Weekends are the perfect time to bring together friends and family. And what better reason to have people gather than for food? But it can be difficult to decide on main and side dishes that will please all palates. Many crowd-pleasing side dishes – looking at you, mashed potatoes – are typically loaded with salt and butter. And how do you know how much to make? A great solution is to create multiple side dishes Continue reading Healthy & Tasty Side Dishes For Sunday Dinner
Many parents can remember the ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter’ ads that graced televisions during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Celebrities and everyday moms couldn’t get over the creamy taste of the butter substitute. However, the love of margarine is waning, according to Unilever, the parent company of the product. Many home cooks know they can swap out margarine for butter in dinner meals – but cookies, cakes and brownies sink and spread without Continue reading Butter vs. Margarine: What’s The Difference?
The sun is out and the temperature continues to creep up. Summer is nearly here! With the warmer weather comes barbecues, sipping wine on the porch and s’mores around the fire. All that sugar can wreak havoc on your skin. Instead, keep it glowing by incorporating different fruits and veggies into your diet. To keep skin looking its best, you want to add foods that can fight UV damage (for the days you forget your Continue reading Foods Your Skin Will Love
If you’re looking to cut back on caffeine, switching to tea is a tasty option that offers more variety than tap water. However, have you seen how many different teas there are now? It’s hard to choose one type of tea from a single company, let alone compare different varieties across several companies. Incorporating more tea into your diet can be a boost to your health all year round, not just when you’re feeling sick. Want Continue reading What Are The Differences In Teas?
The most difficult decision we used to have related to our milk was 1 percent, 2 percent or skim? But now, the non-dairy aisle has exploded. The more consumers have learned about the health benefits of almonds, cashews and coconuts, the more they have added these “milks” into their diets. According to Nielsen, almond milk consumption alone rose by 250 percent over the past five years. Nuts, right? But looking at these different dairy alternatives Continue reading Non-Dairy Milk: How To Choose The Right One
Protein: You can find it added to most energy bars and ice creams as well as naturally occurring in products like yogurt and almond butter. But look closer at ingredient lists and you’ll see different kinds of added protein: Whey, pea and soybean are just a few proteins you’ll encounter. According to Women’s Health magazine, incorporating protein powder can help you get the energy burst you need without the cholesterol related to eating meat and Continue reading What Are The Different Kinds Of Protein Powder?
If you’re like many of us, you have too many things to do and not enough time. You need a breakfast that doesn’t come out of a box that also offers nutrients – and won’t have you starving within the hour. Ideally, these breakfasts can fit into a Fit & Fresh container that you can grab from the refrigerator, toss in your work bag and dash out the door with! Check out some breakfast ideas that fit the bill below: Quinoa Continue reading Top Breakfast Ideas For On-The-Go Mornings
Going gluten-free has become mainstream in the food world. Some carb lovers have swapped out classic bread products for their gluten-free siblings, while others have decided to forgo bread products all together! Carbohydrates are a critical macronutrient that provide your body with energy. While there’s no need to completely eliminate carbs from your diet, you can choose to scale back. Check out these healthier substitutions for bread below: Instead of toast, try sweet potato Sound Continue reading Try These Gluten-Free Bread Alternatives
Summer is just around the corner, even though it seems so far away. And what says summer more than a cone of ice cream? There’s so much to love about this creamy treat – but the high butterfat and sugar content may make you want to seek out other options to cool off. Yet, making your own ice cream is a combination of art and science. How can you get that same creamy mouthfeel with Continue reading Cool Off With These Healthy Ice Cream Alternatives
No Sunday morning would be complete without a plate of fluffy pancakes. And as much as we love how easy box mixes are, nothing beats the flavor of homemade flapjacks. You can add chocolate chips, fresh fruit or whipped cream – the possibilities are endless. There are also plenty of ways to make your pancakes healthy. Add a few tricks to get the best results each time. Check out these tips for the best flapjacks Continue reading Here’s How To Make Perfect Pancakes
We know that too much sugar is not good for our diets: It causes our skin to break out, makes us feel sluggish and can contribute to weight gain. There have been more food trends that have strived to help shoppers ditch sugar. The most recent one to gain popularity is Whole30. This was started back in 2009 by Melissa Hartwig, who has a background in sports fitness. When her cookbook came out in 2015, Continue reading The Real Deal With Whole30
We all know leafy greens are good for you: They’re chock-full of antioxidants and vitamins. But it can be easy to pass over a boring garden salad with the same four ingredients – cucumbers, chopped carrots, tomatoes and peppers – and reach for a more interesting, flavorful dish. There are a few quick, easy ways you can dress up your salad and make it the star of your lunch again. Check out these options to Continue reading Top Salad Additions To Keep Lunch Interesting
Portion control sounds a lot easier in theory than in practice. Sit down at a restaurant and notice how big the plates are: According to the Daily Mail, plate sizes have increased by four times since the 1950s. In addition, restaurant chefs have a rule of thumb in the kitchen – add salt to every layer of the dish. As a result, we can end up overeating because our brains get tricked by the plates in front Continue reading How Portion Control Can Help You Reach Your Weight-Loss Goals