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Fun Ways to Sneak Fruit Into Your Dinner

If you thought getting your family to eat their veggies was hard, adding fruit to the mix may sound even harder– until now. We’ve got some fun, delicious and family-friendly dinner recipes that use fruit in a seamless way. These dishes are nutrient-packed and super colorful. A party on your plate!

Chicken Francese with Grapefruit-Tarragon Sauce


Baby Porchetta with Balsamic Berries and Arugula


Beef & Mango Tostadas


Peachy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


Pork Chops with Grapes

Feel Like a Kid Again with These Five Back-to-School Weeknight Meals

Getting in the back-to-school groove can be tough, especially when it comes to getting dinner on the table. You want something quick and easy that will satisfy any picky eater but also keep the adults full. Luckily, Rach has dreamed up some delicious dinners that are kid- and grown-up-approved. Plus, they’ll be on your table in just 30 minutes! That’s what we’d call an A+ meal.

Monday, September 7th

Zucchini and Corn Chili

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Bringing Cool Lunch Back

Getting into the back-to-school mentality can be a little tricky, especially when it comes to lunch duty. Juggling multiple picky eaters plus your own desire to keep your family eating healthy can be a hefty task. But have no fear: We’ve put together some lunch ideas that will solve all your problems in one! These recipes are quick, easy and subtle enough for any picky palate while still being healthy enough for your own lunch! Your kids may never ask for lunch money again.


Have your kids made a habit out of PB&J? Try a healthy, fun alternative side dish in the form of these Crunch Apple & Almond Butter Rounds. Plus, if your school is peanut-free, you won’t have to worry!


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Five Back-to-School Weeknight Meals

It’s that time of the year again: when days begin to shorten, schedules begin to fill up and dinnertime needs to happen in a pinch. Whether you’ve just sent the kids back to school or you’re graduating from the last of your summer Fridays, ease your way back into hectic days with five easy weeknight meals.

Monday, September 8th

Cheesy Mushroom Enchiladas


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Join Us: #BackToSchoolFood Twitter & Pinterest Chat

When it comes to preparing quick, delicious and healthy meals for your little ones as they start the school year, we know it may be a challenge. That’s why we’ve teamed up with FamilyFun, family food-bloggers and more of the most trusted food sites out there to host a Twitter and Pinterest chat to answer all of your back-to-school questions. Have a picky eater? Short on time for a morning breakfast? Need some new lunchbox inspiration? We’re here to help. Join us on Twitter today from 2-3 pm EDT using the hashtag #BackToSchoolFood for all of your questions, and check out our Pinterest board for recipes and tips. Then, join in on the Facebook Q&A session with¬†FamilyFun‘s Food Editor from 3-4 pm EDT. We’re looking forward to giving (and getting!) the best back-to-school advice out there!


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