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Gettin’ Picky With It! Picky Eaters

Happy 2017! Those of you who have met us at the farmer’s markets know that we love having fun and talkin’ kids, picky eaters, veggies, palate priming, and creative ways to get those veggies in!  If you’ve seen us recently in Parkland, you’ve probably hula-hooped with us too! This year, we’re resolving to continue having fun :) and get serious a...

Getting Kids to Eat More Veggies!

  Happy Holidays, All! This has been an amazing year for EasyPeasie!  We’ve introduced three of our veggie blends to market; participated in beautiful Farmer’s Markets from Miami to Sanford; and had a chance to meet, teach, and learn from families all over the world!  We are so thankful to now be a part of many family mealtimes, and help kids an...

Three “EasyPeasie” Upgrades

Last month, MadameNoire asked us at EasyPeasie to help get kids and families ready for back-to-school.  I put on my pediatrician hat and came up with a few tips for families to improve the morning routine!  Check out our full article here.  Here’s a summary… Kids thrive on routine! As we prepare to embark on a new school year, let’s make three ...

Protecting Our Kids in Tough Times

As a business centered on healthy kids and families, we at EasyPeasie are saddened by the recent tragedies affecting American families across the country. We know that there are less-publicized acts of violence and disruption that happen daily in communities of disenfranchised people; from Appalachia to Native American communities to inner-city...

EasyPeasie Enjoys Earth Day

Earth Day is our yearly reminder to value this beautiful blue marble we get to call home. It’s a chance to “get in there” with our kids and get connected to the dirt, the water, the air – the stuff of life! As a business centered on vegetables – wonderful products of the earth – we are always thinking of ways that we can be good stewards and re...

More Fiber? It’s EasyPeasie

Lots of buzz this week about dietary fiber during adolescence and breast cancer risk. The study, “Increased Fiber Intake Decreases Premenopausal Breast Cancer Risk,” was released online ahead of print, and will be in next month’s Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The data for this study came out of th...

SOS! (Save Our Squash!)

Are you a good steward of your food resources?  Stats from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggest that we can all do better!  The USDA estimates that 90 billion (billion!!) pounds of edible food are thrown away annually by Americans – a cost of more than $1500 a year for a household of four.  You can probably guess what make...

The “S” Word

Many families have discovered a secret to getting their kids to eat veggies – “sauce.”  The secret sauce can be anything – ketchup, yogurt, barbecue sauce, mustard, dressing of any sort.  Different kids gravitate toward different ones; and for other mysterious reasons, your kid may request one over another at any given dining occasion.  The fla...

“My Kid Won’t Eat That…”

Today, a friend of mine recounted an experience with one of her kids. She thinks her daughter has overheard her (mommy) saying that she (the child) is shy. Recently, she asked her daughter why she didn’t do something at school. Her daughter’s response was, “Mommy, I’m shy…” Mom immediately picked up on the fact that this is a label that might n...