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Fruit & Veggie Muffin Bites Recipe

Kids love muffins - and now they just got better! Muffin bites are ideal for on-the-go snacking or road trips because they're less messy than regular muffins. Plus, we've packed our muffin bites with fruit, veggies, oats, and whole wheat for a tasty and nutritious snack. It's getting to be that time of year when families head outdoors and hit the…

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Easy Weeknight Veggie Gnocchi Recipe

A healthy and delicious meal in just 20 minutes! Whole wheat gnocchi cooked in an easy and flavorful veggie tomato sauce. Veggie gnocchi is sure to become a favorite weekday go-to for your family. Gnocchi is not something I’ve had very often in my life. It’s delicious, but not something you often think of to make. Here's your reminder that…

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Banana Smoothie Pancakes Recipe

Smoothie pancakes are a fun and easy breakfast that kids love! Turn your banana smoothie base into fluffy, naturally sweet pancakes with a just a few extra ingredients.  The natural sweetness of a banana smoothie - turned pancakes. And not just any pancakes - fluffy and moist and filling pancakes. They don't even need syrup. If you like your breakfast sweet…

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Green Julius Recipe

A healthy Orange Julius - plus some extra greens! This frothy "Green Julius" is sweet, citrus-y, and creamy - packing in Greek yogurt and spinach for a healthful boost. You'll never need a sugary, processed Orange Julius again. The Green Julius is sure to be a family favorite. I remember always being tempted by Orange Julius while I was at the mall growing…

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How to Make Meal Prep Really Work

Learn concrete meal prep strategies that make healthy family meals practical and possible! You’ve heard of meal planning, and how much it can transform your family’s eating habits. Just knowing what you’re making before 4:30 pm can save you from many a cereal night. That’s huge! Meal PREP is a little different, but it goes hand in hand with meal…

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Roasted Chickpeas for Kids, 4 Ways

Kids love these crispy, crunchy, oven-roasted chickpeas coated in familiar seasonings. Try them instead of chips or crackers for a snack or side. Have you heard of Dan Buettner and his book, The Blue Zones? Buettner traveled the world in search of places where people tended to live long lives. Really long lives. Then he tried to piece together the…

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Crockpot Apricot Chicken Recipe

Crockpot apricot chicken is a sweet and savory main dish that's easy and delicious! Just three hours in the slow cooker to make a delicious chicken even picky eaters will love. Apricot chicken is a new family favorite around here!  If you love sweet and savory combinations, you're going to love this chicken. Apricots and Italian seasoning don't immediately strike…

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Pack-It Pita Pizzas

Today we are talking about how to get out of your lunch rut. Every morning while the kids are getting ready I start to make lunches. I find that I get in a habit of making the same old thing each day for them. I have recently been trying to switch things up a little so they actually eat their…

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Chicken Salad Celery Sticks

Your favorite make-ahead dinner just got a little leaner! Chicken salad celery sticks have all the delicious flavor of chicken salad sandwiches, but now on celery instead of bread. A fresh, high-protein meal for the whole family. Chicken salad sandwiches are one of those comfort foods I love. And they're amazing because you can make them ahead! A friend brought us some…

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Homemade “Hot Pockets” Makeover

Soft, fresh, whole wheat rolls stuffed with melty cheese, ham, and vegetables. I sure ate a lot of Hot Pockets when I was a kid. They were new to the supermarket shelves back then, and greasy and salty, and I was eight, so those were all plusses. But now that I’m all grown, some things have changed. I want to…

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