Lunch

Eating Lunch at Your Desk? It’s Worse for You Than You Think

Eating Lunch at Your Desk? It’s Worse for You Than You Think

  We know that there are a lot of you out there right now who are reading this at the office, hunched over your desk stealing a few precious minutes of “me time” while eating a takeout lunch before you get back to work. And to ...more

Easy Halloween Kids Snack: Full Moon Night

Easy Halloween Kids Snack: Full Moon Night

My girls are into tortilla roll-ups for their packed lunches instead of a sandwich, and peanut butter and hazelnut spread is the combo of choice. (Which makes me happy, because while making them I get to lick the knife — and my fingers!). ...more

25 Tasty Reasons to Eat Your Way All the Way Through Fall

25 Tasty Reasons to Eat Your Way All the Way Through Fall

Well, the first week of autumn is down, and while around here it’s still been a little warm, just the other day we woke up in the morning to that “I think I need a jacket” chill for the first time since, oh, the beginning of ...more

MyPlate Meal: Easy, Healthy (and Transportable!) Lunch

MyPlate Meal: Easy, Healthy (and Transportable!) Lunch

Whether you’re trying to grab a bite during the middle of a hectic workday or trying to feed yourself while managing a household, most of us find ourselves making lunch choices based on convenience rather than nutrition — or even taste, ...more

Quick & Easy Lunch Box Specials

Quick & Easy Lunch Box Specials

For no good reason, packing my children’s lunches was one of my most-hated chores. I always left it until the last minute, when I invariably discovered that we were out of bread or some other key ingredient. When I look back on those ...more

Healthy Lunchbox Treats The Kids Won’t Toss

Healthy Lunchbox Treats The Kids Won’t Toss

Does your kid’s lunch room look like the floor of the New York Stock Exchange? When I was in grade school, I remember myself and all my friends bargaining, haggling, and trading the contents of their lunchboxes, hoping to upgrade whatever ...more

Easy Summer Lunch for Kids: Lighthouse Sandwich

Easy Summer Lunch for Kids: Lighthouse Sandwich

I love the ocean. I don’t enjoy getting in it, but I do love it’s bigness, the smell, sounds, color, sea life, and especially when I come across a lighthouse! And the seafood!   I went to college right outside of Santa Cruz, ...more

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy Sandwich Sensations

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy Sandwich Sensations

In Westerns, you can easily tell the good guys from the bad, thanks to the handy white (good) or black (bad) hats they wear. Unfortunately, when it comes to sandwiches, telling healthy from unheathy isn’t so clear cut. Sure, there are ...more

Is Paula Deen Racist? Her “Soul Sister” Says Yes

Is Paula Deen Racist? Her “Soul Sister” Says Yes

Good old-fashioned Southern dinners have a certain reputation: just when you think the last course has been served, here comes more. The same can certainly be said for the Paula Deen scandal.   The former Food Network star’s fall ...more

Judge Bars Cracker Barrel from Grocery Stores: Supermarket Savvy

Judge Bars Cracker Barrel from Grocery Stores: Supermarket Savvy

If you’ve been waiting for the chance to fry up some of that down-home Cracker Barrel bacon in your own kitchen — well, you’re out of luck. For now, a federal judge has quashed the “Old Country Store’s” plans to ...more

Picnic Stop Ahead! Easy Food for Healthier Summer Road Trips

Picnic Stop Ahead! Easy Food for Healthier Summer Road Trips

Back when road-tripping Americans were getting their “kicks on Route 66,” roadside diners and small-town restaurants offered a variety of tasty, local and reasonably healthy food options for hungry travelers. Nowadays, American ...more

New Goldfish Mac & Cheese: A Match Made in (Pre-K) Heaven

New Goldfish Mac & Cheese: A Match Made in (Pre-K) Heaven

If only toddlers could tweet, we know what would be trending on Twitter right now: Goldfish Mac & Cheese!   Yes, some genius at Pepperidge Farm has managed to come up with what may go down as one of the most brilliant branded-food ...more

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