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Eat Your Greens on St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The boy is having a St. Patrick’s Day party at Pre-K today, and of course everyone was asked to bring in something green. We were brainstorming ideas and the first thing that he came up with was peas. I have to say I was more than a little proud that he thought of naturally green [...]

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Tags: cheese · cooking with kids · holiday · recipes

Meatless Monday: Warm Red Quinoa Salad

February 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Okay, so quinoa may not be the first thing to come to mind for a romantic Valentine’s dinner, but what better day to think about heart health? This warm and hearty salad is loaded with super foods — broccoli for vitamins A & K (and lowering cholesterol), dried cranberries for antioxidants, walnuts for healthy omega-3s, [...]

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Tags: baby food · meatless monday · recipes · vegetarian · weeknight meals · whole grains · winter

At Market: Broccoli!

November 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Allow me to gloat briefly: my son’s favorite vegetable is broccoli. When I serve broccoli, he asks for seconds. When I told him the broccoli in our garden needed to grow a little bigger, he said, “But I really wanted to eat it tonight,” in such a sad voice that I snipped it and steamed [...]

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Tags: at market · foodietots kitchen garden · vegetables

Healthy Habits take Root at the Market

May 5th, 2009 · 6 Comments

FoodieTots @ the Farmers Market Week continues with some background on why we love the market for teaching healthy habits. This post was originally a guest contribution at Food with Kid Appeal ~ visit Jenna’s blog for more tips to inspire healthy eating with your kids. This weekend, my son rediscovered his toy shopping cart [...]

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Tags: at market · healthy eating · vegetables

Ginger Soy Shrimp Fusili

June 12th, 2008 · 7 Comments

This was an easy pasta dish made easier with a few Trader Joe’s favorites – cooked, peeled frozen shrimp and Ginger Soy Broth, plus my own prepped and frozen broccoli and garlic scape pesto from last week. I also used TJ’s flax seed pasta to fulfill my Whole Grains Challenge quota for the day. (OK, [...]

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Tags: pasta · proteins · recipes