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Peanuts are not Nuts Sneezing, hives, difficulty breathing, or nausea–are all allergy symptoms to peanuts. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), more than 3 million people in the United States report being allergic to peanuts, tree nuts or both, and appr...

  Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year!  Hope this finds you well and ready for 2012!  I am pleased to share lots of exciting changes and additions happening at Red Rabbit this year with you... we have a new look, a new website, a new blog (yes, this is my first posting!) an ...

Did you know that January is Oatmeal month?  Oatmeal is a GREAT source of fiber (which we all know we need on a daily basis) and comes in all sorts of flavors and varieties – slow cook, multi grain, or single oat.  Oatmeal makes for a great breakfast or snack food, for any age. ...

When I think of Valentine’s Day, my thoughts revolve around hearts, flowers, sweet delights and the people in my life. I try to celebrate this day in a way that tells them that I love them.  Should I send hearts made of chocolate?  Well…I could, but what about celebrating the...

This beautiful vegetable is romanesco.  Admired by architects, mathematicians, and foodies alike, this complex veggie is most closely related to cauliflower. Originally from Italy, many botanists believe this veggie first appeared during the days of Julius Caesar as the result of selective br...

In the spirit of finding alternate ways of commemorating Valentine’s Day, and to follow up on Sandy’s blog post last week about treat ideas that don't mean consuming tons of candy, I would like to share some alternative gift ideas.  Think outside of the box.....of chocolates! You d...

Despite what some commercial diet plans say, or what people have been led to believe—not all carbohydrates are "bad".  Just like not all calories are created equally, carbohydrates are not either.  They provide energy for activity and they aid in the functioning of our muscles a...

There is no question that winter has officially arrived in New York! As we bundle ourselves and our children for the cold, windy weather and minimize our time outdoors for running to the subway, bus, or catching a cab, it’s a good reminder that we also are limiting the time we spend doing phys...

It's time to start talking about solutions, not only the problems. I believe we can have an impact on the issues facing our society regarding healthy food in schools and the obesity epidemic if we focus on both ends of the spectrum—the bottom-up local grass roots level and the top do...

At Red Rabbit, we are advocates for whole foods rather than processed foods, especially for our kids. We feel strongly that food that comes directly from the farm, prepared with as few processes as possible and ends on the table are better for our bodies, but why? In an effort to accommodate populat...

Give your body the energy it needs to get through the day by making breakfast an every day habit...Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day, because it is meant to give us that daily jump-start.  Research shows that a person who begins their day by eating breakfast is le...

How will you celebrate Earth Day?

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When we think about relationships that we create and cultivate throughout our lives, what comes to mind? Those with our loved ones—our friends,  family and even ourselves.  Another important relationship that we all have that may not have initially come to mind is our relat...

Signs of spring are all around New York. As flowers and trees bloom and winter clothing is stored away until next year, spring is also the time when New Yorkers enjoy spring produce popping up at farmer’s markets. At Red Rabbit, we are busy planning our spring menus.  As always, our focus...

Pink Slime...where's the beef?!

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Have you heard the term "pink slime" in the press lately? It's getting a lot of attention-from the USDA, to the beef industry to schools providing meals to children.  We want to feature this topic in this week's blog to highlight our educational mission.  We are committed to helping&n...

We Have Only 1 Mother....Earth

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At Red Rabbit, we are dedicated to creating and serving delicious, nutritious and environmentally conscious meals. We choose to work with farmers that share our dedication to the health and wellness of the people we serve and the planet we share. By choosing farmers that employ sustainable practices...

Arugula, collard greens, endive, escarole, kale, lettuce, mustard greens, radicchio, spinach, swiss chard, turnip greens, watercress, beet greens, fennel. What do all of these items have in common? They are all leafy greens!&...

In our recent post on sustainability, we promised you more information on recycling and composting in New York City. Here it is! As citizens of this great city, it is our duty to make sure that we contribute to the sustainability of our way of life, and this means learning to view our waste as ...

When Sweet is Just TOO Sweet…

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High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), sometimes called corn sugar (this is actually just a marketing ploy by the HFCS manufacturers to trick people), has become a popular ingredient in sodas, fruit-flavored drinks, baked and packaged goods. Given how ubiquitous HFCS is, some people are concerned about po...

This week, we felt you might enjoy hearing about how a famous celebrity chef, restaurateur, author and TV personality, Jamie Oliver, is aligned with the Red Rabbit philosophy of food and nutrition.  As excerpted from the Digital Journal, the well-known Brit has launched a food revolution, bring...

Salad is NOT Rabbit Food..

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A “salad” by definition is a combination of crispy or cooked leafy vegetables; crisp, green, fruity, composed, all flavors and textures of springtime.  When it is finished with a light splash of flavor, whether that is lemon, olive oil, sea salt, a variety of vinegars, a splash of j...

What the passing of the Farm Bill could mean to you… Every five years, Congress passes a bundle of legislation, commonly called the "Farm Bill" that sets national agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and forestry policy. The last Farm Bill was passed in 2008, and expired in 2012.  On A...

  Last week, we began telling you about celebrity chef, Mario Batali’s “Food Stamp Challenge” initiative. For one week, the acclaimed chef challenged Americans (and his own family) to “walk in someone else’s shoes” by eating only what they would be ...

  Red Rabbit’s office has been buzzing with discussion over HBO’s most recent documentary concerning America’s obesity epidemic, The Weight of the Nation.  This four part documentary series, in association with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) & the National Insti...

  Fish is good for you….but many of us don’t eat it. You've probably heard that seafood is an important part of a healthy diet, especially for children and pregnant women. Chefs, nutritionists and seafood aficionados alike rave about the various health benefits of seafo...

Kids are awesome, aren’t they?

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  On Friday, June 15, Red Rabbit had the pleasure of having students from New Height’s Academy Charter School cooking in our kitchen.   Ms. Rosen’s 5th grade English class were amazing chefs, creating an Italian feast to enjoy with their classmates, teachers and Red Rabbit...

  On July 2nd, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, announced that, as part of the city-wide effort to fight the obesity epidemic, the City is increasing efforts to improve access to healthy eating. For first time ever, all of city's farmers markets will make ...

Fad Diets...What Works?

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  I often wonder about this: if fad diets really worked, would this country still have the obesity issues it currently has? Think it is time to take a harder look. How Much Does a Pound of Fat Weigh? Let’s begin by examining the caloric content of a pound of fat—it’s 3,500 ca...

  I just finished watching the third part of HBO’s Weight of the Nation, Children in Crisis, and I am both enraged and inspired.  I am enraged that the current generation of children have a shorter life expectancy than their parents because of the childhood obesity epidemic and simul...

How much water should you drink?

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  In another post, we will discuss the implications of kids drinking too many sugary drinks—from soda to sports drinks to juice.  In this post, I would like to discuss the importance of drinking the most hydrating liquid of all…water.   Whether you drink tap, filtered or ...

  It all starts with breakfast! Children who eat breakfast are more likely to have better concentration, problem-solving skills and hand-eye coordination.  The State of Minnesota Breakfast Study showed that "students who ate breakfast before starting school had a general increase in math g...

  In a 2007 study, children ages 3 to 9 who consumed fruit drinks with added artificial colors and/or sodium benzoate for a week, showed increases in hyperactivity. There have also been a multitude of other studies linking artificial colorings and preservatives to ADD/ADDHD (attention defi...

    Ever wonder why the typical salad dressing aisle in the grocery store has hundreds (yes,hundreds) of choices?  It’s because the ingredients and chemical combinations offered by most dressing manufacturers are almost infinite!  Making your own salad dressing is much che...

  Perhaps you have heard about the Wellness in the Schools [WITS] Program offered in many public schools.  For several years, WITS - a non-profit organization - has been offering a program that has been bringing professional chefs into schools to teach kids and the DOE’s (Depart...

  Welcome back to school! We hope you have had an enjoyable, relaxing, healthy, fun summer and are now looking forward to the new school year!   September is a time of change.  It’s the end of many things: a flexible schedule, more time with the kids, juggling summer activities...

  When you buy locally grown food (specifically fruits and vegetables) you save money directly, and indirectly.  By selling locally the famer avoids incurring the cost of distribution, wholesale and broker mark ups, and in turn can sell to you at direct pricing.  Indirectly, you ...

It’s fitting for the timing of this announcement, that September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.  Effective last Thursday, New York City's Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on big-size sugary beverages.   New York City will restrict sales...

What’s the Real Deal with Whole Grain & Whole Wheat?   If the terms “whole wheat”, “whole grain”, “multi-grain” confuse you, you are not alone.  The following is the official definition of “whole grains” as approved and endorsed by ...

  Whether child or adult...we all like to enjoy something sweet! That doesn't mean it has to be full of added sugar or high-fructose corn syrup.   Despite what some commercial diet plans say, or what we have been led to believe—not all carbohydrates are "bad".  Just like not al...

When you hear the word “soup” I bet you think of something that warms your belly and perhaps even your spirit; a food with ingredients that “comfort” you.  The exact ingredients of this “food” will likely differ depending on your ethnicity and culture.  ...

Its the time of year for ghouls, goblins, and all things haunted! While we prepare our costumes, carve our pumpkins, and get ready for a full night of trick or treating, lets incorporate some healthy new traditions into our plans. Halloween surrounds us with sweets and candy, but with just a littl...

In the wake of the hurricane Sandy, all of us here at Red Rabbit are hoping that your families have remained safe and healthy. Power outages, flooding, and wind damage have greatly stricken the NYC and tri-state area, and the most important thing is to keep our families and communities safe.  ...

  It has been over a week since Hurricane Sandy struck our shores, impacting thousands of families, friends, and neighbors. Much has been done already to aid those who have lost their communities, homes, and livelihoods; however we are still far from normalcy. Volunteers are working tirelessly...

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate and feast with family and friends. There is so much to be thankful for, but let’s add one more item to the list – be thankful that the kids are involved! Whether traveling, cooking the turkey, baking pies, or organizing family members, Thanksgiving can...

Thanksgiving dinner is finished; the dishes are all clean… now what to do with all those leftovers? While the food daze kicks in, there are so many different things that we can make and do with all that food! Send home goodie bags, donate, or even if you love chomping into a&nb...

Tis’ the season! This time of the year is filled with parties, family and friends, and lots and lots of food. The holidays are often associated with lots of eating, and baked goods galore. It can quickly become a great challenge to stick to your healthy eating habits…challenge accepted...

Take a Break for Breakfast!

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With the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season we need to remember to keep our bodies healthy and well rested! One of the best ways to make sure you give your body the energy it needs to get through the seasonal rush is to make sure to eat breakfast every day! The “most important meal of the...

Decked with lights and bustling holiday cheer, New York City is full of wonder this time of year! Take advantage of the joy and get the whole family involved in some of the seasonal activities and events taking place throughout the city. Numerous free exhibits and displays are open for your&nb...

    Cookies, Cakes, and Pies galore! With the Holiday season in full swing, there is no shortage of baked goods for everyone to snack on. Start a New Year’s resolution for the family a little early this year and add a healthy twist to all of that holiday goodness. Decorations and fr...

  The guests are gone, and the cookies have all been eaten – so now what do we do with all this stuff? Reuse and recycle! Wrapping papers, holiday trees, leftovers, we have tips and helpful hints for ways to make the most out of what is left of the holiday celebrations. Clean up can be a ...

    Just because it’s cold outside, doesn't mean we can no longer enjoy fresh in-season fruits and vegetables. Contrary to popular belief, we can continue to eat locally throughout the winter months. In addition to typical storage vegetables such as potatoes, farms now use...

  Happy New Year, Red Rabbit friends and family!  Welcome to 2013!   We hope you had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones and are looking forward to the New Year. Red Rabbit is excited for another year of serving farm fresh, nutritious meals. Together we can continue to make an im...

National Oatmeal Month!

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    January is National Oatmeal month! One of our favorite foods here at Red Rabbit, oatmeal is a terrific source of fiber and a nutritious way to begin your day.  Fruit, cinnamon, nuts and seeds… this versatile grain can be paired with endless flavors and topping; there are ev...

  When we hear Super Bowl Sunday most of us think food. Aside from being the biggest game day of the year - the Super Bowl is one of the biggest snacking days of the year. For many Americans an entire day’s worth of calories are eaten just during the time of the game. The National Calorie...

Sneezing, hives, difficulty breathing, or nausea? Yep, all common symptoms of a peanut allergy. As a parent or educator, it is a daunting task to ensure your peanut or nut-free children are safe at school, playgrounds, and restaurants. There are several simple precautionary measures to take, an...

    Cupid is in the air, and we suddenly are finding ourselves thinking about hearts, flowers, and the people we love. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the ones you love by preparing healthy treats that that they’ll adore. This year, your Valentine’s Day secret weapon is da...

To ensure everyone in your household is receiving the freshest selection of produce this winter and the right balance of nutrients chose to shop in-season. Just because it’s cold outside doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of delicious fruits and vege...

Warm Up the Winter - Get Active!

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  Spring may be just around the corner, but the cold weather is still here! With the winter weather hindering the time that we spend outdoors, it’s important to remember to still get the family up and active with physical activity. When it comes to kids, they need at least 60 minutes of ...

National School Breakfast Week!

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  This Monday, March 4th, kicks off the first day of National School Breakfast Week! The weeklong celebration brings light to the important relationship between the morning meal and positive results in the classroom. This year’s theme is “Be a Star with School Breakfast”, and...

  Spring is just around the corner! Flowers and trees are beginning to bloom and our winter clothes are ready to be put away. Soon we will begin to see farmer’s markets and produce stands popping up all over the city… and here at Red Rabbit we could not be more excited for seasona...

We have been getting a lot requests to post some of our yummy recipes. So, over the next few weeks we will post a series of some of our favorites -this week Zucchini Bread! Zucchini Bread is a great way to get your family (including the kiddos) to eat this ‘vege’ that is packed with some...

Last week we told gave you the recipe for Zucchini Bread. So – now that you know how great it tastes, below are some health facts you may not have known about this yummy vege.    Zucchini is packed with some of the key nutrients and minerals our bodies need to stay healthy:   M...

The talk about sugary drinks is back in the news again, and with good reason. Many of us have heard the statistic in the news that a 12 oz can of cola can contain 9 to 11 teaspoons of sugar! Go ahead and see for yourself just how much that is. To help you get a better visual...

While the thermostat outside slowly rises, we all try to soak up the sun and get outside. As our outdoor activity increases, so does our thirst. Now is the perfect time to try out some great alternatives to the sugary drinks that crowd the supermarket shelves.   It can be difficult to decide w...

It all Begins with a B(ee)

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Spring is the time of year for outdoor sports and recreation, picnicking...and bees! While many of us regard bees with a certain level of apprehension, not everyone always thinks about their contribution to what we put inside our picnic baskets!   From watermelon to the milk that we drink, bees...

Did you know that May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month? The goal of this month-long initiative is to encourage people to be fit and embrace a healthy lifestyle in the workplace. Here at Red Rabbit, we believe that the earlier healthy habits are formed, the better; however, it is never too...

  Ideas of charity and helping our fellow neighbor tend to be more prevalent during the holidays, but in order to make a real difference it has to be a year round effort! Many of us want to lend a hand in some way, but it can be an overwhelming task to decide how to become a change-agent in our...

What is the Deal with Gluten Free?

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Over the last several years, there has been an invasion in grocery store aisles across America.  You may have heard it on the news, or read about it in your daily magazine or newspaper. You’ve probably noticed it on bookshelves, too, at your local bookstore: “gluten-free” is f...

If you have never been to a farmer’s market or thought about buying local produce, springtime is a great time to start! Many fruits and vegetables are at their peak, which means they are at their most delicious! In addition, buying local means that you get the produce closer to harvest time &n...

Make this Memorial Day Special....

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Memorial Day is a special holiday to many Americans because of its significance to our country’s ideas of freedom and service.  Before celebrating this day with a trip to the beach or the park, we can ask our families these 3 questions to set the stage for a meaningful weekend:   1....

With summer just around the corner, and hot weather headed our way, many of us opt for frozen yogurt instead of ice cream for a “healthy” refreshing snack.  “Fro-Yo” is sweeping the nation with big names like Pinkberry, Yo-Way, and TCBY, but is this fad really the health...

Time for the Beach...and Fad Diets?

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It is starting to get hot out there!  For many of us, the very idea of “beach-ready” makes us pause and ask, "Am I ready to strip down to my swimwear?" Before you let this question drive you to jump on the latest diet fad, let us put some things in perspective with one of our more ...

The warmth and signs of summer are finally in the air, and with this new weather comes a fresh batch of local seasonal produce! The summer months are the best times to purchase some of the most colorful and flavorful fruits and vegetables around. Farmer's markets all over New York City are already f...

It’s summertime! School’s out, short sleeves are in, swimming pools are open, and the sun is shining - summer is the perfect time to get your kids off the couch, be active, and have fun. However, despite the beautiful weather and free time that comes with a break from school, many kids ...

July 4th is a time for celebrating with family, friends, and loved ones around an abundance of delicious home-cooked foods. While we indeed live in a sweet land of liberty, sometimes the American plethora of food choices makes it too easy for an Independence Day barbecue to be dominated by fried sna...

The “MyPlate” graphic, which replaced the Food Guide Pyramid many of us grew up with, is a visual tool showing the recommended daily quantities of each food group. More specifically, it shows that half of our plate should be filled with colorful and delicious fruits and vegetables. ...

We want to dedicate this blog post to you, our school partners, parents and community colleagues who have made the last year a great success! Without your dedication and commitment to becoming change agents in your schools and neighborhoods, our efforts to ensure the availability of wholesome,...

The call of the cookie is a strong one for many. Those who have a hard time resisting its gentle pull while grocery shopping, often find themselves in the aisle of no-healthy-return, perusing the many packages vying for the buyer’s purchasing power.   When walking the supermarket aisles, ...

This week we would like to feature a curious fruit of summertime that you might have seen in the supermarket and wondered, What is this? Is it a peach? It's fuzzy, like a peach, but it's...flat!   These fruits are donut peaches.  Also known as UFO peaches, saucer peaches, belly-up peaches...

  Once upon a time, buying an apple was easy. It didn’t require much thought beyond, “I’m hungry. I’d like to buy an apple. Here’s one! It looks good – no bumps or mushy brown spots.” Money was exchanged for the sweet, crunchy, nutritious prize, and we...

Don't be Beat by the Summer Heat

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For some of us, the idea of going outside during those infamous city heat waves is unthinkable. It is easier to stay inside, in the air conditioning, and just relax. Still, it won't be long before the cold winter hits us hard and we are bundling up, trudging through inches of snow - and l...

Finding a way to blaze our own trail by creating a sustainable business has long been a part of the quintessential American success story. For generations, the agriculture business has been a major factor in the success of many American families. While our country took a turn to the industrial for ...

Curious Food of the Week: Edamame!

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This crunchy vegetable is edamame. Often found in Japanese, Chinese and Hawaiian cuisine, edamame has also caught on recently among health food aficionados throughout the United States. Literally meaning “twig bean,” edamame are fresh soybeans that are harvested at the peak o...

Going back to school represents an end of one kind of freedom – the kind lived in each delicious moment not tethered to a desk and/or classroom – but symbolizes another: the freedom that lies in a wide open future. It’s the kind that has kids on playgrounds and in classrooms every...

Food Dating - Or, Is it Still Good?

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Eating a bowl of one’s favorite cereal should be an enjoyable occasion, be it the first thing we have in the morning for breakfast or as a tasty, healthier alternative snack to butter-drenched popcorn while watching a movie. For those of us who have settled in and taken the first bite, only t...

  These little green fruits are called tomatillos, and are also known as husk tomatoes, husk cherries and Mexican tomatoes. They are tart, sweet green fruits in the nightshade family, which is the same family as tomatoes, potatoes and eggplants. Tomatillos originated in Mexico, were impo...

Soda: To Drink or Not to Drink?

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Pop. Soda. Coke. Soda-pop - oh, a drink by any other name would taste as sweet! Whether from the Midwest, the Northeast, the South, or a combination, at some point or another our tastebuds have been taken by this sweet drink. Yet through the years, soda consumption has become a popular suspect in w...

Fun for Fall!

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  Autumn has arrived!    This is a wonderful time of year to explore the great outdoors, take a family trip or try a new recipe. Whether you’re cheering on your favorite team, jumping in a pile of leaves or working on a craft project, the season is upon us and we are ready with...

What do the new food label changes mean to us?   This week the FDA proposed a number of updates to the current Nutrition Facts label in an effort to reflect changes in the American diet and what we have learned about nutrition in recent decades.  The current labeling, in place since the e...

Curious Fruit of the Week: Lychees

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  These curious fruits are lychees. Native to southern China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, and Southeast Asia, these tropical fruits grow on evergreen trees and have rough reddish pink skins. Fresh lychees are fragrant and sweet, and they have been cultivated for over 4,000 years. The first record...

  Reality television is big business these days.  Shows about weight loss are particularly popular, with “The Biggest Loser” leading the pack. Every week, millions of people tune in to watch contestants who are severely, dangerously overweight struggle to overcome not only siz...

Trick Out Your Treats!

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Halloween is nearly upon us and the shelves are stocked with tricks and treats everywhere we turn. No need to shriek in fear of sugary treats or screech in terror at long lists of ingredients! There are plenty of ways to enjoy treats in healthy ways and create festive goodies at home. However, wit...

Breaking the Protein Myths

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  Off of the heels of popular diets such as Atkins and South Beach, Americans are as enamored with the little groups of nitrogen containing building blocks as they have ever been.  And why not?  Protein is used for creation and structure of every cell in our bodies and its enzymatic r...

Food for Thought

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  One of my favorite things to do as a little girl was going out to lunch with my dad and three sisters every Saturday. Because we were a large family operating on a country lawyer’s budget (Mom was our “domestic engineer”), the restaurant was usually not a fancy one (there w...

Thanksgiving is not only a classic time of year to spend time with our families, but it is also an ideal opportunity to learn about the food we eat. While turkey tends to be the centerpiece of the feast, side dishes are the perfect way to bring a palate of colors and flavors to the table to complem...

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia (Seeds)!

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  Happy Wednesday, and Happy Thanksgiving Eve!   The Red Rabbit Team wishes you safe travels if you are on the road/in the air/on the rail today, and a very happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!   This week we are featuring a very special, versatile food: chia seeds!   While Red Rabbit i...

Allergy or Intolerance?

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Among the plethora of concerns that arise for the children in our lives at one time or another, the questions of whether  they will be allergic to a food are shared by many: will they be allergic to this? Is this stomach-ache/rash/headache from what they ate for dinner?     The ...

The Dandy Dandelion (Greens!)

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For some time, the spotlight on nutrient-rich leafy greens has fallen upon kale, spinach and collards.  While those are all excellent options and we encourage you to fill your diet with them, Red Rabbit would like to highlight another versatile green that comes from the familiar little yellow ...

A Happy, Healthy Holiday

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The holiday season is a flurry of activity, celebration and family fun.  This is the perfect time of year to gather with our loved ones, enjoy delicious meals and reflect on the year gone by.  It is easy to become stressed during the holidays, but never fear!  There are lots of creat...

Happy New Year!Celebrations abound across the globe during the holidays, and with them a smorgasbord of food. New Year’s is no different.  Folks all across the globe enjoy ringing in the New Year with foods that carry not only symbolic value for those who partake, but can possess great n...

Happy New Year, Red Rabbit Friends and Partners!   Even though the New Year celebrations are over, many of us are still buzzing with the excitement of having a clean slate for 2014.  To help keep this energy going, we have compiled a list of the most popular health-related topics we saw t...

The lentil is a curious little member of the legume family.  Shaped like tiny discs, they are highly versatile, tasty and nutritious.  First thought to be cultivated nearly 8,500 years ago, they are one of the most time-tested sources of nourishment in modern human history.  People fr...

  First, don't worry!  Your child isn't alone.  Interest in vegetarianism, or in eating less meat in general, is on the rise in the US, fueled by positive health studies, animal rights, environmental concerns, and even popular culture.  However, your child may show interest in c...

Flu Fighters!

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In case you haven’t noticed - winter is here! Whether you’re a fan of cold temperatures, or prefer the heat of summer, the season is fully underway.  While it has its share of unique and fun, calorie-burning activities - such as sledding, skiing, snowboarding and, in the case of N...

When we hear "Super Bowl Sunday," most of us think food. Aside from being the biggest game day of the year, the Super Bowl is one of the biggest snacking days of the year. For many Americans, an entire day’s worth of calories are eaten just during the time of the game.  The National Ca...

Get Educated with Red Rabbit!

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Happy Friday, Red Rabbit Friends and Partners!   As you know, Red Rabbit has been on a mission since 2005 to provide access to made-from-scratch, healthy meals to kids in the NYC Metro Area – but did you know we have an education department as well?   The Education Team works hard t...

Happy Friday, Red Rabbit Friends and Partners!   Today is the reason why Americans (on average) have purchased 58 million pounds of chocolate this week. Why? Well, in case all of the snow has made you forget - it’s Valentine’s Day!   While chocolate is a decadent sweet consume...

Peanuts are not Nuts Sneezing, hives, difficulty breathing, or nausea–are all allergy symptoms to peanuts.  According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), more than 3 million people in the United States report being allergic to peanuts, tree nuts or...

In a country where pizza can be considered a vegetable, french fries are still a school menu staple and chocolate milk is a creditable way to ensure a child gets enough dairy during the school day, it comes as no surprise that we at Red Rabbit field many calls from parents and school officials ali...

Happy Friday, Red Rabbit Friends and Partners!   The Red Rabbit Education Department has been a hive of activity, buzzing around the NY-Metro area to spread the good word about nutrition, cooking and gardening through engaging, hands-on programs.  Here are some of the most recent highligh...

Springtime in the City - Finally!

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Spring has arrived!  Though it may not feel like it, the days are getting longer, the ground is thawing and new life is beginning to bud all around us.  Say farewell to the dreary days of cold winter and get ready to play outside, get your hands dirty and enjoy the sunshine!   Th...

Ah, the quenepa: This lesser-known tropical fruit might have more names than a pop-tart has ingredients! Melicoccus bijugatus, also known as the Spanish lime, chenet, canepa, ackee, genip, limoncillo, or mamoncillo (among many others), has collected a myriad of regional names - many of which are de...

Hi, Red Rabbits!   Our Red Rabbit Education Team has been at it again! We’ve had a great month, filled with new recipes, old recipes, and of course, lots of veggies!  Here are some new highlights:   On Wednesday, 3/26, the students in the St. Stephen of Hungary ...

To Market, To Market!

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  While we sit in cautious optimism that someday, our spring will come, we can delight in the fact that farmer’s markets are opening all over the city. They’re ready with the season’s freshest produce, willing the warmer weather to grace us with its presence!   If you&rs...

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