How to Make Homemade Marshmallows

A Holiday Treat

We eat nearly all organic foods in our house but somehow marshmallows find their way into our house regularly. My kids LOVE marshmallows. LOVE.

This year I decided to try something different for our holiday cooking fest.  Thanks to an idea that inspired me on Pinterest from Martha Stewart, we made vanilla and candycane marshmallows in the shapes of snowflakes.

Thanks to our awesome neighbors, we borrowed a candy thermometer and snowflake cookie cutters. It's not often (if at all!) that you find me cooking with corn syrup, but we went for it, heating it and sugar (yes, so healthy!) to 238 degrees then adding it slowly to gelatin and whipping it for 12 minutes. It was pretty simple but the key was to put vegetable oil on the spatula before pressing it into the greased pan.

This was a first for us in making marshmallows and we all agreed, they taste so much better than the store bought marshmallows.

Such a treat!

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Do you have a recipe that you made with your kids for the holidays?  Please share!  Happy holidays from our family to yours!

Asian Turkey Meatballs

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 oz) box Mom Made Turkey Meatball bites
  • 2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 3  Tbsp. Lower-Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Chili Paste
  • 6 Garlic Cloves (finely minced)
  • 3 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds
  • 1/3 Cup Green Onions (minced for garnish)

Instructions:

  • Combine brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili paste and garlic for the sauce in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside the sesame seeds and green onion.
  • Place Mom Made Turkey Meatball bites in the microwave on high for 60 seconds.
  • Coat meatballs with sauce mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Garnish with green onions. Serve with toothpicks.

It's time to dig in!

To find Mom Made Meatballs in a freezer near you, click here.

Behind-the-scenes with Discovery Channel

The 4 min "How It's Made" segment of Mom Made Cheese Pizza Munchie took 16 hours to film. It was a long but very fun day. The popular "How It's Made" show has been airing for 15 years so successfully that their strategy is to keep using the same technology and style that they always have. This means rather than high-tech, light weight cameras, they still lug around the 250 lb lights and cameras for each clip. They were meticulous about the filming every part of our process. The segment came out beautifully.

To find out when it is airing next, click here.

Here's one of our favorite photos from the shoot.

 

5 Reasons to Make the Effort for Family Dinners

The busy schedules of both parents and kids make it difficult to have "family dinners" regularly. The benefits that come with regularly eating together at the table are a good reminder why the effort is so important. These are our top 5 reasons why you should make family dinners a priority!

1. Children who routinely have family dinners are less likely to start smoking and drinking, or have an eating disorder.

2. It takes 8-10 times of trying something new before kids develop a taste for it.

3. Studies show that setting time aside to have a family dinner can reduce stress.

4. Use dinner-time to get to know what's going on with your family members and stay close to them. Ask about the best part of their day and anything they might need help with.

5. Gratitude is strongly associated with happiness, and family meals are a great time to practice it. Have everyone at the table name one reason they're thankful today.

Breakfast Casserole Muffins

rep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25-20 minutes

Servings: 12 Muffins

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup of shredded hash browns
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup of green onion, finely chopped
  • 16 Mom Made Foods Beef & Cheese Meatball Bites

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 24 muffin pan well.
  2. Microwave Mom Made Foods Beef & Cheese Meatball Bites according to package instructions. Allow meatballs to cool, then slice into quarters and set aside.
  3. Beat eggs in mixing bowl.
  4. Add shredded hash browns, meatballs, green onions and shredded cheese. Stir to mix.
  5. Scoop egg mixture into muffin pan.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until “muffins” are set. Serve immediately. Or, let cool and freeze for quick breakfasts all week!
  7. To reheat frozen muffins, microwave on high for one minute.
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breakfast muffins

Sticky BBQ Meatball Slider with Pork Barrel

Mom Made's dishing out our Top 10 Favorite recipes to put on your dinner table! We've taken our classic Sticky BBQ Meatball Slider recipe and teamed up with Pork Barrel to make it extra yummy!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

Sliders:

Side:

  • 2 boxes of Mom Made Cheesy Mac

Directions:

  • Place Mom Made Turkey Meatballs in the microwave on high for 60 seconds.
  • Place BBQ sauce in the microwave on high for 60 seconds.
  • Coat meatballs in sauce.
  • Place three meatballs on each whole wheat slider bun.
  • Puncture 3 small holes in overwrap of each box of Mom Made Cheesy.
  • Place Cheesy Mac in the microwave on high for two minutes.
  • Stir and reheat for one minute.
  • Place two turkey meatball sliders and ½ a container of Mom Made Cheesy Mac on each plate.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Meatball Enchiladas

Mom Made's dishing out our Top 10 Favorite recipes to put on your dinner table. We've teamed up with Sky Valley to bring you this delicious Mexican classic. Serves: 4

Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz) box Mom Made Beef & Cheese Meatball Bites
  • 12 6 inch Corn Tortillas
  • Olive Oil non-stick cooking spray
  • 2-3 cups Shredded Cheddar/Jack Cheese Blend
  • 1 bottle Sky Valley Enchilada Sauce

Directions

  • Combine meatballs with 1 cup of the shredded cheese.
  • Spread ½ cup of the enchilada sauce over bottom of baking dish.
  • Spray each tortilla with olive oil non-stick spray
  • Fill each with about 1/3 cup of the meatball/cheese mixture.
  • Roll each tortilla up tightly with mixture in the middle and place in baking dish, seamed side down.
  • Squeeze remaining enchilada sauce out of bottle onto rolled enchiladas.
  • Sprinkle dish with remaining cheese.
  • In 375 degree oven, bake casserole for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and melted on top.

Plum Sauce Meatballs with Broccoli Slaw

Mom Made's dishing out our Top 10 Favorite recipes to put on your dinner table! We've teamed up with Organicville to bring you this different and sweet meal.

Serves: 4

Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 oz) box Mom Made Turkey Meatball Bites
  • 1 bag of Broccoli Slaw
  • 1 cup of Organicville Plum Sauce

    Directions:

  • Place Mom Made Turkey Meatballs in the microwave on high for 60 seconds.
  • Place broccoli slaw bag in the microwave on high for 4 minutes.
  • Toss meatballs, slaw and sauce.
  • Serve warm.

Mom Made Rainbow Salad

Picture via Trainer Momma
Picture via Trainer Momma

Mom Made's dishing out our top 10 Favorite recipes to put on your dinner table! We've teamed up with Justin's to bring you this delicious and quick Rainbow Salad recipe.

Serves: 4

Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

Salad:

  • 1 (8 oz) box Mom Made Italian Style Beef Meatball Bites
  • 1 bag your Choice of Salad Mix
  • 1 cup of Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 cup of Carrots (chopped)
  • 1 cup of Red Peppers (sliced)
  • 1 cup of Cucumbers (sliced)

Almond Butter Salad Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup Justin's Classic Almond Butter
  • 1/8 cup Tamari (or Soy Sauce)
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Grated Ginger
  • 1 clove Minced Garlic
  • 2/3 cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp. Canola Oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper

Directions:

  • Place Mom Made Italian Style Beef Meatballs in the microwave on high for 60 seconds.
  • Cut up carrots, peppers and cucumbers.
  • Whisk all salad dressing ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Toss all ingredients in a bowl and serve.

Hummus and Meatball Wrap

Mom Made's dishing out one of our favorite recipes to put on your dinner table. We've teamed up with Justin's to bring you this appetizing Mediterranean dish. Serves: 4

Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 oz) box of Mom Made Turkey Meatball Bites
  • 3 tbsp of Justin’s Classic Almond Butter
  • 1 can of Garbanzo beans
  • 1 tsp of Cumin
  • 2 tsp of Oil
  • 1 cup of Water
  • 1 tsp of Lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp of Salt
  • 4 Whole Wheat Tortilla Wraps
  • Lettuce
  • 1 Cucumber (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup of Feta Cheese

Directions:

  • Place Mom Made Turkey Meatballs in the microwave on high for 60 seconds.
  • Rinse and drain can of garbanzo beans.
  • Place garbanzo beans, almond butter, cumin, lemon juice, oil , water and salt in blender until mixed.
  • Spread hummus on tortillas.
  • Layer lettuce, feta, cucumbers and meatballs.
  • Wrap tortilla tightly.
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Picture via taste.com

Back to the Dinner Table Entertainment Tips!

We know that sitting down as a family isn't always easy with soccer practice, piano lessons and ballet going on, but we encourage you to scroll thru our top 5 ways to spend time as a family at dinner.
  1. Make dinner-time a giggle fest by playing "Would You Rather." It's simple: Pose a dilemma like "Would you rather eat a Brussels sprout or eat a bug?" and have everyone answer. Laughter guaranteed!
  2. Dinner-time can be fun and profound when you ask new questions and get a conversation started. Try, "if you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?" or "If you could travel back in time, where would you go?"
  3. Get your kids involved in dinner prep. They'll feel a sense of pride eating what they've created!
  4. Make dinnertime story time! Have one family member start the story with a sentence like, "Once upon a time there was a boy named Jimmy with a pet hippopotamus." The next person continues the story with another sentence, and so on until you have one wild narrative.
  5. Make your family dinner a special event by creating a festive atmosphere. Light candles, play music, use different place settings- maybe even dress up!

Dinner Table Entertainment

We’re a big believer in the power of family mealtimes. These games are sure to get the conversation going and your creative juices flowing to make dinner-time fun! 1. Categories

Have one of the categories be “fruits” or “vegetables.” Go around the table naming all the fruits or vegetables you can think of.

Another category you can use is “sports.” Go around the table naming all the sports you can think of.

Have the youngest person at the table pick a color. Go around the table naming all the foods you can think of that are that color.

2. Finish the Story

This game is loosely based off the classic “telephone” game. One person will begin a story by saying the first sentence (i.e. Once upon a time there was a family of monkeys.) The next person will say one more sentence. Continue this around the table until your family runs out of ideas and you start the game over. We’re sure your family will come up with some truly bizarre and funny stories.

3. ABC’s of Gratitude

There are some days where nothing seems to go our way. This time at the dinner table, take turns expressing one thing you’re grateful for in alphabetical order. For example, maybe you’re thankful for your Adidas so you can go running, and then your son is thankful for his basketball. Continue around the table until you complete the alphabet.

4. What I Like About You…

Take turns going around the dinner table saying one thing you like about the person to your left. After a couple of reasons, switch directions and say something that person likes about the person to their right. This game is sure to put you in a good mood after a long day.

5. Guess Who

Create a stack of index cards with a list of some of your family’s favorite famous people or characters (i.e. Superman, Big Bird, Harry Potter) on them. Each person will pick a random index card (without looking at the name) and will tape it to their forehead. That person must try to figure out what character or person they have by asking questions to the other people at the table.

Easy Mini Meatball Pizzas with Cucina Antica

Mom Made's dishing out our favorite recipes to put on your dinner table! Here is a fun recipe to involve your kiddos.  Serves: 4

Time: 15 minutesmini pizzas

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 oz) box of Mom Made Food’s Italian Style Beef Meatball Bites
  • 1 six-pack of English muffins
  • 1 jar 16 oz Cucina Antica® La Pizza Sauce
  • 1 package 8 oz shredded part skim mozzarella
  • Your favorite toppings

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Separate the 6 English muffins so that there are 12 halves.
  • Generously spoon Cucina Antica® La Pizza Sauce over the top of each half.
  • Add mozzarella cheese and any other toppings you desire on top.
  • Put in oven for 8-12 minutes or until cheese is melted and English muffins are toasted.

Sticky BBQ Turkey Meatball Sliders with Cheesy Mac

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When you need to make dinner but don't want to be stuck in the kitchen on a hot summer day, try Mom Made Foods' Sticky BBQ Turkey Meatball recipe. This is a dinner you can make in a matter of minutes for your hungry kiddos. Add our delicious and nutritious Cheesy Mac as a side to bring the whole dish together.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

Sliders:

  • 1 box of Mom Made Turkey Meatballs
  • ¾ cup of BBQ sauce
  • ¾ cup of Organic Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup of ketchup
  • 8 Whole Wheat Slider Buns

Side:

  • 2 boxes of Mom Made Cheesy Mac

Directions:

  • Place Mom Made Turkey Meatballs in the microwave on high for 60 seconds.
  • Mix BBQ sauce, organic brown sugar, and ketchup in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Place sauce mixture in the microwave on high for 60 seconds.
  • Coat meatballs in sauce mixture.
  • Place three meatballs on each whole wheat slider bun.
  • Puncture 3 small holes in overwrap of each box of Mom Made Cheesy.
  • Place Cheesy Mac in the microwave on high for two minutes.
  • Stir and reheat for one minute.
  • Place two turkey meatball sliders and ½ a container of Mom Made Cheesy Mac on each plate.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Why Antibiotic-Free Meats?

Using antibiotics in livestock has been practiced by ranchers and farmers for decades. According to the Antibiotic Resistance Project, 29.9 million pounds of antibiotics were used in food animals in the United States during 2011. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 80% of all the antibiotics sold in the United States are used in farm animals—not humans. Surprisingly, these antibiotics are the same antibiotics that are used in humans to treat illnesses such as food poisoning. But these antibiotics aren’t being used to cure sick animals. Ranchers and farmers use antibiotics to accelerate the animal’s growth.

So if these are the same antibiotics that we ingest when we’re sick, what’s the big deal about consuming them in our foods? Researchers believe that, over time, bacteria living in antibiotic-fed animals will become resistant to the drugs, creating superbugs. According to the Environmental Working Group, these superbugs can trigger food borne illness and infections that are hard to treat.

Countries in the European Union and Canada have made feeding livestock antibiotics illegal. However, the United States has not banned such practices. American consumers nevertheless have been dissatisfied with these methods. A study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council reported that 86% of consumers polled said that meat and poultry raised without antibiotics should be available in their local supermarket. Unfortunately though, antibiotic-free meat is likely still less than 5% of the market.

Mom Made cares about feeding our families the highest quality food and we know you do too. We’re proud that all of our Mom Made Meatball Bites are made with antibiotic-free meat.

Mom Made Caprese Meatball Skewers

Serves: 4

Prep Time:  Max 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

These mini meatball skewers are perfect for summer. Made with fresh basil, mozzarella, olive oil and cherry tomatoes making it an easy dinner, fabulous addition to the picnic basket, party appetizer or potluck barbeque staple.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package of Mom Made Italian Style Beef Meatball Bites
  • 15 ripe red tomatoes
  • 15 ripe yellow tomatoes
  • 15 small fresh mozzarella balls
  • 15 basil leaves
  • 15 small wooden skewers
  • 3 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
  • Dash of kosher salt
  1. In a large microwavable bowl, heat the Mom Made Meatballs according to directions on the box.
  2. Assemble tomatoes, basil, mozzarella bites and Meatball Bites on a skewer.
  3. Drizzle them with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add a pinch of kosher salt
  4. Serve warm, cold or room temperature.

Mom Made Turkey Meatball Tacos

If you love turkey just as much as we do here at Mom Made Foods, try our delicious recipe I like to make for my family. I made this recently for CBS6 Richmond. To watch the video, click here.

Prep Time: approx. 10 Minutes

Cook Time: approx. 2 minutes

Serves 3-4

Ingredients

8 taco shells, warmed per package instructions

8 ounce package of Mom Made Turkey Meatball Bites

1 cup chicken broth, low sodium

Toppings

¼ cup red onion, diced

1 ripe avocado, sliced

2 cups fresh spinach, washed & rinsed, remove stems and chop

1 - 7oz can corn, drained

1 cup cheddar, shredded

1 jar of your favorite salsa

2 limes, quartered (optional)

½ cup sour cream (optional)

Fresh cilantro, washed & rinsed, chopped (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven and heat taco shells, according to directions on box.
  2. In a large microwavable bowl, heat Mom Made Turkey Meatballs in low sodium chicken broth for 2 min on high. If preferred, cut meatball bites in half before serving.
  3. Place all prepared toppings in separate small serving bowls, to serve family-style.
  4. Let each guest make their own taco with their desired toppings.

 Fun Tips

  1. Encourage your child to make their own turkey meatball taco.
  2. Challenge them to put as many toppings on their taco as they are years old. For example, a five year old would choose 5 toppings.
  3. Challenge them to see who can make the most colorful turkey meatball taco.
  4. Let them have fun digging in!

Five Fun Facts about Turkey

Like many of you I’m sure, we at Mom Made Foods were surprised to find out that November is in fact NOT the national month for turkeys. Say what? June is, in fact, National Turkey Lovers Month. In honor of such a nutritious and delicious food holiday, we’ve hunted down the some fun facts about turkeys. 

Fact 1: Not All Turkeys Gobble

Male turkeys “gobble” while females purr, yelp and make “kee-kee” noises.

Fact 2: Turkey is a Powerhouse Food

Turkey is a great source of protein, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, B vitamins, and niacin. Compared to chicken breast, turkey breast is lower in calories and saturated fat. By choosing antibiotic free turkey, you and your family are less likely to become antibiotic resistant.

Fact 3: Turkeys Are Excellent Flyers

Wild turkeys can run up to speeds of 25 mph and fly as fast as 40 mph. They can even glide for roughly an hour.

Fact 4: The Turkey Was Never Going to be the National Bird

Contrary to popular belief, Benjamin Franklin did not propose that the turkey be the United States’ national bird. He did however tell his daughter in a letter that the turkey was a more “respectable bird” than the bald eagle.

Fact 5: Don’t Mess with a Red Headed Turkey

The area of bare skin on a turkey’s head and neck vary depending on the turkey’s mood at the time. A blue head means the turkey is excited, while a red head means it’s ready to fight.

9 Mom Made Highlights in 9 Years

Farmer's Market

9) Launch day at the Del Ray Farmer’s Market in Alexandria VA.   I awoke at 5 am to make a trip to our commercial kitchen I was renting at the time to pull product out of the freezer and have the stand set up by 7 am. After seven months of full-time business planning, it was awesome to see everything come together that morning on that sunny day in late May 2006. My family and friends came to support me and even more fun was meeting our first customers. We still have our first dollar from that day framed on our wall. It’s a day that is crystal clear in my memory.

8) Having a sales background, the thought of getting my foot in the door of our first retailers was daunting but a very fun challenge for me. Whole Foods Mid-Atlantic’s buyer was my first buyer meeting. She said she’d like to put our foods into their 35+ stores in the region. I took a deep breath and said, “I don’t think we can do that right now because we’re making it all by hand. Lets start with the 8 stores in Virginia then grow together into the other stores.” The rest is history. Whole Foods Mid-Atlantic and Mom Made have now been working together for 8.5 years. We are forever grateful for their strong support of our brand.

7) Seeing our product in the freezer of a new retailer. It is a long, tenuous process to sell to a new retailer. Months, sometimes years. It’s so rewarding to see Mom Made in a new home, knowing that new consumers will discover our products.

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6) Moving from our basement in our home to a REAL office. It became official the day the Mom Made logo went up on the front door of the office. Walking through the Mom Made door every morning, I pinch myself at how lucky I am to get to work with such an amazing team and towards a mission of making kids healthier with our organic foods.

5) Hiring new team members. It’s tough to find individuals who hold the experience you’re looking for but also the passion for the mission of what Mom Made stands for. I remember clearly the first day of each of my colleagues joined the Mom Made team. I am so fortunate to work with such a talented group of dedicated professionals.

4) Support from my family, my husband and brother especially. My brother is a chef and helped in the early days with getting my home made recipes ready for large portions. He and his wife (who’s also a chef) have been very helpful along the way. My husband is frequently asked whether he works for Mom Made. His reply is that he’s the Chief Morale Officer. It’s so true and has been a critical piece for me personally on this journey but also as a sounding board for Mom Made as we've grown.

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3) Launching a new product. It takes months (if not years in a few cases) to concept,test, design, produce and sell a new product to be ready for retail. Our most recent product launch was Gluten Free Cheesy Mac. Being onsite in our facility when the first products come off the line is very exciting.

2) Customer letters make our whole team happy.One day we received a letter from the Indiana mother of 5-year old, Adler, who  has brain cancer. Adler had no appetite but his favorite food was Mom Made’s Beef & Cheese Meatball Bites. We immediately stopped what we were doing and put an enormous case of meatballs in the mail with some fun goodies for Adler. We continue to keep Adler in our thoughts and prayers.

1) Mom Made is my third child. The team is part of my extended family. Every day, we laugh, goof around, support each other, challenge each other and work very hard together. There are no politics in our company and no one who doesn’t put in their very best effort. It’s so refreshing and fun to be a part of and lead this incredible team. It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come together and I have no doubt that we will be a household name in no time.

Happy 9th birthday, Mom Made!

#Madewithlove

Stay Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

It sure is that time of year when it seems like everyone around you has come down with a cold or the flu!  Rather than sniffling away, here are some tips to stay healthy and to recover quickly if you’re sick so you can get back to having a great 2015. How to stay healthy during cold & flu season

  1. Wash your hands!  This is the best way to prevent infections so try to wash your hands regularly throughout the day.  This is especially important after touching public surfaces like doorknobs.  A lot of hands equals a lot of germs—gross!

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  2. Go for a walk.  Studies show that people who are active are less likely to get sick.  Try to exercise a little bit every day to stay healthy, even if it’s cold out!  Do you get bored while exercising?  Switch it up by playing sports with your family or by doing something different every day.

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  3. Get some rest.  Stress can lead to a weaker immune system and sickness so it’s important to relax and get enough sleep every night—7 hours is the recommended amount.  If you’re having trouble sleeping, try to cut out caffeine later in the day and don’t look at digital screens like your phone, computer, or TV within an hour of going to bed.

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  4. Eat well.  Our bodies need nutrients to stay healthy and fight infection.  Veggies are the most natural way of getting these nutrients so try to work them into your diet if you aren’t getting enough—aim for fruits and veggies to take up half your plate. Don’t forget to stay hydrated too!

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How to recover quickly if you’re already sick

  1. Eat chicken noodle soup.  This one doesn’t take convincing but chicken noodle soup has been proven to have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties, so eat away!

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  2. Take a hot shower.  The steam will help with congestion and it can also help you relax.

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  3. Drink hot tea.  This will help you stay hydrated and will soothe a sore throat.  Add a little honey—it’s a natural immune booster.

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  4. Increase your vitamin C intake.  In addition to helping prevent colds, it can also help shorten them.  Oranges and green leafy vegetables are great sources of vitamin C.  Ginseng and zinc are other natural supplements that can help shorten a cold.

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While some of these may seem obvious, they are so important!  By doing simple things every day like washing your hands, you can keep yourself and your family healthy this year.  Do you do these already?  Have other remedies ideas?  We love hearing from you so if you have any additional suggestions, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to share what works for you and your family!

Nothing better than being healthy :-)