There are many benefits to packing your child’s lunch or allowing them to pack it (with your guidance.) Not only do you get the opportunity to educate them on healthy food choices, you get to select wholesome and nutritious options that have the best chance of getting eaten. While the school lunch menu is designed to be well-balanced and nutritious, your child won’t benefit if they don’t like and won’t eat some of the items. Kids are more likely to eat foods they help choose.
It’s clear we’ve become a nation of people who love their snacks and often opt for smaller meals throughout the day. With many people aiming for a well-balanced diet that combines healthy and occasionally indulgent options, the dairy aisle can be your one-stop shop for endless snacking possibilities. Your grocer’s dairy case is a perfect place to find nutritious, protein-packed snacks and easy, grab-and-go meals to fuel your busy summer days.
The biggest shopping day of the season is almost upon us! What’s the best way to stay fueled during your marathon spree? These tasty and easy meals for breakfast, snacks and dinner let you focus on finding the best deals instead of feeding the monster.
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!
It’s February, which means it’s National Snack Food Month! With snacking continuing to be on the rise (51 percent of people say that they eat snacks at least twice a day), it’s the perfect time to binge snack like it’s nobody’s business!
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!
With the school year quickly approaching and children from preschool to high school heading back to the classroom, summer schedules are switching over to those filled with earlier bedtimes, jam packed days and long awaited weekends. Once a new school year begins, many families are tasked with conforming their laidback, relaxing schedule to one with more structure. Even though weekdays now start early in the morning and may go late into the evening due to extracurricular activities, the implementation of healthy habits are crucial!
One healthy habit that could be weaved into any child’s lifestyle starting at a young age is how to properly snack throughout the day. When dropped off at school, learning is the priority of all students and is fueled by healthy meals and snacks.
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!
We are pleased to introduce celebrity chef and culinary expert, Aida Mollenkamp! Known for her indulgent masterpieces, she has crafted exclusive snack-sized recipes focusing on dairy ingredients (beyond milk and yogurt), with rich flavors to inspire your inner chef all summer long. Now Aida will dish all the details…
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.