The convenience of a healthy, pre-made breakfast cannot be understated, especially when one wants to stay in bed until the last possible moment. And while the overnight refrigerator oats recipes were great in the summer, they’re not nearly as appealing now that the temps have dipped. That’s where your trusty slow cooker comes in. Lots of folks never think about using their slow cooker for breakfast, but I implore you to consider it. Here are a few ideas that may convince you to give it a try….
We recently hosted the Guiding Stars Associate “Stars on the Side” contest to find the best new recipes from our associates. Recipes were judged on their nutritional rating, simplicity, flavor and visual appeal. Among several promising recipes that performed beautifully on one or two of those metrics, this Succotash Salad submitted by Gayle Laughton was a clear winner for hitting all four categories wonderfully.
Carbs: we love them…a lot. And then we shun them. On behalf of the noodle, let’s use National Noodle Day as a time to pause our low carb diets and embrace noodles, once and for all. Carbs deserve to be on the “in” list and noodles are part of that for sure. So grab your fork and dig in, but do so the right way so that you have your noodle and eat it too.
Hannaford and Guiding Stars folks look back over the first ten years of Guiding Stars, reminiscing together about the birth of what was an innovative program when it began and what has gone on to gain national attention and independent verification.
It’s not a mystery as to why we are cooking less than we used to. There are many reasons: we have more convenience products available, more restaurants/takeout/delivery options, more women in the workplace, a bigger lack of cooking skills/knowledge, and more demands on our time while at home, to name a few. But if you’re among those who long to get back to home cooking and see its value, I’ve got some ideas for ways to help make cooking at home a habit again. (And if you want to learn more about trends in home cooking and the many valuable aspects of cooking at home, check out the Guiding Stars webinar on the topic here).
Scientific Adviser Kitty Broihier speaks with Maine’s WCSH6 about how to start your eating choices off on the right food every day with tips for building a more nutritious breakfast.
Many hands make light work–and in the kitchen, that can be a blessing. Whether you’re cooking a fresh meal on a slower night or stocking the freezer with easy meals to reheat throughout the busy week, working together as a family can be a fun exercise in teamwork, nutrition and teachable moments. We’ve put together a few colorful recipes we think you’ll find rewarding to make with your loved ones.