Give ‘Em Fuel! 4 Healthy, Quick Breakfasts for Kids

You can give kids a strong start to their day with a simple, nutritious breakfast — and the rewards are great. A healthy first meal gives kids energy and balanced nutrition. Research shows that eating a good breakfast may help with thinking, memory, academic performance, attendance and mood.

5 Worst Breakfast Foods for You

The best breakfast foods give you fuel in the tank for energy that lasts. They boost your metabolism, fight disease and help you keep your weight down. The worst breakfast foods do the opposite. They lead to mid-morning crashes, wreak havoc on your metabolism, encourage disease and cause weight gain. You shouldn’t skip breakfast — … Read More

Make the Most of Your Trip to the Farmers Market

Shopping for at least some of your food every week at a farmers market is a great way to support rural and urban farming communities, and to reap the nutritional benefits and delicious flavor of freshly harvested food. At many farmers markets, you can buy produce that has been raised without pesticides or beef from … Read More

7 “Unsexy” Foods You Should Be Eating

Somehow, kale has become sexy. Credit the amazing power of food trends. Kale is not alone, either. Quinoa, coconut oil, chia seeds, kefir — food trends abound. In most cases, that’s a good thing. Kale and other foods that are “hot” right now are chock full of nutrients you need. But when you’re browsing the … Read More

Recipe: Ensalada de Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Salad)

A favorite holiday dish for Mexicans is the ensalada de Noche Buena—or Christmas Eve salad. The tradition calls for serving this flavorful salad on Christmas Eve or at holiday celebrations prior to Christmas Eve. It is a combination of colorful fruits and vegetables mixed together with a sweet dressing.  Ingredients ¼ cup olive oil3 tablespoons … Read More

Try These 3 Mediterranean Dishes for Your Holiday Dinner

Imagine a holiday table piled high with beautiful plates of brightly colored vegetables, fish, salads, grains, and fresh fruit. You may not be in the Mediterranean, but there’s no reason you can’t bring the Mediterranean diet to your holiday table. Here are a few healthy, delicious recipes to consider: Grilled Salmon & Zucchini with Red … Read More

7 Diet Foods That Kill Your Diet

Have your efforts at dieting sapped your energy without moving the scale at all? That can happen when you follow claims and promises made by diet food manufacturers rather than sound nutrition principles. Sticking to reasonable portion sizes and filling up with healthy food are always preferable to relying on diet foods. If you want … Read More