Friday, February 21, 2014 1:38 pm
How about this weather we’re having lately? Not too shabby, right? It’s only February and already the tiniest green buds are appearing on my trees in the backyard. And I’ve had to dig out shorts for my kids to wear to school. These brag-worthy temperatures have even enabled us to shut down both the heater and AC in favor of open windows and fresh air. It’s official: I have spring fever. While I’m absolutely enjoying the warm, sunny days, spring fever also has a bit of a drawback—at least for me. I tend to get in a bit of a mom rut this time of the school year. It’s possible that I look more forward to summer break than my kids do. It’s a vacation for me, too, after all. Summer break means alarm-free mornings and laidback afternoons at the park or the pool. It means not having to help with homework. The very best part, though? Summer break means that I don’t have to come with any more nutritious and delicious (not to mention visually appealing) packed lunches!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 5:00 pm
(BPT) - As vital as vacations are for our mental well-being, many of us find ourselves compromising on nutrition when we travel. Being away from our routines - and our own kitchens - can throw our weight loss efforts for a loop. Eating while traveling with limited time and restaurant choices is often the hardest part of keeping up with a healthy diet. Not to mention the challenges of finding time and a place to exercise.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about feels there’s a slim chance of keeping fit, it may be because of certain common but false ideas. Here’s a look at a few, as well as some facts about weight loss and nutrition.
Sunday, January 5, 2014 11:00 pm
(Family Features) Few would argue about the importance of eating a nutritious, balanced diet. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to do it.
Sunday, November 24, 2013 5:00 pm
(BPT) - The holiday season is a time for everyone to indulge in delicious foods but doing so shouldn’t be a guilt-ridden experience. There are several options available to satisfy your taste buds while still staying on track. The following are some snack options that not only embrace the latest food trends but are sure to please your guests as well.
Sunday, November 10, 2013 11:00 pm
(Family Features) Holidays are a time for family, friends and delicious food. This year, delight your guests with an array of easy and tasty dips. Spicy Spinach & Artichoke Dip is always a crowd pleaser, combining three cheeses with vegetables and Tabasco Original Red Sauce for added flavor. Requiring minimal prep time, this recipe is a perfect appetizer for any party.
Sunday, November 3, 2013 11:00 pm
This recipe for Mediterranean Nachos incorporates the savory and fresh flavors of Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, as well as tomatoes, Greek olives, fresh mozzarella, zucchini and pepperoncini.
Sunday, November 3, 2013 11:00 pm
(Family Features) The only thing harder than passing up a delicious dish at a party is trying to talk yourself out of eating holiday leftovers the next day. While everyone is entitled to a little indulgence now and then, it's possible to have your traditional turkey and cranberry sandwich and eat better too.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:00 am
There was a good turnout at Thunder Canyon Brewery last week as a number of Northwest-area residents and business representatives joined staff of The Explorer Newspaper for the monthly Sippin’ Social, which takes place at various locations on the third Thursday of each month.
Thursday, August 15, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) Parents would love to believe that their children relish every lunch they pack for them, but the reality is many items you send in their lunch boxes will be traded or thrown away. How do you prevent your kids from tossing aside your loving creations?
Monday, August 5, 2013 11:30 am
Trying to avoid the dreaded "Freshman 15" weight gain? While college is an adjustment, it doesn't have to mean an adjustment in your pants size.
Friday, August 2, 2013 10:17 am
Eating right is essential to keeping your body running at its best. But nutrition advice doesn’t always account for people’s varied lifestyles, health needs and tastes.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) Trying to avoid the dreaded "Freshman 15" weight gain? While college is an adjustment, it doesn't have to mean an adjustment in your pants size.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 4:00 am
Snack time can make or break an otherwise healthy diet. So keeping tabs on what your kids are munching on between meals is important.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) Kids today have a lot on their plates -- getting good grades, playing in sports and music, making new friends. A nutritious breakfast gets them started for the day, and the right midday meal and snack keeps them going strong. You also want to keep them from becoming “day traders” or tossing out what you’ve carefully packed in their lunches.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 9:01 am
Kids today have a lot on their plates -- getting good grades, playing in sports and music, making new friends. A nutritious breakfast gets them started for the day, and the right midday meal and snack keeps them going strong. You also want to keep them from becoming “day traders” or tossing out what you’ve carefully packed in their lunches.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) Snack time can make or break an otherwise healthy diet. So keeping tabs on what your kids are munching on between meals is important.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 4:00 am
In a world where fatty, fried and frosted foods are often the cheapest, quickest and most readily available options, it can be easy to forget the true purpose of eating -- to healthfully fuel our bodies.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 4:59 pm
Last week I was at Costco for my weekly grocery shopping trip. Just as I was wrestling the last of my items - a ginormous honeydew melon - onto the conveyer belt for checkout, I heard the cashier question my purchases, “is all of that stuff for a birthday party?” I looked up to find that he wasn’t actually talking to me. The lady behind me had a cart full of convenience foods: Rice Krispy Treats, juice boxes and enough sugary fruit snacks to send a bear into hyperglycemic shock.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:00 am
With children back in school, it is important to arm them with a
nutritious diet. While the lure of fast food and quick meals can be
enticing, fueling kids with healthy foods and a well-rounded diet
can be easier than parents think.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 12:00 am
The Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibition of Key
Ingredients: America by Food opens this Saturday, Jan. 29, and
runs through March 13 in Globe at the Gila County Historical
Society Museum, 1330 N. Broad Street.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 11:00 pm
My husband and I are pretty adventurous about food, so looking
back, I'm surprised that it took our daughters to introduce us to
hummus – a Middle Eastern spread or dip made with chickpeas and
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 11:00 pm
On the first day of fall, Tucsonans can begin celebrating the
passing of summer and the culture of Greece, with its
mouth-watering souvlaki, flaming saganaki, flaky spanakopita,
buttery baklava and spicy Ouzo.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 12:00 am
Northwest Tucson has an ill-kept secret when it comes to
favorite places for breakfast and lunch. It's the Tohono Chul Park
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:00 pm
As the weather heats up in Tucson, we look for simple and
nutritious dishes that require little or no cooking.