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Gluten-Free Recipe Round Up

Did you know that May is Celiac Awareness Month? According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, an estimated 1 in 133 Americans has celiac disease, yet 83% remain either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. For those of you who are gluten-free, worry not! We’ve got you covered with these 8 delicious and healthy gluten-free recipes.

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Thank Mom with These Yummy, Nutritious Breakfast in Bed Ideas!

Nothing says spring like a gentle rain, buds bursting forth, flowers blooming, birds chirping with the morning’s light… and Mother’s Day! To some families, Mother’s Day means serving breakfast in bed to that extraordinary person who loves, nurtures, drives the kids to piano lessons and little league, helps them with their homework and tucks them in at night.  And that’s just for starters! Letting your kids help prepare a special breakfast for that special person can be a fun and exciting way for them to say, “Thanks, Mom!”

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Build Your Own Smoothie

Smoothies are a go-to in our house. Not only are they ready in just a few minutes, but I can get creative by combining different flavors (and sneaking in some veggies!) to keep my boys on their toes. Plus, items like nuts and Greek yogurt add protein, turning simple smoothies into a filling breakfast or snack. Check out this handy guide to build your own smoothie and get blending!

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6 Tips for Saving Money in the Produce Department

We all know that eating fruits and veggies at each meal is important, but feeding a growing family on a budget is hard work! It requires planning, patience and some insider know-how to navigate the produce department without breaking the bank. After working in the grocery and produce industries for more than a decade, here are my six tips to help you save some money at checkout.

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6 Tips for Kitchen Spring Cleaning

It’s spring time and that means it’s time for some spring cleaning! When most people think of spring cleaning, they quickly turn to ideas of tackling the garage or maybe an overstuffed closet, but the kitchen is an area not to be forgotten. The pantry, refrigerator, freezer and even cabinets are easy to overlook in our day-to-day use. No matter where you choose to start, these tips should get you off in the right direction.

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Build a Better Baked Potato

Raise your hand if you love baked potatoes! My family definitely does! Traditional baked potatoes are smothered with some unhealthy toppings, like butter or full fat sour cream, but this side dish can easily be transformed info a nutrient-rich dinner by swapping out the toppings for healthier ones. You can even set up a build your own baked potato bar with these toppings and let kids pick their favorites to create a healthy, delicious dinner!

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month

March marks the beginning of National Nutrition Month, a month long campaign promoting nutrition education and information. Get your plate into shape and test out some of Produce for Kids recipes for balanced, complete meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Here’s how you can get your family’s plate into shape.

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Top 10 Fruits & Veggies for Spring

Springtime means more social gatherings, the start of youth sports season and road trips as families are anxious to get out and about after a cold winter. Preparing fresh fruits and vegetables for these activities is easy and tasty. Here are my top 10 fruits and veggies for spring.

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