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Managing Stress About Food

Food is everywhere! Online, on TV, on billboards, in magazines, on every street corner. In fact, food is so much a part of our lives that it can be hard to get a break. And for many people a break from thinking about, worrying about, stressing about food is just what they need. Here are a few tips for taking the stress out of food.

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14 Healthy After School Snacks Under 5 Ingredients

The kids get home from school and in inevitable happens – they’re hungry. Instead of heading for a prepackaged snack, try some of these healthy, produce-packed recipes with just 5 ingredients or less. They’re more balanced with protein, fiber and vitamins to keep even the hungriest kids satisfied until dinner.

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Lunchbox Basics: Set Yourself up for Success

When it comes to packing a lunch for school, many parents are left scratching their heads trying to come up with ideas that are not only nutritious but also what their children will actually eat. The Produce for Kids Power Your Lunchbox site is a great place to start. The site is packed with lunchbox ideas full of fruits and vegetables and they all have great kid appeal. Once your family has found a few favorites, here are a few ideas to help you stay organized on the road to packing a nutritious, healthy lunch each day.

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4 Kid-Friendly Recipes Inspired by Eric Carle Books

Reading books with my boys is such a special time. Like many of you, there are a few books that we’ve read together so many times I can recite them from memory. Several of the Eric Carle books fall into that category including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear. My youngest loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar so much that we themed his first birthday party around the book!

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Nut-Free Alternatives for Kids

Many schools are now nut free or have nut-free zones. While I understand this can be frustrating for parents who would love to send a PB&J into school with their child who doesn’t have an allergy, it is important to help prevent accidental exposure to a child with one. My house is gearing up for back to school and here are favorite alternatives we use in my house in place of peanuts or nuts. 

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50+ Easy Dinners Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

As parents, putting a healthy, home-cooked meal on the table some weeknights seems like an impossible task. Between soccer practice or ballet and homework, there’s little time to throw together dinner. We asked some of our blogger friends to share their healthy, family-friendly dinner ideas that are ready in 30 minutes or less – here are 50+ for you to enjoy!

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No-Fuss Dinners for Back-to-School

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. 

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Cherry Tour with Chelan Fresh

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.

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