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27 01, 2021

Fruit Cup with Ricotta Crunch

By |2021-01-27T10:21:13-05:00January 27th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Fruit Cup with Ricotta Crunch

I created this recipe as part of a paid partnership with Fiber One™ Original Cereal but all content and ideas are my own. Most Americans only consume about 15 grams of fiber per day. That falls quite short of the 25 to 30 grams that’s recommended daily. Getting [...]

27 10, 2020

Planning Good Times: A Guide to Holiday Gatherings During a Pandemic

By |2020-10-27T15:10:09-04:00October 27th, 2020|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Planning Good Times: A Guide to Holiday Gatherings During a Pandemic

It’s likely that the fall activities you normally have on your calendar have changed this year. With restaurants open to limited capacity, football tailgating canceled, and large family gatherings indoors off limits, what can you do to stay engaged with family and friends? I've often said if you [...]

19 03, 2019

3 Easy Steps to Planning Family Snack Time

By |2019-09-11T15:50:30-04:00March 19th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends|Comments Off on 3 Easy Steps to Planning Family Snack Time

I've written about family mealtime in the past, and have supported the idea of "eating together is better" since the late 1990s. We know sitting down to eat together supports the physical and emotional growth of children, but consumer data is showing that snacks are often making up [...]

12 03, 2019

Are Snacks Replacing Mealtime?

By |2019-09-01T11:58:39-04:00March 12th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family meals, Food Trends, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Are Snacks Replacing Mealtime?

Bush Beans sponsored a continuing education session about consumer meal and snack data, but did not pay for this post. My thoughts and opinions here are my own. It seems that Americans continue to idealize a traditional mealtime routine, even though eating rarely happens that way. I recently [...]

16 03, 2017

Bold and Beefy

By |2019-08-27T15:29:32-04:00March 16th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts|Comments Off on Bold and Beefy

I will be blogging this month about how you can incorporate beef into your healthy diet. These posts are sponsored by the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative and the Pennsylvania Beef Council, but are expressions of my own. While the DASH Diet is heavy on plants (fruits, vegetables, beans, [...]

29 09, 2016

Plan a Family Fun Day on Sunday

By |2019-06-26T13:53:47-04:00September 29th, 2016|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Plan a Family Fun Day on Sunday

This is a guest post, written by Kimberly Bennett, a dietetic student with Eastern Michigan University. Let’s plan a family dinner!  Remember the good old days of Sunday dinners at grandma’s house? This is a great opportunity to return to the simpler times. Call up the brothers and [...]