by Ginger Voight
In our Super Size world, it can be easy for us to lose track of how to portion our food. Promises of "all you can eat" for pennies more than you'd pay for smaller quantities tantalize not only the taste buds but those seeking a bargain. Unfortunately this can ultimately pay off with larger waistlines and health problems from overindulgence.
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You think you couldn't eat another bite after a big meal, but when dessert comes out, you just have to help yourself. Or you're watching TV and eating out of a big bowl of buttery popcorn. You look down, and all of a sudden, the bowl is empty. Sound familiar?
There are many factors that can cause overeating, including a lack of awareness. Simply paying attention to your surroundings - including... Read More
Famished kids can be one rowdy bunch and there is only one way to tame them, with filling and fabulous after school snacks. These recipes will give you some quick, healthful and satisfying snacks that will get your kids through those long hours after school and before dinner.
Teeny Tiny Tortilla Pizzas
(Adapted from Perelman, Deb. 10 Super Yummy After-School Snacks, Parenting.com)
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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
March has been declared National Nutrition Month® by the American Dietetic Association, so I can't think of a better time to talk about ways to improve your child's lifestyle and eating habits. We all know that a banana is a healthier snack than a bag of potato chips and that playing outside is better than sitting on the couch watching television. But, sometimes making those choices is not so easy. Forming new healthy habits takes... Read More
Use smaller plates. When you're trying to get a handle on portion sizes, your dinner can drown on those 12-inch plates. Suddenly, those healthy helpings can look smaller than ever. Trick your brain by enjoying sensible servings on a smaller platter. It will be difficult to "overdo" it when there's no room on your plate for extra helpings. Just remember going back for seconds defeats the purpose. Not only will you feel like you're getting... Read More
You may think of the kitchen as mom's domain, but letting kids get a feel for the process of creating a meal teaches them more than how much work it really takes. When you let your kids help select foods at the grocery store, you teach them about nutrition. Discuss serving sizes and portions based on food label information. See if your children can estimate the number of glasses of milk in a gallon without looking at the label, for... Read More