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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

For the Love of Leftovers: Go Gourmet with These 5 Recipes!

The classic turkey sandwich is a Thanksgiving leftovers must....but why stop there?

Everyone loves a post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich, but there are plenty of other ways to use up leftovers. These easy, crowd-pleasing recipes make the most of the containers that are probably filling your fridge right now! So gather your friends and family around the table again and let the day-after feast begin!   1. Leftover sweet potatoes?… Read more

Holiday Assembly: No-Cook Ways for Kids to Contribute to the Family Meal

Healthy Deviled Eggs as an Appetizer

Looking for some stove-free ways your littlest helpers can contribute to the family gathering? With these holiday meal-making strategies at the ready, you’ll never have to worry about having too many cooks in the kitchen. Idea #1: Let Your Angels Make the Deviled Eggs. Deviled Eggs Ingredients: 12 hard-boiled eggs, shells removed 2 T. mayonnaise… Read more

Are Your Kids Drinking Enough Water? How to Make Sure Your Family Stays Hydrated This Winter

Kids playing outside in winter.

Many of us think about hydration during summer, when red faces and sweaty shirts provide obvious cues to drink up. But proper hydration is just as important in winter, if not more so. Research shows that illnesses that cause dehydration—like the flu and norovirus—happen more frequently in the colder months. Plus, all those warm layers… 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