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Blog - Tag: food

By Lisa Landes, 11/02/2018 - 12:10
Thanksgiving ideas for kids

Thanksgiving with the family is a special time to catch up and re-connect with those you don’t see often. Whether you get to spend a whole week together or just a special day or two, making memories and being together is what counts! Hanging out by the fire or - our favorite - enjoying the outdoors with an adventurous hike or a kayaking day down the local river are perfect options! Not everything you're used to will suit younger ages though. If you're looking for something to entertain your visiting little nephews and nieces, try some of these fun ideas to get the party going!!

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By Lisa Landes, 05/28/2018 - 14:25
Marshmallows over a campfire

Whenever you are camping or pursuing an outdoor adventure, you need some brain food to keep you energized and healthy food that will strengthen and revitalize you. Camping food does not have to only include protein bars or snack mixes. In fact, this article will help you take the best camping food with you, starting with some easy snacks to tasty meals that are simple to prepare.

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By Lisa Landes, 05/16/2018 - 15:27
Meal prep image from Camptrend cutting up veggies on a Blue Ridge Chair Works table outdoors.

With May being National BBQ Month and Memorial Day right around the corner, we thought we would lend a hand and help you plan out those campfire evenings! Everyone knows the best part of camping out are those smokey flavored meats, grilled veggies and a cold beverage of your choosing. Spice up your night and try some of these fun meals next time you light the campfire grills.

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By Lisa Landes, 01/23/2018 - 17:07
Southern comfort food

The New Year rings in some new goals, like rafting a whitewater river, or scaling a high mountain. New goals require new lifestyles, but it is SO COLD! Resist as you might, our bodies crave warm comfort food packed with yummy carbs and savory sugars, even though our mind is telling us to hit the gym and whip up a protein shake. We feel you world! Here are five tasty, satisfying and above all healthy ideas for body and mind. 

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By Lisa Landes, 10/16/2017 - 09:32
Healthy snack for a Halloween party including fruit and a marshmallow on a skewer

Healthy is in! Knowing where our foods come from is an important step in the food buying process, even if we can't buy local. But, with endless choices for snacks out there, watching what your kids eat has become a full-time occupation (for good reasons of course!). Halloween is a great time for everyone to get their sugar-intake on, but why not mix it up and provide some fun and healthy options this year! If done right your kids may not even notice! Here are some fun alternatives to pre-wrapped candies. 

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By Lisa Landes, 09/13/2017 - 09:10
Pumpkin Image

The changing of seasons does not only mean comfy blankets, fall foliage and delicious pumpkin beers, but also amazing seasonal foods! Some of our our fall favorites include acorn squash, sweet potatoes, turnips, apples, and of course pumpkin. Fall colors of orange and red are known to have significant health benefits like vitamin A and tons of antioxidants.

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By Meredith Foster..., 05/31/2017 - 13:42
Spring appetizers for your dinner

If you live with other humans, or are human yourself, you have reached the point in the year where your usual 6:00 p.m. dinner has turned into pre-dinner before you eat an ice cream dinner at 9:00. While we may want to fix this by sliding dinner back, it is not possible to stretch your twelve o’clock lunch hour to dinner at eight. So what we end up doing is just rearranging the night to have ice cream at 6:00 before dinner at 9:00.

Do not panic, we have the solution.

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