Healthy Cheerios Snacks
Little fingers love Cheerios, and moms know they make a great snack. With these Cheerios recipes you can whip up healthy snacks that are just right for the car or an after-lunch treat.See Popular Healthy Cheerios Snacks Recipes
Cereal and dried berries are held together with melted white chocolate to make these easy snacks. Enjoy them for dessert as well.
Never underestimate the ravenousness of a child just out of school. It might be the first moment that a kid can pause to reflect on the day, or it might be your only chance to shovel some nutrition into his face before band rehearsal, dance class, or field-hockey practice. Don't pass up this golden opportunity!
Kid-friendly snacks, such as Frosted Cheerios®, animal crackers and fruit snacks, make for good munching!
The constant sounds of swishing hoops and blowing whistles coming from my TV can only mean one thing--March Madness is here! This year I'm skipping the greasy wings and slices of pizza while tracking my bracket, and opting for these healthy and satisfying game-day recipes instead. Stuffed Cherry TomatoesThe phrase big things come in small packages best describes flavor-packed Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes (shown here), which are perfect to pop while waiting for tip-off.
I dropped the ball with my children's snacks. I never sank so low as to give them candy between meals, although I did allow them plenty of sweets. That, I don't regret a bit.
Quick and healthy snacks to power kids and adults through work, school, practices and more.
Crunchy, sweet and salty, this simple trail mix combines all your favorite flavors in a convenient mix.
If kids had their way, their diet would consist entirely of food that is neon in color, sweet in flavor and, preferably, accompanied by a toy. Unfortunately for us parents, there are plenty of options that fill those criteria, especially when it comes to snacks. However, with a bit of savvy, smart parents can find healthy alternatives that are still fun for the kids, while not guilt-inducing for us.
Step aside, chips! Here are our favorite healthy sides and snacks to keep you and your little ones happy at lunch time.
Tasty snacks, packed with energy and ready to grab when you need them the most. Sound like a dream? Well, it is: Americans spend an average of 30 minutes each day snacking, consuming as many as 250 additional calories from the kind of bite-sized, low-effort treats that are usually way too high in salt and sugar.
Before you reach for that mid-afternoon snack for an energy boost to carry you through to the end of the day, consider the fact that you might be doing yourself more harm than good (unless you make these healthy snacks.) According to a new study by the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, the "energy boost of a sugary snack wears off quickly." Instead, have fresh fruit, dried fruit, or nuts, which are a healthy and long-lasting source of energy, says the NHS, adding, "If you must have chocolate, choose a few squares of good-quality plain chocolate.
Everyone loves snacks, but no one loves the extra calories. When I first saw "100 calorie snack packs," I thought they were a great idea -- convenient, measurable, guilt-free -- until I discovered that each pricey pouch contained just a tiny handful of weirdly thin cookies. I only bought them that one time, but they're still around.
It's easy to convince ourselves that some foods might be "healthy" when, in fact, they're pure junk. Making ourselves believe that Twinkies are a great source of dairy (that cream filling counts, right?).
If part of your New Year's resolution is to get your budget on track and you want to start couponing, what items can you expect to regularly find coupons for? The folks over at Coupons.com keep track of such things, and they've released their list of the top coupon categories for last year. There's been a lot of attention on Groupon-style coupons recently, but it turns out, good old-fashioned grocery coupons were still the most popular type of coupon (although consumers also used more coupons for automotive supplies, apparel, toys and home entertainment).
I'm usually an all-or-nothing kind of girl when it comes to dessert. I'd rather have a small slice of rich, chocolate cake with thick, fudgey icing or a creamy slab of cheesecake than a big slice of reduced-fat dry, crumbly something or other. Except when it comes to the holidays.
When I was a kid, sugary cereal was off limits except when we went on family road trips. And now that I have kids, the same rule applies in my house. But that doesn't stop the kids from asking for it when we're strolling down the aisle at the local market.
Healthy potato chips? You bet. But before we begin, I must warn you: After reading this post, you may never buy a bag of chips again.