I know that protein foods usually cost the most. What is the difference in cost? My family really likes beef, chicken and pork. How can I stretch my budget and still provide their favorite foods?
“What’s for dinner?” If you sometimes answer the question, “I have no idea!” then we have some ways you can use ingredients in your cupboard or freezer, or leftovers in your refrigerator. Use your creativity to make a satisfying and economical meal for your family in seven easy steps.
I bought some yogurt and eggs at the grocery store yesterday. I noticed today is the "sell-by" date. Is the food still OK to eat? I have some other foods in my cupboard with "use-by" and "expiration" dates. What is the difference?
Have you checked the Nutrition Facts label on your favorite beverages? Calories from beverages can add up quickly. Unlike food, beverages usually don’t make people feel “full.” Swapping a can of sweetened soda pop with water every day can trim about 150 calories from your daily diet. That simple swap could add up to a 15-pound weight loss during the course of a year.
When I was at my friend’s house, I noticed she was thawing meat in a pan on her counter top. Is that safe?
Your food choices can make a positive difference in your heart health as well as your overall health.
I have heard that “soluble fiber” helps fight heart disease. What foods contain soluble fiber?
As January begins, many people set goals to improve their health, and often that involves eating a more healthful diet. You can enjoy your meals while making small adjustments to the amounts of food on your plate. Which of these tips will work for you?
After my grocery shopping trip, I accidentally left a can of refried beans and a can of diced chilies in my car and they froze! The cans look swollen now. Is the food safe to eat?
Holidays often mean special foods and gifts for family and friends. The extra spending can strain your budget.You can gain some budget-stretching ideas by trying this activity. Answer the questions and mark an “X” in the box that applies to you.