Learn about ten up and coming healthy food trends.
There is one thing I consistently avoid during the holiday season. I refuse to give candy, chocolate or gourmet desserts as a gift. Okay, maybe it is the “dietitian side” of me that just can’t go there (and let’s be honest, most people would be surprised if I did), but honestly during a season of indulging and decadent foods, do we really need gifts that encourage more of the same?
Fall is here, and that means store bins full of winter squash in varying sizes, colors and shapes. While you may recognize some, others might make you wonder, How in the world do you eat that?
You recognize the signs of a slow decline to boring school lunches and snacks. You see the signs in the same shopping list, the lack of interest on your child’s face when you run through the list of options and snacks that stick around in their lunch bag day after day. But that brand-new bento box and those reusable pouches and containers were supposed to inspire perfectly balanced, innovative lunches and snacks, right?
You may be surprised to know that dates are actually only required by federal law on baby formula. That said, most states have their own laws that require foods to be stamped with an open date (calendar date) along with a definition. Let’s start with a review of what those dates mean.
Elevate your next picnic beyond sandwiches and prepared salads with these “out of the basket” ideas that pair flavor with nutrition to create the perfect al fresco meal.
An afternoon barbeque is the symbol of a relaxing summer. A time when you let go of the hustle and bustle of the school year and an over packed schedule, a great summer BBQ is like a reward for all of that running around. Yup, you earned that time…so kick back and enjoy it!