Meatless Monday: Tempeh Tacos

In honor of Meatless Monday, today we are talking about tempeh. You know — that brownish, grayish, grainy, cake-y looking block you see in the meat substitute section at the grocery store.

We just made tempeh sound really appetizing, right?

We know — tempeh looks a little odd, but it really is quite delicious! Plus, it’s bursting with protein and vitamins, is super easy to digest and a total breeze to cook with. Don’t believe us? Here’s a recipe for tempeh tacos that will take you all of 15 minutes to whip together, start to finish. Add your favorite taco toppings, and you’ll have a nutritious and delicious Meatless Monday dish your family will be asking for all week long!

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Make It: Nice Krispie Treats

With the holidays just around the corner, your child will likely be coming to you with requests for treats to take to his class parties (hopefully, not the night before!).

However, gone are the days where you could buy a box of Duncan Hines cake mix and whip up two dozen “homemade cupcakes.” Today, kids’ treats must be allergy- and special-diet friendly. In other words:

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Make Your Own Mayo

Mayonnaise is a staple in most every American household. From a simple turkey sandwich, to pasta and tuna salads, to snack foods and dinner entrees, mayo is a crowd pleaser and a palate pleaser. Instead of settling for the unwanted and mysterious ingredients in major mayo store brands, don’t you think something with a bit less sugar and preservatives and made with real ingredients sounds more enticing? We’re here to give you a healthier mayo fix by showing you how to whip up your own homemade mayonnaise in 15 minutes with 5 ingredients!

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Healthy Homemade On-The-Go Snacks

We’ve all been there before — your daughter has gymnastics, you’re running late (naturally), the youngest is all of a sudden starving and the last thing you want to do is swing through the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant. Having snacks at home, pre-prepared for on-the-go moments like these can be life savers when in a pinch, leaving your child satiated and you feeling guilt-free. What’s even better? Knowing each healthy ingredient that went into your child’s snack. Oh, by the way, they are SO good, you’ll gobble them up too! 

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3 Toddler-Tested Tofu Recipes

Today we are talking about tofu.

Tofu gets a bad rap in the non-vegetarian world. Maybe you’ve had a bad tofu experience — think the grayish, rubbery stuff in the nondescript “vegetarian entree” at a wedding. Perhaps you tried to cook tofu yourself, but it ended in disaster — too watery, too mushy, or (horror of horrors!) too bland. Or, you might be like the majority of people, and be just plain turned-off by the watery, white blocks you see in the non-dairy aisle.

So, if you’re not feeling the ‘fu — there’s no way in the world your toddler’s going to go for it. Right?

Today, we are sharing with you 3 delicious, healthy, and toddler-tested tofu recipes your whole family will love — we promise!

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3 Ways to Teach Your Child to Grocery Shop

This is a sponsored conversation written by us on behalf of Tyson®. The opinions and text are all ours.

Parents and kids have been grocery shopping together for as long as there have been grocery stores. Parents and kids also struggle to grocery shop together. The parents feel like they can’t get what they need in a timely manner and kids act like crazy people when they get bored going from aisle to aisle. Shopping for food is such an important task to keep the family functioning and there are skills involved in shopping that ensure that you have all the food you need and stay within your grocery budget. Why not start teaching your kids those skills right away? We think you will find that you and your kids will enjoy working together as a team turning a mundane chore that you dread every week into a fun learning experience for you all. Here are 3 ways to teach your kids to grocery shop.

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Back to School: Meal Planning 101

The lazy days of summer are behind us. Looking ahead, a full schedule looms: school, sports, work, music lessons, homework, performances, field trips, school volunteering, holidays, etc. Maybe dinner (and meals in general) have gotten a bit lax during the summer—no one wanted to leave the pool, or do any work after such a relaxing afternoon—so dinner was take-out… again.

But with all these upcoming activities on top of schoolwork, you know you want to fuel your kids with healthier food, which usually means cooking more meals at home.

Don’t be afraid, though! Just follow these simple steps for Back-to-School meal planning, and you’ll be set.

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10 Quick & Healthy Snacks For Toddlers

You want to help your kids nourish and energize their little bodies with the best foods that you can get your hands on. Unfortunately, fresh doesn’t always go hand in hand with quick and easy. Luckily, there are many food companies out there that take using the best ingredients in their snacks very seriously. Today we have compiled some great snack options for your kids when you need something that is not only great for grab and go but also delicious.  

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4 tips for buying in bulk

When you send your kids off to school, you want to send them with the best possible tools for learning, whether it be the best brand of wax crayons, or the absolute best lunch box. But, as parents, we know that all those items add up and can very quickly become too expensive. That’s why we love shopping in bulk. Read on for our best tips for shopping for amazing food and supplies- in bulk!

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10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Farmers’ Market

Summer is here! And that means there’s probably a Farmers’ Market near you that is in full swing. Farmers’ Markets are great places to find local and organic produce, handicrafts, pastured meats and dairy, and homemade goodies. Just make sure that you follow these 10 tips to make your visit to the Farmer’s Market as good as it can be.

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Homemade Honey-Vanilla Ice Cream

Happy National Ice Cream Day!

That’s right, today is the day that Americans celebrate one of the most popular desserts in the country. Every third Sunday in July since 1984 (thanks President Ronald Reagan!) the USA gathers together to eat a scoop of happiness, for no other reason, we think, than just because ice cream is plain ‘ol good!

So be sure that sometime today, you join your fellow Americans in dusting the ice cream maker off and whipping up a pint of our summer delicious, melt-in-your-mouth homemade Honey-Vanilla Ice Cream.

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Summer Sides: One Basic Salad, 4 Variations!

Israeli Salad, a basic summer salad, and a favorite of international falafel-stands makes a perfect summer side or breezy dinner salad. With lemon juice to brighten, a rainbow of peppers to delight the eye, and chopped mint to cool the palette, this salad is a sure crowd pleaser. It makes a great side for grilled meats or falafel, and an easy all-in-one picnic salad with the addition of garbanzo beans for protein. This simple salad base also serves as a perfect variable side – just add a different dressing! Read on for how to make the salad that will save your summer meals.

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All About Your Cup of Joe

Ah, coffee: that bold, flavorful, aromatic, caffeinated cup of deliciousness crucial to every parent’s morning (and, let’s be real: afternoon). But, with so many types of roasts, coffeemakers, grinders and drinks, preparing that morning cup of Joe isn’t as simple as just pressing “on.” Here’s your guide to all things coffee, so you can customize your perfect cup!

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