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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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Simple Swaps to Boost Produce Intake with Avocados

Today’s guest blog post comes from Barbara Ruhs, MS, RDN, a registered dietitian, avocado health expert and consultant for Avocados from Mexico. Read more about Barbara and her work here. If you’re looking for delicious ways to boost your intake of fruits and vegetables, we’ve got a variety of creamy and delicious ideas using avocados to help you to increase your intake! ChooseMyPlate.gov recommend that Americans fill half their plate with fruits and vegetables as a general guide to meet dietary recommendations. If you want to calculate your specific needs, visit ChooseMyPlate.gov and review dietary intake goals based on your age and sex. 

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Michigan Apple Grower Profile: The Youngquist Family

Today’s guest blog post comes from our friends at the Michigan Apple Committee. Learn more about one of the many growers they work with, the Youngquist family! Youngquist Farm is a 180-acre orchard, located on the “Fruit Ridge” in Kent City, MI. Mark Youngquist, a 5th generation grower, works alongside his father, Wayne Youngquist and son, Jordan Youngquist on their family-operated farm. While Mark’s great-grandfather originally purchased the land, it was his grandfather, Carlton, who planted the first orchard.

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30+ Healthy Holiday Side Dishes

Time to start meal planning for the holidays! Our favorite part of any holiday feast? The sides! Plenty of ways to enjoy your favorite fall fruits and veggies – and easy to make healthy with a few simple ingredient swaps. We’ve rounded up 30+ delicious holiday side dishes from some of our favorite food bloggers. Which will you be adding to your holiday meal plan?

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Caribbean Style Turkey “Pavochón” for Thanksgiving

Being part of a Cuban family has added a new set of flavors and spices to my style of cooking. And making Caribbean Style Turkey “Pavochón” for Thanksgiving has become a tradition in our home. This turkey is a perfect example how we us Latinos embrace a true American tradition like Thanksgiving but infuse our culture and flavors to make it our own.

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Produce for Kids Holiday Meal Drive

Join us this holiday season for our inaugural Holiday Meal Drive! Starting today and running through December 31, we’ll be donating one meal* to Feeding America® for every new Facebook and Instagram fan. With one click, you can help make a difference to the 42.2 million Americans, including 13.1 million children, who live in food-insecure households.

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Fun & Easy Halloween Treats That Kids Can Make

Halloween is the perfect time of year to get the kids in the kitchen. It’s a great opportunity to show that Halloween “treats” can be more than just candy - they can be fruits and veggies with a fun spin! With so many fun and easy themed ideas floating around out there, the possibilities are endless. Here are a few we put together in our kitchen to celebrate the season.

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The Teal Pumpkin Project: Creating a Happier, Safer Halloween Safe for All

Today's guest blog post comes from Nancy Gregory, senior director of communications for Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). For more information about the Teal Pumpkin Project®, please visit tealpumpkinproject.org. For more information about food allergies, please visit foodallergy.org. When we think about Halloween, we automatically think about orange jack-o-lanterns and candy – lots of it! But for families managing food allergies, this sugar-fueled day can be stressful, and sometimes a bit of a bummer for kids who can’t eat all the candy they collect. That’s where the Teal Pumpkin Project® comes in. Launched by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014, this awareness campaign was created to help make Halloween happy and safe for all children.

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