3 Fall SmoothiesOftentimes, when the weather gets chilly we are guilty of becoming couch potatoes. There is something about the cold that makes our blankets plead with us to stay under the covers and snuggle up. The kids are back in school, and Saturdays feel like they should just be lazy. But did you know that the percentage of children in the United States ages 6 to 11 who were obese increased from 7 percent in 1980 to nearly 18 percent in 2010? And the percentage of kids ages 12 to 19 who were obese increased from 5 percent to 18 percent? Too much couch potato-ing definitely will not help battle the odds.
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But autumn is no time to sit inside anyway - there is a world of fallen leaves to rake and jump in, there are brisk soccer fields ready for eager little feet to play on, and there are orchards of apples just waiting to be picked. The fall season calls for action, and you and your family should be eager to conquer it all. And when you map out a full
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3 Fall SmoothiesOftentimes, when the weather gets chilly we are guilty of becoming couch potatoes. There is something about the cold that makes our blankets plead with us to stay under the covers and snuggle up. The kids are back in school, and Saturdays feel like they should just be lazy. But did you know that the percentage of children in the United States ages 6 to 11 who were obese increased from 7 percent in 1980 to nearly 18 percent in 2010? And the percentage of kids ages 12 to 19 who were obese increased from 5 percent to 18 percent? Too much couch potato-ing definitely will not help battle the odds.Read More »from Fuel Fall Fun with 3 Great Smoothies
We owe it to the universe to make sure that these potato chip flavors are never forgotten.It's hard to imagine, but there was once a time when sour cream and onion-flavored potato chips were considered outrageous. Yes, the noble potato is one of the most amazing flavor vessels known to man, but adding flavored seasonings to potato chips is still a relatively recent invention. We've come so far in just a few years, though, as companies have released chips flavored with everything from dill pickle to chocolate marshmallow, with varying degrees of success. These days, it sometimes seems like flavor plays second fiddle to outrageousness when it comes to potato chips, and we've rounded up the most insane potato chip flavors ever released to the unsuspecting public.Read More »from The 5 Craziest Potato Chip Flavors Ever Made
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Before we dive into the abyss of modern potato chip insanity, let's take a step back to those halcyon early days of the chip, when the simple fact that it was crunchy was enough to make you say "Wow!" (or "Bully!" or whatever people said back then).
Burger King's New SatisfriesThe chain french fry universe got a major shake-up Tuesday morning, as Burger King announced the release of a brand-new french fry, crinkle-cut and with 40 percent less fat and 30 percent fewer calories than McDonald's fries, which they've dubbed Satisfries.Read More »from Burger King Releases New Healthier French Fries
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The fries, which are now available in locations nationwide and in Canada, are larger than most, and took 10 years' worth of research, development, and testing before making it to market. There are two major differences between these fries and standard fast-food fries: one, the size and shape, obviously, and two, the composition of the thin batter that they're dipped in before being fried (all fast-food fries are battered before frying, apparently) allows less oil to penetrate into the fry itself, which keeps the fat and calorie content down.
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The fries require no new training for staff and are fried in the same oil as the standard
Preheat that oven, sift your flour, and get ready to do some serious baking.What sends kids scurrying to the kitchen in a pitter patter of little feet faster than anything else? Why, the sweet smell of cookies baking in the oven, of course. These special treats are a hallmark of the holiday season, and they're also great for special occasions like birthday parties.Read More »from The 7 Best Cookies for Kids (And Adults)
What is it that makes a cookie especially kid-friendly? Perhaps it's as simple as a familiar sugar cookie taking on a new shape or a new color, or that others mimic classic store-bought favorites with a twist, and some are easy enough to make that kids can help make them, too. So we rounded up a few cookie recipes that fit the bill. Give any of these recipes a try and they're sure to put smiles on everyone's faces.
So preheat that oven, sift your flour, and get ready to do some serious baking.
Sweet Jewel Box Cookies
These cookies are just as much of a treat for the eyes as they are for the taste buds.
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Pink Pig Shortbread Cookies
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Vintage Wedding Cake: 1963Typical wedding cakes are more than just confectionery treats after a fancy dinner these days. They are marked works of art that solidify themes and wow taste buds. Today wedding cakes aren't just plain white tiered desserts; they're tailored to match the wedding's theme, like cakes shaped like wine bottles if it's a vineyard wedding or something as abstract as a fish because the couple met on a dating site. There is a new level of appreciation for personalization when it comes to wedding cakes, and unique cakes that buck the norm are de rigueur. But when it comes to wedding cakes, it may be true that innovation was always in style.Read More »from A Walk Down Memory Lane: 5 Incredible Vintage Wedding Cakes
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Wedding cakes have an interesting history, dating back as far as ancient Rome, where marriages were solidified by the groom smashing barley cake over his bride's head. And an early British recipe for "Bride's Pye" included ingredients like lamb testicles and oysters. But as sugar became more plentiful in England in
Chef Lisa Books-Williams creates a delicious burger recipe that'll put the days of ground beef behind you.While the choice to follow a vegan diet is becoming more and more popular these days, forgoing meat, fish, and dairy is no small task. Whether for dietary or ethical reasons, many are choosing to commit to a plant-based diet that abstains from animal products. With our society so often celebrating rich, indulgent, and, most likely, unhealthy foods, vegans are challenged to find options that are not only healthy but satisfying, too.Read More »from 7 Easy Vegan Recipes that Are Actually Delicious
While eating vegan may seem like a difficult undertaking, certified Green Living Foods chef Lisa Books-Williams is determined to prove that it is not. Books-Williams is paving the way for followers of the holistic dietary trend and is making it even easier for people to enjoy vegan foods without sacrificing taste, flavor, and most importantly, nutrients. With her degree in recreational therapy, Books-Williams helps many follow a healthy and all-natural diet through her work at her Holistic Therapeutic Care Center, and can soon reach even larger numbers
Birthday Cake M&M'sFollowing the pumpkin spice-flavored M&M's that were released this fall at Target, it was announced that Mars Inc. will be rolling out with new flavor: birthday cake.Read More »from M&M's Newest Flavor
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According to Candy Blog, this new flavor will be released in May 2014 and it is unknown whether the "birthday cake" flavor is vanilla, chocolate, or something else. (We hope it tastes like the birthday cake truffles from Momofuku Milk Bar).
As of now, it is also unknown whether this will be a limited time release or permanent addition to the M&M's collection.
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Candy Blog also reported that M&M's will also be re-introducing Mega M&M's in peanut and chocolate flavors. There will be three times the chocolate in each of them, and larger peanuts as well.
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According to The Daily Mail, past M&M's limited-time-only flavors included mint chocolate, orange chocolate, wild cherry, raspberry, and candy corn.
Drinks to beat your coldYou keep your pockets filled with mini bottles of hand sanitizer, you wash your hands religiously, and you make it a point to stay away from those with runny noses, yet you still catch the seasonal cold. Dietician Sheela Prakash tells us, "It's a common misconception that you can catch a cold from not bundling up as the weather gets colder. The truth is that colds are simply caused by viruses. When it's cold outside, these viruses tend to spread more easily because people are spending more time indoors, with much less ventilation, passing germs to each other." While we may not be able to tell you exactly why you still catch that obnoxious cold that keeps you up at night with congestion and coughing, we can help you curb the symptoms.Read More »from 5 Drinks to Help You Fight Through Cold Season
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When it comes to cold remedies, many people swear by chicken soup, but who has the time, or the energy, to sit by a stove and make an entire meal when they're sick? So we talked to two doctors, a nutritionist, and a
If you're hungry for a taste of what makes this country so sweet, we've rounded up this list of classic dessert recipes that are as American as, well, apple pie.There's nothing like a sweet finish. Seriously, what's not to love about desserts? Americans adore their sugary treats and candied confections, many of which are at the heart of our country's food culture. After all, what would birthdays be without cake? Holidays without pie? Summers without ice cream?Read More »from 6 Iconic American Dessert Recipes
Our sweets-loving nation is renowned for many iconic, notable indulgences - from regional specialties to tried-and-true classics. These unmistakably traditional treats are beloved by the masses, recognized around the globe as all-American, and have been referenced repeatedly in pop culture for decades. Just think about the red velvet armadillo cake in Steel Magnolias, the famous pie-eating contest scene in Stand by Me, or even Homer Simpson's donut obsession.
Desserts also play a fundamental role in the way we celebrate special occasions, mark memorable times throughout the year, and can signify a perfect ending to a delicious meal shared among family and friends. Plus, they serve as
A sustainable diet is one that doesn't feel like one.A sustainable diet is one that doesn't feel like one. That was the promise of the Atkins diet. While its popularity may have waned with the passing of its creator, it's hard to deny that it's had a lasting impact on the way Americans eat. Regardless of whether people are on a low-carb diet or not, many now think about what constitutes "good carbs" versus "bad carbs", and there are some elements of his eating regimen that still seem like pretty sound advice today - for instance, the focus on whole, unprocessed foods.Read More »from 6 Satisfying Low-Carb Recipes
Perhaps Michael Pollan's mantra when it comes to eating sums up the "new version" of low-carb best: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." The common misconception surrounding the Atkins diet that you should consume gratuitous amounts of protein while all but ignoring the body's main source of fuel, glucose, isn't what most people mean by low-carb these days. Rather, it is this sage advice that sums up the way most humans should eat (notable exceptions being sumo