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Red, White & Blue Watermelon 'Cake'

Red, White & Blue Watermelon 'Cake'

This gorgeous "cake" is actually made from heart-healthy watermelon decorated with yogurt and berries. It's a refreshing, gluten-free twist on dessert that's perfect for Fourth of July festivities or a summer birthday.

Grilled Watermelon and Pork Kabobs

Grilled Watermelon and Pork Kabobs

Savor some grilled goodness (and a healthy dose of antioxidants) with these colorful fruit and veggie kabobs. Healthy, hydrating watermelon is the star ingredient of these colorful skewers, along with marinated chunks of pork.

Red, White & Blue Cheese Sliders

Red, White & Blue Cheese Sliders

Slices of watermelon add a cool juiciness to these turkey burger sliders, while adding a hefty dose of antioxidants like vitamin C and lycopene. Add blue cheese and you've got a triple threat on a bun!

Spicy Watermelon Hummus

Spicy Watermelon Hummus

While a great partner to pita chips or raw veggies, this hummus also makes a great sandwich spread or topping for bruschetta. The heat of the spices is balanced by the cooling addition of watermelon juice.

5 Fun Summer Gardening Activities to Do with Kids

5 Fun Summer Gardening Activities to Do with Kids

Get your hands dirty! Gardening engages our kids in the outdoors while improving their well-being and creating long-lasting family memories. Here are 5 ways to get your kids having fun and learning about gardening, food, and nutrition.

Help Your Kids Make Healthier Choices in the School Cafeteria

Help Your Kids Make Healthier Choices in the School Cafeteria

Are your kids eating healthy, nutritious lunches in the school cafeteria? In his book Slim By Design, Brian Wansink, Ph.D., shares tips for how you can get your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables at school, and what you can do to help the school's lunchroom become 'slim by design'.

Get Kids to Eat More Fruits and Veggies Without Them Realizing It

Get Kids to Eat More Fruits and Veggies Without Them Realizing It

Want to get your kids to make healthy lunch choices? Ask your child's school lunchroom to make this one simple change to get kids to eat more fruits and veggies at lunch.

Five Mile River Nursery School Partners with Whole Foods to Go Organic

Five Mile River Nursery School Partners with Whole Foods to Go Organic

Five Mile River Nursery School in Rowayton, CT, has partnered with Whole Foods Market, America’s first nationally certified organic grocer, to launch their health conscious initiative to go completely organic.

Gluten-Free Birthday Cakes? These Manhattan Bakeries Cook them Up!

Gluten-Free Birthday Cakes? These Manhattan Bakeries Cook them Up!

There’s no shortage of bakeries serving up delicious treats for kids in Manhattan. For families looking for gluten-free options, it can be more challenging to find a place that caters to specific needs. We’re here to help! We’ve sought out the best gluten-free/gluten-free friendly bakeries in Manhattan.

Gluten-Free Bakeries on Long Island

Gluten-Free Bakeries on Long Island

Finding gluten-free desserts can be a challenge, whether you're managing Celiac disease, or maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We've rounded up bakeries on Long Island serving up gluten-free treats, so you can still enjoy sweets without sacrificing your gluten-free diet.

Eat Your Way Around the World (in Queens!)

Eat Your Way Around the World (in Queens!)

No need to get in an airplane to give your kids a taste of cuisines from a wide array of cultures. Just hop on the subway to Queens to dip your spoon in the melting pot!

Vegan, Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies

Vegan, Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies

Try these recipes for gluten-free, vegan Girl Scout-style cookies at home, including Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs. You won't believe how close the taste comes to the real deal!

Morning Fuel: Easy, Healthy Breakfasts from a Manhattan School Chef

Morning Fuel: Easy, Healthy Breakfasts from a Manhattan School Chef

From a Manhattan school chef who is no stranger to picky eaters, these easy from-scratch breakfast recipes help keep kids focused at school by fueling them up with the nutrients they need for their growing minds and bodies.

Easy Holiday Dessert: Frozen Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Easy Holiday Dessert: Frozen Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Want to change up your dessert routine this holiday season? Try this frozen version of classic pumpkin pie. It's a welcome twist on the traditional dessert and, bonus: It's super easy to make ahead! Just pull it out of the freezer a few minutes before serving.

Tips for Eating Gluten-Free at Every Restaurant

Tips for Eating Gluten-Free at Every Restaurant

When eating out with the family, finding something on the menu for everyone may be a challenge, especially if someone is gluten-free. Kim Koeller and Robert La France, authors of "Let's Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free", share the questions to ask to avoid gluten at any restaurant. Plus, international travel tips for eating gluten-free.

Witches Brew Recipe for Halloween by MOMables

Witches Brew Recipe for Halloween by MOMables

Laura Fuentes of MOMables created this fun witches brew recipe for her child's lunchbox. It's a fun and healthy Halloween drink for kids that doesn't use soda or powdered drink mixes.

Halloween Treats: Eyeball Cake Pops, Monster 'Toes,' and 'Rotten' Apple Punch

Halloween Treats: Eyeball Cake Pops, Monster 'Toes,' and 'Rotten' Apple Punch

Get step-by-step directions on how to make three cool treats for Halloween, including creepy cake pops that look like eyeballs, pigs in a blanket that look like monster toes, and "rotten" apple cider punch.

5 Tips for Cooking with Kids Who Have Special Needs

5 Tips for Cooking with Kids Who Have Special Needs

Cooking with kids who have special needs such as autism, sensory issues, or learning disabilities can be challenging, but the ability to make a meal is a valuable life skill and including kids in the kitchen has many lasting benefits. Here are five tips to help those with special needs learn to cook.

Easy Recipe for New Cooks: Creamy Tomato and Rice Basil Soup

Easy Recipe for New Cooks: Creamy Tomato and Rice Basil Soup

This easy recipe for creamy tomato soup with rice and basil was developed by a special education teacher and is featured in her cookbook, "Special Day Cooking: A Life Skills Cookbook," which is geared for those with developmental challenges as well as young people learning to cook.

How to Teach Kids to Separate Food and Feelings

How to Teach Kids to Separate Food and Feelings

Do you dish out servings of comfort and happiness to your kids with sugary treats? Be careful. If you frequently offer food as proof of your love, you may be teaching your children to mix feelings with food, and to soothe their souls with sweets.

Halloween Tricky Bites

Halloween Tricky Bites

These easy Halloween recipes are kid-friendly and festive options. Children can follow the steps to make owl cookies, spider brownies, chocolate and Jell-O hands, and edible witches' hats and brooms.

Get Crafty with Halloween Ghosts

Get Crafty with Halloween Ghosts

These simple Halloween decorations will haunt your holiday table. Kids can help make the classic ghost motif with tissue paper, white chocolate, marshmallows, or eggs.

Suffern's Women's Wellness Group Opens in Airmont

Suffern's Women's Wellness Group Opens in Airmont

Suffern's Women's Wellness Group, which recently opened in Airmont, offers internal medicine, nutrition counseling, and breast-feeding counseling to women in Rockland County.

Throw a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party

Throw a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party

Just like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles take on evil forces to save New York City, you can rise to the challenge of hosting a TMNT-themed birthday party for your child. All it takes is some ninja know-how to throw a party that’ll have them seeing green!

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