Harvest Sweet Potato Salad

This easy sweet potato salad is packed with nutrients and tons of flavor. It’s perfect for holidays, potlucks or a quick weeknight side dish. Photography and recipe provided by Brighter Bites in partnership with Produce for Kids.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Harvest Sweet Potato Salad - - sweet potatoes (diced), extra virgin olive oil, chopped Michigan apples, pomegranate arils, unsalted pumpkin seeds,, apple cider vinegar,...

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What’s in Season for February?

Knowing what fresh produce items are in season when you head to the grocery store can not only save you money, but also means that you’ll be enjoying fruits and veggies at their peak! Read on to see what’s in season for February and get some delicious recipes to incorporate these items into mealtime. Asparagus Avocado Broccoli Rabe Brussels Sprouts...

10 Ways to Get Kids to Try New Foods

It’s not always easy to get your kids to try new foods, but expanding your kids’ palates is important for several reasons. It’s good for them nutritionally, it makes for better manners, and people who don’t make a stink about what they eat tend to be more pleasant to be around (or at least make easier house guests!). So, how...

5 Easy Swaps to Makeover Your Meals

Looking for easy ways to eat healthier in the new year? Get your family on the healthy track without drastically changing your way of cooking by swapping a few simple ingredients. 1. Swap out saturated fats for unsaturated fats: Keep the olive oil beside the stove so you reach for it first when cooking. Use these alternatives to butter or...

15 Healthy Comfort Food Recipes

At the start of the year, many of us pledge to eat healthier. Instead of giving up your favorite comfort foods, a few small changes can make them much healthier! Add a few veggies to your pasta dish, substitute some of the meat for beans in meatloaf or make your own soup at home to cut down on sodium. Here...

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup & Roasted Carrot Chips

Save time in the kitchen with this butternut squash soup slow cooker recipe. The baked carrot chips add a delicious and healthy crunch![wpurp-searchable-recipe]Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup - - Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup: butternut squash, (peeled, cubed), sweet onion (chopped), low-sodium vegetable broth, garlic, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, pepper, Roasted Carrot Chips: cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt, carrots (peeled, thinly...

Simple Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits

A fun and simple fruit and yogurt parfait perfect for a Valentine’s Day breakfast or snack. Top your favorite yogurt with heart-shaped fruits for a flavorful treat. Mix in coconut, nuts, chocolate chips or granola for added flavor and crunch.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Simple Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits - - lowfat vanilla yogurt, strawberries (cut into heart shape), kiwi, sliced, (cut into heart shape),...

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

This flavorful fruit salsa is great for Valentine’s Day parties, a snack or even dessert. Mix in your favorite fruits or use what’s in season for a year-round treat.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips - - whole wheat tortillas, cinnamon, sugar, chopped strawberries, chopped pineapple, Preheat oven to 400°F.; Use heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut tortillas. Spray with cooking spray and...

Be My Valentine Bento Box

Kids will feel extra loved with this easy-to-make Valentine’s Day bento box! Use sunflower seed butter for a nut free option.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Be My Valentine Bento Box - Kids will feel extra loved with this easy-to-make Valentine’s Day bento box! Use sunflower seed butter for a nut free option. - banana (mashed), honey (or agave nectar), natural peanut butter, whole wheat bread...