Active families appreciate that frozen meatballs can be enjoyed any day of the week, because all the prep work has been done for you. The meatballs are already seasoned, making them an even-more-delicious (and possibly less expensive) addition to a recipe or sauce than unseasoned, plain ground beef. Once they’re defrosted, you can use the meatballs whole or dice them up, even grind them in a food processor. They can be stirred into favorite recipes, whether steamy soups and stews, hearty casseroles or flavorful pasta plates. They really stand out in a succulent meatball sandwich. Pick up a package of high-quality, frozen meatballs and use them in recipes much as you would ground beef.
You and your family can have fun indoors by creating these tasty and charming treats. Kid-friendly Sugar Cookies on a Stick are totally customizable and perfect winter treats. The secret to making these tasty sweets is to use Karo Syrup. In cookies, it helps maintain freshness, and in marshmallows, it helps control sugar crystallization, which keeps them smooth and creamy.
Early January is the perfect time to reflect on the previous year and make resolutions for the new one. For those of us who take wine seriously — or at least want to — it’s smart to include wine in our New Year’s resolutions. So here are three simple resolutions that’ll heighten your wine appreciation in 2013.
For a classic party dish that’s popular at today’s gatherings, choose charcuterie- a platter of cooked and dry-cured meats, sausages and smooth pates accompanied by crusty baguettes, pungent mustards and other savory morsels. It can make a great appetizer, entree, picnic staple or the main attraction at a tailgating party. What’s more, it’s easy to create and transport to holiday parties.
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. How do you make this American staple healthier? Try seafood, which is low in fat and calories and filled with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Because of seafood’s many benefits, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends people should eat at least 8 ounces a week.
If you’re looking for a better way to start the day, try some peanut butter. This nutrient-dense food is a smart option for breakfast because it’s filling and tastes great. Two tablespoons of smooth-style peanut butter offers 8 grams of plant-based protein and more than 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients. “Making time for breakfast and choosing a meal that has fiber, protein and good fats can play a role in maintaining a healthy diet,” said Registered Dietitian Sherry Coleman Collins. “Research shows that a balanced breakfast including fruit, whole grains and protein such as peanut butter gives you the fuel and nutrients needed to stave off hunger until lunchtime.”
For countless health reasons, including weight loss and improved heart health, an increasing number of Americans are setting aside one day a week or more to go meatless. Fortunately, those seeking plant-based recipes that the whole family will love can look to USA-grown rice for inspiration.
For more than 30 years, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, has sponsored an annual public education and awareness campaign to remind people of the importance of making smart food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme, “Get Your Plate in Shape,” supports the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 and MyPlate, and encourages Americans to get back to the basics of healthy eating.
A delightful way for your family to greet the end of winter can be by getting together and baking up tasty treats that signify renewal, such as Sweet Chicks and Bird’s Nest Coffee Cake
A delightful way for your family to greet the end of winter can be by getting together and baking up tasty treats that signify renewal, such as Sweet Chicks and Bird’s Nest Coffee Cake.