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Sesame Street’s Let’s Cook! May Just Be The Cutest Cookbook Ever

Originally posted 05/13/2015 11:36AM

You’re never too young to get into the kitchen.
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May the Fourth Be with You! Make LunchBox Dad’s Star Wars Themed Lunch

Originally posted 05/01/2015 05:43PM

Forget what you know about lunch boxes.
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Royal Kids, Regular Taste Buds: A Former Palace Chef Dishes on What Princes William and Harry Grew Up Eating

Originally posted 04/09/2015 05:16PM

Despite best efforts on the part of their parents to give Prince George (and his soon-to-arrive younger sibling) an ordinary upbringing, royal children will never truly be like every other kid.
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Sarah Jessica Parker’s Kids Celebrate Her 50th Birthday with Love Notes and a Homemade Breakfast

Originally posted 03/25/2015 05:59PM

Some people prefer cake and candles, but in the Parker-Broderick house nothing says Happy Birthday like a homemade omelet.

To celebrate her 50th birthday on Wednesday, Sarah Jessica Parker got a special breakfast treat from her two 5½-year-old twin daughters, Tabitha and Loretta.
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Gordon Ramsay Teaches His Kids Curse Words Like ‘Shiitake’

Originally posted 03/04/2015 11:53AM


When you’re the kid of Gordon Ramsay, you’re bound to pick up a few naughty words.
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Easy School Lunch Ideas That Kids Will Love

Originally posted 03/01/2015 12:01AM


Picky eaters won’t be able to resist these yummy lunchbox meals.

 

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Camila Alves: My Valentine’s Day DIY Gift Ideas You Can Really Make

Originally posted 02/12/2015 12:42PM

Our new lifestyle blogger Camila Alves shares fun yet health-conscious Valentine’s Day gift ideas for kids as well as colorful and creative breakfast recipes that are full of love.

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Michelle Obama: We Stopped Eating Boxed Mac ‘n’ Cheese ‘Because Cheese Dust Is Not Food’

Originally posted 02/09/2015 01:46PM

It’s hard to believe there was ever a time when Michelle Obama wasn’t on a healthy-eating track.

But, prior to entering the White House, she learned on a visit to her daughters’ pediatrician that their diets weren’t as good has they could be. “I thought we had it all together,” says the First Lady, who graces the cover of the Cooking Light‘s March issue. It’s the magazine first non-food cover in its 28 years of publishing.

Less takeout and processed foods, and more healthy home-cooked meals helped the full-time working mom turn it around.

“By the time we went back for the next visit, our pediatrician said, ‘What have you done? I haven’t seen these [body mass index] numbers change in this way in a while,” Mrs. Obama recalls in the magazine’s Family Dinner issue.

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Now celebrating the fifth anniversary of Let’s Move! — Obama’s national program to fight childhood obesity — she shares how her own childhood helped shape her views on eating.

“[My mom] was famous for her lemon chicken,” Mrs. Obama shares. “And that was a good Sunday dish.” The rest of the week consisted of roast beef sandwiches (on Monday and Tuesday), lasagna for weeknight dinners, fish on Fridays, and the “unfortunate liver Wednesdays.”

“There was a pattern to what we ate,” she says. “There ware familiar flavors … we would sit around the table with the plastic tablecloth, and that’s when we would catch up and we’d talk about what we were eating, talk about what was going on in the day.”

She now shares the same sentiment with her own family. “[Between 6:30 and 7 p.m.] is the most important time of the day,” she says.

One of her biggest food influences: former White House chef Sam Kass. “He was a core of our processed-food elimination,” she says. “He said, there’s nothing wrong with mac and cheese, but it’s got to be real food … cheese dust is not food.”

For more on Michelle Obama’s interview — and the magazine’s new Let’s Move!–inspired curriculum Let’s Cook! —pick up the March issue of Cooking Light.

–Michelle Ward

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Camila Alves: See the Adorable Tractor Cake She Made for Her Son’s Birthday

Originally posted 01/20/2015 06:45PM

Our new lifestyle blogger Camila Alves shares the story behind the healthy (but adorably kid-friendly!) birthday cake she made and decorated for her youngest son Livingston‘s 2nd birthday.
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McDonald’s Is Bringing Back Books to Happy Meals (Spoiler: No Dr. Seuss)

Originally posted 01/13/2015 12:20PM

Care for some light reading with your nuggets?
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