25 Best Packaged Foods
Here's how the editors of Parents determined which packaged foods ranked the highest. Categories included time-savers, nutritional standards, and children's enjoyment.
Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas for Busy Moms
How does a busy mom like Rosie Pope prepare healthy back-to-school breakfasts for her family? Find out how to make her go-to meals.
or seeds like chia are great options. Choose whole grains instead of sugary cereals . The overnight oatmeal and quinoa recipe we developed for Rosie's family comes together in five minutes. Simply sweeten it with a little maple syrup and top with fruit and milk. Speaking of fruit, it's a natural for breakfast. Fresh or frozen or nestled in a bran muffin , fruit is packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, not to mention, a sweet taste. To make sure your kids have enough time
Banana Bites for Breakfast
-Who's one year-old now? You? Who can eat anything now? You? -Uh huh. -Who wants to eat healthy and sweet delicious for breakfast? -Uh huh. -You? What? What? You wanna make banana bites for breakfast? -Uh huh. -That's what she said, banana bites it is. One of the biggest challenges for new parents
then I've got a pan over here that's I'm gonna turn on medium heat and you can just kinda dunk. Look at this Chloe. Dunk them. Let's add a little bit of butter. You can have
Healthy Snacks: Cheese Crackers
Make your own snacks and save money with Catherine McCord's cheese cracker recipe.
And Ken and I are gonna show you how. Are you ready? Cheddar cheese Ready, wanna dump it in? Two cups of grated cheddar cheese into the food processor And you can use sharp, you can use extra sharp, you can use any kind you want. This is sort of like,
Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
Watch FamilyFun's Sally Staub make Whole Pizza Crust, as featured in the September 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.
need warm water, bread flour, whole wheat flour, dry active yeast, toasted wheat germ , sugar, salt, a little olive oil . And for the full recipe and list of ingredients, you can go to familyfunmag.com. The first step is to activate the yeast.
Our yeast is now ready, so I'm going to mix in some olive oil . I'll just give that a stir. Once that's stirred, I'm gonna grab a large mixing bowl and transfer the liquid into the mixing bowl . I'm gonna mix in the dry ingredients . Bread flour, whole wheat flour, toasted wheat germ , and some salt. Mix this together just until a soft dough forms. Now, we're ready to turn out the dough. Just lightly
good. Grab a new bowl, which needs to be lightly oiled with olive oil ; and we'll place the dough in and coat it will and then we'll cover with a clean dish towel and put it
Watch FamilyFun's Joy Howard prepare Fruit Nachos, as featured in the September 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.
granula and for the sauce we're going to use honey and some plain yogurt which we put into a squeeze bottle to make it easier for drizzling. To some of the snack you want to [unk] the sliced fruit onto a plate, just overlapping just a little bit and next you wanna drizzle on your toppings, just using plain yogurt and some honey. And for the final touch, just a little bit of raisins, granula and shredded
How To Stir-Fry
Discover simple stir-frying tricks to make the most of this healthy, fast, and easy weeknight dinner favorite -- whether you have a wok or not.
ingredients ready before you begin cooking. Today, I'm stir-frying shrimp and baby bok choy with ginger and garlic. It's best to cut all of your ingredients into small similarly sized pieces so they cook at about
ingredients moving and helps the heat distribute evenly. Next, I'll add the bok choy and we'll cook until it's just tender. To finish the dish, I'll sprinkle it with a little salt and drizzle it with some sesame oil . So, prep your ingredients ahead, cut them into small pieces, heat your oil, and stir frequently. Remember these easy steps and you'll
How to Eat Healthy During Pregnancy: Vegetarian Meals
If you're pregnant and a vegetarian, no worries. Here are five tips to help you plan ahead and meet your daily needs for protein and other key nutrients. Pick your protein. This nutrient is essential for your baby's organ and tissue growth. Choose small portions of beans, nuts, nut butters, quinoa,
growth. Choose small portions of beans, nuts, nut butters, quinoa, tofu, or soy milk at most meals. Milk yogurt and eggs are also high-quality protein options for vegetarians who eat dairy. Build up your iron. This mineral carries oxygen in the blood. Choose plant proteins like beans, tofu and soy milk Other sources include fortified cereals and instant oats, potatoes, and whole wheat bread. Boost iron absorption by pairing them with foods rich in vitamin C including oranges and sweet peppers. Be aware of B12. This vitamin helps your baby's developing brain and nervous system. Sources include breakfast cereals, soy milk and veggie burgers. And milk products and eggs also provide vitamin B12. Zero in on zinc. It supports a healthy immune system and sources include beans, zinc-fortified breakfast cereals, wheat germ , and pumpkin seeds Be sure to discuss the supplement with your doctor if you exclude dairy product and fish. And to create a customized pregnancy
How to Season
Learn how seasoning with salt, herbs, and spices can amp up the flavor in your meals.
without losing their flavor. So, put them on raw veggies like these sweet potatoes before roasting. Tender herbs work best when on food at or near the end of cooking like these steamed potatoes. I'm just going to sprinkle on a little bit of parsley. Spices are another way to really amp up the flavor in foods. You can use them separately or combine them into mixtures called dry rubs. Dry rubs are fantastic on chicken, beef, pork, or even salmon. I'm using Kosher salt , brown sugar , cumin, smoked paprika, and some pepper. Rub it on your raw meat, like these pork chops and then cook either on the stove top, in the oven, or on the grill. So, whether it's salt, herbs, or spices, start seasoning to add some delicious flavor to your cooking.
How to Eat Healthy During Pregnancy: How To Avoid Listeria
Your weak immune system during regnancy can put you at a higher risk of contracting Listeria. Here's how to eat healthy during pregnancy.
Separate uncooked meats and poultry and anything that touches them, from vegetables, cooked foods , and ready-to-eat foods. And keep your refrigerator and cooking surfaces spick and span. Set the refrigerator temperature to below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.