Sometimes, when you’re busy at the end of the day, it may seem easier to order and pick up takeout than it is easy to cook up a delicious, plant-powered meal. But some of the tastiest one-dish recipes can be whipped up in 30 minutes or less.
During the cold winter months, comfort foods are popular choices when trying to stay warm, beat the winter blues or satisfy a sweet or salty craving. Some comfort foods might not totally align with your nutrition goals, but the following recipes and ideas are sure to cure any craving and are dietitian-approved!
Foods come in every color of the rainbow—from fruits and vegetables to grains, spices and more—making for a striking, visual display. These colors may be pretty, but during the winter months and gloomy weather, they’re also sure to brighten your mood!
Make it a New Year, New You! It’s the perfect time of year to wipe the slate clean and start anew. Clear out that inbox. Empty the garage. Make amends with the healthy habits you put on hold last year!
Happy New Year! Now that the holidays have subsided, New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. In fact, nearly half of Americans are expected to make a resolution, with most vowing to lose weight. Last year, only 59 percent of people kept to their resolutions, even lower from the previous year’s 72 percent. If mindful meal planning is on your agenda, we are here to help with solutions, tips and food ideas to successfully usher you into 2015.
As a mom of two daughters, and I also happen to be a registered dietitian, I’m always looking for fun and unique ways to entertain my family with food that is healthy and delicious. I think summer is the best time to get kids excited about cooking, because—who doesn’t love packing up their meal and enjoying it outside in the sunny, warm weather? Since the peak of summer is in full swing and the kids are out of school, it’s time to take advantage of outdoor activities. Going on a picnic—whether it be in your backyard, park or playground—can be a fun way to spend some quality family time!
Whether you’re trying to battle the dreaded mid-afternoon snack attack, entertain (un)expected guests or simply keep your on-the-go kids fueled, it’s important to always have treats on hand for when hunger strikes. There are plenty of snack-able heroes to be found in your very own dairy aisle—and bonus: they’re good for you and your taste buds! If you find yourself in a pinch, it’s time to make the dairy aisle your one-stop snacking destination. And you’re not alone—the Easy Home Meals team shares our favorite way to snack ourselves through the dairy aisle!
June is Dairy Month, which means it’s the perfect occasion to celebrate all types of cheese all month long, including cottage cheese! Cottage cheese—which got its name from its history of being first made in cottages—is a healthy cheese you can use to enjoy all types of snacks and meals this summer. It’s super versatile and contains high levels of protein—great for the health-conscious! Cottage cheese is low in calories when compared to other cheeses, and contains calcium and vitamin A, which is an important vitamin for the growth and development of your body’s cells. It’s also important to keep your bones strong and healthy—in fact, one cup of cottage cheese provides one-third of your dairy requirement for the day!
As you prepare your home for the changing season, take time to do some spring cleaning to your cooking and make room for new foods in your refrigerator and freezer.
Happy Healthy Kids Day! It’s the perfect time to make small changes in your family mealtimes that will have a positive impact on your children’s health now and for a lifetime.