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Bye, Bye, Bake Sales

Bye, Bye, Bake Sales

Traditional bake sales have been banned at most NYC-area schools due to the rise in food allergies, childhood obesity, and foodborne illnesses, limiting fundraising opportunities. In an effort to evolve with the times, here are 10 inventive fundraising ideas for your school that don't involve baked goods.

Easy One-Dish Meals Great for Winter

Easy One-Dish Meals Great for Winter

What's for dinner? Well, come winter, when hearty stews, casseroles, and soups top your list of meals, the answer is easy: A warming, one-pot wonder.

Stews, Brisket, and Pie: Hearty One-Pot Recipes

Stews, Brisket, and Pie: Hearty One-Pot Recipes

Come winter, hearty stews, casseroles, and soups top the list of meals, and there's nothing better than a warming, one-pot wonder. Area moms offered some of their favorite recipes, including turkey osso buco stew, beef (or turkey) barley stew, greek chicken stew, brisket, and farmer's pie.

Is the Food Pyramid I Grew Up with Still Relevant?

Is the Food Pyramid I Grew Up with Still Relevant?

The food pyramid that many parents grew up with is outdated and nutrition recommendations have evolved quite a bit over the past decade. With all these changes, how do we know what to feed our kids? We asked Rebecca Meyerson, a certified nutrition counselor who practices in Westchester County, for some simple guidelines.

The 2nd Annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale Raises More than $10,000 to Fight Childhood Hunger

The 2nd Annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale Raises More than $10,000 to Fight Childhood Hunger

Westchester County's Second Annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale was a great success, raising about $12,000 for the Great American Bake Sale's "No Kid Hungry" initiative to end childhood hunger in the U.S.

No-Sugar Birthday Cake Recipe

No-Sugar Birthday Cake Recipe

No sugar in this cake -- no kidding! This cake recipe is all about capturing natural sweetness from ingredients like apples, bananas, and cranberries, with no added sugar, making it great for babies and those with special dietary issues, like diabetes.

New Nutrition Workshop for Teens in Manhasset

New Nutrition Workshop for Teens in Manhasset

A new nutrition program for teens, called Teen Wellness, is being offered by a holistic counselor at Calliope Fitness and Arts in Manhasset, NY.

Bushwick Campus Farm Engages Brooklyn Students in Local Food Issues

Bushwick Campus Farm Engages Brooklyn Students in Local Food Issues

After receiving a School Engagement Grant earlier this year, the fully functional Bushwick Campus Farm in Brooklyn now hosts programs that teach students about childhood hunger, obesity, and local food issues.

Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino Recipe

Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino Recipe

This Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino is an easy-to-make treat (no espresso machine required) that's perfect when sipped in the brisk fall weather.

What to Do When Your Child Becomes a Vegetarian

What to Do When Your Child Becomes a Vegetarian

When one child decides to be a vegetarian, make sure she's getting the right nutrition by following these diet tips from a certified nutrition counselor.

Ask the Expert: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal for Kids?

Ask the Expert: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal for Kids?

Rebecca Meyerson, a certified nutrition counselor, discusses the importance of breakfast for kids and teens and offers a few easy and quick breakfast ideas.

Homemade Kale Chips Recipe from Weelicious.com

Homemade Kale Chips Recipe from Weelicious.com

Try baking these delicious and healthy homemade kales chips for your kids rather than potato chips...even sweet potato and carrot chips would work!

Chocolate Tofu Pudding Recipe from Weelicious.com

Chocolate Tofu Pudding Recipe from Weelicious.com

Kids will never realize there’s protein-packed tofu in this chocolate pudding recipe from Weelicious.com

Super Sprowtz Teach East Harlem Kids About Healthy Eating

Super Sprowtz Teach East Harlem Kids About Healthy Eating

The vegetable superheroes from Super Sprowtz, accompanied by creator Radha Agrawal and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, stopped by East Harlem's Union Settlement to teach more than 200 local children about nutrition and healthy food choices through an engaging puppet show.

How to Make Easy &  Healthy School Lunches for Your Kids: Tips & Recipes from Weelicious.com

How to Make Easy & Healthy School Lunches for Your Kids: Tips & Recipes from Weelicious.com

Here are a few tips on how to give your kids healthy (and economical!) school lunches. Easy recipes included from Weelicious.com!

School Lunches: Easy and Economical Tips from Weelicious.com

School Lunches: Easy and Economical Tips from Weelicious.com

Here are a few bonus tips from Catherine McCord and Weelicious.com on how to make school lunch fun, affordable, and good for the environment!

Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather Recipe from Weelicious.com

Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather Recipe from Weelicious.com

Send your kids off with sliced fresh fruit or berries, applesauce, or this easy and healthy homemade strawberry fruit leather.

Red Beet & White Bean Hummus Recipe from Weelicious.com

Red Beet & White Bean Hummus Recipe from Weelicious.com

Make this healthy hummus snack for your kids rather than giving them packaged dips or a cheese and cracker pack filled with unhealthy ingredients. This recipe uses beets to add vitamins—plus a vibrant color. Your kids will get a protein boost and you can serve it alongside carrot or celery sticks, healthy pita chips, or whole grain crackers.

Vegan Berry Cupcakes Recipe

Vegan Berry Cupcakes Recipe

Try vegan baker and author of "Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale," Carla Kelly's vegan berry-infused cupcake recipe for a delicious warm weather, kid-friendly snack (or dessert!).

Vegan Buttercream Recipe

Vegan Buttercream Recipe

Try vegan baker and author of "Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale," Carla Kelly's delicious vegan buttercream recipe to compliment your cupcakes, cake, and other tasty treats.

Food & Nutrition: Fun Recipes, Time-Saving Tips, & Creative Ideas

Food & Nutrition: Fun Recipes, Time-Saving Tips, & Creative Ideas

Find tons of recipes like buttermilk pancakes, watermelon donuts, holiday treats, and healthy alternatives as well as useful tips like how to throw a safe BBQ and tame mealtime tantrums, and how to get kids cooking!

How to Store and Freeze Baked Goods

How to Store and Freeze Baked Goods

Carla Kelly, vegan baker and author of "Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale," offers tips on the best way to store baked goods - including cakes, pies, muffins, cupcakes, and other desserts - so they keep fresh as long as possible. Kelly also gives advice on the proper way to freeze and reheat baked items.

Healthier Alternatives for Your Fourth of July Cookout

Healthier Alternatives for Your Fourth of July Cookout

The experts at BistroMD discuss healthier alternatives for your Fourth of July feast.

July 2011 Online Extras

July 2011 Online Extras

Our July magazines are out on stands throughout the New York metro area, filled with local family events, how-to guides, practical tips and advice, and our annual Source Book - a comprehensive guide to family venues and services throughout the NYC area. On top of all that, we've saved a few extra goodies for our online readers. Check them out!

Easy Parsnip and Apple Soup Recipe from 'The Lazy Gourmet' Cookbook

Easy Parsnip and Apple Soup Recipe from 'The Lazy Gourmet' Cookbook

Earthy parsnips and sweet apples combine to make a perfectly sublime soup in this recipe from "The Lazy Gourmet" cookbook.




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