Road trip snacks to fuel family fun
As Americans love affair with the family road trip hits full throttle, fuel the fun with these tips for enjoying delicious and satisfying snacks that can be eaten on the go. Stay hydrated by loading up on plenty of fresh fruits and veggies. Grape tomatoes, berries and carrot sticks are great bite-sized snacks perfect for...
Seize the summer with fun and good times wherever you go
The official start of summer is upon us and with it comes school breaks, longer days, vacations and social soirees galore. Summertime only comes around once a year, so make a pledge to make this summer the best you've ever had by planning ahead and staying in the loop about the season's hottest activities.
Creating super summer snacks with grapes is a breeze
Early summer marks the beginning of the California grape season. These bite-size treats are the perfect snack - crisp, sweet and only 90 calories per 3/4 cup serving. Grapes are also very juicy, making them a welcome source of hydration as outdoor activities and temperatures increase.
Seven tips for mindful eating
We've all done it - donuts on-the-go for breakfast, a burger in between meetings at our desks or pizza on the couch while watching your favorite primetime show. But how often do we take the time to really savor a food from the first bite to the last?
When parties move outdoors, try these simple ideas
Warm weather and outdoor entertaining go hand in hand. Sit back and relax this summer with family, friends and great food at your next backyard barbecue. No matter who or how many guests, you'll want to create a memorable gathering that keeps people talking. Plan your next summer celebration with these no-fuss party ideas.
Four simple tips to create delicious, quality meals at home
As families become more concerned about the quality of food they are putting on the table, many are realizing that getting back to the basics is one of the best ways to eat better and not compromise on taste. If you're looking for ways to improve your family meals it doesn't require a major overhaul of your approach to s...
New research shows health benefits of salt
In a recent New York Times article, award winning science journalist Gary Taubes describes the considerable efforts and expenditures made by government public health agencies to support and promote salt restriction, despite clinical evidence which does not support population-wide salt reduction strategies. Here are the f...
Sophisticated or sweet, frozen pops are summer's hottest DIY treat
Making your own pops at home is the hottest food trend this summer. They're cool, delicious, fun and easier to make than virtually any other frozen treat. Plus, with the right combination of ingredients, they can as easily be a sophisticated dessert for a grown-up soiree as they are the perfect snack for a kids' party.
Get rid of the morning blahs
Each morning, many Americans across the nation face a struggle that, when gone unrecognized, can have a serious impact on their quality of life. The issue at hand? A condition commonly known as a "seriously boring breakfast." Here are some tips for making an tasty breakfast that will start the day out right.
Pass the glass and pair the wine
You've been picking up a bottle of wine along with all the rest of your groceries for years. But have you been doing it right? Ever wondered why certain wines taste so good with certain foods? You're not alone. The answers are as simple and complex as the varietals you choose with your meal.