Maintaining digestive health is an important part of so many peoples’ everyday lives. Probiotics have emerged as one of the most popular ‘go-to’ strategies for people who struggle with digestive health issues. While the popularity of probiotics added to a daily diet has risen very quickly, the industry has had to adapt to this in many ways. Continue reading
Ok, so it’s not a treat in the traditional sense, and it’s not necessarily “healthy” by design, but it is an alternative to a sugary sweet – and it’s sure to be a hit. Give temp tattoos of funny skulls, pumpkins, witches, etc. You could even have a bit of water at the ready if kids want to put them on right away.
2. Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels
You’re already not giving candy, but that doesn’t mean you have to be boring. Opting for treats that kids don’t get every day is just as good – that’s the whole point! This thing comes once a year. Make the treats you choose just slightly different than an everyday snack and you’ll be successful.
Choose pretzels with a yummy filling but no hydrogenated oils. Of course, a lot of kids aren’t able to eat nuts, so be careful about who you hand these to!
It’s National Coffee Day, and while you’re sipping on those Arabica beans, we’re investigating some funky coffee mysteries we want to know more about.
These questions are so pressing that we couldn’t let them percolate for hours, and just had to share our answers. Read on to learn about that weird burnt taste and so much more.
Great news, everyone! We’ve got a contest coming up that will knock around your creative juices and shake up your taste buds. It’s apple time.
Share your best apple recipe on our Facebook page for a chance to win a dedicated FoodScience video blog where we try out your recipe and share it everywhere.
We’re looking for originality and fun – as well as taste, of course.
If you’ve got the best classic apple pie this side of the Mississippi, please do tell. But we’re ready to think outside the crust. Salads, soups, casseroles, breakfasts, cookies – the possibilities are endless.
Bring it on, apple lovers. We’re ready for fall.
The standard boot camp class has been sprinting around the fitness scene for a while. If you’re like me, though, you might have slipped through the trend cracks on this one.
Maybe you have your reasons. Maybe your reasons involve your personality, your disdain for – ugh – classes, or your lack of desire to spend money on a good ol’ turn-red-and-vomit session. Mine did.
But when I finally bit the boot camp bullet this summer (I was able to get a few free classes) I learned that I was wrong about something. It wasn’t boot camp. Boot camp was exactly what I expected.
It was definitely me.
Here’s what I learned.
It’s so easy to delay starting any new routine until January 2. We have every excuse in the world to put it off, and every motivation to jump on the resolution bandwagon later.
But getting a head start is a good idea even if you’re not in a race.
How do you spice up your dinner routine?
We’re fans of healthy meals, but sometimes eating healthy gets a little boring. If you, like us, are looking for a way to spice up your meals, we highly suggest adopting an international theme for at least one night of the week.
Whether you opt for Indian, Italian, Mexican , Thai, Vietnamese, or any other ethnic palate, international cuisine can be exquisitely healthy, given the right ingredients.
Quinoa is no longer the latest healthy recipe fad. (That distinction goes to locally-sourced ingredients.) But that doesn’t mean it’s not still at the top of our list for high protein meal options. As we head into autumn and switch up our pallets, we’re excited for quinoa dishes that ooze warmth, comfort, and of course, wholesome nutrition.
Going back to school can be a positive experience for both you and the kids with just a little bit of planning. Here are four of our best tips to minimize stress, keep the little ones healthy, and get the year started on the right foot.
By Karen Sturtevant
Zippy and Zoey are my Russian tortoises. Their lineage originates from the dry, arid regions of Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and the Soviet territory, Kazakhstan. They can go days, even weeks, without water.