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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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

By Brenna O’Dea 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. […]

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September 26, 2016

By PilotLight

Teaching, Tasting & Telling Stories: One Lovely Day in August

A few weeks ago we wrapped up our summer with a special event honoring our teachers and chefs. Some of the hardest working people around, these members of our Pilot Light family bring our vision to life with every lesson they teach and every child they inspire. Imagine walking into a classroom. You have only […]

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September 17, 2016

By PilotLight

Battle of the Booch

By Brenna O’Dea Are you part of the fermenting frenzy sweeping the nation? From pickles to sauerkraut to kimchi to KOMBUCHA, more and more people are munching and sipping on fermented foods to aid in overall health and digestion. Now what exactly is kombucha? Maybe you’ve never even heard of this wacky word before. Look no […]

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September 7, 2016

By PilotLight

Chow Down Chi Town: Outdoor Eats

September is still young and we want to help you squeeze every last drop out of summer. Dine out(side) at one of these lovely local eateries to enjoy the sweet sunshine and some savory bites that will leave your cheeks pink with glee and bellies full with warmth. Big Star: It’s Taco Time. Chipotle. Chorizo. […]

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August 27, 2016

By PilotLight

Chow Down Chi Town: Kid Friendly Eats

We’ve got some good news and some bad news…let’s rip the bandaid off first…the babysitter canceled. You FINALLY decided on which sandals to wear for date night, you opted for flats over heels because hey, summer is almost over and you feel like dancing in the dark while you’ve still got the chance. IT WILL […]

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August 18, 2016

By PilotLight

Keep Calm and Cook with Your Kids

By Brenna O’Dea The time has come for your little helpers to do more than just set the table. They have started asking questions about what you are making for dinner each night…they almost seem suspicious. What are the gross green flecks in my tomato sauce, mama? (It’s basil). Why are my pasta noodles so […]

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