What is Fiber & What are Fiber Benefits?

Learn about fiber, its impact on short and long-term health, and easy ways to eat more of it in your diet. Have you ever wondered about the benefits of fiber for your family? Fiber is found in all plant-based foods – fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. Understanding the critical role fiber plays in […]

How Much Fiber Per Day Do Kids Need?

Is your child getting enough fiber? Learn how much fiber your kids need per day, and which foods are highest in this plant-based nutrient! Does your child’s plate lack a variety of colors? Does your kid often have trouble going number two or takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” […]

Simple and Healthy Baking Substitutions

healthy muffins in tin after baking

Missing a main baking ingredient that you thought you had in your kitchen? Read on for tips, tricks, and healthy baking substitutions to keep handy! Getting ready to bake up our favorite sweet treats means pulling out the same usual suspects—flour, butter, sugar, and eggs. But nothing kills a baking buzz like realizing you’re missing […]

Five Quick and Healthy Meals with Limited Time and Money

quick and healthy meals for families

Try these delicious, quick, and healthy meals that you can throw together in little time when in a rush or on a budget! Despite good intentions, limited time and money are frequently the culprits of last-minute fast food choices. With very little planning and preparation, you can ensure that you always have a few quick […]

Omega-What? A Quick Introduction to Omega-3 Fatty Acids

You may have seen packages at the grocery store touting ‘Contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids,’ but what does this mean and why does it matter? In Parents: Facing Fat Facts and The Truth About Trans Fat, we went over the details of other types of fats. Now the spotlight is on omega-3 fats – a subcategory of […]

Feed Your Family Fantastic Food for Less

There are many ways to fill your grocery cart with nutritious foods that cost less. Focus on whole food instead of convenience food and prepare tasty homemade meals from scratch. Over time, you’ll see your savings grow along with a healthier family. Get started by taking a look at these key focuses. Save Money and Eat Well! It’s easy […]

Faster than Fast Food

Try this 15-minute, $15 dinner and dessert for a family of four! After a long day of work, it’s easy to feel like we don’t have the time, energy, or desire to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen cooking an elaborate meal. Most people think fast food is the easiest, inexpensive and most convenient […]

Make your Hot Dog a Health Dog!

Before you completely ban hot dogs from your diet, there’s good news. There are hot dog companies that are now making healthier hot dogs. Whether you’re going to a baseball game, enjoying the day at a barbecue, or making a quick meal for the kids, hot dogs have become an iconic and popular choice for many […]

Where to Find Fiber

Fiber is an important part of good nutrition for your kids! Including food sources of fiber in each of your kids’ meals and snacks is easy! Here are foods high in fiber! Foods high in fiber are all around us! They include beans or legumes, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Recommended servings for these foods […]