234 results found for Planning Healthy Meals for Families.

by: Katy Abel

Top 10 Packable Lunches Kids Love

Easy Packable School Lunches

They want to eat: Peanut butter and fluff. Cupcakes with squiggles. Zero veggies.

You want them to eat: Turkey on whole wheat. An apple. Pretzels.

After dealing with back-to-school battles over homework and bedtime, many moms would rather surrender than fight over what kids eat (or throw away) in the school cafeteria. The good news: It's easier than ever to think outside the lunch box when it comes to food. It doesn't have to be a choice between what's good for your kids and what's fun to eat.

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by: Rebecca Desfosse

5 Easy Meals Teens Can Cook Themselves

Chicken Quesadilla

Whether he gets struck by the hunger bug at 2 a.m. or you end up in bumper to bumper traffic on the way home from work, there will be times when your teen has to fend for himself for dinner. Sure, he could just grab two slices of bread and some peanut butter and jelly, but that's not going to keep him satiated for long, nor is it very healthy. Instead, give him a repertoire of recipes he can use as his go-to when he needs to eat something fast.

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Ethnic Cuisine: "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

Ethnic Cuisine: "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

Take a quick trip around the world, and check out the best bets in French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Indian, and American cookery. Be adventurous and excite your palate with exotic new flavors.

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Heart-Smart Fats, Spreads, and Dressings

Heart-Smart Fats, Spreads, and Dressings

When purchasing fats, remember to stick with predominantly unsaturated ones. Also, opt for the reduced-fat or fat-free versions of the original dressings and spreads. You'll substantially cut down on your fat intake (and they're usually lower in calories, too).

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Updated: May 4, 2021

12 Meaningful Rainbow Baby Gift Ideas

12 meaningful rainbow baby gifts

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All About Dairy Products

All About Dairy Products

Food for Thought

Contrary to its name, buttermilk is actually a low-fat dairy product. In fact, buttermilk is simply skim or low-fat pasteurized milk with some added lactic acid. The consistency is thicker than regular milk and the sodium is also higher at 257 milligrams per 8 ounces (about double the amount of regular low-fat milk).

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Keeping Your Diet on Track During the Holidays

Healthy Alternatives for Holiday Meals

Keeping Your Diet on Track During the Holidays

No matter how much you expect to eat at Grandma's, stick with your regular meals. Skipping breakfast and barely eating lunch will only make you more ravenous and prone to overeating at a holiday party. Just because your holiday agenda involves sitting around, telling stories, and eating doesn't mean you have to stop your regular exercise routine.

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Buying the Right Protein for Your Diet

Buying the Right Protein for Your Diet

When buying beef, pork, lamb, and veal, look for lean, well-trimmed cuts. Meats are graded by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) according to their fat content and texture. Prime indicates the highest in fat (unfortunately, it's usually the most tender and juicy because of the marbled fat throughout); choice is moderately fatty; and select is the leanest.

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