As the cooler weather sets in, the soup or stock pot comes out. Learn how to make your own vegetable stock with what you may already have on hand.
Are there foods you can eat that can actually benefit your body by reducing the inflammation that contributes to the pain and progression of many diseases? Read more about the power of berries!
Whole grains add much value to our body’s health. They add minerals, vitamins, fiber and keep us feeling full.
Fall is back to school time. Keep your child and yourself healthy this school year by keeping your immune system strong.
October 17, 2014. Buying health insurance is a yearly task. It is also a time to refresh your memory about health insurance basics and a teachable moment for children, teens and adults!
Bills have a way of always going up, and very rarely coming down. Food bills fluctuate according to the number of trips to the grocery store and number of times eating out. Luckily, food bills can go down if you are willing to stick to a budget.
One of the worst stressors in a cook’s world is looking for an ingredient and finding that you just ran out or someone used the last of it. Sometimes you can substitute ingredients and the dish still tastes good. Other times there are ingredients that you can't find a good substitution for.
Just because summer is over and it's getting cooler, doesn't mean we shouldn't keep up with the importance of hydration. Choosing healthy beverages is a great first step to an overall healthy diet. Do you know how many calories are in your favorite beverage? One of the logical ways to cut a few calories is to drink low or no-calorie beverages. If you want something more special than water, you may want to try infused water. It's a very "trendy" option these days, and one that is healthy and fun!
Preparing and freezing meals in advance will save you when there are days filled with a variety of after school activities or work commitments. With advance meal preparation serving a hot meal will not require a hectic cooking rampage in the kitchen or a trip to the local fast food establishment.
Poached pears, roasted cherries, peach compote just the thought makes your taste buds tingle! Cooked fruit is more than your grandmothers stewed prunes and is a great way to add a variety of fruits to your diet.
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.
Venison is growing in popularity as a good source of animal protein. Learn the health benefits of including venison into your diet.
Frozen fruit beverages, coffee blends, and alcoholic mixed drinks can all pack a powerful caloric punch. Rethink your drink and learn some new ways to control calories and future weight gain.
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.
Did you purchase health insurance through The Marketplace (healthcare.gov) and received the premium tax credit (PTC) to help pay your monthly premium? If you have any of the changes listed below, you should report them to healthcare.gov now.