About 90 billion pounds of edible food goes uneaten each year in the United States, an amount equal to 123 times the weight of the Empire State Building. This cost consumers $370 per person each year:
Protein foods: $140
Added fat and sugar: $60
A snack is defined as a small amount of food eaten between meals (Merriam-Webster.com). Snacking can be an important part of a healthy diet. The key is to plan and choose snacks full of nutrients our bodies need, instead of snacks full of extra calories, sugar and fat.
Snacks can prevent you from overeating at meals. Incorporating snacks into your daily diet can provide nutrients that otherwise would be missing from your day. An example would be having carrot sticks and cottage cheese
The most popular use of pumpkins is for decoration as jack-o-lanterns. When selecting a pumpkin for cooking, the best selection is a "pie pumpkin" or "sweet pumpkin." These are smaller than the large jack-o-lantern pumpkins and the flesh is sweeter and less watery. However, you can substitute the jack-o-lantern variety with fairly good results.
Look for a pumpkin with 1 to 2 inches of stem left. If the stem is cut down too low the pumpkin will decay quickly or may be decaying at the time of p
Since children have small stomachs they need every bite of their lunch to be nutritious. Following are 6 tips to make it easier to get healthy food from the store to your child's tummy.
As the school year starts, it is often a challenge to fall back into a good routine. For some families, it can be a struggle to establish a stricter bedtimes, agreeing on clothing that is appropriate for school, carving out time to do homework, and fitting in a nutritious dinner before jetting off to extra-curricular activities. Below are 5 ways for families to fall into good nutrition during the school year.
Sometimes mornings are very hectic and planning ahead for breakfast can help make them less so! Here are some ideas for some healthy breakfasts that are relatively quick.