Back to School Snacking: Fighting After-School Hunger

It’s that time of year again! Children and families everywhere are preparing to head back to school. Children will be on the move and learning new things each and everyday. After a long day of fun-filled learning, children are more than likely to come home famished. After school snacking is a daily ritual in most … Read More


Build an Easy Breakfast

Mornings can be a hectic time to get everyone fed and off to the places we have to be often early in the morning. Breakfast may not always be a top priority. However, breakfast is a very important part of the day for you and everyone in your family. For some ideas, Super Healthy Kids … 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


Vegetable packed pizza

As a parent, I am always looking for new and efficient ways make my kids eat more veggies because eating greens has many health benefits. Vegetables are the powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and other healthy compounds which boost their immune system and help them to fight off the cold, flu, and other infections. Most vegetables … Read More


Oats Make a Meal: How do you eat yours?

Did you know Saturday October 29th is National Oatmeal Day? Why do we love Oatmeal? Oatmeal contains fiber, which stays in the stomach longer and helps us feel fuller, longer. This can help kids easily get through the school morning until lunchtime, help prevent overeating and help maintain a healthy weight. Once cup of oatmeal … Read More


Try Sandwiches for Dinner This Week!

Sandwiches are an easy, no-cook, heat-free way to prepare a quick dinner for the family. The sandwich is named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, an 18th-centry English aristocrat. The story goes that he asked for meat tucked between two pieces of bread. Others saw how easy it was to eat and began to … Read More


Splash Through Summer with Peaches

Sweet and juicy peaches are one of North Carolina’s finest summer time fruits. Though they are available year round, they taste best and are less expensive during the summer. In our state, the peach industry is unique because it sells 90 percent of its crop on the fresh market, directly to the consumer, just days … Read More


Healthy pizza? Read below …

  If you asked my family what their favorite food is, they would say “pizza!” As a mom, I worried about feeding pizza to my children, because what you buy is typically in high in fat. Most restaurants do not offer a whole-grain or whole-wheat curst either. So, how can you feed your family one … Read More


Oats all around

Oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast. Around my house, we eat oatmeal as a healthy snack too. For extra calcium, I replace the water with low-fat milk and add fruits, fresh, frozen, or canned to increase the vitamin and antioxidant content. For a change in flavor, I add cinnamon, raisins, or artificially sweetened brown sugar. You … Read More


Pizza? Spaghetti? Why not both?

I love recipes. No, I mean I REALLY LOVE recipes. I can often be found at night searching the internet, magazines, and my cookbooks for recipes to inspire me in my meal planning. While searching for recipes, I came across the “What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl” site that features several on-line cookbooks such as The White … Read More


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