Between holiday parties and family get-togethers, it can sometimes be hard to keep things healthy. The holidays are known for rich dishes and decadent desserts. Lucky for you, Produce for Kids is making over your favorite holiday recipes in the new Festive Flavors: 12 Fresh Takes on Holiday Favorites guide.
Although spring has officially sprung, it definitely still feels like winter across most of the country. For most of us, we had a taste of spring much earlier than usual, but then old man winter had to come back and remind us that he wasn't gone quite yet! So while it's still cold outside, I'm enjoying my favorite soups for as long as I can.
Home cooking doesn’t have to be difficult. After a long day of work, sometimes it’s tough to make your way to the kitchen to cook dinner, but with a little meal planning and some simple recipes, it definitely can be done! My favorite recipes tend to be those made in the slow cooker, sheet pan suppers, and one-pot meals. Easy to prep and easy to clean up, which is just my style.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away! One medium apple delivers a powerful punch including one-fifth of your daily intake of dietary fiber and no fat, sodium or cholesterol. Apples also contain a prebiotic called pectin, which provides food for the good bacteria found in your digestive system.
I've always loved butternut squash and I enjoy eating it simply roasted, tossed in salads, and especially in Butternut Squash Soup. I'd never used it in lasagna until just recently, and I'm so glad I gave it a try. This lasagna is creamy, hearty, and flavorful, and truly is the perfect comfort food.
The arrival of colder weather often brings forth the need for tissues and trips to your family physician. You might feel extra tired, out of sorts, and frankly moving off the couch is enough exercise for the day. What we fail to remember is that food provides an effective natural boost to both mood and health. Instead of blaming our lack of time or winter’s early darkness, prep yourself with strategies to fit in healthy eating when our bodies need it the most.
Cold and flu season is upon us. Many of us will be reaching for food rich in Vitamin C to help ward off potential colds. Did you know half of a medium grapefruit contains 100% of your daily value of Vitamin C? In addition to being an excellent source of Vitamin C, grapefruit also provides your body with essential nutrients like Vitamin A, potassium and dietary fiber. Learn more about the health benefits of grapefruit by visiting floridacitrus.org.
Today's guest blog post comes from Ashleigh of Dash of Evans. Visit dashofevans.com for family, food and fun…on a budget! In our house, making meatballs is a family event. Yes, it’s messy and it takes a bit longer, but it’s something fun we can do on a weekend afternoon. On the speaker, we put some Motown music on and have a blast! I love to double or triple the batch to freeze for other meals. These turkey meatballs are delish and filled with veggies.
During the chilly, snowy winter months, all my family craves are warm, comforting dishes. There’s something special about a hot bowl of soup on a freezing cold day. I’m always looking for new ideas to pack warm lunches for my kids when they head off to school. A good thermos is a must-have lunchbox item in the winter!
New Year’s is the time of the year when we set resolutions to eat healthier, go to the gym more or pick up a new hobby. Make sure you start the New Year off right by filling up on these healthy and delicious snacks at your New Year’s Eve party! After all, what party would be complete without the snacks?