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Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. First introduced by California Congressman George E. Brown in 1968, this month serves as a recognition for the many roles that Hispanic individuals have played in our communities around the country. The dates are significant because these they represent the Independence Day celebrations of five Hispanic… Read more »

Back to School!

The heat of summer is (finally) starting to fade, giving way to cooler weather and… back to school time! While this is an exciting time for parents, it can also be a time that brings about certain worries for both parents and kids. One of those worries may center around food. Packing lunches and snacks for… Read more »

Healthy Hydration

It’s summer time! With summer time comes fun, beach days, vacation trips, and lots of outdoor activity.  What else do we face during this season?  HEAT!  That’s right, with all of this skyrocketing fun also comes skyrocketing temperatures.  With the increase in outdoor activity and the rise in temperature, it is important to stay hydrated. … Read more »

Greens, Greens, and More Greens!

When it comes to eating greens there are two types of people. Some avoid eating vegetables due to taste, texture, and other personal preferences, while others are constant green eaters, but struggle with produce turning before it can be finished. Regardless of which person you are, keep reading, these tips are for you! Greens are… Read more »

5 Benefits of Meal Prepping and Planning

I’m sure we have all been here: we start the week off right with good eating intentions and cooking for ourselves. Then, by Wednesday or Thursday, we are tired of cooking every night and find ourselves browsing the takeout menu. If this sounds familiar, then you might be a great fit to try out meal… Read more »

Exercising with Kids

Exercise can relieve stress, prevent certain diseases, and keep you energized. However, sometimes it can be hard to keep an exercise routine when there are little ones around. Invite your kids to join you in these fun activities that get your heart pumping.

Healthy Resolutions for Your Body and Mind

The New Year is usually the perfect time to make changes toward a healthier lifestyle. However, this last year was anything but ordinary, and we’re not quite close to getting back to normal. So many of us are facing challenges that make every day more difficult, so it’s understandable if making a resolution to eat… Read more »

Tips and Tricks to Use for Your Picky Eaters at Mealtime

Mealtime can be a fun way to bring the family together. However, the fun may not last long if you have picky eaters! Listed below are a few creative ways to make meal or snack time entertaining and increase the chances of getting your children to eat – even their fruits and veggies!  Cookie Cutters.… Read more »

Quick Guide for Healthy Family Lunches

Are you always running around, from driving the kids to sports practice to coming and going from work? Having little time to make lunches for these busy days may make you think you can’t make healthy lunches. But don’t go for the fast food yet – you can make healthy food, fast, right at home… Read more »

When Shelf-Stable Meets Family Table

It’s the end of the week and maybe you didn’t have time to hit the grocery store. Pulling out all the fresh ingredients for a difficult dinner recipe can be stressful. You might think that when cooking for kids, it’s only best to always cook with fresh ingredients, but think again! While fresh is often… Read more »