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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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Pumpkin Empanadas for Día de Muertos

Pumpkin is a fall staple and an ingredient that is easy to find at any supermarket. That is why I am suggesting to make Pumpkin Empanadas. A perfect treat to celebrate Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos. This celebration dates from centuries ago and is a Mexican tradition. In my Mexican culture, the same way we celebrate life we also celebrate death. Because we believe there is still life after death, our beloved ones that have left deserve to be remembered and celebrated.
 

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Frankenstein Guacamole for Halloween

Getting ready for a spooktacular Halloween? Today, we’re turning Avocados from Mexico into a delicious guacamole dip with a fun Halloween spin. Kids and adults alike will love dipping into this produce-packed snack filled with naturally good fats that’s perfect for your Halloween party.

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Take a Bite from The Big Apple with The New York Apple Association

Today's guest blog post comes from our friends at New York Apple Association. Molly Zingler is marketing director for New York Apple Association, which represents New York state’s 600+ apple growers. She lives on an apple orchard. Ever wonder why New York is called the Big Apple? Because it really is! New York is perennially the largest apple producer in the East, and second only to Washington state. Apples are grown across New York state, from the lower Hudson Valley outside of New York City, to the Champlain Valley at the northernmost tip of the state, to western New York and the Finger Lakes.

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