Candy Corn Parfaits

Kids will love these fun candy corn parfaits! These healthy Halloween treats are perfect for parties and are a great way to get kids in on the action.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Candy Corn Parfaits - Kids will love these fun candy corn parfaits! These healthy Halloween treats are perfect for parties and are a great way to get kids in on the action. -...

Southwestern Pasta Salad Bento Box

This southwestern pasta salad is ideal for making the night before. Pack in lunchboxes with a few healthy sides for a nutritious and filling lunch![wpurp-searchable-recipe]Southwestern Pasta Salad Bento Box - - whole wheat mini shells, reduced-sodium black beans (drained, rinsed), no-salt-added corn (drained, rinsed), quartered cherry tomatoes, mini sweet peppers (diced), green onion (thinly sliced), shredded lowfat Cheddar cheese, yogurt...

Italian Orzo Pasta Salad

This Italian orzo pasta salad can be made ahead up to three days in advance and keeps well, making it a great option for lunchboxes, picnics and travel. Add 2 Tbsp. chopped kalamata olives for a little tang or sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. crumbled feta for a creamier dish.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Italian Orzo Pasta Salad - - orzo, chopped broccoli florets (chopped), halved...

How to Read Nutrition Labels

Food labels can become confusing to read, especially when we are trying to promote a healthy lifestyle for our family. To make things quick & easy, here are five things you need to pay most attention too when reading a food label. 1. What equals a serving. Always check the serving size and how many servings come in the container....

Superhero Bento Box

Give your little superhero a boost at lunchtime with a healthy and nutritious meal! Add cucumbers slices to the sandwich for an extra crunch.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Superhero Bento Box - - whole wheat sandwich round, lowfat Cheddar cheese, low-sodium turkey, cucumber, cherry tomatoes,, pineapple (cut into 8 pieces), blueberries, mini marshmallows, mini skewers, Place sandwich in large section of bento box.; Thread blueberry,...

Fun Bento Fun-Due

This "fondue" recipe is a great way to add some fun to lunchtime. Kids will love to get hands on and dip fruits and veggies. The sunflower seed yogurt dip is a great nut free lunch option![wpurp-searchable-recipe]Fun Bento Fun-Due - - lowfat Greek yogurt, sunflower seed butter, agave nectar, ground cinnamon, apple (sliced), banana (sliced), strawberries (slliced), salsa Ranch dressing,...

5-Minute Green Bean Vinaigrette Salad

Green beans get a tangy makeover with this simple recipe. It packs a punch of flavor that will liven up lunchboxes, dinner or cookouts.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]5-Minute Green Bean Vinaigrette Salad - Green beans get a tangy makeover with this simple recipe. It packs a punch of flavor that will liven up lunchboxes, dinner or cookouts. - olive oil, rice vinegar, Dijon mustard,...

Mushroom Adventure With To-Jo Mushrooms

Did you know that Pennsylvania leads the U.S. in mushroom production? My corner of Pennsylvania is known for being the Mushroom Capital of the World! Around here, mushrooms are bountiful, always local, and each September we celebrate with a festival devoted to mushrooms. I decided it was time to show my oldest son a little bit about the world of...

Easy Lunch Stackers Bento Box

Kids will love to assemble their own stackers at lunch! Add even more veggies by using sliced carrots and tomatoes or customize using their favorite veggies.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Easy Lunch Stackers Bento Box - - low-sodium ham (rolled, cut into 4 pieces), lowfat Cheddar cheese (cut into 4 pieces), cucumber, whole wheat crackers, banana, mini sweet peppers (sliced), lowfat Ranch dip, Place ham,...

6 Easy Ways to Master After School Snacks

When it comes to meal planning, after school snacks are an often-overlooked part of the plan. But when you prepare ahead of time, you’ll be set for success. Just keep these tips in mind to get you started. Involve the kids. Including kids in snack decisions helps them not only feel more involved in the choices, but it often means...