How To Make No-Bake Energy Bites

Smart snacking throughout the day can help keep your metabolism up and steer you away from binging on unhealthy snacks when cravings strike. Energy bars are great for this purpose, however, many store-bought varieties are packed with so much sugar that they’re closer to being candy bars than a balanced snack! However, you can create your own energy bars and “bites” that are made with better-for-you ingredients. When you make the snack yourself, you know Continue reading How To Make No-Bake Energy Bites

Healthy Breakfast Muffins

Soft, fresh-from-the-bakery muffins may put a smile on your face in the morning, but they can also sabotage your diet. Many muffins made at bakeries and cafes contain very high levels of sugar and fat. Muffins worse for you than donuts? In fact, when it comes to a food face-off, nutritionists prefer muffins over a breakfast food that’s notorious for being a guilty pleasure: donuts. They typically have fewer calories, sugar and carbs than muffins, Continue reading Healthy Breakfast Muffins

Tips For Packing Healthy Meals For Your Kids: Part 1

We’re living busier lives than ever before so it’s often essential to eat on the go. Between shuffling your children from school to their piano lesson or baseball game, there’s not always enough time to sit down at the table together and enjoy a nutritious dinner. However, it’s still possible to serve your family healthy meals they’ll love; doing so simply involves learning how to plan, shop, prep and pack. Phase one: Plan Avoid fast-food Continue reading Tips For Packing Healthy Meals For Your Kids: Part 1

The Benefits Of Eating 6 Small Meals A Day

Conventional wisdom has always said to eat three large meals a day, but did you know that eating six small meals has several important health benefits? Munching on several mini-meals throughout the day can boost metabolism and energy levels and help promote weight loss. Metabolism booster One benefit of eating six small meals a day is that your metabolism works at a faster rate since it’s being continuously and evenly fueled. Think of boosting your metabolism Continue reading The Benefits Of Eating 6 Small Meals A Day

Fast And Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes the thought of just tossing a slice of bread in the toaster is too much to bear. And frying an egg or boiling oats? Don’t even think about it. Early risers will tell you that one secret to starting your day off right is streamlining your morning routine as much as possible. The more you prepare the night before, the less Continue reading Fast And Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts

Healthy Alternatives To White Flour

Many people don’t think twice about adding white flour to their shopping carts when they’re picking up baking supplies. If a recipe calls for flour, the white stuff is what most people picture. But refined white flour isn’t exactly the best option for people who are making an effort to live a healthy lifestyle. Instead of going with the all-purpose variety, check out these white flour alternatives to incorporate into your meal preparation. “Almost 20 Continue reading Healthy Alternatives To White Flour

The Scoop On Milk Alternatives

Cows have had a rough time as of late. A growing number of Americans are seeking out alternatives to cow’s milk, citing traditional milk’s high levels of saturated fat and stomach-irritating lactose. “Milk” made with soy, almonds, rice and other foods and substances are enjoying their day in the sun, but it’s important to know that just because it’s created with a health food, that doesn’t make it automatically healthy. Here’s the lowdown on the Continue reading The Scoop On Milk Alternatives

Gear Up For Better Breakfast Month

September is National Better Breakfast Month, and with the start of the school year, it’s the perfect time to set your family up for healthy eating habits. It’s hard enough getting your kids to wake up on time, and it can be even more difficult to get them to eat a hearty breakfast that will give them the energy they need to make it through school, sports and other activities. Here’s why taking part in Continue reading Gear Up For Better Breakfast Month

6 Exotic Grains You Probably Haven’t Tried

Getting your daily recommended servings of each food group can be one of the hardest parts of healthy eating. If you stick to the same grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and proteins all the time, you’re bound to get bored with meal preparation. Next time you hit up the grocery store looking for whole grains to add to your diet, get a little more creative than wheat and rice. If you’re not sure what to Continue reading 6 Exotic Grains You Probably Haven’t Tried

3 Reasons To Eat More Eggs

Eggs have played a significant role in healthy eating habits for centuries, but modern science is still finding new benefits of these versatile foods. Just in time for Easter, here are three reasons why you should add more eggs to your daily meal preparation. Eggs’ cholesterol doesn’t have as much impact as you think Research from scientists at China’s Tongji Medical College, published in The BMJ, suggests that eating up to one egg a day doesn’t Continue reading 3 Reasons To Eat More Eggs

3 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For School Days

Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it’s something you should put a little bit of thought into. It’d be great if you had time to get your kids down and make them a healthy, well-rounded meal, but odds are this will happen far less often than you’d like. Rather than relying on frozen or processed foods to give your kids energy for their days, you can find plenty of healthy alternatives that Continue reading 3 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For School Days

3 Quick Breakfasts For On-The-Go Mornings

Some mornings are more hectic and rushed than others, but that doesn’t mean you have to skimp on breakfast. There are plenty of recipes for healthy meals you can prepare ahead of time that are easy to grab and go when you’re in a hurry. Instead of setting your alarm early to get up and cook breakfast, spend some time in the kitchen the night before and you’ll be able to sleep in a bit Continue reading 3 Quick Breakfasts For On-The-Go Mornings

6 Fast & Easy Breakfasts For Healthy Eating

Breakfast is an essential meal, and if you usually have hectic mornings, it can be easy to do one of two things: Skip the meal altogether or opt for a quick fix that’s detrimental to your healthy lifestyle. Either way, it’s not an optimal start to the day, but there are many ways you can avoid this. There are a number of ways that you can have a quick and healthy breakfast. If you’re more of Continue reading 6 Fast & Easy Breakfasts For Healthy Eating