Healthy Snacks Your Kids Can Take To School

With homework, activities and early start times, kids need the right fuel to stay energized and focused throughout the school day. While a healthy breakfast and lunch is essential, it’s also important to pack nutritious, well-balanced snacks for munching on between meals when hunger strikes. Below are four ideas for healthy snacks your kids can take to school. All of these snacks can be packaged in Fit & Fresh containers in right-size portions: Baked Sweet Continue reading Healthy Snacks Your Kids Can Take To School

Healthy Alternatives: Calorie Comparisons Between Top Snack Choices

Some well-placed snacks throughout the day can help you keep your metabolism up and prevent you from binging at mealtimes. However, whether a snack is helping or actually hurting your diet depends on its nutritional content, and many of your favorite snacks – even the ones that seem healthy – may be hiding lots of calories, fats and sugars. Make sure you’re snacking smart by checking out the calorie comparisons between some popular snack choices Continue reading Healthy Alternatives: Calorie Comparisons Between Top Snack Choices

What Makes A Good Kids’ Snack?

Snacks are a great way to fill in the nutritional gaps of children’s diets, because let’s face it: Kids can be picky eaters. But there’s a lot of snack food on the market that isn’t doing much good. If you’re dedicated to healthy eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner, there’s no reason to look over the importance of nutritious snacks for your kids. If you’re not sure exactly what makes a snack a good addition Continue reading What Makes A Good Kids’ Snack?

Start The New Year Off Right With Healthy Party Snacks

You’ve decided to throw a New Year’s Eve party, and you want to make sure that it goes off without a hitch. You clean the house, pick out the music and – to make yourself a presentable host – dry clean your best outfit and make a hair appointment at the salon. Now, there’s the matter of refreshments. Obviously, your guests expect some sort of bubbly beverage, but what will you feed them? Considering that Continue reading Start The New Year Off Right With Healthy Party Snacks

3 Football-Themed Healthy Snacks For Game Day

The weather is growing colder, the kids are back in school and everyone’s attention is focused on football. The favorite fall sport of many is in full swing, which means you’re likely hosting or attending game-day parties every weekend. Keep your guests happy with these healthy alternatives to popular game-day snacks. Veggie buffalo dip Everyone loves dips, and while buffalo chicken dip is a crowd-pleaser, it’s also loaded with calories and fat. Try this healthy, Continue reading 3 Football-Themed Healthy Snacks For Game Day

Tasty Gluten-Free Snacks To Bring To Work

Whether you have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity or you’re just looking to adopt a healthier diet by cutting out wheat-based foods, there are plenty of tasty snacks you can enjoy. Though foods like chips and candy are technically gluten-free and yummy, they are not exactly nutritious choices. If you have time to spend in your kitchen, there are loads of recipes available, but for those busy days when you barely have a moment to stop Continue reading Tasty Gluten-Free Snacks To Bring To Work

3 Healthy Late-Night Snacks For Night Owls

Sometimes hunger strikes long after dinner is over, and when you can’t fight that late-night craving it’s better to reach for something healthy than a sugary or greasy snack. Thankfully, there are plenty of options for midnight munchers that can satisfy the desire for something sweet or salty without overloading you with calories. The trick is to prepare your late-night smorgasbord ahead of time, because when you’re hungry before bed, you’re not going to want Continue reading 3 Healthy Late-Night Snacks For Night Owls

Fun Snack Ideas For Kids With Food Allergies

Feeding your kids healthy food, especially at snack time, is just as important as ensuring they do their homework and bringing them to the doctor when they’re sick. If one of your children has a food allergy, be it to peanuts, tree nuts dairy, eggs or gluten, coming up with inventive and nutritious snacks can sometimes seem like a major project. However, it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of options to create tasty Continue reading Fun Snack Ideas For Kids With Food Allergies

Fun & Healthy Snacks You Should Give Your Toddler

Children are impressionable, so it’s always good to instill healthy habits from a young age, especially when it comes to healthy eating. Eating can also serve as a learning experience for youngsters, as they get to sample different tastes and textures. In fact, while you may be tempted to scold your kids for playing with their food, this is an essential part of their development. Playing with food is messy, but beneficial A University of Continue reading Fun & Healthy Snacks You Should Give Your Toddler

5 Filling Snacks For Healthy Eating

Hunger pangs can strike at any time: at work, on your commute home or while you’re out enjoying the day. Your response will affect your healthy lifestyle, so what’s the best way to deal with them? Avoid unhealthy snacks Feelings of hunger often come with cravings. This can be a dangerous mixture, especially if you regularly avoid unhealthy snacks. You may be tempted to justify enjoying a bag of chips or a few pieces of Continue reading 5 Filling Snacks For Healthy Eating

Healthy Snacking Tips For Kids

A great way to encourage healthy eating habits for the kids is to pack their lunch bags with nutritious snacks. But before you head out to the grocery store, you should know what sorts of foods to look for. Giving your kids nutrient-rich snacks doesn’t have to mean simply slipping an apple into their lunch coolers. In fact, taking the extra step to make the food fun and tasty will make the food more interesting, leading Continue reading Healthy Snacking Tips For Kids

How To Make A Week’s Worth Of Meals

The average supermarket carries nearly 40,000 items, according to the Food Marketing Institute. And as you meander around the store, food companies have utilized consumer psychology hacks to draw your attention to mouthwatering snacks. No wonder shopping for healthy lunch ideas for work is a fraught experience. However, researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that preparing home-cooked meals in place of eating out results in consuming fewer carbohydrates and sugars. Bringing a Continue reading How To Make A Week’s Worth Of Meals

Red Dye No. 40: Good Or Bad For You?

Looking at a long list of ingredients for foods like Holiday Oreos, Pop Tarts and Nutrigrain strawberry bars is an exhausting exercise. Which ingredients are okay to eat and which aren’t? Compared with all-natural food ingredients, food dyes like red dye no. 40 seem unhealthy. Is it as bad as it seems? The results are mixed. Red dye: The good, the bad and the unhealthy It’s worth noting that we haven’t been using food dye in Continue reading Red Dye No. 40: Good Or Bad For You?