Through our Feeding Minds blog, we provide engaging content weekly that connects our audience to all things food; from picking fruits and vegetables at farmer’s markets, healthy eating tips, cooking advice, must-try restaurants, food festivals, and kid-friendly activities.

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December 8, 2016

By PilotLight

Cleaner Cleaning

By Brenna O’Dea Clean eats, you know we love ‘em. Something else we also love, clean cleaning! What exactly am I talking about, you ask? I’m talking soaps, scrubs, and sprays that are free of those un-mentionables and un-pronounceables. Triclosan, dioxane, benzalkonium chloride…my general rule of thumb…if you can’t say it, don’t spray it. Sounds […]

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November 30, 2016

By PilotLight

Things to be Thankful for

By Brenna O’Dea Thanksgiving may be over, but there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. The perfect stack of fluffy pancakes on a Sunday morning, a few moments of serenity in front of the fireplace on a chilly winter night, whatever happiness means to you, be grateful for that. Say thank you, say I […]

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November 21, 2016

By PilotLight

An Ode to Oats

By Brenna O’Dea Warms my chilly hands Fills my belly to the brim A big bowl of oats There it is. My first haiku poem since I learned about them back in elementary school. Not impressed? Eh, neither am I. But I am HUNGRY. And FREEZING. Winter is not coming…IT HAS ARRIVED. There is no […]

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November 16, 2016

By PilotLight

Sugar, Spice & EVERYTHING Nice

By Brenna O’Dea Poppy or plain? Onion or sesame? Why must I choose just one?? Well my foodie friends, you will never have to make this impossible choice ever again. We have the solution to EVERY flavor dilemma you face…it’s called everything bagel spice and it is damn delicious. But first, on a more serious, […]

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November 4, 2016

By PilotLight

Flashback Friday: Feed Your Mind 2016

By Brenna O’Dea Just about one month ago we gathered at the beautiful Morgan Manufacturing with our friends, families, chefs, and supporters for our annual Feed Your Mind Gala. After months of planning and prepping, hours and hours of hard work from our employees, volunteers, board of directors, chefs, donors, and every single person who […]

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October 27, 2016

By PilotLight

Creepy Cravings: a healthier halloween

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky…they’re called added sugars and they will ruin your life and haunt your dreams!!! Okay, so Halloween is the one day a year when it is perfectly acceptable to gorge yourself with all the sugary sweetness under the sun, and a few tricks and treats […]

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October 20, 2016

By PilotLight

Happy Challahween!

The High Holidays are in full swing and you know what that means…it’s time to CARBO LOAD. Just because the Chicago Marathon is over doesn’t mean you should stop eating all the bread in sight. Not just any ol’ bread. None of that boring brioche or simple sourdough(although we do love sourdough). This time of the […]

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October 12, 2016

By PilotLight

The Plus Side of Pumpkin

If you read the blog a few weeks back then you already know I am not pumpkin’s biggest fan. I am not even pumpkin’s smallest fan. Pumpkin and I have just never quite clicked. We’ve always had our differences…pumpkin spice or classic chai? I choose the latter. At thanksgiving year after year…I head for the […]

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October 5, 2016

By PilotLight

October Update: Let’s Move!

Since its birth in 2010, Pilot Light has been looking to Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign for endless inspiration. The Campaign, also started in 2010, aims to improve the health and wellness of children in our nation, through proper nutrition and physical education. As stated on their website, “Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the […]

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September 29, 2016

By PilotLight

Spice Up September

September is coming to a close and we all know what that means…leaves are changing colors…sweaters are lining the shelves…and PUMPKIN SPICE IS COMING. YOU CAN’T RUN. YOU CAN’T HIDE. PUMPKIN SPICE WILL NOT BE DENIED. Okay, okay, so it’s not all bad. Some people just can’t get enough of the stuff. With pumpkin spice […]

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