While talking with a cook manager about her experience at a recent food show, she mentioned an observation: She found it interesting that considering she and every other school in the state attending the expo serves kids and teenagers, no kids were at the expo. For a tradeshow focused on buying, preparing and serving food [...]
Tired of the same old lunches? Here are some practical tips for both kids and adults to add some nutritious, decliciousness into every-day lunches for work or school.
To satiate sweet-craving kiddos, ditch the sugary, processed candy and serve nature’s candy as a healthy alternative, like these frozen banana pops.
Did you know that grapes will freeze almost like an ice cube? And, when you eat them, they are a fun, nutritious snack! Just put a tray or bowl of grapes into the freezer (they will need to be in there for at least a few hours) and then snack away on your new, crunchy [...]
Have healthy foods within arms reach, whether on the counter or in the refrigerator. For your refrigerator, you can easily take 15 minutes to cut up a bunch fruits and veggies and put them in containers ready to grab and go. Studies show that whatever is in eye sight and arms reach will have greater [...]
Enjoy vegetables with texture, flavor and color. When cooking vegetables, add the hardest vegetables first — the ones that will take the longest to cook (Onions, broccoli, carrots, etc.). Then, when those vegetables are ¾ finished cooking, add the softer vegetables, (peppers, tomatoes, spinach etc.). This will give you a variety of color, flavor, [...]
As a growing person it is important to get the necessary amounts of calcium in your diet and dairy products are a one source for calcium. But did you know that you can also get calcium from numerous non-dairy sources including collard greens, kale, bok choy, fortified soy milk, and beans. Source: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/calcium-and-milk/
Pancakes don't have to be covered in syrup to taste good. Put your favorite flavor of yogurt on your pancake and then roll it up and eat it like a wrap! Yougut gives you all the sweetness of syrup PLUS some protein.
Empower your kids to learn about food by taking them to the market with you. It's easy with these simple steps: 1. Go when your child is rested, and full. Then at least their moods won't be affected by tiredness or hunger. 2. Be in a good mood, set an example that this can be [...]
To know what a portion size looks like, think about the following: Baseball — a serving of vegetables or fruit is about the size of your fist about one half cup cooked or raw veggies or cut fruit, a piece of fruit, or ½ cup of cooked rice or pasta — this is also a [...]