‘Tis the season to be BUSY, and sometimes a hectic hurry-scurry holiday season weeknight deserves a special (and easy) dinner that’s a treat for the whole family. As a Together CountsTM ambassador, I love routines that gather my entire family around the table. Even better, I almost always have the ingredients for a breakfast meal on hand. Here are some of my favorite ways to do brinner. Simply Scrambled: What’s
Being a full-time working mom, I find it quite challenging to keep up with the day-to-day tasks of running a household and being the wife and mom I want to be. As the school year gears up, my family’s schedule is bound to grow even busier. So, between work, school and extra-curricular activities, I have found the only way to keep up is to maintain a structured routine for the
Whenever my extended family is around my house at mealtime, they are always joking about the foods I serve my daughter. While most 2-year olds are eating more standard lunchtime fare, my child is a little more adventurous with her taste buds. In an effort to provide balanced meals, I’ve tried to introduce her to a wide variety of foods so that she learns to enjoy them and make balanced
No matter who you consider your family to be, it’s vitally important to everyone’s health and well-being to sit down regularly and eat meals together, according to Miriam Weinstein, author of The Surprising Power of Family Meals. “In our over-scheduled, hyper-individualized culture, there are endless forces pulling families apart,” she says. “One of the reasons that family meals are so important is that there are so few things that families
Over the past 50 years the average dinner plate has increased from 9 inches in diameter to between 11 and 12 inches. A two to three inch increase may not seem like a big deal until you understand that increasing the plate size ever so slightly allows for an extra 50% surface area to fill when you’re dishing up dinner. It isn’t surprising that our waistbands are expanding right along
We all have those days when the clocks strikes 4:00 and we have no idea what we are making for dinner. It can be a struggle to find the time to have a family dinner together. Instead of stressing over mealtime, read these simple ideas for an easy meal! 1. Sandwiches They’re a kid favorite anyway, so break out the bread and let everyone make their own dinner. Cold cuts,
As we enter Hispanic Heritage Month (celebrated from September 15 – October 15), I am reminded that my culture is one I love to share – with my children and others interested in learning more. I grew up in a traditional Puerto Rican household, eating a lot of delicious and nutritious traditional Puerto Rican dishes that I now share with my own family. Passing on my Latino heritage to our
Children are notorious for being picky eaters. Sometimes they grow out of these habits, and other times they carry them into their teens or even adulthood. As a partner of the Together CountsTM program, EatToWinGame understands the importance of balanced nutrition for a healthy and active lifestyle. First, Rule out Allergies Before you get too upset that your kids never want to eat certain foods, make sure they don’t have
Today I am sharing with you a quick and easy dish that can be paired with just about anything to make this a complete meal. As a Together CountsTM Ambassador, along with McCormick® Spices, a Together Counts partner, I bring you Indoor ‘Grilled’ Tilapia. I have always tried to provide my family with wholesome meals, but with our busy schedules, I needed a dish that was not only affordable, but also nutritious and tasty.
If you’re tired of the same lunch routine day after day, travel around the world for inspiration. In several countries, lunch is the main meal of the day where families gather around and spend time catching up with one another. Take some tips from a few countries below and your kids will get a lesson in geography as well as a full stomach. What Does Lunch Look Like in France?