Potassium is known for its healthy abundance in foods like bananas, but many people don't realize just how significant a mineral it is for many critical body functions.
Healthy Eating 101
Healthy Eating 101
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Celebrated chef Jacques Pépin didn't set out to write a cookbook with his granddaughter, Shorey. He simply wanted to include her in the experience of cooking. "From the moment she was about 3, 4, 5 years old we started hanging out together, whether it was in the kitchen or in the garden or even at the market," says Pépin. His goal, really, was to involve her in identifying and handling ingredients, which he says is a great place for anyone to start when it comes to kids and cooking.
I'm not typically a sneaky chef. I'm lucky that, so far, my daughter eats the same food at dinner that my husband and I are eating. She loves "crazy" stuff like beets, parsnips and rutabaga. That being said, she'd choose a sweet treat over veggies any day, like most kids her age. So I'm not adverse to sneaking more veggies in where she least expects it—dessert. And, let's face it: a little extra veg couldn't hurt the grownups either.
Here are 9 ways you can turn vegetables into dessert:
Research shows that it can take as many as 10 to 15 tastes before a child will learn to appreciate a new flavor. While you may struggle to get your kids to eat their vegetables at the dinner table, there are some ways you can sneak in servings of vegetables without them even knowing it.
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When you're trying to stick to a budget, meal planning and cooking at home can help you save some serious cash. In this 7-day meal plan, recipes use cheap and easy-to-find ingredients to create delicious dinners for less than $3 per serving. With Americans spending, on average, $7,023 (or 12.5 percent of income) to feed a family of four annually, making more budget-friendly meals is key to cutting down on total food costs.
At the heart of every good salad is a great salad dressing. And even though grocers stock their shelves with endless varieties of the bottled stuff, chances are you have the ingredients for a killer salad dressing right in your pantry. Skipping the bottle for homemade dressing can save you calories, unnecessary added sugars and excess sodium. All you need are six basic ingredients, 5 minutes and one simple formula to whip up delicious vinaigrettes. With a little ingenuity, you'll be well on your way to ditching the store-bought dressings for good.