Using a Slow Cooker

 Want to save time and money? Try preparing dishes with a slow cooker! This appliance uses less electricity than an oven, and is ideal for cooking less expensive, less tender cuts of meat. With a little preparation in the morning, you can have a delicious meal waiting...

Cooking with Kids

 As parents, sometimes we choose not to involve our kids in the kitchen because we are in a hurry, we have other family members to take care of, or because we think that the kitchen is not a safe place for kids. Involving your kids in the kitchen has many benefits....

Weaning your Child Away from the Bottle

 As your baby starts to eat solid foods, it’s time to start thinking about your plan to wean from the bottle to a cup. Why change to a cup now? Your child needs to eat a lot of different foods to grow. If he fills up on drinks from a bottle, he will not eat enough of...

Fast and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why is it so important? Studies show that people who eat breakfast have more energy, work faster and make fewer mistakes, are more creative, get more fiber in their diet, and have higher intakes...

Eat More Whole Grains

 Grains have been used for thousands of years in nearly every culture. They come in a lot of different forms like wheat, oats, and rice. Choosing whole grains at least half the time, is a healthy habit. So what is a whole grain? When grains grow in the fields they...
Enjoy Family Time at Your Local Farmers’ Market

Enjoy Family Time at Your Local Farmers’ Market

Looking for a fun outing for you and your family? Consider visiting a local farmers’ market. Below are a few reasons why it’s beneficial to shop at farmers’ markets. Produce tastes better – Seasonal produce is freshly picked at its peak in flavor and nutrition. You...

Tips for Parents with Picky Eaters

 Do you have a young child who is a picky eater? Young kids often do things that seem like picky eating. They are trying to do more for themselves, and they want to do things their way.  They may refuse to eat a certain food, or not eat much on some days. This is...

Show Me the Sugar

 Did you know that our brains are wired to love sugar from birth? When we eat sugar, it stimulates a part of our brain that makes us feel good. This can make us want to eat more of it. Some people can even get addicted to sugar. Health experts tell us that when we eat...