When our children engage in programs we begin to picture what it will be like calculating the tight timing and imagining the rush we may feel to get them there (or worse, pick them up) on time. Of course, the car pool logistics are just one part of a larger puzzle that also includes pieces for homework, dinner and dare I say “down time.” At a time when many of you are already questioning the “joy of cooking” and feeling stressed by the pressure of getting a meal together every day, how can we make it easier when everyone seems to be coming and going on different, very busy schedules?
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There is no better time for wholesome, make-ahead dinner strategies than the return of the school year and all that comes with it. Take out, fast food and eating at restaurants is not only costly, but usually isn’t nutritionally balanced. While offering a gourmet dinner is also not likely to happen, we need to find the middle ground and develop a strategic plan for getting healthful meals to your family’s table.
Webster defines a habit as something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way or an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary. Within this definition is the concept of a habit not requiring thought and of it happening naturally. As a dietitian, I am in the business… Read more »
A perfect pool snack, refreshing salsa, sweet summer soup or a rejuvenating drink, melon is a versatile fruit that screams summer when added to just about any meal or snack. The produce section of your local market abounds with different melons, each offering a unique taste and fragrance to your plate.
Hot summer afternoons are made for frozen treats. If the ice cream truck is a constant presence at your local park or other spots your family frequents then you need to have great options on hand at home to compete. Recipes and ideas abound for frozen treats that you will feel good about giving your kids (and won’t leave their faces dyed blue).
Last week the journal Nutrition made headlines with a new study that analyzed the fructose content of soda and juice in an effort to compare drinks that use high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) with those that don’t. The results may surprise you.