Crockpot Chicken Stock

October 13, 2012

                    Crockpot Chicken Stock Special Equipment: crockpot, quart freezer bags, fine mesh strainer/colander, medium bowl

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Meatless Monday Family Style – Vietnamese Summer Rolls

September 29, 2012

                    Summer may be officially over, but Vietnamese Summer Rolls are a delicious way to celebrate Meatless Monday all year long.  These vegetable filled rolls are fun for the kids to assemble, and pack a nutritional punch.  We put out all the fixings and let the […]

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Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

September 29, 2012

Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce   Ingredients: 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tbsp + 1 tsp lime juice 3 small garlic cloves, minced 1″ piece fresh ginger, minced 1 tbsp water 1/4 tsp sesame oil

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Local Food Gets Convenient for Families

September 23, 2012

Local, “Real” Food is a gift we can give to our families.  We’ve talked about ways to include the kids in Farmers Market shopping, we’ve taken a trip down “Blueberry Lane” to local U-pick farms, and we’ve brought our experiences back here to Out of the Box Food and talked about ways to involve our […]

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Packing Lunch – A Parent’s Groundhog Day

September 8, 2012

                          Have you seen the Bill Murray film, Groundhog Day?  The one where he wakes up each morning to face the exact same day….over….and over…….and over again?  Well, as I got up yesterday to pack my children’s lunches I felt a bit like […]

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Make it together – Grill & Campfire Packets

August 31, 2012

Something magical happens when kids get involved in the kitchen.  Vegetables become a little less horrible, whining for cheese puffs disappears, and picky eaters become a little less picky.  I’ve seen it with my own eyes.

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Technology and Innovation – Shaping the Way We Feed Our Families

August 23, 2012

Technology and innovation.  For my second post in the GE’s Freshpedition series I was given two topics to choose from: the role technology plays in in healthy eating OR innovative ways to incorporate fresh food into our family’s diet.  As I pondered which topic to choose, I realized that in our Out of the Box […]

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Back-to-School Lunch Box

August 19, 2012

                            It’s back-to-school week here and as I contemplated what to write this week, I realized how many unknowns our kids are faced with as they head back to the classroom: Who will my teacher be? What friends will be in my […]

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Make it Together: Kid-Approved Caprese Bruschetta

August 9, 2012

                                          Making meals together with our children opens up a world of fresh possibilities and endless ways to build positive eating habits.  This week we are proud to share our article and recipe over on US […]

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Road Trip – Keeping it “Real” on the Road

July 31, 2012

    Summer Road Trip.  As American as apple pie and Patsy Cline.  Give us a hot day, a long road and a desirable destination and we’re ready to roll.  The romanticized vision I’ve created of myself cruising down a deserted highway, warm-wind rushing through my hair as I bellow tracks from Pat Benatar (yes, […]

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