One of the most fun things about Halloween for lots of kids (and adults!) is the gross-out factor. The season can be full of delight without letting candy steal the spotlight when you give kids plenty of room to play with their food.
No one wants to cook when they have weak muscles, a headache, a stuffy nose or feel sick to their stomach. Complicated recipes with too many steps can ratchet up the misery for parents and caregivers. I’ve pulled together some simple and nutritious dinner options for when you’re feeling ill, but still need to prepare a meal. Avoid overspending on less nutritious options and nourish yourself and your family with these manageable meals.
Despite your best efforts, cold and flu symptoms sometimes may get the best of you. When they do, we have a few options to naturally and healthfully treat symptoms, as well as comforting recipes that are just what you’re looking for. So, push those sugary lozenges aside, pass on the salty soup, and try some of these options instead.
Halloween, and fall for that matter, should be pumpkins all the way down. This savory pumpkin-bean dip is fantastic with veggies and whole grain crackers, and will put a smile on the face of even your most reluctant veggie eaters.
I’ve put together a week of ideas (some breakfasts, some lunches, some dinners) for those of you who aren’t feeding a family. They are flexible recipes in terms of ingredients, meaning you can use up leftovers or adapt to your own taste. I hope it inspires you to rediscover your own culinary creativity.
Feeding a crowd can be a challenge. Whether you’r stretching a dollar or an hour or both, these recipes will help you feed your family during a busy fall, mostly using ingredients you probably have hanging around in the cupboard.
Although anyone can get food poisoning, some people are more at risk. Those groups include pregnant women, young children, older adults and people with immune systems weakened from medical conditions (e.g., diabetics, cancer patients). It’s especially important for these groups and their caregivers to follow safe food handling practices. Here are 4 basic food safety principles from the CDC that we should all follow to reduce the risk of food poisoning:
This cook-off winning chili will easily feed a family of four for two nights, or a family of two for most of a week. Bake a big dish of Pumpkin Cornbread to go with it, and your family will smile when you lasso them for dinner.