Fresh Zucchini and Corn Cakes

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Our Mommy friend, Danielle, and her little girl, Lucca, love these zucchini and corn cakes from the Whole Foods recipe and we're sure you will too!
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Yes, Yes, Panera Bread Co!

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Just two weeks ago I was invited to a very special dinner with head chef, Dan Kish, and nutritionist, Katie Bengston of Panera Bread Co. here in NYC. On this evening Dan and Katie shared Panera’s big update on their next “clean” journey milestone. It was the No No List. And I was impressed! I am placing my stamp of approval on Panera Bread Co. as a place moms can take their kids for lunch now and especially after 2016. Panera is removing artificial ingredients including the likes of sucralose and words you can even pronounce. Now I am not sure why they were in there in the first place, but I am ecstatic they are vowing to deliver wholesome and real food.
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Scheherazade Casserole

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In the midst of figuring out my nutrition beliefs, I went from picky eater to vegetarian to vegan to omnivore. While vegetarian and vegan, my two favorite cookbooks were “A Celebration of Wellness – A Cookbook for Vibrant Living” and “Moosewood Cookbook”. I wanted to share with you what remains one of my favorite recipes from Moosewood Cookbook.
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Getting Your Kids to Dig Veggies!

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I cannot get my girls to eat vegetables (toddler dilemma). The only veggies I can get them to eat sometimes, are edamame, carrot French fries (which are really not veggies), or veggie burgers. I try to sneak veggies into grilled cheese sandwiches, but they spit it out in disgust; they will eat around the peas if they find them in pasta sauce. I have even tried hummus with carrot sticks, but they only want crackers or pretzels.
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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Shallots

Courtesy of Cooking Light

Brussels sprouts have been all the buzz lately. They're a delicious side dish to any lunch or dinner. Try this easy recipe from Cooking Light with your dinner tonight. We're sure you are going to be making more!
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Hearty Bean and Barley Soup

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Are you getting chilly from the cold weather? Try delicious soup recipe from Cooking Light. We're sure that you won't mind the cold weather after you're warmed up with this yummy meal!
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