School lunch vs. bag lunch: What's best for your kids?
Bag it or buy it? What's healthier and what will they eat? It's a question faced by parents each school year. Often, there's an assumption that bagging is better, but there's also the convenience and choices of school lunch to consider. Good news: both the tray and the tote can be winning meals. A few important facts can...
Back-to-school meals made easy with grapes
The summertime probably felt like it whizzed by, and now you're getting into the back-to-school mode. Luckily, you can keep a sweet taste of summer in meals and snacks with refreshing grapes from California.
Tips to provide your child with a fun, nutritious school lunch
School is back in session and parents and children alike are gearing up for a new year and all the fun and chaos that go along with it. Whether it's your child's first ever school day or the last year before college, it's important to take a moment to check off all the things they will need for a great year - and a healt...
Make food prep easy this summer by going raw
The hot days of summer are the perfect time to relax with friends in the backyard and sample delicious fruits and salads while sipping chilled drinks. Serve and enjoy the fruits and veggies grown in the garden. Serve these foods raw, because cooked vegetables can lose many nutrients throughout the cooking process.
Pack a school lunch they won't want to trade
Packing school lunches filled with healthy, appealing and creative foods is an excellent start to encouraging children to make sensible food choices now and in the future. But if lunch items you pack are less than appetizing, it could be the next item of trade in the cafeteria: a risk not worth taking in the age of nutri...
Wedding ready: how to look and feel your best for the big day
As a bride-to-be, you invest huge amounts of time, energy and money to make your big day unforgettable. Unfortunately, all of the stress associated with planning a wedding can take its toll, and you may neglect your own well-being in the chaos. Inadequate sleep, poor diet and high levels of stress can leave you feeling a...
The secrets to successful outdoor entertaining
When friends and family gather at your place for a party this summer, what will they remember most about your backyard? The lovely landscaping and delicious food you served, or uncompromising weeds and stinging bugs? Make that lasting impression a positive one by creating an outdoor environment that's both comfortable an...
Restaurants team up to offer kids more healthy dining options
Summer has officially arrived, and with it, the busiest restaurant season of the year. Families will use the soaring temperatures as an excuse to get out of the kitchen and opt instead to dine out, savoring a taste of summer before the season ends. Regardless of the season, healthful menu options are a growing trend.
Tips to make the most out of summer
No matter what your summer plans are, everyone is looking to have a great time with friends and family. Keep the summer exciting with new activities and snacks. Trying new adventures in good company makes for lasting memories. Here are some ideas to make the most out of your summer.
Stay healthy with the right amount of salt
Many Americans are becoming increasing frustrated with medical reports that advise avoiding certain foods like fats, coffee, alcohol and then later say that these things are actually good. When it comes to the question of how much salt to consume, however, the situation becomes much different since the human body needs s...
Summer entertaining made easy
Summer is in full swing, and that means more time for friend and family get-togethers, outdoor dining, and overall fun in the sun. Whether your outdoor gatherings are small and casual or formal, large-scale events, here are some tips to make your summer celebrations a big hit.