Kid-Approved Recipes

Holiday Meal Showstopper: Orzo-Stuffed Pumpkins.

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The pumpkin has been referred to as the “dark horse” of the super foods and for good reason: We rarely think of pumpkins beyond carving a Halloween jack-o-lantern or baking them into Thanksgiving pies. The truth is the pumpkin is an incredible, underutilized food that offers a wealth of health benefits. This recipe will wow… Read more

Holiday Sides Your Kids Will Love

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Exotic Brussels sprouts dishes, flavorful twists on pumpkin pies, and spice-rubbed turkeys are a welcome addition to the modern holiday table. But big flavors and unusual ingredients can raise the eyebrows of younger guests. Here, we offer two tasty side dishes that will satisfy both your need for creativity and kids’ need for comfort. With… Read more

Root for Roots! Earthy and Sweet, These Veggies Keep You Grounded.

Hidden beauties: Root vegetables true gems.

There is something marvelous and mysterious about vegetables that grow entirely underground. Earthy and often colorful (think beets and carrots), root vegetables absorb moisture and nutrients from the soil—and that’s a good thing. A diet rich in root vegetables delivers essential vitamins such as A, C, and K, as well as potassium and plenty of… Read more

The Super-Powered Sweet Potato

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Often considered a staple of the holiday table, the spectacular sweet potato also makes a great addition to mealtimes any time of year. Its brilliant dark-orange flesh is rich in beta-carotene and chock full of Vitamin A—essential for keeping our vision and skin healthy. Sweet potatoes’ flavor also makes them tasty even for children who… Read more

5 Spooktacular DIY Snacks for a Healthier Halloween

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We’re not ashamed to say that we’d like Halloween to be just a wee less candy-centric, so we combed the web looking for snacks that captured the spirit of the holiday by emphasizing the fun and de-emphasizing the sugar factor. (We also wanted treats that kids can help you make, too.) These five snacks pass our healthy-Halloween… Read more

With Pasta, Browner is Better

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Kids in our schools love to request their favorite lunches—and spaghetti, chicken pasta bake, and buttered pasta all count as class favorites. We also happen to make these popular meals with whole-grain pasta. (You know, the browner variety that you’ve seen next to the whiter, more refined pasta types in the grocery store.) There’s a simple… Read more

An Apple a Day? Absolutely.

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October is National Apple Month, and at Grow Happy that is a time worth celebrating! Apples are low-calorie, a fantastic source of fiber, and a good source of vitamin C. In other words, this classic fruit is a great go-to food for growing bodies of every age. (Plus, kids happen to LOVE them.) That’s why… Read more