DIY Broccoli and Cheddar “Hot Pockets”

A healthier take on Hot Pockets made with my favorite store-bought shortcut.

How to make Corn Stock (and why you should).

So versatile, it's worth it.

Favorite vegan snack recipes for Earth Day—and beyond.

Vegan snacks so tasty that you don't need to be vegan to like them. Plant based deliciousness for all!

How to make DIY microwave popcorn.

Grab a paper bag, some oil, and popcorn kernels, because that's all it takes to make this DIY microwave popcorn. Just as easy as store-bought, no chemicals needed.

Vegan Salted Caramel Dip

This vegan Salted "Caramel" Dipis one of my kids' favorite snacks that I've ever made. Sweet, vanilla flavor in a plant-based treat without any added refined sugar. Just be warned: Addiction is likely.

Smoothie Breakfast Bowl: A fresh start.

Turn your snack smoothie into a healthy breakfast bowl with these tips and ideas for how to make the perfect Smoothie Bowl.

Natural Halloween candy buying guide. Boo-m!

The 2014 guide to natural Halloween Candy.

Recipes for cold and flu season

These recipes will help you and your family make it through cold and flu season.

Travel Eats: To greener pastures (of organic salad) with Earthbound Farm

The lure of easy breezy processed foods may be tempting, but they don't have to be difficult to transcend with the help of socially-minded, wholesome companies like Earthbound Farm Organic.

Travel eats: Feeding my Parmesan cheese obsession in Italy

Traveling in Bologna, Italy: A magical tour through a Parmesan dairy farm and the history Parmigiano Reggiano, the King of cheese.

Be good to the earth: Drink more (organic) liquor!

Hey, we've gone organic with everything else, why not with our cocktails?

How to make all-natural Hoisin Sauce in 7 minutes

This easy, delicious, all-natural hoisin sauce is a perfect staple in the kitchen.

How to buy healthy foods on a strict budget

I've gathered a bunch of great tips to help you shop healthy on a budget.

How to make homemade Ricotta Cheese. Yes, really.

Think of making homemade ricotta as a small step towards discovering health and fun in your kitchen this year.

Blueberry Crumb Muffins

I have an August fruit problem. It seems that no matter how much I buy, I can never get around to whipping up all of the things I plan on making. Instead, we just eat it all fresh. I think, "I'll just buy double," and then we eat double the amount of fresh fruit. And forget it when I'm dealing with fruit that we've picked ourselves! There's no amount that we can harvest that will keep us from eating every piece just as it came off of the tree or bush. It's just too good. These Blueberry Crumb Muffins are different, though. They were an unexpected exception. Because as good as freshly picked fruit is, it turns out that using your freshly picked fruit to cook something with your child—engaging them in the entire experience, from farm to table—is even better. (more after the jump)

Traveling with Kids: Healthy Food Options While on the Road

Every year I find myself struggling to feed my family well while on summer vacations—or even just while on day trips. I used to think it would get easier as my kids got older. Though it has in some ways, I hadn't anticipated the pressure to give into junk food. Even my big kid, who likes to declare that McDonald's—which he's never tried—has "very terrible food," has a penchant for friend chicken fingers and insatiable appetite for restaurant burgers. I've shared my favorite tips for how to eat well while traveling and even put together a list of the best travel snacks for kids, but today I've asked my friends at The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) to weigh in. CSPI recently released a report on kids meals that every parent should read. (Or at least skim, busy mamas and papas!) Even if you only succumb to fast food the few times a year that you're on the road, you should know what's on your kids plate, and have other healthier options in your back pocket. (more after the jump)