Top 10 Back to School Recipes!

back 2 school recipes #festfoods

It’s that time of year again! New clothes are hanging in the closet and backpacks are loaded up with fresh notebooks and pencils, ready to take on this first week of school! As students everywhere head back for a year of fun and learning, it’s time to prepare yourself at home with some kid-friendly meal and snack

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Quaker® Soft Baked Bars


I love days spent in the kitchen baking Peanut Butter & Banana Muffins, Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins or Banana & Blueberry Nut Muffins. There’s something special about both the smell and taste of soft baked bread, especially at breakfast time. If you’re anything like me, those days are few and far between. Luckily, I’ve discovered an excellent alternative that’s perfect for

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Mini Meals in Muffin Tins

Muffin tins are great for making more than just muffins! So today I’m sharing 3 muffin tin recipes that are simple, creative and better-for-you! They are also make-ahead friendly, meaning you can create several batches of different mini meals, and refrigerate or freeze them for future meals. Just toss them in a lunch box for the kids, or reheat them for tomorrow night’s dinner. The kids will absolutely love helping

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Essential Everyday® Thin Wheat Pizza Crust

Essential Everyday® Thin Wheat Pizza Crust #festfoods

Pizza is a favorite food for many, including Festival’s Dietitians! While it typically gets a bad rep for being loaded with calories, saturated fat and sodium, there are lots of delicious ways to build a better pizza pie. Homemade pizza is a fun and easy way to get kids involved in making a healthy meal

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Eat Well Wednesday: Avocado, Black Bean & Sweet Corn Salad

Avocado, Black Bean & Sweet Corn Salad #festfoods

What are your plans for the upcoming Labor Day weekend? If you’re headed to a cookout, like so many of us will be, why not take along a new salad that everyone will love?! Avocado, Black Bean & Sweet Corn Salad is a delicious combination of black beans, grape tomatoes, roasted corn, sweet pepper,

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BBQ Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa

BBQ Pulled Pork with Pineapple Salsa #festfoods

Summer is quickly coming to an end, so I’ve been making recipes that are reminiscent of picnics and potlucks to keep me in the summer spirit! This week I made a classic dish, BBQ pulled pork, and topped it with a pineapple salsa that screams summer! I know you are probably thinking, “Salsa on

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Caprese Lasagna Roll-Ups

Caprese Lasagna Roll-Ups #festfoods

I have an overabundance of fresh tomatoes, which means lasagna is on my mind… Caprese Lasagna, to be exact! If you’re not familiar with caprese, it’s a simple Italian salad made with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil, all layered together. The combination of flavors is out of this world! So, I’m bringing these same basic elements of

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Chia Seeds + GIVEAWAY!


Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia! Everyone’s talking about Chia Seeds and their amazing health benefits. You’ve probably seen them throughout the grocery store in granola bars, cereal, snack foods and drinks, but have you ever given the plain seeds a try? Chia Seeds get a fabulous NuVal score of 91, making them one of my Top Picks!

Chia Seeds are loaded with a multitude of

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Eat Well Wednesday: Fruit & Oatmeal Smoothie


We’ve all heard time and again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But what happens on those mornings when you don’t have 10-15 minutes to sit down at the table and grab a bite to eat? Take a smoothie to-go, of course! Smoothies are a great way to ensure you’re starting your day with the nutrients your

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Locked out!

locked_out1It’s happened to many of us at least once…

You shop, go through the checkout to pay for the $100+ worth of items in your cart and then walk out the store and across the parking lot to your car. Your plan is to unload the bags into your car as quickly as possible so you can get to your next destination,

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