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4 RD-Approved Healthy Halloween Tips

Halloween is almost upon us! As a holiday filled with candy, it can be difficult as a parent to keep our kids healthy when all they want to do is eat candy. Here are four simple tips to keeping things healthy this Halloween.

Build Your Own Trail Mix

Trail Mix is an easy and versatile snack – just combine your favorite nuts, seeds, grains, fun items and seasoning for a protein-packed snack that can be enjoyed at home or on-the-go. Print out a copy of this Build Your Own Trail Mix guide and mix up your own batch!

What’s in Season for October?

Knowing what fresh produce items are in season when you head to the grocery store can not only save you money, but also means that you’ll be enjoying fruits and veggies at their peak! Read on to see what’s in season for October and get some delicious recipes to incorporate these items into mealtime.

How to Read Nutrition Labels

Food labels can become confusing to read, especially when we are trying to promote a healthy lifestyle for our family. To make things quick & easy, here are five things you need to pay most attention too when reading a food label.

Mushroom Adventure With To-Jo Mushrooms

Did you know that Pennsylvania leads the U.S. in mushroom production? My corner of Pennsylvania is known for being the Mushroom Capital of the World! Around here, mushrooms are bountiful, always local, and each September we celebrate with a festival devoted to mushrooms. 

 

Grab-n-Go Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

I can almost guarantee when you ask a parent what time of the day is most stressful, they will answer with a unanimous “morning!” It’s quite a feat to get kids up and moving, dressed and to school on time. For many of us, we are also attempting to get ourselves out the door and to the office on time as well. Add the pressure of fitting a healthy breakfast into the mix, and it all becomes too much.

Healthy Game Day Snack Alternatives

No matter what team you cheer for, we can all agree that one of the greatest things about football season is taking a time out to savor game day snacks. Tasty as they are, what you may not realize is that many of the most beloved tailgating tidbits are sky-high in calories, laden with sugar and full of fat. Does that mean it’s time for your home team to resign themselves to a season of celery sticks? Not so fast. With a few simple tweaks, you can give old favorites a new and healthier spin that is sure to please the discerning palates of sports fans big and small. 

What’s in Season for September?

Knowing what fresh produce items are in season when you head to the grocery store can not only save you money, but also means that you’ll be enjoying fruits and veggies at their peak! Read on to see what’s in season for September and get some delicious recipes to incorporate these items into mealtime.

Build a Better Sandwich

With the craziness of back-to-school time, we can sometimes fall into a lunchbox rut – same sandwich, same sides. Make lunch fun for kids by letting them get in on the creative action! Print out a copy of this Build a Better Sandwich guide and let them pick what toppings they want.