Author: Katherine L. Cason

Planning for Snacks

What is a Snack? A snack is a food and/or beverage consumed between meals when you are hungry or bored. It should be: nutrient-rich and planned as part of your daily menu. satisfying enough to...

Serve a Healthful, Low-Cost Holiday Meal

Good nutrition doesn’t have to be expensive this Thanksgiving and Christmas season. In 2010 the following menu could be prepared at home to serve eight people for less than $31. Holiday Menu That...

Let the Holiday Spirit Move You!

Get moving and eat healthfully during the holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, prevent holiday weight gain by balancing your physical activity with your food intake. Set a...

Treat Your Body Like a Computer

Have you ever compared your body to a computer? Both need daily care and maintenance to improve their performance and keep them from “crashing.” When your body takes longer to “start,” runs slower...

Snacks With 100 Calories or Less

Can’t resist those mid-morning or late-night munchies? Then satisfy your hunger with a snack that contains 100 calories or less. Snacking can be part of healthy eating if your choice of foods and...

Smart Snacking

“I’m hungry! What can I eat?” This is often the first words that a child says when they get home from school. If your child or teen’s next mealtime is more than an hour away, offer them some healthy...

Comfort Foods: Healthier Options

When the weather gets cooler and the leaves start turning beautiful colors, you may look forward to warm, rich and hearty comfort foods. Unfortunately, they can wreck your diet and cause you to pack...

Planning to Eat Out

Why Do You Eat Out? Most American consumers want quick, easy and flavorful food. Eating out has become part of our busy everyday lifestyle. The typical American eats more than four meals per week...

Fast Food & Take-Out Meals

Are you looking for meals on the run to fit your family’s busy lifestyle? Fast food restaurants, take-out and delivered food can provide quick, flavorful meals so that you can spend your time on...

Stocking the Home Pantry for Quick Meals

The two keys to making quick, healthy meals and snacks are to keep a well-stocked kitchen and to spend a few minutes planning meals every week. Buy foods you can make and serve in a hurry. Look for...

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