Summer is the perfect time to stuff your bag with water and portable snacks to keep you fueled while you hike, bike, and boat to expand your horizons and stretch your body’s abilities. Finding snacks that are full of fiber and protein and low on added sugar can be a challenge, so we’ve gathered a few of our favorites for nutritiously fueling your most active adventures.
When outdoor temperatures rise, cool crisp salads can take center stage. Construct your salad right and it can be the star of the show, with little need for anything else. On the other hand, build it without some essential components, and you will likely be looking for another option. Use these 10 strategies for smarter summer salads to ensure your salad is built to satisfy.
It may not be for everyone, but my family loves a fun road trip. Of course, keeping it fun isn’t always easy. Sometimes we get bored or let’s just say “less than nice” along the way. When restlessness rises it’s easy to turn to snacks to fill the void. Before long, our eating can go downhill quickly. Keep your snacking on track with these tips and a menu designed to get you to your “nutrition” destination.
If you’re out on a long bike ride or energy-draining hike and need a light, filling, nutritious snack that will make your tastebuds smile, reach for these! They’re easy to make and store well at room temperature–perfect for busy days on the go.
When most people think about summer vacation, they imagine care-free children enjoying their freedom away from school. However, many children who rely on school meals struggle to get enough to eat during these months at home. In fact, it may be the hungriest time of the year for families that rely on food assistance. Let’s discuss what already exists to help, how many children are reached, and what we can all do to support these families in our communities.
As much as you might enjoy smoked foods, you might be wondering about the food safety aspects of smoking foods at home, and whether smoked foods in general should be a regular part of your diet. Here are a few things we think you should know about cooking and eating smoked foods…
Pumpkin cookies may sound like fall to you, but don’t pass them over for summer snacking! Packed with fiber and providing a great balance of nutrients, they’re a wonderful little treat to boost your energy during your busy summer activities.
Summer is all about being outside. Whether it’s gearing up for a strenuous hike, enduring a seemingly endless road trip or just enjoying a long day at the beach, warmer weather and later sunsets call for doing as much in your day as possible. If you’re like me, it also means a lot of packing snacks and making sure they match the summer scene you’re taking in.