Healthy Eating 101
Healthy Eating 101
Learn to eat healthy with our expert tips and delicious inspiration to help you prepare healthy food for you and your family.
More than five years of packing lunches quickly teaches you survival-of-the-fittest methods. I've learned how to create a healthy bento box lunch for my kids that they'll actually eat (and get them out the door before missing carpool or the bus). For me, it's important to pack foods with a variety of nutrients, textures and flavors. But it can't just be healthy—my girls are selective about the foods they eat and I want them to look forward to lunch.
Making macaroni and cheese from a boxed mix is a super-easy dinner that both kids and adults love. And though you may have thought twice about the nutrition of these neon cheese powder dinners, a new report may give you yet another reason to think about ditching the box.
You know the feeling: You ate too much for dinner, and now you're so bloated you think you're gonna pop. Or maybe it was the way you wolfed down that burrito at work between meetings. Or it could be PMS. Whatever the reason, you're feeling gassy, puffy and miserable—and longing for stretchy pants.
At a certain point in life, summer plans seem to revolve around weddings. I'm coming off a three-weekend wedding streak, with three weddings in as many cities. That's three welcome parties, three celebratory cocktail hours, three series of passed appetizers, three-course meals, three-layer cakes and three next-day brunches.
Recipe to Try: Champagne Float
Let's get something straight: Eating certain foods probably won't spice up your sex life overnight. When it comes to sex, most experts agree it's what in your head—not what's on your plate—that counts most. "Sexual performance is more about body confidence than nutrition," says Jessica Crandall, R.D., a certified diabetes educator and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
I enjoy the morning ritual of packing healthy lunches and snacks for my kids to bring to school when I'm not in a hurry. But most days, packing lunch is just one more task I need to check off before we all rush out the door. It takes time, energy and money to plan out kids' meals and to make sure they are getting the nutrition they need. And it's a real bummer—and a waste of food and dollars—when lunches come home half-eaten.