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Toothy Drama

We've had trouble with our son being a picky eater for years. While he's been picky, until recently he ate enough healthy foods to get by. About three weeks ago he started rejecting some of his long-time staples and we had a series of serious talks to get him back on track. My husband and I thought all was fine, until he got a loose tooth. We noticed it a few weeks ago when we were helping him brush his teeth, but he acted like he didn't hear us. Then last week, he "discovered it" again ...

Make the choice to eat Seasonally this Summer

What does it mean to eat seasonally? It has been in vogue for the past several years gaining more popularity with time, but what does it really mean to eat seasonally? The cornerstone of seasonal eating is eating foods that have just been harvested at their peak. This is typically when produce is cheapest and the freshest. What are the benefits of the eating seasonally? Price: Perhaps the best benefit of eating seasonally is that you'll save money. By buying in season you are buying ...

Easy meal planning for the whole family

When it comes to feeding yourself and family well, meal planning is one of the easiest things you can do to set yourself up for success! It may feel like a daunting task at first, but once you get started you will find a method that works for you and the rest will be history. If your children are old enough, you can include them in the planning, which will get them excited about the healthy foods you are cooking and be more willing to try them. Still not sold on Meal Planning? Here are ...

Family Meals Matter: A healthy start

HealthyEating.org January is all about healthy starts and new beginnings. Making small changes over time is a proven way to establish new habits. Start 2016 by planning your family meals with the help of Family Meals Matter and our weekly recipe suggestions. If planning ahead is too big of a commitment, check out the Healthy Eating Planner (www.HealthyEating.org/Plan) tool to evaluate your eating habits and make a simple plan for improvement. Get a healthy start to 2016 with a ...

Family Meals Matter: Slow cookers have meals ready when you are

HealthyEating.org After a long day of work or school, preparing an entire meal from scratch might not be top of your "want to do list." Slow cookers are a great way to get most of the work done ahead of time, so your dinner can be ready the moment you come home. A hearty Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions sandwich topped with Apple Yogurt Coleslaw and served with Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic is sure to become a family favorite. Make your meals simple this week with more slow ...

Family Meals Matter: Nuts for peanut butter

HealthyEating.org November is National Peanut Butter Lover's Month. Once relegated to the elementary lunch menu, peanut butter is as versatile as it is flavorful. Peanuts are packed with protein, fiber and a wide variety of vitamins and nutrients. Peanut butter also tends to be high in fat and calories, so a little goes a long way in a balanced diet. Be sure to check the labels, as well, to ward off any unwanted added ingredients. Start with a balanced breakfast of Gooey Peanut Butter ...

Family Meals Matter: Plan ahead for stress-free Thanksgiving

The secret to a stress-free, or at least a low-stress, holiday is planning ahead. Since no holiday means more for family meals than Thanksgiving, we're providing our healthy Thanksgiving meal planner to help you plan, prepare and then enjoy your holiday feast. In addition to featuring food from all five food groups, our Thanksgiving recipes feature healthy swaps and tweaks for lighter holiday fare. By planning ahead, you can have all your sides AND the pumpkin pie too. Especially if you plan ...

Family Meals Matter: How do you like them apples?

October is Apple Month! Whether you make a day trip to an orchard or simply stop by the store, stock up on apples, apple juice and cider this week to celebrate one of the great flavors of fall. Apples taste great while providing fiber and antioxidants. In fact, the American Association for Cancer Research states that eating flavonol-rich apples could help reduce your risk of developing pancreatic cancer by up to 23 percent! At the very least, one small apple a day counts as a serving of a ...

Family Meals Matter: Enjoy whole grain and other pastas during National Pasta month

HealthyEating.org The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends making half of your grains whole and a little bit of label reading can result in a whole lot of flavor. Since October is Pasta Month, it should come as no surprise that whole grains are on the minds of registered dietitian nutritionists everywhere. For example, a recent story in U.S. News &World Report http://bit.ly/1Gsnvoh recommends exploring the pasta spectrum, from buckwheat to brown rice and beyond. Be sure to read ...

Snack project: Create no-bake owl cookies

By FamilyFun magazine Enlist your youngsters to assist in making these sweet, little owl treats and see how quickly they fly off the plate. Put chocolate frosting in a piping bag fitted with a writing tip (we used a Wilton #3) or in a ziplock bag with a tiny corner snipped off. With dots of frosting, attach mini Nilla Wafer eyes, chocolate chip pupils (trim off the tips so that the chips sit flat), and an almond beak to a 3- or 4-inch-wide snickerdoodle cookie. Pipe dots of frosting on the ...