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Kids Cook with Books Bonus Bundle – Summer 2016

Kids Cook with Books Bonus Bundle – Summer 2016
You already read to your kids.  Why not take things a step further and head into the kitchen?  I know, I know.  Cooking with your kids takes time. It might make a mess.  But the perks can last a lifetime!  Spending quality time together aside, your children will learn healthy eating habits and culinary skills to last a lifetime.  The Summer 2016 Kids Cook with Books Bonus Bundle makes it easy to cook and learn with the kids.  It includes simple, engaging activities to accompany these books:...

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Realistic Kid-Friendly Menu Plan for the Week

[caption id="attachment_5210" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Michelle Obama at the Chefs Move to Schools Launch in DC"][/caption] Last year, the Let’s Move campaign launched a new arm of the plan called Let’s Cook, with the intention of helping families across America select healthy recipes to cook for their families.  Chefs would share menu plans, and families could print the recipes and share them with their friends.  But these recipes are too time consuming and expensive for...

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30 Days to a Food Revolution: Grassroots Change

I'd like to give a warm welcome to the new visitors who found my blog through Diane Elbin's awesome 30-Days to a Food Revolution blog event!  It's such an honor to be included with such an incredible group of moms, dietitians, chefs and teachers. Diane hand picked 30 bloggers, one for each day of the month, to write about shifting away from processed foods to real foods.  Real foods? As opposed to what? Pretend foods?  No, what I am talking about are foods that come from REAL ingredients - you...

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Glorious One-Pot Meals: Simple for Busy Parents

Our weeks seem to be getting busier and busier, running between after-school activities, playdates and appointments.  By the time we arrive back home, there is hardly any time to put together a healthy meal.  My review copy of Glorious One-Pot Meals, by Elizabeth Yarnell, arrived just in time - I needed a solution to my "too busy to cook a healthy dinner" quandry. By layering foods into a lidded cast-iron Dutch Oven and flash cooking at a high heat for a brief time, Yarnell's "infusion cooking"...

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The Toddler Cafe - Feeding Kids Just Got Easier!...

It happened! Finally! A cookbook for fun, delicious AND healthy recipes for kids - that uses an honest to goodness approach to feeding kids real foods, as they were meant to be. The Toddler Cafe, by Jennifer Carden, is a breath of fresh air when it comes to the world of kids cookbooks. I own a company that teaches healthy cooking classes to children, so you can believe me when I tell you that the overwhelming majority of cookbooks "for kids" aren't worth your time. Most of them focus on "kid...

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College Bound…and Hungry

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to teach a cooking class to a dozen high school seniors who are a part of the National Charity League. They were bursting with excitement at the prospect of making their own dinner AND learning some tips on how to do some cooking when they are away from home next year during their first year at college. Cooking while they are living in the dorms? Before you ask if I am nuts, consider this: college schedules are nothing if not hectic - sometimes hunger beckons...

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Looking forward to Deceptively Delicious!

Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food... Sounds interesting! If the raving reviews are on the right track, this book, written by Jessica Seinfeld (yes, Jerry's wife), is something to look forward to! Here is what some people have to say. I'll be sure to let you know my opinion after it comes out in October! Don't miss the sample recipe below... --Anderson Cooper, CNN Anchor, Anderson Cooper 360 and best-selling author of DISPATCHES FROM THE EDGE: A memoir of...

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Easy, Delicious, and Peanut Free

Easy and Delicious Peanut Free Lunch and Snack Ideas for School Don’t despair! There are lots of peanut-free, tasty and easy lunch and snack choices for your child! Please be sure to check labels carefully since many products may be processed on peanut contaminated lines. Thanks for helping ensure our children have a safe environment at school. * For more ideas, check this out: Nutritious Lunches with a Sample Peanut-Free Menu Snack Ideas: · Yogurt mixed with fruit or with fruit on the side...

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Luring Your Kids into Eating Healthy School Lunc...

Our fishing expedition on Flathead Lake this summer was comical. Despite our best efforts, we were unable to catch anything, even though the boat next to us was reeling in fish every time we looked! Clearly, there was something we weren’t doing right. As a man from the next boat yelled over to us, “What kind of bait are you using?” a crazy thought entered into my mind: Feeding children is a lot like fishing – you have to have the right lure, or they won’t bite! Packing desirable school...

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