Browsing: Food and Dining

Football season is upon us and with that comes the infamous Sunday Funday and all that comes with it, football, friends, but most importantly food. Here are some food ideas that will make your Sunday Funday outrageously delicious. 1. Tacos You can’t go wrong with anything revolving around tacos. A taco/nacho bar is easy to prep, easy to serve and is super versatile. In addition to tacos and nachos, don’t forget to make a taco dip, fresh guacamole or a 7-layer bean dip. Also, be sure to include quesadillas, they make a great finger food and have an endless amount…

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Got a Few Picky Eaters? Don’t Miss These Five Healthy Lunches Your Kids Will Love! Do you want to inspire your kids to eat healthy lunches — and to be experimental with what they eat? Are you looking for easy prep and execution so that you’re not spending all day in the grocery store or the kitchen? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then check out these five healthy and easy lunches you can make for your kids. Get your kids excited about opening their lunch boxes with these five easy treats. Lunch #1: Chicken and Fruit…

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Finding time in your busy schedule to make dinner for your family and actually sit down together can seem next to impossible. Between the time you spend at work and the time your kids spend at school and doing their favorite activities, you may feel tempted to pick up dinner instead of cooking yourself. With some meal planning tips, you can put dinner on the table for the family without ever going through the drive through. Use Basic Recipes Do you have a habit of saving recipes that look delicious then never actually make any of those dishes because the…

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Food waste in the United States is a growing problem. Annually, Americans throw away around 35 million tons of food waste and 95% of that ends up in landfills or combustion facilities. It doesn’t have to be this way. If we all chip in a little bit in our daily lives, we could significantly cut down on the amount of food wasted in the US each year. When you hear 35 million tons of food is wasted, it can seem impossible to do anything to help. You may think, “What difference can I make? The truth is, a lot. Every…

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Vegetarian and vegan diets are becoming more and more popular every year, but it can be tough to completely give up meat. Fortunately, you can experience many of the benefits of a plant-based diet by cutting out meat just one day per week. The Meatless Monday campaign encourages people to eat only vegetarian or vegan foods on Mondays. Here are the benefits in participating in Meatless Monday. Improved Health Whole grains, fruits, and vegetables can help prevent cardiovascular disease and boost your heart health. The fiber in plant foods reduces inflammation, which is linked to heart attack and stroke. Replacing…

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You are on the right track with your diet and exercise program when, all of a sudden, in comes the text message that makes you dread the day: an invitation to eat out. Just before you get frustrated, or get obsessed about what not to eat, read these tips on what to do in these situations. Life is too short to refuse a nice time relaxing and sharing with friends. Moreover, food is meant to be eaten. How much of what is the key to everything. Do not pass out the opportunity to discover new dishes, and new ways to…

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Tipping is one of those controversial subjects that people debate all day long. Some people believe that they should tip only when someone in a service position does an outstanding and over-the-top job, and other people believe that not tipping is morally wrong. Who’s correct? Who’s in error? Is it ever appropriate not to tip? Is It ever inappropriate to tip? How much should a person leave? This piece seeks to answer those questions or at least provide a lighthearted perspective to them. What Is Tipping? Tipping, which is also known as gratuity, is the act of leaving a service…

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If your monthly food budget has you exasperated, you’re not alone. Most people wish they could spend less at the checkout counter. They also wish that they could eat a little healthier. Fortunately, these two goals don’t have to be mutually exclusive. If you’re trying to eat healthy and save money, these nine suggestions will help you accomplish those goals. 1. Make a List and Stick to It Adhering to this one practice and you’ll find that your impulse purchases go way down. (They’re major budget destroyers.) Aside from this, it’s difficult to plan meals ahead of time if you…

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Sunshine is very important for your body. Outside of foods rich in vitamin D, it is a great way to get natural vitamin D. The issue, as everyone now knows, is that too much sun can burn you and predispose you to skin cancer. You can dress appropriately to minimize your exposure to the sun’s rays, but what if you want to bask in the glory of the sun? Commercial sunscreens are filled with potentially harmful chemicals, and natural sunscreens are not so effective. However, natural protection can also come from the foods that you eat. The following is a…

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Grilling a burger to perfection is no easy task. We’ve all been to those cookouts where we were forced to politely choke down a charred, dry patty that may or may not have tasted like lighter fluid. To keep you from being “that person” this summer, we’ve compiled all of the best, tried-and-true tips for a juicy, perfectly seared burger that your friends and neighbors will remember for years to come. What Makes a Burger Great? Sure, everyone has their own opinion of what condiments and buns make for the best burger, but there are a few basic things that…

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