With record snowfalls, brutally cold temperatures and a flu season that won’t quit, there’s no shortage on reasons to be craving a bit of comfort food this winter. Indulging your desire for comfort food can bring a lot of guilt, especially as the winter drags on and your choices and reduced options for exercising start to stack. These recipes are designed to bring more nutrition to variations on popular comfort foods without losing any of the flavor to help you meet your comfort food craving without losing sight of your nutrition goals.
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Whether you’re getting together to watch the Big Game or just looking for a heart, spicy meal for a family dinner, these recipes will warm you up. Serve up any one of these diverse chilis with a side of guacamole and veggie chips or a pile of steaming cornbread for a perfect winter meal.
During the holidays, our thoughts turn ever hopefully to the idea of world peace. It’s not easy in the face of the headlines, and it’s easy to feel helpless as individuals. Changing your eating habits will do nothing to stop to violence of cultural conflicts today, but taking the time to explore foods inspired by other cultures and using a family meal as an opportunity to take interest in other cultures can be a wonderful way to engage your children in a respectful consideration of different perspectives, which, small as it may be, is a step worth taking. We’ve pulled a few healthy, yummy recipes from a few different cultures from our database, just to give you some ideas to start.
Learning to cook and appreciate good, fresh food is an important part of learning to eat nutritiously, for kids and adults alike. Some of the most delicious recipes can be a bit challenging when you look at all of the ingredients that needs chopping and prepping, but they are worth the effort, especially if you have a team of helpers. These recipes are some of our favorites that we think provide great opportunities to get everyone in the family involved in prepping an amazing meal.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, now is the perfect time to enjoy some healthier variations on your favorite holiday recipes. We’ve updated the classics to give you a wide range of wonderful options that, because of the way they’re made, are not only more healthful, but also more delicious than the recipes you may have grown up with.
Harvest-time and Halloween have gone hand-in-hand since the earliest pagan celebrations of the holiday, and when you’re trying to make Halloween less about the candy factor, returning to a harvest celebration with a spooky twist can be a great approach. Here are a few amazing recipes that take advantage of the season’s bounty…with a few spooky ideas thrown in for good measure.
Cooking at home is better for our health and our waistlines, but let’s face it: if a meal isn’t easy, it’s just not going to get made as planned in the midst of a hectic week. We’ve pulled together a cozy selection of hearty fall meals that work well for life-simplifying approaches like make-ahead meals and slow cooking.