With the busy school year back in full swing, it can feel like there’s no time for anything! But the good news is, with a little planning, there is time to make balanced choices to get us through the day with the nutrient rich foods we need. We all want to help our families (and ourselves) stay healthy, eat well, and work towards instilling great habits that can last a lifetime. Eating meals together at home is a wonderful way to share stories about what happened during the day, but you can also stay connected through packing lunches and snacks for the school day and after school activities.
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When’s the last time you stopped to think about exactly what you were eating and why? Most of us get into a rut when it comes to food choices, buying what we always do, making what we always make, and taking in the occasional unexpected food or beverage, when someone leaves cake or other food out in the break room at work. Stop the boredom! Here are three easy ways to shake things up and make better choices easier.
In today’s fast-paced world, all too often grocery shopping is relegated to mindless options within arm’s reach, leaving us too rushed to stop and smell the produce, so to speak. But when time allows, I like to explore and enjoy every second of what I like to call a treasure hunt. Like any good adventure, preparation is key…
Food is important to people. It’s personal to people. And for good reason. We learn from our parents, family and friends about food, cooking and what we like and dislike. It becomes even more personal when we start to connect the food and lifestyle choices we make with our health. What happens when what we think we know about what we eat meets what we need to know about what we eat?
Your food shopping experience doesn’t stop when leave the grocery store. It goes on into the home, where you have to unload the groceries, promptly refrigerate or freeze items that need cold storage, and put away canned and dried goods. But you know how that goes. When you’re busy, tired, or distracted, even the best intentions for maintaining a neat and tidy kitchen go by the wayside, and everything just gets crammed into the cabinet, freezer or fridge while you tell yourself that you can just sort it out later.