I know that most frozen meat thaws overnight in the refrigerator, but sometimes I forget to thaw the meat for dinner. What are safe ways to thaw food?
Why is fiber so important? How much do adults and kids need?
Winter is here, and the cold weather often keeps us indoors. We may prefer to stay warm and cozy in front of a TV or computer with some snack foods. Watching TV and using a computer are ways to be entertained, learn new things and communicate. However, too much “screen time” is linked with weight gain.
I use a lot of packaged foods such as rice or pasta mixes when serving my family dinner. I've heard they're often high in sodium. What could I use in place of these packaged side dishes that still have flavor and are not time-consuming to prepare?
Whether you are cooking for yourself or a family, slow cookers can make food preparation easier with one-step cooking. You can place all the ingredients in the slow cooker.
I have some recipes I'd like to convert to slow cooker recipes. Do you have any tips?
I sometimes make a large pot of chili to use during the week. How should I store and reheat the leftovers?
We all “fast” for seven or more hours at night when we sleep. If you feel a little sluggish when you miss your morning meal, you have a good reason. You’re running your “engine” on empty. Eating breakfast restores your body’s supply of blood glucose, the brain’s main fuel source.
I always have the same thing for breakfast: a piece of toast and coffee. I’m usually hungry by 10 a.m., so I grab a candy bar from the machine at work. Do you have any ideas?
Are you eating the 3.5 to 4.5 cups of fruits and vegetables recommended daily for most people? Try having an apple and some baby carrots for a snack to boost your nutrition.