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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Summer is the season when vegetables are available. They are popping up at road side stands, farmers markets, maybe even your own backyard. It is a great time of year for enjoying vegetables and to introduce new vegetables to children.
Many families with different cultures have different eating habits and manners when eating together at the table.
Winter is finally over and it is time to get moving to create a healthier lifestyle for our families, especially the children who are our future.
Buying and preparing seasonal spring vegetables may have its roots in old-time traditions.
With juice cleanses, lavender and epsom salt baths, detox teas, and Jillian Michaels’ “detox water,” it appears many people have a desire to detox their bodies.
With spring weather, young asparagus spears begin ascending and will be ready to harvest in a matter of days. This green vegetable has some interesting lore.
To get started you have to know how much you should have each day! The average adult should have 2 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of vegetables every day. What does that look like? Think of a small size apple, pear, or orange as 1 cup. With cut or small fruit such as melons, grapes or berries, measure out a cup to see what it looks like in your bowl.
At times cleaning products can be a bit pricy. Common and safe household ingredients such as plain soap, baking soda, and vinegar or lemon juice can be low cost ingredients for a number of household friendly recipes, including floor cleaner. Make your own cleaning solutions to “be green” and save money too.
Health professionals recommend that adults eat 2 servings of fish a week to prevent heart disease. However, for adults most fish just isn’t in our weekly food selection. For kids, it’s eaten even less. It may be difficult to prepare and serve fish twice a week.
On today’s store shelves, shoppers can now find new whole grain flour—Whole Grain White Wheat. Some may ask, it’s white, how could it be whole wheat?
Is the word milk in your or your family’s daily vocabulary? Do you know how much calcium you or your child needs everyday to maintain or grow healthy bones? If milk isn’t a household item in your house, then do you know what foods help you get calcium into your diet?
High blood pressure can be prevented or lowered with a few lifestyle modifications. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan is one tool to help prevent or manage high blood pressure.