nutrients a child needs to build strong bones and a healthy body.
Just because kids are in the same family doesn’t mean they look alike. Although we share some genes with our siblings, we don’t share them all - and that can really show when it comes to body type. It’s tempting to create different rules for kids based on their body types, but that’s not always the best parenting strategy.
Summer is the perfect time to pack a picnic and head to the local park for some family time. You can enjoy fresh air, sneak in some exercise and enjoy some tasty dishes. Make sure to pack your basket with fresh and tasty recipes using fresh produce at season's peak! Here are 15 recipes to get you started!
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 July and get some delicious recipes to incorporate these items into mealtime.
You know it’s summer when you start seeing tons of zucchini piled up at the grocery stores and farmers markets. I have a hard time walking by a display of summer squash or zucchini and not grabbing as many as I can to take home. When you really think about it, zucchini is one of those veggies that can truly be added to so many dishes - the ideas are endless! If you have little ones that aren’t so keen on zucchini, don’t give up just yet. There are so many tasty ways to introduce and reintroduce this vegetable to your family, it just takes a little creativity in the kitchen.
We are excited to present 10 healthy, delicious grilling recipes that should definitely be added to your summer grilling rotation. From grilled fruits, to burgers, chicken and pizza, this list has you covered.
This week, we are excited to have Michelle Oliver, author of the new book Little Foodie - recipes for babies and toddlers with taste as our guest blogger. Michelle has some great summer lunch ideas to share today and we have a chance for you to win a copy of the book!
The weather is heating up and Father's Day is right around the corner. Get the whole family involved in a Father's Day grilling feast this weekend! When it comes to getting kids involved with cooking, grilling offers a great opportunity to experience fruits and vegetables in refreshing new ways.