Getting our kids to eat something – anything – before they hurry off to school can sometimes be a challenge. But it can be done. Follow these helpful tips on what should you serve, how much and when.
Margarine or butter?
Find out what Canada’s Food Guide recommends to protect your heart and the reasons why. Make this Thanksgiving holiday a healthy one.
Packing a lunch your kid will actually eat can be a challenge, especially when you have to make sure lunches don’t contain foods that may cause an allergic reaction in other children. Here are some helpful tips and recipe ideas to making school-safe lunches.
What’s for dinner?
Getting supper on the table after a long day at work or picking up the kids after school can be a challenge. But if you follow these easy shopping tips and cooking options, you’ll be able to fast track your dinner.
Sugar doesn’t contain much in the way of nutrients and yet a lot of it is being added to so many foods these days, especially the kinds kids like to eat. As a parent of three, I know how tough it can be to control the amount they consume. Here are 5 basic rules I try follow to follow to keep sugar to a minimum.
Ice cream and other cool treats can pile on the calories and up your fat intake. But does that mean you have to skip the frozen food aisle or the local ice cream shop this summer? Not if you follow these smart tips.
Deep green leafy lettuces and other raw vegetables make the perfect summertime meal or side dish. But if you use fatty dressings and toppings, you could be sabotaging your otherwise nutritious salad – and your heart health. Does your salad need a makeover? Try these easy-to-prepare salad ideas without sacrificing taste.
Cool summer foods
Hot muggy weather can dampen even the most voracious of appetites. Kick off the summer with picnics, strawberry ice cubes and other delicious food ideas to keep your kids well nourished. Here’s how.
5 kid-friendly food rules to live by
You want your kids to eat healthy foods, but are you using food as reward or punishment? Are your servings too big for your kid’s stomach? Try these 5 new food rules to see if you can get your kids to eat healthy food without a struggle.
Confused about red meat? Whether it’s lamb, beef, veal, pork or game, red meat can be a part of a healthy diet. All you have to do is follow these rules: buy it lean, cook it right and eat the proper portion size. Here’s how.
As the warm weather returns, your children will need to drink plenty of fluids. But what are the healthiest choices? Are sugary drinks OK? What about caffeinated “energy” beverages?
Trying to find products with low sodium levels is a matter of learning how to read and interpret food labels. The less salt you eat, the lower your potential risk of high blood pressure. Here’s a guide to help you shop ‘til you drop your salt intake.
Have your kids been nagging you to turn off the lights and talking about lightening up your carbon footprint? Why not bring those same environmental practices to your food choices as well? Luckily, many eco-friendly foods are heart healthy too. Here’s 5 ways to go green.
New food on aisle 3!
When was the last time you tried a new vegetable, legume or grain? Maybe it’s time to introduce new tastes such as fennel, edamame and quinoa to liven up the same-old, same-old soups, salads and other side dishes. Here’s how.
When your kids come home from school, do you feel like you’re under siege to feed them a healthy snack? Be prepared for the onslaught by arming your kitchen with quick-to-prepare healthy foods and starting some new strategies such as making more filling lunches. Here’s how.
The best foods for weight loss
Want to shed those unwanted pounds? Ditch the diet shakes and go grocery shopping for the dozens of healthy, filling foods that will help you manage your hunger pangs, keep you feeling satisfied longer and are good for your heart. Here’s how.
Throw a veggie party
Looking for something fun to do with the kids on the weekend, for after-school play dates or on holiday? Then throw a taste party of new vegetables and fruit for your kids and their friends. Not only is it fun to do, but you’ll be able to introduce some new foods to your kids in a way that is appealing. Here’s how.
Warm up to winter foods
February is the perfect time to cozy up with warm soups and hearty stews that are good for the heart. Many seasonal, affordable and comforting vegetables and fruit make winter cooking easy and delicious. Find out what in-season foods are best to use and how to prepare them.
Whether your child is 5 or 15, milk is still an important part of a healthy diet. But many children don’t get enough. Here’s how to get kids to jump back on the milk wagon.
What will you be eating in 2010?
Food trends in 2009 included recession dining, fair trade coffee and vitamin D. How will restaurants, chefs and the food industry tempt our palate in 2010? Here are some predictions.