Having trouble figuring out just what to feed tiny Tim when he comes over with his friends? Busy parents have all been there - the kids, as usual, are stark-raving hungry after a long day, and they want to eat - now. And it's all too easy to pop into a drive-thru and order a few kids' meals (or if they're not so tiny, a few combos), or open up a bag of tortilla chips and a jar of salsa and call it mission accomplished.
Only, this time, you're determined that things will be different. You refuse to bow before the combined might and tyranny of the fast-food industry and the processed snack food conglomerates. Childhood obesity, after all, has become a huge problem - the number of cases has tripled over the past 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Moreover, their latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicates that 13 percent of U.S. high school students were considered obese last year, with a body mass index greater than the 95th percentile. Clearly, it's time to nip the
Having trouble figuring out just what to feed tiny Tim when he comes over with his friends? Busy parents have all been there - the kids, as usual, are stark-raving hungry after a long day, and they want to eat - now. And it's all too easy to pop into a drive-thru and order a few kids' meals (or if they're not so tiny, a few combos), or open up a bag of tortilla chips and a jar of salsa and call it mission accomplished.Read More »from 11 Nutritious, Kid-Friendly Finger Foods
If you've got a sweet tooth, you'll definitely be craving the no-bake desserts in Faith Durand's new book Bakeless Sweets. Durand, the executive editor of Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn blog, has created a collection of recipes that are just the thing for when you crave something sticky and sweet but don't dare turn on your oven. Temptation takes the form of cold ice box cake, chilly panna cotta, jiggly gelatins, and even a breakfast-appropriate yogurt parfait. Stacy Newgent's photos make the dishes look scandalously good but most are stealthily healthy-they're gluten-free, made with low sugar, or use whole grains such as quinoa and barley. Good-for-you desserts? Now, that's rich.
Photo: Stacy Newgent Root-Beer and Cream Soda Terrine
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Photo: Stacy Newgent Creme Brulee
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"No one knows bacon like Oscar Mayer," Jared Baker, director of Oscar Mayer hot dogs, said in a statement. "We know Americans love bacon, and we know they love hot dogs, so it seemed like the perfect time for us to introduce our first hot dog made with bacon."
"It is hitting store shelves this week in time for Memorial Day," Sydney S. Lindner, associate director of corporate affairs at Kraft Foods, told Yahoo! Shine on Tuesday. They will be available throughout the United States.
Bacon lovers were overjoyed.
"Most everything is better with bacon on it!!" exclaimed David Ware on the company's Facebook page. "Sounds yummy need to go look for it."
"Oh noes! I'm trying to avoid processed meats and they invent this!?" Jennifer Bourne commented. "Well played, OscarRead More »from Bacon Dogs Are Here! Thanks, Oscar Mayer
Main dish salads are a refreshing change for your easy weeknight meals. Try this Tomato-Chicken Salad and serve it with seasoned ciabatta bread.
2 pounds assorted tomatoes, halved or chopped
3 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 large English cucumber, sliced
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
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Grate zest from lemon to equal 2 tsp.; squeeze juice from lemon to equal 2 Tbsp. Combine lemon zest, juice, tomatoes, and next 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Let stand 10 minutes. Toss with crumbled feta just before serving.Read More »from Quick-Fix Supper: Tomato-Chicken Salad
- Woman s Day | Shine Food – Tue, May 14, 2013 11:30 AM EDT
Find out why the hitmaker's next number-one just may be a cookbookBy Anna Dysinger
Pat Benatar knows how to rock. Her feisty tunes have earned her four Grammys and three American Music Awards, and she was the first female artist to be featured on MTV. But the 60-year-old mom of two (Haley, 28, and Hana, 19) isn't stopping yet. She and her husband, Neil Giraldo, are just finishing a small spring concert series before beginning their main tour across the US and Canada on June 7, 2013, all while recording Neil's Christmas album. While the singer's no stranger to the stage, she's just as likely to be in her kitchen. Between shows, Pat chatted with WomansDay.com about her family recipes, her garden in Maui, HI, and her cookbook that's coming out this winter. Photo by Beth Herzaft.
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Fish is good for you, too - wild-caught fish are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to the human body. In other words, omega-3 fatty acids cannot be synthesized by the body and should be included as part of a balanced diet.
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According to Andy Sharpless, CEO of Oceana and author of The Perfect Protein, not all omega-3 fatty acids are created equal. There are many types out there, but there are three types that most often grab headlines. The first type, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), is found in plant-based foods like walnuts and processed foods that make omega-3 content claims. ALA, though, is not readily absorbed by the human body. The other two types, without going into too much detail, are more crucial to the human
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