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Balancing Meal Preparation Options

Posted on February 16th, 2015 by Manu

In my perfect world, I would prepare healthy, yummy home-cooked meals every night and make sure my increasingly independent kids ate mostly nutritious fare. I work hard at that goal, trying to have fresh produce at the ready for quick snacks and ingredients for a variety of simple, desirable meals.

Caprese Salad

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by Manu

As long summer days arch towards autumn, the last batches of lemonade are slurped and faded, worn out bathing suits retired, there is still a chance to enjoy a few more servings of caprese salad. Ripe from the garden vine, hand picked at a farmers market or delivered from your CSA box, don’t miss out on this summer Italian favorite.

Lunch Box Snack Ideas

Posted on September 3rd, 2014 by Manu

By Melinda MacNaughton, MS, RDN

Now that our kids are back in school, we are faced with the chore of getting creative with their lunches so they will actually eat them! There is nothing more distressing than finding half of what you packed was not eaten. To overcome this frustrating scenario, get them involved in packing their own lunches. Offer healthy but appealing choices and consider making some of these recipes below with your kids. The more involved they are in making their food, the more likely they are to eat it. Here are some high protein, nutrient dense (packed with vitamins/minerals/antioxidants), nut free snack ideas/recipes: