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Make Family Meals a Tradition

A family tradition has been defined as an activity that is significant and meaningful for family members and is coordinated and repeated through time. Family meals are a great activity that can be repeated regularly, especially with some planning.

Make Family Meals a Tradition
Freezer Meals

Pulses are the nutrient-rich seeds of legumes and include chickpeas, lentils and dry peas. Check out these tips and recipes for make-ahead freezer meals with pulse foods.

Meal Planning Tips, Menus and Recipes

Planning menus, buying food and fixing meals your family likes can be challenging tasks. Staying within your food budget can add to the challenge. This is the first in a series of publications to help you eat well but spend less at the grocery store. It includes sample menus that you can adapt to meet your family's tastes.

Slow Cooker Meals

Imagine this: You have just walked in the door and are greeted by the aroma of a tender beef stew simmering in your slow cooker. You slice a loaf of whole-wheat bread and toss a simple spinach and strawberry salad. Dinner is served! Evenings like this can go from a dream to reality when using a slow cooker.

Spiritual Wellness for Overscheduled Families (PDF)

In an overscheduled lifestyle, spiritual wellness can be put on the “back burner.” Many consider spendingtime identifying personal values, and taking time to relax and meditate, to be a “waste of time.” However,research has proven otherwise. Don’t let an overscheduled life keep you from staying connected with your inner self and the world around you. Implement these tips to begin your journey to inner peace in the midst of a turbulent world.

The Multipurpose Kitchen (PDF)

Providing a kitchen design that supports the many activities of a busy family provides a much-needed location for families to come together and reconnect at the end of a long day.

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