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Pumpkin Dip

Enjoy the Process of Going Unprocessed with Kids, plus Pumpkin Dip

Although there is a lot at stake, we need to be patient and loving with our kiddos as we haul them into a world of unprocessed foods. Here are a few things that I wish someone told me when I began the messy business of healthy parenthood… along with a recipe for Pumpkin Dip that I’ve served to toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, tweens, teenagers, and adults. In other words, this unprocessed recipe is loved by everyone!

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Crispy Smashed Potatoes

6 Tips for Serving New Recipes to Your Family (& Crispy Smashed Potatoes)

This is a great starter recipe and a family favorite. Use it as a winning side dish, especially instead of French fries. This dish is universally well-received by ALL kinds of eaters. In fact, when I served these potatoes at a large family dinner, the potatoes created a stir of excitement amongst the guests before I could get them on the table. Everybody loved them, and even the picky eaters had second helpings.

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Making French Toast with Kids

Five Unprocessed Recipes To Make With Kids

Jory brought her daughter into the kitchen as a way to keep her cuddly baby close while she went about her day, but it morphed into a fun way to spend time with her and introduce her to real, healthy food. Here are five unprocessed recipes that they now love to cook together.

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Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Our Journey to Real Food (and Vegan Macaroni and Cheese)

My kids love fruits and veggies. They are not picky eaters. Lately my son, age 7, has shown a particular liking for my mushroom soup made with a musky dried fungi that give a deep smoky umami flavor, and he is also partial to vegetable stir-fries rich with fresh ginger and nama shoyu, while his 4-year-old sister’s favorite dessert is dates and dark chocolate. Let me reassure you, our relationship with food was not always this way!

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