7 Tips for Safer Grilling

7 Tips for Safer Grilling

Laraine Perri

It’s summer, and the allure of easy grilled fare is undeniable. But when prepared the wrong way, the bronzed chicken and flame-licked burgers families often crave can be as troubling as those vintage baby oil tans. Luckily, if you understand where the risks lie and how to minimize them, you’ll be able to fire up that grill—guilt-free—all summer long. How …

When Your Kid Wants Cookies for Lunch

When Your Kid Wants Cookies for Lunch

Samantha Mellone

Unhealthy, artificial ingredient-laden treats are seemingly everywhere you turn in the summer. But while the occasional treat is great, there are options out there that will satisfy your kids’ sweet tooth while still making sure he gets the fruits and veggies you want him to have. Here are a few ideas, whether you’re out and about or hanging at home. …

Spring Snacks for the Family

Spring Snacks for the Family

Britney Fitzgerald

Spring is finally here! And with warmer weather comes trips to the park, nature walks with the family, and more time outside—and on the go. To help make your hectic schedules a little easier, we gathered together a list of our new, favorite snacks—all of which are made with natural, GMO-free ingredients. Now you’ll know what munchies to pack before a …

Whole Grain Peach Upside-Down Cake

Whole Grain Peach Upside-Down Cake

KIWI Magazine

What’s the yummiest way to eat a summer peach? Fresh from your hand may be the height of sticky deliciousness, but a sweet, buttery peach upside-down cake is almost as perfect. Making one is easier than you think (lining the bottom of the cake pan with parchment paper ensures your cake pops out of the pan with one quick flip), …

Soy Made Simple

Soy Made Simple

KIWI Magazine

There aren’t many foods with a reputation as murky as soy’s. The versatile bean is often touted as a miracle food, but has also come under fire for being a heavily processed ingredient that could be harmful for kids and adults. Which is it? Here’s what you need to know about feeding soy to your family. Good Soy, Bad Soy …

The First Thanksgiving Recipes

The First Thanksgiving Recipes

KIWI Magazine, recipes by Laraine Perri

Thanksgiving’s always been a time to celebrate life’s bounties—namely, food. But for the Pilgrims and Native American Wampanoag who gathered round the table for the first Thanksgiving in 1621, the fact that food was available at all was something to appreciate. “The first Thanksgiving was actually a three day harvest celebration in October,” says Kathleen Wall, Colonial Foodways Culinarian at …

Whole Wheat Cheddar and Flaxseed Crackers

Whole Wheat Cheddar and Flaxseed Crackers

Christina Stanley-Salerno

Want a healthier alternative to your child’s favorite snack? Homemade cheesy flax crackers are delicious–and easier to make than you might think. The dough mixes up quickly in the food processor, and once you cut out the crackers and bake them, you’ll have a fresh treat that’s free of sugar and preservatives. Best of all, your child can make these …

Bon Appétit!

Bon Appétit!

KIWI Magazine

If you’re trying to serve more fun, good-for-you meals this school year, French-style food might not be the first thing that comes to mind. After all, the French have a deserved reputation for eating indulgently, with ingredients like butter, cream, chocolate, and wine occupying space in most of the country’s well-known dishes. But there’s more to French fare than croissants …