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Bite-Size Ideas for Easy Entertaining

(Family Features) Whether you’re prepping for an extravagant party or an impromptu get-together, being prepared with cupboard staples and entertaining tricks can help you take your gathering to the next level.

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Monday 07/25/2016
There’s an Apple for That
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 4:31 am

(Family Features) If you’ve ever stood in the produce aisle and wondered what apple to select among the many varieties available, you’re not alone. Apple varieties can differ greatly when it comes to taste, texture, cooking and storage properties, making it important to make the right choice to get the best results for your recipe or pairing.

Fuel Your Day the Healthy Way
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 4:31 am

(Family Features) Between balancing work with family and friends, squeezing in a healthy meal can be hard, and finding time for a workout can be even harder. A busy lifestyle demands quick, portable and convenient foods that let you refuel your body with better health in mind.

Pledge to Pack a Healthier Lunchbox
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 4:31 am

(Family Features) If good eating habits have fallen by the wayside during the summer break, you can kick off this school year right by pledging to guide your family toward healthier lunches.

Brazilian Grilling with Medal-Worthy Skewers
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 4:31 am

(Family Features) With all eyes on Brazil this summer, what better way to celebrate the games than to recreate the flavors of the host country? Create your own backyard Brazilian barbecue with traditional meat skewers that pack a bold flavor punch.

Friday 07/22/2016
How to Make the Most of Your Greater Fort Lauderdale Vacation
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 4:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Are you thinking about planning a Florida vacation? The greater Fort Lauderdale area is among the most popular South Florida destinations. For outdoor enthusiasts, Greater Fort Lauderdale features 23 miles of Blue Wave-certified beaches, as well as more than 300 miles of inland waterways for sightseeing. This beach resort destination offers a range of daytime and nighttime options for entertainment, shopping and dining.

Summer pasta-bilities: 5 unique ways to lighten up pasta dishes this season
Posted: July 22, 2016

(BPT) - With warm summer weather in full swing, now is the perfect time to swap out heavier pasta dishes that leave you too full and tired for something lighter and more refreshing. In preparation for your next picnic or dinner party, Three Bridges Vice President of Research and Culinary Innovation, Chef Craig Schauffel, offers five easy ways to lighten up your pasta dishes for the warm weather season. 

Thursday 07/21/2016
11 grape ideas for summer snacking
Posted: July 21, 2016

(BPT) - Adding more fruits and veggies to your diet is always a good idea. Choosing California grapes as a side or a snack is one of the easiest and most refreshing ways to make this happen. Each serving of grapes is 90 calories, fat-free and a great source of vitamin K. In addition, grapes of all colors are a natural source of heart-healthy antioxidants and other polyphenols. Here are some hot ideas to go with grapes to replenish, rehydrate, and cool off this summer.

Spreading the Word About Mayonnaise
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Traditionally mayonnaise is thought of as something to spread on sandwiches or burgers. It turns out this creamy condiment has more uses and cooking appeal than you may have imagined.

Monday 07/18/2016
Join Billions Around the World and Go for Gold During the Olympics
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - "Go for the Gold" will be the mantra echoed around the globe as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, or the 2016 Summer Olympics, as we refer to them here in the U.S, gets underway this summer. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will play host to a record number of countries participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes from 207 countries will "go for the gold," looking to make World Records and beat their personal best along the way.

Battle Lines Drawn Over Fingerprinting Uber and Lyft Drivers
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - No less than Sunday school teachers are often subject to it. So why are Uber and Lyft so averse to having their drivers fingerprinted that they suspended service in a major U.S. city?

How Far Are Kids Willing to Go to Help Aging Parents?
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Do your kids have your back? Apparently more so than many of you think.

Give Your Diet a Veggie Boost
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

It's little secret that eating more nutritious veggies is an essential element of healthier eating. Fortunately, finding ways to boost the veggie content of your favorite dishes may be easier than you think.

A Grape Idea
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Grapes make the perfect snack: they are delicious, with a juicy burst of flavor, and are hydrating, easy to eat and portable. Additionally, grapes are good for you, offering a variety of nutritional benefits.

Beat the Heat and Stay Hydrated this Summer
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) It’s summertime, which means it’s time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. But be warned, with the sun comes the heat. Whether you’re enjoying the park with your family or exercising outdoors, it’s important to stay hydrated, especially during the hot summer months.

Friday 07/15/2016
Low-Calorie Sweeteners And Weight Loss
Updated: July 16, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s good news for many people who fear they have a slim chance of getting and staying trim: Research by Adam Drewnowski and Colin Rehm at the University of Washington found regular users of low-calorie sweeteners have better diets than nonusers.

Tuesday 07/12/2016
3 simple no-bake brunch hacks
Updated: July 13, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - In the heat of summer, a homemade brunch can seem like a daunting task, but don’t let that stop you from entertaining. Everything from scrambled eggs to pancakes to coffee cake require a hot oven or stove and can weigh heavy in your stomach on a hot day. When the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven or eat a heavy meal, follow these easy no-bake brunch hacks to keep cool and have a delicious brunch on the table all summer long.

Monday 07/11/2016
Switch from beef to turkey with these 5 inspired summer recipes
Posted: July 11, 2016

(BPT) - Even if you’re a die-hard lover of summer grilling, by mid-season, you may be tired of the high quantity of calories and fat found in America’s beloved burgers and franks. For anyone ready to try better-for-you dining, switching from beef to turkey is the ideal way to keep summer meals fresh. Recipes made with turkey can have up to 65 percent less fat than dishes featuring beef, USDA data shows.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For California Avocado Ice Cream
Updated: July 12, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NAPSI)—Summer is here! To beat the heat, many folks reach for a cold treat to cool themselves down. Ice cream has always been synonymous with summer, but now the “coolest” of indulgences can be found in a wide array of fun and innovative flavors, thanks in part to the growing trend of artisanal ice cream.

Better-For-You Baking Substitutions
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) Watching what you eat doesn’t have to mean saying goodbye to all your favorite foods. With some simple substitutions you can enjoy healthier versions of the baked dishes and desserts you crave.

Make Detoxing Delicious
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) If you’re intimidated by the limitations of a full-fledged detox diet but like the idea of eating clean, you can mix a few delicious detox recipes into a broader healthy eating plan to get some of the same benefits without the sacrifice.

Mix Up Your Grilling Fare
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) Tired of the same burgers and hot dogs at every cookout? Elevate your typical grilling fare by preparing a crowd-pleasing mixed grill, or parrillada mixta, inspired by the bold flavors of Latin America.

Simple Swaps for Serious Flavor
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) From burgers to barbecued chicken, many of the best grilled foods are served with creamy condiments – often packing on calories and fat. Next time you’re ready to grill, experiment with new ways to create simple but robust flavors using fewer ingredients through simple swaps.

Friday 07/08/2016
Turn Your Summer BBQ into an Elegant Soiree
Updated: July 08, 2016 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) When planning your summer party, thinking beyond the traditional BBQ will make your gathering even more special for your guests.

Thursday 07/07/2016
Biotech Companies Are Still the "It" Stock to Have in Your Portfolio
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If Wall Street has taught investors anything in recent years, it's how finicky the market can be. While there is never a "sure thing" when it comes to investing, analysts agree that biotech companies are still a solid opportunity.

What to Ask About the Medicines You Take
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Have you ever been prescribed medication by your healthcare provider, only to arrive home and find that you're unsure about the possible side effects? Or the correct dose? Or the risk of taking the new medication together with other medicines you already use? Have you ever felt too embarrassed -- or too rushed -- to clarify medication information or instructions with your provider?

Summer Is the Perfect Time to Catch Up on Some Reading
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As summer days grow longer (and hotter), with them comes a more relaxed mindset -- there are no lunches to make, kids to get off to school or parent-teacher conferences to attend. In short, it tends to be a great time to catch up on some of those guilty pleasures that you deny yourself nine other months out of the year.

Driver Safety: New Tips for Road Trips
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For many, summer is about freedom on the open road. It's a carefree time, focused on fun, family and adventures.

What to Look for in a New House This Home Buying Season
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Mortgage rates have remained low, and home prices are stable or rising in most communities.

There's At Least One Thing Americans Are Satisfied With
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - How often are the overwhelming majority of Americans satisfied with anything these days?

Energizing Breakfasts for Weekday Mornings
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) Greens for breakfast might sound unconventional, but starting the day with vegetables is a fantastic way to check off some of the daily requirements for vitamins and minerals, plus get the energy needed to stay full and focused all morning.

Smart Packing Tips for Better School Lunches
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) Despite one’s best intentions to send kids to school with a healthy homemade lunch, a lot can happen between the time you pack it up at home and when your child unpacks it in the cafeteria. But no one wants a soggy sandwich or warm milk for lunch. And not only are some lunch time woes unappetizing, they can pose health risks.

Wednesday 07/06/2016
Give Seniors a Lift With Household Chores
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Many older adults want to remain in their homes as they continue to enjoy good health and independence. However, some activities of daily living, including household chores, become more challenging with age because of factors such as slower gait, impaired balance, reduced mobility, and reduced muscle strength.

Tuesday 07/05/2016
5 sweet and simple summer traditions to start with your kids
Posted: July 05, 2016

(BPT) - In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the summer months are the perfect time to take a step back and create lasting memories with your family. Fortunately, some of the best memories come from simple activities — no lavish vacation or pricey summer camp necessary.

Monday 07/04/2016
6 Better-for-You Milkshakes to Enjoy this Summer
Updated: July 04, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) With warmer weather ahead, milkshakes are a perfect on-the-go option to cool down and indulge your sweet tooth. Adding fruits and vegetables to your milkshake can help you indulge guilt-free. For added nutritional value, build your milkshake using a combination of good-for-you ingredients like fruit, vegetables and milk.

Burgers are a Favorite for Fourth of July
Updated: July 04, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) This Fourth of July holiday, families across the country will be gathering around the grill and at the picnic table to enjoy burgers, steaks and other cookout favorites in celebration of America’s independence.

Party-Perfect Tips to Boost Your Backyard Barbecue
Updated: July 04, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Grilling and entertaining go hand-in-hand, but summer barbecues often mean guests come and go, making it difficult to time your meal so everyone can enjoy savory flavors fresh off the fire.

5 Tips for Your Summer Family Cookout
Updated: July 04, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Are your backyard barbecues feeling humdrum? Spice up your summer cookout with fun-filled games, grilled treats and more. With these five ideas, you can turn your backyard into a summer bonanza for the entire family:

Friday 07/01/2016
On the Brink: Africa Viewed As Growth Target for Telecom
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 4:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - When it comes to telecommunications, experts agree that Africa is the new "it" continent for growth. If you're a little rusty on exactly what telecom means, it translates to big bucks for companies like Belgium-based Artilium PLC, which provide software solutions for data and wireless companies that want to help Africa get better connected.

Wednesday 06/29/2016
Looking for a Safer Option Than Opioids?
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 4:34 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - What to do now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged physicians to avoid prescribing opioids in most situations for treating chronic pain, and to seek alternative approaches?

Delicious Tips for Outdoor Summer Entertaining, Italian Style!
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) Italians are famous for their seamless entertaining style: good food, wine and conversation. With Italy’s variety of light cuisine options, meals can be packed with summer vegetables, fresh seafood, olive oil and crisp white wines.

Tuesday 06/28/2016
Enjoy classic milk pairings while helping families in need
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Though many trends have come and gone, there’s one food that’s been long loved by young and old alike: that’s milk.

Americans Favor Investment in Cancer Cure
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - As divisive as American politics can be, most Americans want their next president to pursue cancer cures, based on the results of a survey conducted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Monday 06/27/2016
Why Kids Need Protein and How Milk Can Help
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Making sure kids eat nutritious meals is often a parent’s top priority. Moms know good nutrition is essential for their child’s health, since developing and maintaining healthy habits as a kid can lead to lifelong benefits.

Star-Spangled Celebration
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) When you combine the company of family and friends, the dazzling lights of a fireworks display and the mouthwatering flavors of a home-cooked meal, you have all the ingredients necessary for a fantastic Fourth of July. Whether you’re hosting the party or preparing a dish to share, these tasty options will make you the star of the celebration.

Natural v. Added Sugars
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:32 am

(Family Features) Sugars are one of the most important health conversations today. A diet filled with too many added sugars is associated with weight gain, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. According to the 2005-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the average American consumes an average of 20 teaspoons a day, significantly more than the 6-9 teaspoons recommended daily by the American Heart Association.

Friday 06/24/2016
EMD Serono Improves Access to Fertility Care for Eligible Military
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - During the summer months, many families spend extra time together - going on trips, enjoying gatherings with family and friends, and making memories that last all year. While the season may be filled with the sounds of joy and laughter, a great day can easily turn into a bad memory when stinging insects are encountered.

Protect Yourself From Summer Stingers
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - During the summer months, many families spend extra time together - going on trips, enjoying gatherings with family and friends, and making memories that last all year. While the season may be filled with the sounds of joy and laughter, a great day can easily turn into a bad memory when stinging insects are encountered.

Wednesday 06/22/2016
Yes, Most Insurance Plans Cover Chiropractic Care
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Most parents know how damaging the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) can be to our skin, which is why they dutifully slather sunscreen on their kids during the summer. But one thing that often gets overlooked is protecting their children's eyes.

Why Sunglasses Are a Must-Have for Kids
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Most parents know how damaging the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) can be to our skin, which is why they dutifully slather sunscreen on their kids during the summer. But one thing that often gets overlooked is protecting their children's eyes.

Poor Posture Takes a Toll
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If you're feeling sort of tense and achy, it may be because of poor posture.