Should you feed your family plant-based “meat”? Here’s the scoop.
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by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD
3d ago
Plant-based burgers, patties, and nuggets are an easy way to go meatless. Find out if plant-based meat is a smart pick for your family. Are you trying to serve more meatless meals? A lot of families are. Nearly one in four Americans report eating less meat in the last year, according to a Gallup poll. But people have different ideas (and comfort levels!) around going meatless. There are some who don’t want anything that looks or feels remotely like meat when they’re going meatless–because, they say, isn’t that the whole point? But others really crave meat and center most meals around it. For ..read more
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The BEST White Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe For Amazing Salads
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by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD
2w ago
People WILL ask you for the recipe when you serve this white balsamic vinaigrette! Here’s how to make this simple, tasty white balsamic dressing. Get ready for recipe requests when you serve this dressing! Reader Review: Wow, so good and easy! And even better the next day. Husband loves it, too!  Do you have a recipe that, without fail, someone asks you for when you take it to a potluck, picnic, or dinner party? For me, this White Balsamic Vinaigrette is one of those recipes (another one without fail: No-Fuss Guacamole!). In fact, this white balsamic dressing has been so popular with din ..read more
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45+ Healthy Dorm Food Ideas to Nourish Your Hungry College Kid
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by Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD
1M ago
College students are busy and hungry! Here are 45+ ideas for healthy dorm food they can stock to stay nourished and satisfied. When my son started college, we signed him up for a generous meal plan. We figured that between three dining halls, plus on-campus restaurant options, he’d be covered. He was still hungry. Turns out, there are lots of times when college kids need fast, healthy dorm food, like when… They’re hungry but the dining halls are closed They don’t have time to stop at the dining hall They’re running low on spending money for takeout and delivery They’re out of “swipes” for th ..read more
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2022 Favorite Things Holiday Gift Guide
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by Sally
2M ago
Need a gift for someone you love? These are all favorite things of mine that make perfect presents. The perfect gift is thoughtful, useful, and frequently maddeningly difficult to figure out. I need all the help I can get in finding those elusive gifts. If you do too, I wanted to share a few of my current favorite things. Because they might have the potential to be favorite things for the people on your list too. And they just might be the perfect gift! As usual with my gift guides, these are ALL items I own, have tried, or have given (or received) as gifts myself. Buttery Soft Kitch Apron A ..read more
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Books I Read & Loved in 2022
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by Sally
3M ago
Need a good book for yourself or to give as a gift? Here are 13 books I read and loved this year. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. One of my absolute favorite places to be: in my bed, under the covers, lost in a good book. If you can relate, and need recommendations for your next read, I’ve got 13 that I couldn’t put down this year. Hope you find your next favorite book here! My past book lists Books I Loved in 2021 Books I Loved in ..read more
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Is Salad Safe? Here are 9 Facts You Need To Know.
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by Sally
3M ago
Feeling iffy about leafy greens after recalls? Is salad safe? Here are the facts so you can feel better about serving and eating salad. Serving crisp, green salads feels like a good thing to do for your family. But recent recalls on romaine, spinach, and other lettuces may have left you feeling a little iffy about leafy greens.  Is salad safe to eat? Which leafy greens are better? And can you really trust “pre-washed” salad? I researched the facts and found answers. Here’s what you should know: Table of Contents Should you eat lettuce? Can you get food poisoning from lettuce? What's th ..read more
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26 Affordable ALDI Dinner Ideas for Fall & Winter (w/ Shopping List!)
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by Sally
3M ago
Need some dinner inspiration? Here are easy, affordable ALDI dinner ideas for Fall & Winter that your family will love. This blog post is NOT sponsored. Just wanted to share some easy ALDI meal ideas! Your family wants dinner every night. Every. single. night. But your food budget is tight–and so is your time. And there are only so many times you can proclaim “Cereal for dinner!” before the novelty wears off. Cheap ALDI meals to the rescue! So many of you loved my ALDI Dinner Ideas for Spring & Summer blog post, I decided to deliver a Fall & Winter version full of comforting, cold ..read more
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Healthy & Easy Dinner in the Car Ideas for Busy Nights
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by Cheryll
5M ago
When your evenings are full of activities and the kitchen table is your backseat, here are some simple and healthy dinner in the car ideas.  Gone are the lazy days of summer. Suddenly it’s time to shuttle kids to soccer games, play rehearsals, dance lessons, playdates, and all the things. And you may be thinking: Are we seriously going to be in the car at dinnertime three days a week now? The answer might be yes, but you’re not alone — and we can do this!  So if back to school means your mom taxi is back in business, it’s still possible to feed your people healthy, filling, deliciou ..read more
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12 Tasty Things to Make From Scratch and Save Money
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by Sally
5M ago
Feeling the pinch of higher food prices? Here are a dozen items to make from scratch. You’ll save money and avoid food waste! I can’t be the only one who has recently stood in a grocery store aisle, done a double-take on a price, and blurted out “Are you kidding me?!?” Grocery prices are up–by more than 10 percent over last year, according to government statistics. Though that price hike has probably changed what and how much you buy each week, unfortunately it hasn’t changed your family’s appetites. They still want to be fed. All. The. Time. So what can you make from scratch? It may seem lik ..read more
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10 Healthy DIY Bistro Boxes for Easy Lunches and Snacks
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by Sally
6M ago
A bistro box makes a perfect light meal or satisfying snack for kids and grown-ups. Here are 10 bistro box lunch ideas for inspiration. This post was written in partnership with Healthy Family Project. A bistro box is more than a trendy coffee shop item with a fancy-schmancy name. It’s also: A healthy lunch for a little one A great option for kids with smaller appetites A hearty after-school snack before sports practices or other activities A satisfying afternoon snack at work It’s something you can tuck in a lunch bag with a cold pack and send to school, hand your teen in the car after s ..read more
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