Should I take the French approach and limit snacks to one a day at a closely prescribed time? Or plan for a few small meals to fend off inevitable meltdowns? For my kids and me, I've found it's best to snack -- with a caveat.
If you, like me, have vowed to put some time into packing the car with good foods for an upcoming road trip, here are some of my ultimate favorites to make for the road. What are your favorite healthy treats to pack for the car?
Just because you buy in bulk doesn't mean you have to eat in bulk. In fact, buying in bulk can actually help you reach your goals to healthy living by making healthy foods more budget-friendly and by giving you the tools needed to control portions.
One of my 5 year old son's favorite snacks are fruit leathers-they are basically homemade fruit roll-ups. They are a great heatlhy snack and super easy to make. They don't have any chemical preservatives or artificial sugars and they still taste delicious!
Have fun and be creative! Kids love to help "build" their own healthy snacks. Use produce with different textures, shapes and colors and let your child create healthy treats that will excite her/his imagination and appetite.
While it's definitely harder to resist giving in to cravings while you're on the road and out of your comfort zone, it's certainly not impossible to eat healthy while you're on the go. All it takes is a little bit of planning and a lot of mindfulness!
August rolls around and without fail schedules quickly fill up with homework, soccer practice and dance classes. But whether you're a stay-at-home parent or a working mom, your role as nutritional gatekeeper during this time of year remains imperative.
One of the most important lessons for a brand new food company is to make friends with other entrepreneurs in the industry. We at Bandar Foods have been trying to make friends with a number of people, and were fortunate to meet Vincent Kitirattragarn, the founder of Dang Coconut Chips.
Here are easy-to-make or easy-to-buy foods that you can grab and go anywhere with. We all travel out of the house frequently, and with a little bit of planning and shopping, we can stay healthy and keep ourselves out of food emergencies.
It makes sense that if you are hungry, you may pile higher calorie foods and less healthy choices into your grocery cart. And if you eat something before heading out to the market, you may make healthier selections.
We all have our favorite summertime foods: a juicy cheeseburger grilled to perfection, a hearty potato salad, or cool, refreshing ice cream. Here are some recipes I recommend as healthy alternatives to those warm-weather favorites.
Don't get me wrong, I love baby carrots and hummus, but it's time to give this advice a modern makeover. So my nutrition team and I were put to the test to come up with a healthy, fun and EASY way to update the usual veggies and dip.
Many shoppers don't realize that "gluten-free" doesn't always equal "good for me." In fact, some gluten-free products are high in calories, loaded with added sugars or are often rich in heart-unhealthy saturated fats.
Katy Perry likes them; so does Ashton Kutcher. They are described as tinseltown's favorite snack. Finding snacks that taste good and are good for us is a worthy goal. But are Popchips really a healthy choice?