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6 Kid-Friendly Recipes Inspired by Eric Carle Books

Reading books with my boys is such a special time. Like many of you, there are a few books that we’ve read together so many times I can recite them from memory. Several of the Eric Carle books fall into that category including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear. My youngest loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar so much that we themed his first birthday party around the book!

10 Banana Recipes to Celebrate GROW Month

We’re excited to have Organics Unlimited President and CEO Mayra Velazquez de Leon with us for a Q&A on the blog today. Plus, we’re sharing 10 delicious banana recipes and more information about GROW Month. 

At GROW by Organics Unlimited, we are honored to participate in the Produce for Kids Power Your Lunchbox campaign for the second year in a row. As a socially-conscious company, we appreciate and support initiatives that promote healthy lifestyle choices for families and individuals. 

25 Nut-Free Lunchbox Ideas

With peanut and nut allergies on the rise in recent years, many schools have issued a ban on nuts and nut butters in lunchbox and classroom snacks. While some ban only peanut butter, I’ve heard from an increasing number of people that anything resembling peanut has also been banned, including sun or soy butter. If your school has gone nut free or you have a child with a nut allergy, here are 25 of our favorite nut-free lunchbox ideas for back to school.

Mini Zucchini Bread Muffins

In the summer months, zucchini grows like a weed in my garden, they are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. There is just one small problem with having all this zucchini. I struggle getting my family to eat it. Baked, sautéed or roasted it doesn’t seem to matter.
However, I have found one way to get them to eat it – baked in muffins. That means this time of the year I am making a lot of zucchini muffins!

5 Ways to Inspire Healthy Habits

We’re happy to welcome Kaci Komstadius of Sage Fruit Company for today’s guest blog post. Sage Fruit Company is a sales and marketing firm located in Yakima, Washington. It’s owned by three apple/pear packing companies who joined together to deliver high quality fruit to consumers.

Sometimes, it can be hard to get the entire family to adopt healthy habits, whether it’s eating right, or getting enough exercise. But, in order to be the most impactful, it should be something the family does together. Here are five ways to inspire healthy habits in your home and be sure to check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post!

How to Pack Brown Bag Lunches for the Whole Family

Summer is coming to an end, so it is time to start thinking about packing school lunches again. As a parent, it is important to that your child’s lunch is a balanced, healthy meal to make sure that they are receiving all the necessary nutrients for proper growth. Packing healthy lunches are not just a great idea for your kids, but also for the whole family. Packing lunches can help your family live a healthier lifestyle, and it will also save you money! While the task of packing day after day can be daunting, packing a healthy school lunch doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. By following these simple tips you can make lunch a healthy and tasty break in the school day and work day for your whole family.

Fueling Kids for Back to School with Watermelon

Watermelon is the perfect brain food for budding Einsteins. It’s packed with nutrients, fiber and water to fill up kiddos’ tummies so they can focus on their lessons. Plus, it provides plenty of healthy fuel to power though their after-school activities.

5 Food Safety Tips for Packing Lunchboxes

It’s time to gear up for another school year which at our house means getting up a little earlier, remembering to do homework, and packing lunches. There’s lots of fun and nutritious lunch ideas out there (check out the #healthylittlelunchbox and #poweryourlunchbox hashtags on Instagram) but what’s often overlooked is how to keep the food safe. Here’s five tips on how to keep those lunchboxes safe once they leave the house.

Where to Start When No One In the Family Eats the Same Thing

Before I became a parent, I thought I would never cook separate meals for different members of my family. “What a waste of time!” I thought. “I’ll never become one of those short-order-cook parents!” I told myself. “Our kids will eat anything we put in front of them!” I told my husband. Fast forward 13+ years and I have eaten my words. Many times. And in many ways.

20 Lunchbox Tips & Hacks from Parents to Power Your Lunchbox

Back to school. Those words can evoke both anxiety and excitement in the hearts of parents. Anxiety as we shuffle off to the store to buy all those school supplies and the dreaded adjustment back to the days of stricter schedules, dinnertime stress and homework. But we have a sigh of relief at trying to figure out camp schedules, fridges and pantries stocked with snacks, and exclamations of, “I’m bored!”