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(Family Features) When hunger strikes, it can be tempting to reach for the closest treat, even if it’s laden with fat and empty calories. Make it easier to enjoy better-for-you snacks with these three simple steps that appeal to your taste and your waist.

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(Family Features) Making food fun is a simple way to get kids excited about smart eating. Bring on the fun this back-to-school season with bento box lunches: a selection of kid-size portions filled with bite-size finger foods.

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(BPT) - Whether an afternoon tailgating before the big game or a fun-filled evening under the dazzling autumn stars, the forecast for this season’s entertaining is trending toward cozy, comfortable and outdoors.

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(BPT) - You’re running out the door, already late and thinking about that important 8 a.m. meeting. Lunch is the last thing on your mind. In fact, you usually just pick something up from the deli line or local fast food place and hurry back to your desk. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Onl…

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    North American Precis Syndicate
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(NAPSI)—Good news for many parents who wonder what to do when the kids come home from school ravenous and dinner is hours away: According to the experts at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it’s perfectly fine to let them have a snack when hunger strikes between meals.

(Family Features) Farmers are the experts when it comes to enjoying the fruits of the land in the best way possible. Learn to eat like a farmer, and your taste buds will be sure to thank you later.

(Family Features) School is back in session, and so are hectic weeknights with little time to cook dinner. Instead of reaching for ready-made meals or takeout, serve up tasty one-pot dinners made with wholesome ingredients like spaghetti squash and quinoa. These seven kid-friendly recipes br…

(Family Features) Many foods are delicious, some invite cravings and a few inspire passion. In traditional Mexican cuisine, one surprising ingredient embodies all three: the mango.

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(BPT) - No matter where you live, you seek authentic flavors from countries around the world, and tasting those flavors can offer a glimpse into the many different cultures and cuisines. In fact, three out of five people feel they have become more adventurous when it comes to trying ethnic c…

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    North American Precis Syndicate

(NAPSI)—This spring, the U.S. government put out its revised Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which strongly stressed the need for increased consumption of seafood.

(Family Features) School is back in session and so are hectic weeknights with little time to cook dinner. Instead of reaching for ready-made meals or takeout, make a kid-friendly, south-of-the-border casserole. All of the ingredients – from the whole grain elbow macaroni to the ground beef –…

(StatePoint) When the school year starts, the hours in the day become more precious. With time spent ferrying the kids to soccer practice, making sure homework gets done and simply relaxing, cooking family meals can sometimes get short shrift or you succumb to takeout temptations.

(Family Features) As summer comes to an end and the reality of back-to-school season sets in, it can be challenging to get organized and jump back into your day-to-day routine. But even as things get hectic, it’s still possible to create delicious dishes that leave you plenty of time to savo…

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    North American Precis Syndicate

(NAPSI)—Today’s parents are quite educated when it comes to the health and well-being of their family. They know that many unhealthy conditions and diseases such as childhood obesity and diabetes can be the result of a poor diet. Now, here’s good news for parents trying to get their kids to …

(Family Features) To achieve grilling perfection at your next cookout – whether celebrating Labor Day or tailgating with your crew – these tips from the National Pork Board have you covered.

(Family Features) Busy parents know that packing healthy lunches and snacks that kids will eat and not throw out or trade day after day is a challenge. For kids with food allergies – which, according to the CDC, is one in 13 kids or about two per classroom – or who attend a peanut-free schoo…

(Family Features) Whether you’re hosting a small weekend get-together, a large holiday gathering or anything in between, entertaining friends and family will always provide an opportunity to create memories that last a lifetime. However, no host wants to miss out on the highlights because of…

(Family Features) Nothing beats a meal filled with flavorful ingredients fresh off the farm – unless you add a table filled with your closest friends to enjoy the bounty. From sides to main dishes to desserts, these recipes show you how to transform wholesome farm-raised foods into a crowd-p…

(Family Features) A great salad is always a welcome choice. Bean salads are perennial favorites, and this simple, satisfying, prize-winning recipe won’t disappoint.

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(BPT) - It’s an all-too-familiar feeling: returning home from a long day at work and wanting nothing more than a moment to decompress and enjoy a glass of wine. Unfortunately, opening a whole bottle of wine for one or even two glasses ultimately ends with a decent amount of that delicious gr…

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(BPT) - Bringing your lunch to work is a great way to save money and eat better. But it can be time-consuming and not as tasty as buying lunch out. Until now. With these five mouth-watering recipes and Reynolds disposable Heat & Eat containers, you can easily make tonight’s delicious din…

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    North American Precis Syndicate

(NAPSI)—In today’s globalized world, it’s more important than ever for children to learn about other countries and cultures along with their own. Fortunately, there are a number of fun ways parents can help their kids explore the world and learn geography without leaving the country.

(Family Features) If you’re ready for something new on the grill, nothing beats duck for a sizzling cookout experience. Duck is a versatile and delicious alternative to the usual beef, pork or chicken and it's just as easy to prepare.

(Family Features) Summer picnics are the perfect opportunity for a getaway in your own backyard, filled with a bounty of food, laughter and fun. There’s no better way to cap off one of these memorable “staycation” meals than with a fruity, island-inspired dessert.

(Family Features) No matter the season or the reason, no party is complete without dessert. The trick to making the most out of your celebrations is finding ways to trim your kitchen time so you can enjoy the festivities, without sacrificing quality or flavor in your favorite sweet treats.

(Family Features) Next time you reach for a snack, go for a great-tasting option that delivers on both flavor and nutrition. Sensible snacks can be surprisingly delicious when you choose ingredients wisely.

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(BPT) - You’re running out the door, already late and thinking about that important 8 a.m. meeting. Lunch is the last thing on your mind. In fact, you usually just pick something up from the deli line or local fast food place and hurry back to your desk. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Onl…

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(BPT) - The kitchen is truly the heart of the home — whether you’re making Grandma’s famous cookies or hosting an intimate dinner for family and friends, the fun in this room never ends! But the cleanup that follows can be a chore.

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    North American Precis Syndicate

(NAPSI)—It’s summertime, which means it’s also California avocado season and outdoor entertaining is in full swing!

(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.

(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…

(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.

(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.

(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.

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(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 Inn…

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(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 …

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(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.

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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.

(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.

(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.

  • by Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN

(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.

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(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 …

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(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 mea…

  • By NAPS,
    North American Precis Syndicate

(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 artis…

(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.

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