It's that time of year for packing lunches for your children. With a little planning, your kids will happily look forward to opening their lunch boxes.
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It's 4 p.m. Do you know what you will fix for supper? Only about 25% of Americans do. Many of us are time and energy crunched for planning and preparing meals. Because of this, we resort to convenience, take-out, or eating out which is harder on the food budget and usually not as healthy. Consider these ideas for preparing quick healthy meals for your family.
Potatoes sometimes get a bad rap as many folks believe that they cause weight gain. Potatoes are considered a vegetable; however, because they are a starchy vegetable, it is recommended to eat only up to five cups a week based on a 2000 calorie diet. Every day we should strive to eat two and one half cups of vegetables.
First foods? Allergens? When to start? What do the experts say?
Often one of the jobs of the kitchen helpers is to clear the table and put away any leftovers. Food storage containers can be great tools for kitchen helpers, or they can be a nightmare. Choosing the proper food storage containers is important both for food safety and food quality. Food safety experts warn not to reuse packaging materials such as paper, paperboard, and expanded foam containers, like foam cups and foam meat trays. These containers have air spaces that will store food particles and bacteria.
Rice is an economical food for family meals. It is a good source of energy, and can supply vitamins and minerals to the diet. It is generally classified as a grain, but in family meals it can be used as a cereal, as a substitute for potatoes, in soups, and as a dessert. The custom of throwing rice at weddings is a survival of the ancient Chinese religious belief that rice is the symbol of fertility.
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More and more news stories highlight recent evidence supporting increased protein intake to preserve muscle mass from mid-adulthood onward. Though cereal with dairy and fruit is a common and healthy breakfast, there are ways to increase the protein content of that menu, as well as other interesting and "protein-ful" combinations!
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