5 Ice Cream Brands You Can Trust

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Ice cream rules. And there’s no better season to eat it than summertime. But what kind of ice cream you buy does matter. Some brands – even ones that seem “natural” – contain artificial flavors, colors, and other gross additives. Others are pretty pure, as far as store-bought products go. Below are five of my favorite ice cream […]

The Best Store-Bought Popsicles

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I rarely motivate to make my own popsicles, but of course want to know that the ones we buy are free of junk. Below are the criteria I use for buying frozen bars, as well as some of my favorite kinds and where to find them. How to Pick Out a Junk-Free Popsicle Read the ingredients list. A must. […]

Summer Camp Lunch Ideas and Lucy’s Dream Lunch

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No matter how creative a parent you are, coming up with new, appealing, healthy lunchbox ideas is no easy task. For this reason you’ve seen me post a lot about school lunch ideas, and how I try to keep lunchtime fresh and exciting for Lucy (so that she’ll actually eat what I pack). This summer, I’ve […]

5 Tips for Picnicking with Kids & The Perfect Picnic Salad

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When the weather gets warm, I just want to eat outside! Whether it’s a picnic dinner with friends, an afternoon snack under a shady tree, or a lunchtime play date at the park – my family is happiest when dining al fresco. Of course, picnicking with kids can quickly turn into a long day of […]

3 Hot Dog Brands You Can Trust

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I love hot dogs to an embarrassing extent. I blame it on a long-standing family hot dog obsession In the past, this love conflicted with my values of supporting sustainable, pasture-based farms and choosing whole foods over heavily processed ones, since this is what conventional hot dogs contain: But not anymore! Thanks to a few stellar […]

12 Healthy Packaged Snacks for Traveling

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School is out, the weather is warm, and it’s time for a vacation! Whether you’re traveling this summer by plane, train or automobile, you’ll need some healthy packaged snacks to fuel you on the trip. Below are some of my favorite healthy snacks for traveling, all of which will please kids and adults alike. Happy trails! Late […]

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