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Autumn Elderberry Immune Bars

Autumn Elderberry Immune Bars
You may be a worrier, or maybe not. If you’re a parent, when a toddler decides to suck on a dog toy or shopping cart handle, you may panic, or you may shrug, saying “That should help develop their immune system.” I’ve seen both reactions. Regardless, when our daycare or school-attending kiddos take “sick days,” we may worry—about their immunity, missing learning activities, feeling terrible, potentially infecting others, and causing us to take u...

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Baoballz

Baoballz
As much as it drives me crazy, kids seem to get a kick out of things that are spelled wrong. Is it rebellion? Freedom from parental oversight? Not sure. What I do know is that all my son’s beloved graphic novels have at least one ‘z’ where an ‘s’ should be. So, in that spirit, here is a recipe for Baoballz, with ‘z’. They use my son’s favorite form of social currency, Baobites (I swear, he uses them to trade favors from his school friends). I h...

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Trail Mix That's School-Safe & Nut-Free

Trail Mix That's School-Safe & Nut-Free
This trail mix has kid-pleasing ingredients that are safe for school, daycare, and activities that do not allow peanuts or tree nuts. It is a well-balanced snack, offering a healthy dose of protein and complex carbs—the kind that supply significant energy and fiber—plus some filling fats. With flavors and textures kids will love (including their new favorite, Baobites) it is sure to be a hit. It is also made with moms in mind: rich in ele...

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The Summer Travel Checklist You Really Need

From catching a bug en route to your dream destination to indulging in some unsettling local eats or the unhealthy airport snacks along the way, there are all sorts of ways your summer travel plans can be dashed if you aren’t prepared. Don’t fret, our fail-safe travel health checklist has everything you need to keep on keeping on and enjoy summer travel to the fullest. You don’t wing your travel plans so don’t wing your health. Travel like one of t...

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Making 2018 Your Healthiest & Fittest

Making 2018 Your Healthiest & Fittest
If there’s one thing that’s certain about 2018, this year is your oyster. Whether you’ve made a resolution to lose weight, get healthier, fitter, or just feel better overall, there’s no better time to start than today. Is 2018 the year you finally get a good night’s sleep? Finally bid digestion woes adieu? Say goodbye to inflammation? Meet those workout goals? It can be. New year, new you! Better yet? We’re here to help you make those 2018 dreams ...

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Brain Fuel for Going Back to School

Brain Fuel for Going Back to School
Should we consider what our children eat as brain fuel for learning? Absolutely! Leading nutritional researchers are learning more every day about the power healthy foods have on growing bodies. A healthy diet and the right supplements can help to build a better brain and a stronger immune system. Frequent colds, anxiety, and low energy are becoming common symptoms in children. It’s easy to forget how stressful school can be for most kids, and a st...

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