Curbing Candy Cravings

During the holidays, especially during Halloween when there is candy around every corner (literally!), it can be hard for kids to manage their candy cravings. Help your kids stay in control by setting some rules. These tips aren’t just for Halloween. They’re great for any holiday that involves lots of sweets, especially sweets your kids … Read More


Have Yourself a Food Safe Holiday

Happy Holidays! Whether you’re the head chef at your holiday gatherings or bringing a casserole to share, food safety is always the most important job in creating a holiday meal. Eating food that’s not cooked or refrigerated correctly could make you and your guests sick. Nobody wants to miss out on the fun because of … Read More


Taking Control with Portion Sizes This Holiday Season

The holiday season is quickly approaching! Gatherings with family and friends are often filled with laughter, games, happy memories…and casseroles and desserts served with a side of guilt.  Portion Control and Overeating We all overeat from time to time, and during the holidays it can feel more difficult to break the habit. Another piece of … Read More


Food Safety Education Month – Eggs

In honor of Food Safety Education Month, let’s take a closer look at eggs. Eggs are an affordable high-protein food. They contain 13 essential vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants. Sunnyside up and over easy eggs seem to be what everyone is serving these days. But did you know it’s safer to eat eggs … Read More


Healthy Eating on a Busy Schedule

Life can get pretty hectic with family, work, school, and other responsibilities. This makes it challenging to prioritize our health. To make it easier to have a healthy diet in the midst of a busy schedule, try these ideas and tips: Meal Planning: Schedule time each week to plan what meals you’ll eat that week … Read More


Food Safety: Are We Making These Mistakes?

We know that food safety isn’t something to take lightly in your home. In fact, some of our simple mistakes can be much more dangerous than we think. In an article posted on FoodSafety.gov, some of our biggest food safety mistakes are highlighted. For instance, do you wash meat or poultry? What about eat raw dough, … Read More



Healthy eating on a budget!

Eating healthy on a budget can be really hard, especially if you’re paying for rent, gas, and other necessities. However, it can be done. The first step to successfully budgeting a healthy meal is to just create a game plan for your groceries. Research and look up tips for healthy, low-cost meals and master the … Read More


Whats In Your Pantry?

Do you often feel there’s nothing in the pantry you can use to make a nutritious meal for your family? You might be surprised how easy it is to make a simple but healthy meal from just a few pantry items. Watch our latest video below Enjoy!Emily  … Read More


Are canned fruits and vegetables healthy?

My husband, who grew up in rural North Carolina spent many of his summers with his grandfather. He saw acres of farmland with fresh vegetables including cabbages, collards, green beans, okra, field peas, squash, corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupes, Muscadine grapes, peaches, etc. He and his grandfather would get up early in the mornings to … Read More


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