7 Options to Step Outside the Usual Lunch Box

7 Options to Step Outside the Usual Lunch Box

Back to school means lots of things for parents: checking homework, school supply shopping ... and the dreaded nightly packing of the lunch. Nothing's more frustrating than spending loving time preparing a nurturing, nutritious meal, than to find it at the end of the day, mushed, mashed and totally rejected. This school year, think outside the lunchbox and pack a brown bag that'll blow them away.

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Tips for Shipping & Transporting Food

Tips for Shipping & Transporting Food

From transporting hearty meals for potluck parties to mailing homemade goodies to out of town friends, the holidays are a time that keep us constantly sending our treats on the road. Problem is, not many people have sticky spills or crushed cookies on their wish list this year. I'd like to share with you some great tips on shipping and transporting goods to make sure your dishes arrive as in tact and fresh as when you sent them out.Between potluck events at the office, homemade treats as presents for teachers and neighbors, and helping the host by “bringing a dish,” the holidays are a time for constantly making, baking, and taking our treats on the road. 

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5 Ways to Fend Off the Freshman 15

5 Ways to Fend Off the Freshman 15

Finally! Your first year of college: freedom, new faces, fun adventures ... and if you're not careful, the unfortunate "freshman 15". That's the extra pounds lots of first year students pack on thanks to dining hall buffets, midnight pizza delivery and junk-food fueled cram sessions. What's worse? Those bad eating habits, if left unchecked, can stick with you throughout college and beyond. 

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Recipe-Free: Vinaigrette

Recipe-Free: Vinaigrette

You know, the easiest and most convenient way to get more greens into your diet is with a big, hearty leaf-y-licious salad. Though, the store-bought creamy, fatty salad dressings we sometimes pour on top of our veggie pile, almost defeats the purpose. So, I want to share with you a great no-recipe recipe for a healthier vinaigrette you can make from stuff you've already got in your cabinets at home.

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Make a Kitchen Resolution for the New Year

Make a Kitchen Resolution for the New Year

The New Year is the perfect time for you to turn over a new leaf in your kitchen. Whether your pantry’s a cluttered mess, you’ve got a load of useful gadgets that never get used, or you’ve been putting off things like repainting the walls or adding new spices & techniques to your cooking repertoire, a kitchen resolution is the ideal excuse to finally make it happen.

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