Just a quick post today reminding everyone that all children under the age of 18, enrolled in public school or not, qualify for a free lunch and breakfast through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. If your children are attending in person school, they should be receiving that there. If you are remote or… Continue reading Free Lunch
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I read a couple interesting research articles recently related to nutrient claims on foods and whether that correlated to actual changes in the foods. Many of us remember years ago how often the "reduced fat" version of some foods actually had MORE calories due to the added sugars, etc they put in to improve the… Continue reading Nutrition Claims on Foods
Do you watch the Super Bowl? I feel like most people do, even if they aren't football fans. The commercials are usually funny. Lots of people watch it just for the half-time show. I enjoy the Super Bowl for a couple reasons. First, I love the excuse to make a bunch of food and hang… Continue reading Are you ready for some football?
I admit to being fairly skeptical when I see "reduced sugar" in the name of a recipe (as was in the source of this recipe). I find that either they don't taste good or use artificial sweeteners. While I am not anti-artificial sweetener, I am not going to buy them and use them in my… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Pudding
February is American Heart Month, with Wear Red Day (a day for increasing awareness of heart disease in women) this Friday, February 5, 2021. Coincidentally, today is Dark Chocolate Day. I thought this was a good day to discuss any potential health benefits from dark chocolate as it often gets billed as a "superfood" or… Continue reading Is dark chocolate good for your heart?
We officially hit summer here. And by that, I mean it is HOT! Thankfully, a couple splash pads and our HOA pool have opened. But I still feel hot most of the day. I try to exercise first thing in the morning. First, it just gets it out of the way and starts my day… Continue reading Orange Power Smoothie
I've heard quite a few people talk about gaining the COVID 19 due to being stuck at home, maybe unable to go to the gym, stress/quarantine baking, etc. It is tricky when life gets changed around so drastically to keep to good healthy routines. One of those areas is exercise. Healthy eating is only part… Continue reading Working out during shutdown
True story: Ever since the Disney Movie, Ratatouille, I've been mildly obsessed with making ratatouille. In the movie, it looked SOOO good. Which is funny, because I haven't been a historically big fan of zucchini and other summer squashes. I'm coming around as an adult, but it's still got to be GOOD. This sheet pan… Continue reading Sheet Pan Ratatouille
Even in the middle of this crazy pandemic time, I feel like summer is still fairly busy at our house. Even if we aren't going as many places, we keep busy cleaning, reading, playing in the yard, riding bikes, etc. That means by dinner time, none of us are in the mood for a big… Continue reading Summer means simple
Are you a chocolate lover? I hope so, because I sure am. I've tried giving up chocolate before, and I found I just ate more junk. I like all forms of sweets, don't get me wrong. But I'll almost always choose the chocolate option. Being at home often leads to more snacking. These little bites… Continue reading Brownie Date Bites