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The Perfect Healthy Snack For Kids

The Perfect Healthy Snack For Kids

Black bean and lime dip: the best 5 minute after school snack ever.

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Fast, Fancy, and Sustainable Backyard BBQ Ideas

Fast, Fancy, and Sustainable Backyard BBQ Ideas

Eating in the great outdoors: a fast, simple and delicious summer menu that's sustainable, too

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Smooth Moves: 4 Springtime Smoothie Recipes and a Chance to Win a Cookbook

Smooth Moves: 4 Springtime Smoothie Recipes and a Chance to Win a Cookbook

There is no denying it - my family loves smoothies! My kids love them for breakfast and afterschool snacks and I even send them to school for them to sip at their desks (disguised as water in reusable steel bottles of course!).  I usually make them with a combination of fruit, a handful of vegetables, some cinnamon, occasionally a knob of ginger, chia seeds and a source of protein like some yogurt, nuts or hemp seeds.  To keep costs down and variety up, I buy big bags of organic frozen fruit at Costco and toss that into the blender rather than fresh fruit.

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Recipe: Easy Lemon Ginger Water

Recipe: Easy Lemon Ginger Water

If you’re a lemon water person, the prep and storage struggle is real. All that alkalizing goodness, the tummy soothing warmth, the vitamin-C boost -- it’s so good! But cutting squeezing and storing fresh lemons is work. I also love fresh grated ginger tea, for the added anti-inflammatory and gut-goodness of ginger. My pantry, fridge, tupperware and freezer have ginger root pieces and lemon halves in almost every corner!

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Latkes – Now, and All Winter Long

Latkes – Now, and All Winter Long

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