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(NewsUSA) - It's a fact. When you give kids a chance to create their own meals, they're more likely to eat them. It's also true that kids don't often make the wisest choices. That's why parents are grateful for fruit. Naturally delicious and notoriously healthy, fresh fruit is the perfect ingredient for getting kids to the table. It's a smart food that tastes like a treat.
Dance studio owner and instructor Elizabeth Keyes believes that dance is good for you, physically, mentally and spiritually.
(BPT) - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Everyone has heard that saying, but unfortunately, breakfast is also often the most forgotten meal of the day. Instead of enjoying a hearty, nutritious breakfast, many people opt for simple alternatives on the go because they believe creating a well-rounded breakfast will take too long. That couldn’t be farther from the truth.
(BPT) - For unexpected adventures, vibrant culture and a sub-tropical climate year-round, look no further than the Rio Grande Valley region of the Lone Star State. South Texas’ warm temperature give travelers the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities throughout the year and makes it the ideal destination for vacations or longer stays during the winter months. A trip to the region, which includes McAllen, Harlingen, Brownsville and the beaches of South Padre Island, will show visitors there’s much more to South Texas than amazing weather. From its unique music heritage to its flavorful culinary scene, read on to learn why a trip to South Texas should be on every travelers list.
(Family Features) Whether you're following a weight loss plan or simply maintaining healthy habits, finding foods that are nutritious sources of protein and promote satiety can help curb your urge to snack throughout the day.
(NewsUSA) - Al darle una palmadita y un adiós a la fiesta de Año Nuevo de 2015 y disfrutas de lo que queda de tu Pavo y Rosca de Reyes, deberías estar pensando en tomar esas resoluciones sobrantes del año que pasó y volver a comprometerte de nuevo con ellas este año, incluyendo ponerte en forma y saludable.
(BPT) - When the holiday lights fade for another year, the excitement really begins with the arrival of big games and tournaments in top winter sports like football, basketball and hockey. If you’ll be playing game-day host for your team of fans, you know the flavors of the food you serve are as important as the clarity of your flat-screen TV.
(NewsUSA) - They're delicious, nutritious and versatile. They're naturally fat-free, high in vitamin C and a rich source of antioxidants. Americans love them in cereals, salads, sauces and as toppings and by the handful, but when winter comes around, many people assume fresh blueberry season is over.
I’ve discovered some fascinating things along my culinary and cocktail journey this year and have had the privilege of sharing them with you on these pages every week.
Listen up, Foothills folks—there’s a new dining option for you. The team behind Union Public House opened a Mexican joint near their other restaurant on Sunday, Dec. 14.
(BPT) - A recipe that is ideal for any occasion, from weeknight meals to Sunday suppers to get-togethers with friends, can be hard to come by. Tuscan Brined Pork Chops with Salsa Verde is a near-perfect answer for all of these occasions.
(Family Features) For many hosts and hostesses, planning a holiday gathering involves many details and careful planning of everything from the tablecloths to the dessert plates. Free yourself from this stress, and focus your attention on creating a holiday menu that includes plenty of tasty bites, sweet eats and flavorful drinks. Focus on the food and watch all the details fall into place, making your festive celebration the most memorable event of the year.
(Family Features) The average person’s caloric needs have decreased since the 20th century when lifestyles were more active, yet nutritional needs are generally the same. Getting the nutrition you need without consuming too many calories can be as simple as incorporating nutrient-dense foods, such as potatoes, into your diet.
(Family Features) When it comes to promoting a healthy diet, it can be difficult to convince children to eat their fruits and vegetables. The last thing you want to do is take away from quality family time by persuading picky eaters to complete a nutritious meal, especially at the dinner table.
(Family Features) Whether you've planned a gathering with loved ones, or friends and family drop by for some impromptu celebrating, the holiday season is filled with festive entertaining. Having a ready supply of snacks and finger foods will let you spend more time enjoying your guests and less time fussing in the kitchen.
(NAPSI)—Being away on business or vacation can mean frequent unhealthy fast food or expensive restaurants but one clever cook has the perfect solution.
(Family Features) As the seasons change we’re all tempted to indulge, but consuming all the extra calories added from sugar in those decadent sweets and savories can quickly add up to pounds on the scale! In fact, during the holiday season, the average person gains more than 1.5 pounds, according to a 2013 study from Texas Tech University. The study also found that most people retain that weight and exercise alone won’t stave off the gain. The good news is that there are options for swapping higher-calorie foods for lighter choices that can help you save calories from sugar and prevent holiday weight gain. And the best part — you don’t have to skimp on flavor to enjoy all the festivities!
(BPT) - Más del cincuenta por ciento de la población estadounidense disfrutarán comida para llevar en el próximo Día de Acción de Gracias, según la Asociación Nacional de Restaurantes (National Restaurant Association). Es fácil adivinar el por qué. Todo lo que nos encanta de la comida para llevar – como la conveniencia y el ahorro de tiempo– adquieren doble valor durante la agitada temporada de fin de año.
(BPT) - Los asados en tus eventos deportivos favoritos (actividades conocidas en inglés como tailgating), es casi un atractivo tan grande como el partido en sí, con mucha comida, diversión y, lamentablemente, abundante basura. Según la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los Estados Unidos (EPA, por sus siglas en Inglés), los estadios universitarios de enormes dimensiones pueden generar, por ejemplo, 100 toneladas de desechos por juego. Pero tu puedes contribuir a la reducción de basura en esos eventos con medidas simples como escoger los envases adecuados, reciclar todo lo que puedas, y usar accesorios esenciales fabricados con plásticos reciclados.
(Family Features) Whether cooking for a crowd or serving up a regular weeknight meal for two, nothing warms the body and pleases the appetite like a bubbling pot of rich, flavorful chili.
(Family Feature) It just isn't game day without great food to help fill your belly and spirits as you cheer your favorite team to victory. While traditional tailgate fare has a rightful place in any pre-game celebration, adding interesting new tastes and textures to your typical spread only enhances the excitement.
Tucson’s salsa dance community is coming together this fall to celebrate what promises to be the largest dance event in Southern Arizona. The Tucson Salsa Bachata Dance Festival (TSBDF) is kicking off Oct. 17 through Oct. 19, for three days and two nights of performances, lessons, workshops, competitions, and late-night dancing. From the streets of Havana, to the towers of Tokyo; salsa has become a worldwide addiction that is bringing people together unlike ever before.