In our struggling economy, with rising food prices, making healthy choices at the grocery store is a challenging, but attainable goal. Even on a tight budget you can stock your cupboards and refrigerator with fresh, nutrient-dense foods. There are a few simple tricks that will help you make nutritional, affordable selections.
The first healthy choice you can make in the... Read More
Is your food processor consigned to the top of the cupboard, because it is too cumbersome to have permanently on your counter-top? The makers of The Magic Bullet claim to have the answer with their machine that chops, blends, grinds, minces and grates, but takes up only 4x4 inches of valuable kitchen space.
This machine is simple to operate and easy to clean and comes with a selection of useful attachments to use with it.... Read More
Experts constantly say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Studies have even shown that those who eat a healthy breakfast are less likely to overeat the rest of the day. It puts you in a better mood, gives you more energy and starts out your day the right way. But what about those of us who just don't like to eat breakfast or those who don't have the time?
Honestly, there's no excuse for not eating breakfast because no matter... Read More
Make this Mother's Day unforgettable with one of these breakfast menus, or use your imagination and substitute.
Quick and easy but delicious, the breakfast casserole is put together the night before. A delicious cantaloupe smoothie and easy muffins make this breakfast memorable.
Western Ham and Egg Casserole Make this casserole the night before, then refrigerate and pop it in the oven in the morning.... Read More
Sometimes you want something cold to drink, but the usual water, soda, or iced tea just won't do. You want something rich, creamy and thick. This is the perfect occasion for a milkshake.
Milkshakes are available at your local fast-food joint, but these made-from-a-mix milkshakes don't offer much in the way of flavor.
You can make your own delectable and sophisticated versions of this classic dessert drink at home. The only... Read More
Most of us know what foods to choose - and which to avoid - when trying to lose weight. But the average American gets one-fifth of his or her calories from drinks, so it pays to take a look at the liquid refreshment you choose. It's especially important to stay hydrated when it's hot outside, so keep drinking...wisely. The clear diet drink winner is, of course, water. It's the best way to keep your body cool and hydrated, your... Read More
by Daniel Brown
Beat the heat this summer with cool summer recipes. Don't you look for a drink or cool shake on a hot summer day? Here are some easy recipes that you can prepare in no time. Try them out and serve your family and friends.... Read More
In the rush to get everyone out the door in the morning, you may neglect a healthy breakfast or simply drive through for a fast-food sandwich that is handy but definitely not healthy. There are lots of ways to ensure that your kids start the day off on the right foot by filling their bellies with healthful food that they can take to go. Start by rethinking that breakfast sandwich. Two slices of bread with the right fillings is definitely... Read More
Kids love sugary soda drinks; but as parents, we know that between the sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, complete lack of nutrients and caffeine, that soda should remain a special occasion drink and not an everyday beverage.
When your kids are craving colas, what can you give them that they'll love just as much but without all the sugar and additives of soda? Believe it or not, you can make your own healthier sodas at home, using... Read More
As the weather gets warmer, it's tempting to cool down with some creamy, dreamy ice cream, but if you're priming your body for bikini season, those confections can cause a major setback. The most decadent flavors can set you back more than 300 calories and 20 grams of fat - and that's just for a half-cup serving size! Even so-called "light" selections can pack in more than 20 grams of sugar, not to mention cholesterol. So what's an... Read More