The Food Saver, and other appliances like it, allow you to vacuum seal food in a plastic bag. While the bags are somewhat expensive, any Food Saver owner will tell you that the cost is more than made up by the food it saves. Leftovers like lasagna and casserole will no longer become freezer burned, even if left in the freezer indefinitely. If you have dry goods that you are not intending to use anytime soon, such as baking cocoa, spices, or... Read More
For large families or busy parents with no time to cook every night, bulk cooking can be a lifesaver. Not only is bulk cooking a huge timesaver, but it can also be economical and cut down on wasted leftovers. With smart planning and the right recipe ideas, you can have a whole month's worth of healthy meals ready to go!
There are a few different methods for bulk cooking: freeze and reheat whole meals,... Read More
Find out the difference between serving sizes and portions sizes. Choosing nutritious foods and keeping portion sizes sensible will help keep your family at a healthy weight.
One of the best ways you can help your child live healthy and maintain a healthy weight is to teach them what an actual serving size looks like. They can use this knowledge to make healthier choices when eating at school, having snacks or even choosing from... Read More
Summer means hot weather, and heat means not wanting to fire up the oven and sweat out a meal. But if you can't stand the heat, then there's no reason to stay out of the kitchen. Just change the way you make meals. You might think the slow cooker is only for soups - and who wants hot soup in the summer? - but it can be used for so much more, without heating up the kitchen. Sure, it works all day to provide a meal around dinnertime, but it... Read More