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30 Different Ways to Eat Apples (Not Just Pie!)

Make Johnny Appleseed proud by using his fave fruit in new and unexpected ways.

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This Applesauce Squeezer Has the Brain Nutrients of Salmon & Broccoli

With kids home for the summer, the snacking seems to be endless (but isn’t it always?!). Finding a balance between “fun” food choices and eating healthy foods is high up on the list of daily fights we face. In particular,…

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Apple Harvest

Salt & Straw Releases New Fall Flavors & Honors Teachers

Salt & Straw is stepping in to re-cone-ize teachers across the country.

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Care & Feeding: Should You Buy a Baby Food Maker?

Get the scoop on the pros and cons of a baby food maker, along with our top picks.

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Debunking 4 Myths about Baby’s First Food

Turns out, the new American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation states that there is no scientific evidence to prove that foods need to be introduced in any particular order. The good news? You can now focus on variety and flavor from the start and help craft an adventurous eater in the process.

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Why Yogurt Is a Great First Food for Baby

This post originally appeared on happyfamilybrands.com and is written by Janel Funk, MS, RD, LDN
With its versatility, yogurt is a staple food for many adults and children alike. But you might not know that yogurt also makes an excellent…

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What Are School Share Tables?

The share table is becoming a regular part of school lunchrooms, and here’s what you need to know.

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34 Reasons Being a Parent Is the Absolute Best

Fancy cars and posh estates are fine and dandy, but there’s nothing we’re more grateful for than being parents.

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Make the Best of November with These Ideas

November brings so much fun for Portland families! Wild birds, sugar skulls, city maps and a train to Christmas town! Get out and explore this month with your crew with these tips.

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Here’s Why It’s Okay If Your Picky Eater (Mostly) Hates Veggies

There’s no getting around a picky eater conversation when you get a bunch of moms together. The common thread is always the lingering green vegetable on the plate, while your child’s fingers have obliterated everything else in sight. If your…

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4 Simple Ways for Busy Moms to Take Care of Themselves

Today is Women’s Checkup Day and we want you to schedule yours. While you’re at it, take a few minutes to add some self-care routines into your day-to-day that are more than just a bubble bath.

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10 Essential Mom Hacks for Living with Toddlers

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Living with a toddler is a lot of fun, except when it isn’t. It’s OK. You can agree for just a minute and not feel guilty. We’re all parents and caregivers here. The day-to-day is beautiful but chaotic,…

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7 Solutions for Easy-Peasy Weeknight Meals

Hectic school schedules and hangry kids can equal a disastrous dinner hour. Avoid the chaos and make dinnertime healthy with these simple mealtime solutions.

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A Letter to First-Time Kindergarten Parents

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Dear Newbie Kindergarten Parents,
I know what you are going through. I know because I was there, just one short year ago. I can remember the ache, the fear, the frantic loss of control knowing that your baby…

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

Satisfy those hungry tummies all day long by reaching for these healthy muffins that are packed with fiber.

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The Grandparent Situation

My kids have grandparents, but they don’t have “grandparents.”
When I was a kid, my Nana Helen and Grampsy Leo would dote over me. They let me sleep over pretty much every weekend. They indulged me when I had special…

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March 2016 – GoGo squeeZ Issues Voluntary Recall

GoGo squeeZ is voluntarily recalling specific applesauce pouches that may not meet quality standards. According to the company’s recall announcement, “Food product residue” was found by Michigan State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in two product pumps in the…

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Use Your Noodle: New Kids’ Menus to Slurp Up at Noodles & Co.

Whether you prefer your noodles buttered, pesto-ed or Pad Thai-ed, this global pasta emporium has united a world’s worth of pasta under one menu. Their new kids’ menus are just the cheese on top.

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7 Fall Traditions to Start with Your Baby Now

You’ll fall for these fun autumn activities to do with baby. Get ready to head to the pumpkin patch, whip up homemade applesauce and introduce your child to the magic of the season.

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Fun with Fruit: Creative Ways to Save Summer’s Bounty

These fruit-tastic recipe ideas will make using up summer’s last haul of berries and fruit a lot easier.

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Inside Red Tricycle’s Pedal + PLAE Event

Childhoods are full of firsts: first words, first steps and the first day of school. This past weekend Red Tricycle along with Wheel Kids Bicycle Club and PLAE Kids Shoes helped pint-size riders achieve another milestone: riding for the first…

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It’s a Date! The Coolest Ways to Hang Out With Your Baby

Try out one of these ideas for a fun mini-date with one of your greatest loves.

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Apple Pie Fruit Leathers

After trying this homemade fruit leather recipe, you’ll never go the store-bought route again.

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Just Opened: The Larder

Snacking just got civilized.  It began in Brentwood.  Perhaps you noticed in as you innocently made your way to a grown up date night at Tavern.  You stop, sidetracked and captivated by a most wondrously taunting thoroughfare: all these mountains…

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What to Eat at Snack Time

Sometimes dinner just can’t come soon enough. So when your little ones start to grumble about being hungry, why not feed them a snack before dinner? Instead of reaching for a pre-packaged snack from the pantry, try some of these…

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Apple Stuffin’ Muffins

Here’s a great after-school snack for a hungry kid or any other member of your family. These are perfectly sweet with a strong apple flavor when you use homemade applesauce. The better the apple sauce the more flavor the muffins…

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Honey Bread

Nothing says autumn like pumpkin bread and even better that this recipe is gluten free! As the saying goes: It’s delicious and nutritious. With the addition of flax seed your family will get a boost of fiber and Omega 3…

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Alameda’s Speisekammer Has Great German Eats and a Relaxed Vibe for Kids

Who are you calling a Sauerbraten?
The hunt is on for the next Gourmet Ghetto, and while several East Bay ‘hoods close in on the claim, don’t count out Alameda. New eateries have sprouted recently along Park Street and the…

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Applesauce Dresses Are Recycled Chic

Getting Saucy for the Holidays
Christmas and Hannukah are on the horizon, and if your little girl’s personality stands out in a crowd, you’ll want a holiday dress that’s just as unique as she is. Applesauce Designs, a collaboration between…

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Downsized Doughnuts

We’ve been there: while picking up a cup of Joe, you buy a mediocre, oversized pastry to keep your little one happy thinking, “I’ll have a bite or two to keep her from getting too sugared up.” Packed into those…

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Sugar and Spice

Spice things up! This fall, a brand new cooking school for kids is opening its oven doors. It’s Little One’s chance to do all of the stirring and mixing a young heart desires, and to go beyond the basics. Frog…

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It’s What’s for Dinner

What’s hiding at the back of your freezer? On second thought, we don’t want to know. Just clean it out so you can fill up that space with awesome meals from Eat Local. Possibly the best thing to happen to…

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