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Comments Off on Budget Friendly Recipe: 15 Minute French Onion Mushroom Cups
Food & Recipes
These stuffed portobellos make a great vegetarian main course, served with a crisp green salad for those busy back to school nights. Having a party? Use cremini mushrooms in place of the portobellos and make these as an appetizer! Ingredients: 6 organic portobello mushrooms, stems removed ¼ cup olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Handful of fresh thyme sprigs 2 cups Caramelized Organic Onions (recipe follows) 1 (6-ounce) package Applegate Naturals® Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Save a $1 on Dean's List Weekly Sale)* Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Arrange the mushrooms, gill sides up, on the baking sheet [...]
Comments Off on 7 Time-saving Tips For Family Meals During Back To School
Food & Recipes
You can’t make every meal from scratch—and that’s okay. With a hectic family schedule and little time for gourmet dishes, here are seven time-saving tips that will make mealtime easier. 1. Start with time-saving kitchen tools. Avoid kitchen clutter and speed up your cooking with must-have food prep tools: Salad spinner Microplane grater/zester Two good knives Mini food processor Strainer 2. Bulk grains. The next time you plan to serve a whole grain, make two to three times as much as you would for one meal. Let cool fully and portion out meal-size amounts; freeze in freezer-safe containers or bags. On the day you plan to serve, remove [...]
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Education
As summer is winding down, the back to school frenzy is officially here! It is a time of excitement and anxiety, and when it comes to packing lunch, absolute dread. Will our kids eat the lunch we pack or trade it for a bag of chips? Will they lose their fancy stainless steel bento lunchbox after the second day? Does it even pay for us to send a healthy home lunch? With moms asking me so many questions related to back to school, I love to look at what it means to send a healthy lunch and the importance of [...]
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Education, Nutrition
Big thank you to Megan in Basking Ridge for leading our very first back-to-school class! Megan shared with us how to survive the school year naturally with healthful foods, immunity-boosting habits, and natural first-aid remedies for illnesses and injuries that seem to go hand-in-hand with the school year. Here are some key takeaways from the presentation:    1. Food is MedicineEat protein and good fats for energy, brain fuel, and focus. Good sources of this can be found in: avocado, coconut oil, omega 3 supplements and fish/flax oil.  2. Eat the Rainbow Purples and Blues: Blueberries, eggplant, plums, acai, elderberries High anthocyanin content Antioxidants that support a healthy heart Green: Kale, broccoli, cabbage, bok [...]

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