Spending time with family and friends and enjoying special food is part of most holiday celebrations. However, you may leave the gathering thinking you ate too much. If you are planning any holiday gatherings, try these tips to keep your holidays festive and also focused on good health.
I get stressed about buying holiday gifts and foods. What can I do?
Having healthy snacks available does not take a lot of time. It just requires a bit of planning for nutritious food options when you’re on the go.
Wouldn't it be nice to be greeted by the aroma of a steaming pot of homemade soup, stew, chili, or chicken fajitas (this month's recipe) at the end of a busy day? You just need to do a little work in advance and use a slow cooker.
I'm always looking for ways to get more for my money at the grocery store. Do you have any ideas for me?
Have you ever tossed leftover food because it became moldy in your refrigerator? Perhaps you tasted something at the grocery store and bought a large package of it. Then you discovered that your family didn't like it or became tired of eating it.
My grandchildren come over after school sports practice, and they love popcorn. Is popcorn a healthy snack?
Do you ever skip breakfast? People have lots of reasons. Maybe they hit the "snooze" button once too many times on their alarm clocks and they didn't have time to grab something. Maybe someone ate the last of the cereal and left the empty box in the cupboard. Maybe they just weren't feeling hungry. Others might be trying to cut some calories out of their diet to lose weight. Some might think that breakfast is only important for kids.
I'm very confused by the dates on food packages at the grocery store. I was reading the "sell by" dates on an egg carton, milk carton, and yogurt container in my refrigerator. All the dates have passed. What do these dates mean? Do I need to toss the foods?
Preparing freezer meals can help you stretch your budget and your time. You can make your own convenience foods with your favorite ingredients that are on sale at the grocery store. If you are on a special diet, you can adjust the recipes to fit your needs. Later, all you do is thaw and cook.