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Over 200 million eggs are being recalled—what you need to know

Especially if you shop at Target, Food Lion or Walmart.

Over 200 million eggs are being recalled—what you need to know

Parents want to make sure every bite of food that goes into a child's mouth is safe, so news that more than 200 million eggs are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination has many mamas feeling a bit stressed.


According to the Food and Drug Administration, 22 illnesses have been reported so far. The eggs were sold under multiple brand names, including Walmart's Great Value, Target's Crystal Farms, Coburn Farms, Country Daybreak, Food Lion, Glenview, Nelms and Sunshine Farms, in addition to being sold to restaurants including Waffle House.

The eggs reached consumers in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, according to the FDA.

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"Consumers with these eggs shouldn't eat them," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted. "Throw them away or return them to place of purchase for credit or refund."

According to the CDC, Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths in the United States yearly.

Most people recover without treatment from an episode of diarrhea, fever and cramps that lasts about a week, but some people do need to be hospitalized and of course small children are among those most at risk, with kids under five having higher rates of Salmonella infection than any other age group.

If eggs are on the menu in your household, double check your carton against the FDA's recall list before using them.

Because eggs are in so many things, not having them in the house can be annoying, especially if you do a lot of baking. If you've had to toss your eggs, try using one of the following egg alternatives. Chances are you've got at least one of these in your kitchen.

Flax seeds

This trick can turn any (well, many) recipes into vegan-friendly fair. Add three tablespoons of warm water to ground flax seeds, whisk and let it sit for a bit until it thickens up. This is great for muffins.

Chia seeds

If you're up for a bit of a nuttier flavor, try the same trick above but with chia seeds. This is best in recipes where there's a lot of flavour as these little seeds have their own taste.

Aquafaba

Non-vegans may not recognize the name, but probably already have aquafaba in the pantry. It's just the fancy name for the liquid in a can of chickpeas. If you were planning a recipe that called for egg whites, try replacing each white with three tablespoons of the liquid in a can of beans. It sounds crazy, but this is how vegans make meringue.

Apple sauce

If you've got little kids, you've got applesauce, which conveniently doubles as an egg replacement in many recipes. Use a quarter cup for every egg.

Nut butters

Because eggs are often in a recipe as a binder, nut butters can totally do the trick. If you're whipping up cookies or brownies, try three tablespoons of nut butter for every egg you're ditching.

Tofu

Not only can you use this in recipes, you can also scramble it up like eggs (and turn it nice and yellow with a dash of turmeric). With a side of hashbrowns and enough ketchup, the kids might not even know the difference.

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These challenges from Nike PLAYlist are exactly what my child needs to stay active

Plus a fall family bucket list to keep everyone moving all season long.

While it's hard to name anything that the pandemic hasn't affected, one thing that is constantly on my mind is how to keep my family active despite spending more time indoors. Normally, this time of year would be spent at dance and gymnastics lessons, meeting up with friends for games and field trips, and long afternoon playdates where we can all let off a little steam. Instead, we find ourselves inside more often than ever before—and facing down a long winter of a lot more of the same.

I started to search for an outlet that would get my girls moving safely while we social distance, but at first I didn't find a lot of solutions. Online videos either weren't terribly engaging for my active kids, or the messaging wasn't as positive around the power of movement as I would like. Then I found the Nike PLAYlist.

I always knew that Nike could get me moving, but I was so impressed to discover this simple resource for parents. PLAYlist is an episodic sports show on YouTube that's made for kids and designed to teach them the power of expressing themselves through movement. The enthusiastic kid hosts immediately captured my daughter's attention, and I love how the physical activity is organically incorporated in fun activities without ever being specifically called out as anything other than play. For example, this segment where the kids turn yoga into a game of Paper Scissors Rock? Totally genius. The challenges from #TheReplays even get my husband and me moving more when our daughter turns it into a friendly family competition. (Plus, I love the play-inspired sportswear made just for kids!)

My daughter loves the simple Shake Ups at the beginning of the episode and is usually hopping off the couch to jump, dance and play within seconds. One of her favorites is this Sock Flinger Shake Up activity from the Nike PLAYlist that's easy for me to get in on too. Even after we've put away the tablet, the show inspires her to create her own challenges throughout the day.

The best part? The episodes are all under 5 minutes, so they're easy to sprinkle throughout the day whenever we need to work out some wiggles (without adding a lot of screen time to our schedule).

Whether you're looking for simple alternatives to P.E. and sports or simply need fun ways to help your child burn off energy after a day of socially distanced school, Nike's PLAYlist is a fun, kid-friendly way to get everyone moving.

Need more movement inspiration for fall? Here are 5 ways my family is getting up and getting active this season:

1. Go apple picking.

Truly, it doesn't really feel like fall until we've picked our first apple. (Or had our first bite of apple cider donut!) Need to burn off that extra cinnamon-sugar energy? Declare a quick relay race up the orchard aisle—winner gets first to pick of apples at home.

To wear: These Printed Training Tights are perfect for when even a casual walk turns into a race (and they help my daughter scurry up a branch for the big apples).

2. Visit a pumpkin patch.

We love to pick up a few locally grown pumpkins to decorate or cook with each year. Challenge your child to a "strongman" contest and see who can lift the heaviest pumpkin while you're there.

To wear: Suit up your little one in comfort with this Baby Full Zip Coverall so you're ready for whatever adventures the day brings.

3. Have a nature scavenger hunt.

Scavenger hunts are one of my favorite ways to keep my daughter preoccupied all year long. We love to get outside and search for acorns, leaves and pinecones as part of our homeschool, but it's also just a great way to get her exercising those gross motor skills whenever the wiggles start to build up.

To wear: It's not truly fall until you break out a hoodie. This cozy Therma Elite Kids Hoodie features a mesh overlay to release heat while your child plays.

4. Have a touch-football game.

Tip for parents with very little kids: It doesn't have to last as long as a real football game. 😂 In fact, staging our own mini-games is one of our favorite ways to get everyone up and moving in between quarters during Sunday football, and I promise we all sleep better that night.

To wear: From impromptu games of tag to running through our favorite trails, these kids' Nike Air Zoom Speed running shoes are made to cover ground all season long.

5. Create an indoor obstacle course.

Pretending the floor is lava was just the beginning. See how elaborate your personal course can get, from jumping on the couch to rolling under the coffee table to hopping down the hallway on one foot.

To wear: These ready-for-any-activity Dri-FIT Tempo Shorts are perfect for crawling, hopping and racing—and cuddling up when it's time to rest.

This article was sponsored by Nike. Thank you for supporting the brands that supporting Motherly and mamas.

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