Breakfast – the most important meal of the day. We’ve heard this message from moms since the beginning of time. And they’re right. People who eat breakfast were more likely to have higher levels of important nutrients in their overall diets, better focus and performance in schools and at work, and a healthier weight status. With all these benefits, why aren’t more people eating breakfast? Mainly a lack of time during busy mornings and for some people, not having much of an appetite in the morning. Both of these issues have solutions, so keep reading for quick, healthy breakfast ideas. Continue reading
Tailgating season is coming to an end, with just one big game left. This weekend is one of the most watched television events, as well as the second highest calorie food-related holidays of the year (just behind Thanksgiving). Between chips and dip, pizza, chicken wings, and soda, most of the usual party snacks make it tough to eat smart on game day. This year, make some strategic swaps and focus on homemade versions of traditional game day snacks to cut down on extra calories. Your football fans can still enjoy the party and make healthy choices! Continue reading
Plant-based proteins are one of the most affordable options for people on a budget, but eggs come in a close second. One egg costs about $0.17 compared to an equivalent serving of beans (¼ cup), which costs about $0.06 for dried beans or $0.08 for canned beans. Not only are eggs affordable, they’re one of the most versatile foods to cook with. And despite shifting views over the past several decades, eggs are a good source of nutrition. So in honor of National Egg Month, let’s learn all about eggs! Continue reading
Happy first day of winter! It’s not the most bountiful season for fresh produce, but some of our favorite root crops, dark leafy greens, winter squash, and tropical fruits are in season in winter. Check out our collection of best winter dinners and easy winter dishes. Enjoy!
The holiday season is a busy, sometimes stressful time of year for families. When your schedule gets full, cooking can feel like a chore, making the drive-thru so much more appealing. But we all know takeout isn’t the healthiest option for a family meal. So what’s a busy mom to do? Reach into the freezer for a healthy meal that’s ready to heat and eat!
The following recipes are some of FNP’s best freeze ahead meals. Continue reading