(NewsUSA) - Did you know that when it comes to seafood, freshness is consistently rated as one of the most important qualities customers are looking for? That's just one reason mussels are growing in popularity across the U.S.
(NAPSI)—Gathering together as a family for dinner can be a great idea, research shows. Just 20 minutes a night can positively affect children’s development and behavior.
(NAPSI)Crisp, cool nights, a harvest moon and two desserts that showcase the fruits of the season. What a wonderful way to welcome autumn. For more recipes using delicious Duncan Hines and Comstock or Wilderness Pie Fillings, visit www.duncanhines.com and www.piefilling.com.
(NAPSI)—Whether you carry on the traditions of your family or invent new ones, traditions give you and your family something to remember and something to look forward to every year.
(NewsUSA) - In an effort to temper down the spoonfuls of sodium and fat that describe most American school lunches, the National Food Service Management Institute is educating administrators and families about the way regional cooking, like Cajun cuisine, can improve the health of schoolchildren.
(NAPSI)—In this fast-paced world, it’s often a struggle finding time to make healthy and satisfying meals every night of the week. As work days grow longer and commitments become more abundant, many Americans resort to the convenience of a drive-through window or the pizza delivery boy, unaware of the superior options found in the freezer aisle of their local supermarket.
(NewsUSA) - The beauty of quiche is that it can be virtually anything you like -- heavy or light, entree or appetizer, holiday treat or a Thursday dinner. And to top off the versatility, you can create a scrumptious quiche with practically any vegetable, meat or seafood. Now, if it were only healthy...
(NAPSI)—After all the hard work of getting into tip-top shape for the summer season, many folks have a tinge of guilt while they enjoy those traditional picnic dishes.
(NAPSI)--Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that most children should eat more fruits and vegetables, which contain essential nutrients that may help protect against chronic diseases. But how can parents, schools and other caregivers get kids to chow down?
(NewsUSA) - Restaurant owners spend countless hours fretting over food stock and prices, catering to customers, negotiating with suppliers and supervising staff. How does a super-busy food entrepreneur stay on top of business and make time for a healthy meal?
(NewsUSA) - Down-home favorites made with cornbread create hearty meals that warm bellies and satisfy the most selective taste buds. What's more, your creative cornbread recipe could put some cash in your pocket.
(NAPSI)—Many people are looking for simple, nutritious and easy-to-prepare recipes—and seafood can be a fresh alternative to meat and poultry.
(NAPSI)—You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to enjoy a great stuffing. Paired with roast chicken and pork chops or stuffed into acorn squash or bell peppers, rice stuffing makes a delicious side dish any day of the year.
(NAPSI)—Sweet news for many parents is that you can reduce the amount of sugar in your youngster’s diet—and still get some affection from your happy kids.
(NAPSI)—Can’t decide what to make for dessert? Why not try two fabulous favorites in one with a Brownie Bits Cheesecake—what’s not to love when a chocolaty brownie serves as a classic cheesecake’s crust, stir-in and topping?
(ARA) - When you think of baking, your mind probably goes right to warm cookies, fruit-filled cobblers or pies and savory bread. While those are all the happy results of spending some time in the kitchen, when children, tweens and teens get involved in baking, they'll come away from the experience with a lot more than just happy taste buds.
(NAPSI)—While steak has long been a crowd favorite at cookouts, not everyone is comfortable preparing itso heres some advice from steak experts.
(NAPSI)Move over, cupcakes. The newest dessert trend is heresingle-layer minicakes.
(NAPSI)—Spending family time together can be a relaxing moment in today’s fast-paced world.
(ARA) - When school starts, kids' schedules fill up fast, and that means they need the right fuel to keep their growing bodies and minds satisfied. After a long day of learning, kids require a snack that will get them through homework, after-school sports and other activities until dinner is served. Before you reach for the default bag of chips, consider these healthier alternatives that are just as easy and convenient.
Whether you're starting out in the food service business or you need to update restaurant equipment in an existing establishment, there are several options and ideas to consider during the search and purchase process.
(NAPSI)—Eat nuts as a healthy source of protein, according to research published by the Harvard School of Public Health.* Researchers looked at the diets of more than 37,000 men and 83,000 women to see if they could find a link between diet and increased risk of death from heart disease or cancer. They found that replacing one serving of red meat with one serving of nuts was linked to a 19 percent lower risk of premature death or total mortality. The study reinforces the role of nuts as an important part of a healthy diet.
(NAPSI)—Good news for many people who feared they had a slim chance of enjoying great food while on a diet.
(NAPSI)Chocolate and peanut butter are a great match for many taste buds, but they can offer nutritional benefits, too. The key is in which varieties you consume.
(ARA) - The summertime probably felt like it whizzed by, and now you're getting into the back-to-school mode. Luckily, you can keep a sweet taste of summer in meals and snacks with refreshing grapes from California.
(ARA) - School is back in session and parents and children alike are gearing up for a new year and all the fun and chaos that go along with it. Whether it's your child's first ever school day or the last year before college, it's important to take a moment to check off all the things they will need for a great year - and a healthy lunch is right at the top.
(ARA) - As a bride-to-be, you invest huge amounts of time, energy and money to make your big day unforgettable. Unfortunately, all of the stress associated with planning a wedding can take its toll, and you may neglect your own well-being in the chaos. Inadequate sleep, poor diet and high levels of stress can leave you feeling and looking less than fabulous, but with a few healthy and sustainable adjustments, you can look forward to your walk down the aisle.
(NewsUSA) - Grilling season is here, and there is an easy way to put a healthy twist on your cookouts -- without sacrificing taste.
(NAPSI)—As children return to school, it’s important to start their day with a nutritious breakfast to help them succeed.
(NAPSI)—Here’s food for thought: You can add a touch of creative pizzazz to your next get-together when you serve a delicious Italian specialty: Duck Focaccia Pizza. It’s a meal that’s simple, original and will make any occasion a memorable one—and making this recipe can be almost as easy as calling for delivery.
(NAPSI)—Trendy TV celebrity chefs fearlessly combine ingredients and flavors to create exciting new dishes. Now, here’s a sweet idea from the No. 1 rice pudding manufacturer in North America, which has played “matchmaker” and created an unforgettable dessert combining two of the country’s most popular and classic tastes—creamy rice pudding and rich chocolate. The delicious result is Chocolate Rice Pudding, a taste sensation that can turn any dinner into a special occasion.
(NewsUSA) - According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Latinos in the U.S. have a longer life expectancy than the non-Latino white population.
(NAPSI)—Enjoying garden-fresh fruits and vegetables can help you look and feel good, especially once you learn how to dress them up as mouthwatering sensations. Making your own dressings is easy and pays off in terms of both taste and nutrition.
(ARA) - Excitement, anticipation, anxiety - back-to-school time is filled with many emotions for both kids and parents. By planning ahead, parents can make gearing up for the start of the school year a fun experience that eases the transition while boosting enthusiasm.
(NewsUSA) - Family matriarchs often covet secret family recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. "My grandmother had some of the best recipes," said Vivienne Halpern, MD, a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery. "Yet, I know if she were with us today, she would adjust those recipes to provide her family with healthier meals."
(NAPSI)—As the weather heats up, picnics offer the perfect outdoor activity for family, friends and foodies alike. A meal under the sun provides a picturesque setting to impress loved ones with an on-the-go gourmet feast while making the most of your time outdoors.
(NAPSI)—For those people looking for a better-for-you change to their eating habits, the Mediterranean Diet, frequently touted by dietitians, includes foods that can boost overall health and even help prevent some diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Olives and olive oil, the main sources of dietary fat in the Mediterranean Diet, contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) and polyphenols, which contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Incorporating these foods into your daily diet can have a positive impact on your overall health—without sacrificing flavor.
(NAPSI)—There’s a delicious flavor movement taking hold. Food lovers are embracing real, focused flavors over complex presentations that are more like science experiments than recipes. Guided by the motto that “the most memorable food is often the simplest,” now we are celebrating quality ingredients at their peak of flavor with straightforward preparations. This trend is identified in the McCormick Flavor Forecast 2012 as Simplicity Shines.
(NAPSI)—Great cooking and baking ideas can be a click away with access to the 100 recipes from the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. This perfectly portioned dessert from finalist Amy Siegel can delight at home and on the go.
(NAPSI)—There’s a new initiative, called Meatless Mondays, to help you improve your health. By eating plant-based foods in place of meat just one day a week, you can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity.
(NAPSI)—Cooking outdoors is in at any time of year. When you grill, it’s important to follow the guidelines from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing food poisoning:
(NAPSI)If you are sweet on someone with a sweet tooth, getting a gift can be a piece of cakeor something else equally tasty.
(NAPSI)—The 2012 Olympic Games can inspire many to make improvements in their fitness and in their efforts to keep their families healthy. One thing that fans and athletes can relate to is the importance of starting the day right, with a great breakfast to help achieve your potential.
Frozen Pops - the original fun food on a stick - are making a splash this summer as the cool, must-have treat. Making your own pops at home is the hottest food trend this summer.
(ARA) - Each morning, many Americans across the nation face a struggle that, when gone unrecognized, can have a serious impact on their quality of life. The issue at hand? A condition commonly known as a "seriously boring breakfast."
(NAPSI)—If you’re looking for a tasty way to power up on protein and incorporate a healthy serving of omega-3s into your diet, consider delicious, nutritious shrimp.
(NAPSI)—Ninety percent of American adults snack daily and could be gaining valuable nutrition. A paper published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that smaller nutritious meals eaten throughout the day contribute significantly to the nutrient quality of the diet. The key is making snacking choices that are not “empty calories” but healthful options, providing important vitamins and minerals.
(NAPSI)—Grilling is a rite of passage during warmer months, with hamburgers arguably being Americans’ favorite food to grill. However, hamburgers are often high in calories and fat.
(NAPSI)—From Brooklyn to Albuquerque, Seattle to Sarasota and everywhere in between, few things say summer in America the same way that barbecue does.
(NAPSI)—While most grillers are armed with tongs and a spatula, many are looking to up their game by experimenting with accessories designed to add more versatility to the grill, such as pizza stones, fish baskets and rib racks.