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Magic Chocolate Milk

Kids love this creamy, fruit-sweetened remake of chocolate milk that tastes--magically!--just like the store-bought variety. At some point or another, you’ve probably heard your family pediatrician recommend serving your kids two cups of milk a day. Plenty of kids don’t love plain milk, though, and if that sounds like yours, it’s fine to serve yogurt, cheese, and other calcium-rich replacements instead.…

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Easy Pancit Noodles and Veggies

Filipino pancit is a delicious noodle and veggie stir-fry that is quick, easy, and pleases a crowd. Make it with chicken with cabbage, bell pepper, and carrots for a traditional version, or swap in your family's favorite veggies and proteins.  My family made pancit all the time growing up. We learned the recipe from some close Filipino friends and it…

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Instant Pot One-Minute Quinoa and Veggies

You knew you could make 1-minute quinoa in your Instant Pot, but did you know you could add veggies? One-minute quinoa and veggies is a complete meal with just one minute in the pressure cooker!Every day I fall more and more in love with my Instant Pot. I love how quickly it cooks so many things, and how care-free it…

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Kids’ Curry with Chicken and Lentils

Redefine “kid-friendly” with this mild, warming, healthy curry packed with protein and vegetables. Like most kids, mine can be picky. But they surprise me plenty with their tastes and appetites, and I love that! Last week, my daughter--who has rejected sweet potatoes her entire life--started forking in mouthfuls of the orange root out of the blue. And my son ate…

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Yoga and Meditation with Kids

Within the realm of yoga, there is something for everyone.  A yoga session can consist merely of deep breathing, or it can incorporate simple or complicated poses depending on what the person is looking to get out of the practice.  Yoga is non-competitive and incorporates meditation, which adds to its power to relieve stress.  For children and adults alike, yoga…

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Grilled Cheese with Cauliflower as the Crust

Grilled cheese gets a healthy makeover. The secret? Cauliflower "crust"! Your picky eaters may just turn into cauliflower lovers... even if they don't realize it!  A good grilled cheese sandwich is one of my favorite comfort food lunches. Something about the warm crusty bread and melty cheese just works. Mmmm. With cauliflower on our mind so much lately, we had…

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4 Steps to Meal Planning Success

Master meal planning and eat healthy food with a system that fits your unique family! Pop Quiz: what’s for dinner? If you have a meal plan, you can answer that question without breaking a sweat. You already have the ingredients you need for your favorite turkey chili with tortillas and salad, so you don’t need to run out to the…

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Whole Wheat Strawberry Beet Muffins Recipe

Sweet strawberry muffins with beets for color and nutrition! We used very little sugar, no oil, and 100% whole wheat, so moms and kids can agree on these colorful strawberry beet muffins. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I wanted to make something special. Something pink, red, sweet, and delicious. But also healthy because we all know there's enough…

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14 Fun Ideas for Valentine’s Day with Kids

On Valentine’s Day, many people eagerly anticipate romance, roses, and more.  However, the joy of sending a Valentine or small token of love or appreciation goes beyond just the romantic and can extend to others that you love or care for, such as your children, your parents, nieces and nephews, and anyone else.  Kids excitedly await Valentine’s Day as well. …

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Shepherd’s Pie in a Jar!

An easy grab-and-go lunch that isn't a salad: shepherd's pie in a jar! Made with ground turkey and plenty of veggies, you can feel good about this feel-good lunch.  Mason jar meals are so much fun! Not only are the jars pretty, but they're leak-proof! And I can't always say that about plastic food containers I've used in the past...…

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