Maple Walnut Sweet Potato Hummus and a Vitamix #Giveaway

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You saw it in The Bug’s lunchbox on Facebook.  I gave you a sneak peek on Instagram.  Everyone’s been clamoring for it.  And no, I’m not talking about the free blender (though more on that in a minute).  It’s a sweet and savory autumn twist on everyone’s favorite, perfect for lunch or a snack.  It’s Maple… 

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Asian-Inspired Sesame Pineapple Chicken Salad

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Disclaimer: Yoplait provided samples of the Yoplait Greek yogurt.  As always, all opinions are my own. Looking for a dinner you can prepare ahead of time so the family can grab some when they are running in and out between work, school, practices, activities, and meetings?  Or want to get ahead on lunch prep for… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday 8-28-13 (Camp Edition)

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The Bug is in camp for 4 weeks this summer, so I am back to packing his lunchbox.  Same rules apply, since the camp is run by his pre-school, which is actually housed in a Jewish Temple.  So all meals consumed on the premises must adhere to Kosher rules (laws? Sorry if my terminology is… 

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Carrot Cake & Zucchini Bread “Sushi” for #Lunchbox #SundaySupper

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Every Wednesday, I show you what’s in The Bug’s lunchbox, and today #SundaySupper is doing the same.  If you’ve see some of my What’s In The Lunchbox Wednesday posts, you’ve seen variations on these, so now here’s the recipe for Carrot Cake & Zucchini Bread “Sushi”.

Blueberry Almond Salad with Fresh Orange Vinaigrette – Guest Post from Pepper Lynn

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As I am easing (umm, “easing”) back into the whole blogging thing, I have a few foodie friends taking an occasional turn in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips kitchen.  I can’t thank them enough.  Head on over to Pinterest, too, where I will be pinning all of these awesome recipes on my Guest Posts board,… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday 7-31-13 (Camp Edition)

Cheese & gluten free crackers, carrots, and raisins

The Bug is in camp for 4 weeks this summer, so I am back to packing his lunchbox.  Same rules apply, since the camp is run by his pre-school, which is actually housed in a Jewish Temple.  So all meals consumed on the premises must adhere to Kosher rules (laws? Sorry if my terminology is… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday 7-24-13 (Camp Edition)

Rice cake with Laughing Cow cheese and dried cranberries, grapes, graham cracker and peanut butter sandwiches

The Bug is in camp for 4 weeks this summer, so I am back to packing his lunchbox.  Same rules apply, since the camp is run by his pre-school, which is actually housed in a Jewish Temple.  So all meals consumed on the premises must adhere to Kosher rules (laws? Sorry if my terminology is… 

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General Tso Chicken Salad – Guest Post from Mom’s Test Kitchen

As I am easing back into the whole blogging thing, I have a few foodie friends taking an occasional turn in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips kitchen.  I can’t thank them enough.  Head on over to Pinterest, too, where I will be pinning all of these awesome recipes on my Guest Posts board, plus my… 

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Avocado Quinoa Salad – Guest Post from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

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While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips… 

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Bacon, Pear & Smoked Gouda Panini – Guest Post from The Tasty Fork

Awesome flavor combo! Pear, Bacon & Smoked Gouda Panini. Recipe created by The Tasty Fork

While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips… 

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What’s in the #Lunchbox Wednesday – 3-20-13

Chocolate Peanurt Butter Cookie Dough and chopped apples on tortilla and carrots 3-18-13

The Bug started pre-school this year, so I am packing lunches for the first time.  I actually packed my lunch for most of junior high and high school, as well as for work, since I was never a fan of cafeteria food.  Well, except in college.  And no, I am not showing you the photos… 

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What’s in the #Lunchbox Wednesday – 3-13-13

Broc cheese quesadilla fruit Wed 3-6

The Bug started pre-school this year, so I am packing lunches for the first time.  I actually packed my lunch for most of junior high and high school, as well as for work, since I was never a fan of cafeteria food.  Well, except in college.  And no, I am not showing you the photos… 

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What’s in the #Lunchbox Wednesday – 3-6-13

Basil Balsamic Strawberries and Whipped Feta Grilled Cheese and carrots

The Bug started pre-school this year, so I am packing lunches for the first time.  I actually packed my lunch for most of junior high and high school, as well as for work, since I was never a fan of cafeteria food.  Well, except in college.  And no, I am not showing you the photos… 

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What’s in the #Lunchbox Wednesday – 2-27-13

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The Bug started pre-school this year, so I am packing lunches for the first time.  I actually packed my lunch for most of junior high and high school, as well as for work, since I was never a fan of cafeteria food.  Well, except in college.  And no, I am not showing you the photos… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday – 2-20-13

Cheesy Noodles

The Bug started pre-school this year, so I am packing lunches for the first time.  I actually packed my lunch for most of junior high and high school, as well as for work, since I was never a fan of cafeteria food.  Well, except in college.  And no, I am not showing you the photos… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday – 2-13-13

Feb 11 2013

The Bug started pre-school this year, so I am packing lunches for the first time.  I actually packed my lunch for most of junior high and high school, as well as for work, since I was never a fan of cafeteria food.  Well, except in college.  And no, I am not showing you the photos… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday – 2-6-13

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The Bug started pre-school this year, so I am packing lunches for the first time.  I actually packed my lunch for most of junior high and high school, as well as for work, since I was never a fan of cafeteria food.  Well, except in college.  And no, I am not showing you the photos… 

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