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Get Healthy with Alison Sweeney’s Back-to-School Snack Tips

08/28/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Alison Sweeney
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When Alison Sweeney’s kids open their lunch boxes, they never find greasy bags of chips or sugary cookies.

Instead, they’ve got good-for-you snacks like homemade trail mix and breakfast bars that The Biggest Loser host whips up in her Hollywood Hills kitchen. After years of struggling with her weight before finally getting healthy and fit, Sweeney has made following good nutrition principles a priority, not just for herself but for her husband Dave and their children, Ben, 9, and Megan, 5.

“My kids have known from the get-go that we all need to make healthy choices,” Sweeney tells PEOPLE. “They never expect to eat from the kids’ menu at a restaurant.” They don’t expect typical kid snacks at lunchtime either.
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Giveaway: A Silikids Gift Set (a $140 Value!)

08/18/2014 at 12:01 AM ET

Silikids Giveaway Courtesy Silikids

Combining function, high design and innovation, Silikids is the first mom-founded brand focused on creating products that are toxin free, hypoallergenic and made entirely out of silicone. With an eco-friendly line of sippy cups, bibs, bowls and more, it’s no wonder celeb parents like Vanessa Lachey and Laila Ali are fans.

Founded in 2006 by two moms, the Michigan-based company takes a conscious effort in caring for the planet, with products that last and promote
reuse. Now, Silikids is giving away a set of its cool gear ($140) designed for ages 3 months and up.
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5 Back to School Shopping Tips from GILT

08/14/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

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Bye bye, summer — hello, school!

The long days of catching fireflies are quickly dwindling and the count down to the new school year is officially on.

But we know it’s not exactly easy balancing the excitement of back-to-school season with all the stress that comes along with starting the year off right.

That’s why we’ve asked GILT Director of Kids, Melissa Keswin, to share her top tips and tricks for earning an A+ in preparing the family for the first day.

Check them out below!

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These Eco-Friendly Lunch Boxes Make Family Meal Planning Easy

07/10/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

As moms, we often have too much on our plates. So anything that can help us be more organized, while taking less the time, is a win win for the whole family.

That’s why we were excited to try PlanetBox, an eco-friendly lunch box that claims to make packing on-the-go meals a cinch.

Perfect for camp, the beach or any outdoor adventure, the stainless steel container (which was thoughtfully designed by real parents) comes in three different sizes. And not only does it encourage portion control, but it’s great for those people (young or old!) who can’t stand the thought of their food touching.

PlanetBox Lunch BoxesCourtesy PlanetBox

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Giveaway: A New Baby Gift Set from Hollywood Baskets (a $2,000!)

06/16/2014 at 12:00 AM ET

Hollywood Baskets Giveaway Courtesy Hollywood Baskets

Hollywood Baskets is known for its luxe, celeb-worthy gift bags.

And the company’s latest creation (new mom Kelly Clarkson is getting one!) definitely lives up to the hype.

Want it for yourself? Hurry up and enter for your chance to win here! Online entries must be received between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 6/16/14 and 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 6/22/14. See Official Rules.

Also, click below to find out all the products it includes:
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3 Recipes from Yummy Spoonfuls Your Tot Will Love

06/04/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

tkCourtesy Yummy Spoonfuls

When you’re a working mom on the go, it’s hard enough making meals for your kids every night, let alone ones that are nutritious and organic.

That’s why a lot of them — including Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley — are turning to Yummy Spoonfuls, a line of 100 percent USDA certified organic baby food.

“It’s pure, fresh and delicious!” says Mowry-Hardrict, who ordered regularly for her now 2-year-old son, Cree, when he was younger.

“I knew exactly what was in it and most importantly, my son loved it — especially the butternut squash recipe!”

The company’s mini meals, which are made without artificial additives, pesticides or other unwanted extras, are easily accessible to busy moms. You can either buy them online or in your local grocery stores.
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Tia Mowry-Hardrict: Cree Loves Spinach, Broccoli, Quinoa and More

05/22/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

While many moms are forced to find creative ways to encourage their toddlers to eat their veggies, actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict is thrilled she doesn’t have to. In fact, son Cree, almost 3, actually requests them — to the surprise of all.

“Recently at one of our favorite restaurants in L.A., I ordered spinach for [him] and there was a mother staring us down, looking at [us] to see if he was really going to eat it!” she says with a laugh.

“But he loves it! He loves spinach, broccoli, quinoa … and he loved pureed organic carrots when he was a baby. It’s all about instilling healthy habits now, so when he gets older, he’ll continue.”

But healthy eating hasn’t always been a part of Mowry-Hardrict’s life. Shortly after tying the knot with actor husband Cory Hardrict in April 2008, the actress, 35, knew she wanted to start a family. However, after an endometriosis diagnosis that resulted in two surgeries, she wasn’t sure it could happen.

Tia Mowry-Hardrict Instagram Son Cree
Courtesy Tia Mowry-Hardrict

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