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Healthy Popsicles to Help You Cool Off, Guilt-Free

Homemade popsicles: Easy to make with all natural ingredients. Your kids will love them!

We love the whole homemade popsicle craze. Thanks to a cornucopia of popsicle molds on the market, serving up some frozen treats on a hot day no longer means you have to grab a sugar-laden pint of ice cream or artificially colored popsicle from the freezer. Homemade popsicles can be made with natural ingredients—and they… Read more

Turkey Burgers: A New Way to Grill

5 ways to make your next turkey burger a juicy, flavorful hit!

By Allison Jones, contributing writer Until I learned to really make turkey burgers properly, my turkey patties weren’t a pretty sight: They stuck to the grill and crumbled like cookies. Each bite required considerable chewing. It doesn’t help that poultry needs to be cooked to 165 degrees—a temperature that blasts out moisture content. But I… Read more

Wholesome Meals! 3 Old-World Grains, 9 Modern Recipes

Whole grains: They're super foods that are gaining in popularity! Which ones have you tried?

You’ve likely heard that whole grains are good for you, but there’s a whole lot more to whole grains than brown rice. Farro, sorghum, bulgar, quinoa: More and more supermarkets are stocking up on ancient grains, a group of super foods that increasingly is becoming mainstream. General Mills even released an ancient-grain-powered Cheerios variety in… Read more

Spring Alive! 4 Fun Activities to Get Your Kids Outdoors and Exploring

Outdoor playtime is critical for a child's development, not just physically, but mentally too!

Hurray for warmer weather, longer days and more time outside! It’s spring! What a wonderful time to go outside and watch the world begin to bloom again. At KinderCare® Learning Centers, we believe that children need outdoor play. In fact, free play outside is critical for their growth: It develops physical skills, inspires curiosity, and… Read more

Meyer Lemons: The Ultimate Kid-Friendly Citrus

Meyer lemons: They make the best lemonade ever!

If you’re looking for a bright idea to put a little zest in your spring brunch, look no further than the Meyer lemon. Cookbook author and former pastry chef Ellen Jackson extolls the fruit in her forthcoming new book, The Lemon Cookbook: 50 Sweet & Savory Recipes to Brighten Every Meal (available April 28 from… Read more

Tiny Brunch to Make with Little Hands

Tasty frittata muffins that your kids will love to make and love to eat!

When it comes to a spring brunch, we like to have kid-sized foods on the table. These individual frittatas, cooked in nonstick muffin tins, fit the bill. They’re the perfect size for little hands, and this is a flexible recipe that lets you have fun with the ingredients, depending on what’s in season or what… Read more