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Summer Fun, Outside and In

By Jane Johnson, July 12, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jane Johnson

How a Seed Grows

The heat is on! Time to get planting, cooking, and enjoying summer vacation. Whole Kids Foundation has loads of cool ideas to help you and the kids do just that, including tips on how to make your garden grow and how to navigate those bulk bins at Whole Foods Market. (And shhhhh, don't tell the kids, but they'll learn a little something, too)

Plant a Seed, Watch it Grow

This month's Kids Book Club story is How a Seed Grows by Helene J. Jordan. Easy-to-understand words and illustrations show kids the life cycle of a seed and how soil, water, sun and...

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10 Essentials for Eating Well on the Road

By Rebecca Joerres, July 11, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Rebecca Joerres

Road Tripping

A few years ago, a friend and I packed two coolers and our camping gear into the car and headed across the country on a few roads less traveled with intentions to stay on budget and eat (mostly) healthy. We were not going to fall prey to gas station snacks - with a few exceptions like sunflower seeds - but did decide we’d allow for a good slice of pie at a small town café or some splurge-worthy roadside food here and there…like barbeque.

Because we travelled mostly secondary roads where fresh options can be few and far between, we stocked our coolers with delicious options so we'd eat well from New England up to Ontario, and then down through the...

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Solutions for the Ramadan Table

By Elizabeth Smith, July 10, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Smith

Are you observing Ramadan or simply searching for quick delicious meal options? Saffron Road’s halal frozen entrées, frozen chicken nuggets, organic crunchy chickpea snacks, appetizers, broths, desserts, and simmer sauces make it easy. Their certified halal options are made without hydrogenated fats, artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. In addition, those with meat are from animals that are vegetarian fed and raised without antibiotics. 

Pulled Chicken Tacos with Saffron Road Simmer Sauce | Image by Yvonee Maffei

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Everyone Screams for Great Ice Cream

By Elizabeth Smith, July 9, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Smith

Ice Cream Cone

For my family, there aren’t many problems ice cream can’t solve. Tough day at the office or school? Root beer floats are the answer. Painful shots at the pediatrician? Ice cream cone is the remedy. And on a no-good-very-bad-day when everyone is in a funk, I’ll loudly declare that it’s Ice Cream in the Bathtub Day and serve ice cream to my little girls. Yes, in the bathtub. It works like a charm. They giggle and laugh and everyone feels better.

Ice Cream: Simply Made but not Plain

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10 Ways to Make the Most of Cherries + a Sale!

By Paige Schilt, July 9, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Cherry One-Day Sale

This Friday, July 11th, we’re offering conventionally grown cherries for $1.99 per lb in our US and Canada stores. So Friday is the day to stock up on cherries for this weekend’s smoothies, pancakes and salads and more. Read on for 10 great ways to make use of all those cherries!

Availability and limits may vary by region. Contact your store for details. While supplies last. Not available in our UK stores. Most of our stores do not provide rain checks for sales like this.

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