FINDING TIME FOR FALL FUN

With the kids back in school, every day can seem rushed with classes, extracurricular activities and homework. Now that fall is here, check out our tips to make your busy agenda as painless as possible.

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1. RULES CAN BE GOOD

Fall chaos can be crazy, however, adjusting to a school schedule is a key for a happy, healthy and stress-free family. Keep routines consistent with a meeting about bedtime, chore plans and school-year goals and you'll have time for the traditions you love, like playing in the leaves on a beautiful day.

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2. THINK BALANCE

Cooking up a nutrious lunch for picky eaters can be challenging. The answer? Our Eckrich Applewood Smoked Turkey Wrap recipe remixes the boring turkey sandwich with apples for crunch and new Eckrich Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast with Bacon for a tasty twist. WARNING: you may end up making one for yourself! 

Honey Pork Tenderloin Kabobs
Honey Pork Tenderloin Kabobs
Honey Pork Tenderloin Kabobs
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3. MAKE TIME TO BE TOGETHER

With everyone hurying off to school or work and daylight getting shorter, it's easy to miss long days lounging by the pool. With planners jam packed, don't forget to embrace fall by scheduling time for a movie or craft night. Booking time for fun activities will keep families feeling bonded through busy months.

GoingSlow Cooker Pork Carnitas
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4. THE SLOW COOKER IS YOUR FRIEND

With school come a million things on your plate, but don't let sitting down to dinner as a family seem like a daunting task. Save time and energy by popping the ingredients for Farmland Food's Slow Cooker Pork Chili into a crock pot and letting it do all the work, You'll seem like a 5-star chef and no one will be the wiser.

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