Feeling inspired to make your diet more Mediterranean? Many Israelis and people living in Mediterranean countries eat lots of whole grains, nuts, fish, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Adding more of these foods to your diet is simple, affordable, and helps keep your heart healthy. Here you will find some easy tips for making common Israeli dishes that follow a Mediterranean style and won’t break your budget. Continue reading
You have heard how important water is for your children. Choosing water helps your children stay hydrated and keeps the electrolytes in their growing body balanced. Replacing sugar-filled drinks with water also reduces the amount of calories that they are consuming. Unfortunately, kids don’t always want to drink water and still ask for those sugary drinks. You may be confused when this happens and feel like you are out of options, but good news! Help is here!
Spring is here and April has been declared National Garden Month! That means it’s time to get our hands dirty and plant a garden. Even if you don’t have a big, sunny yard, you can still get the benefits of growing your own food. Container gardens are great for small spaces. And some plants grow just fine in the shade. Continue reading
Wasting food is like throwing money in the trash. USDA estimates that 31% of all the food in the United States gets thrown away. It’s important to avoid wasting food as much as possible for those of us on tight budgets so that we get the most nutrition from our food purchases. And reducing the amount of food waste that ends up in landfills is good for the planet, too. Continue reading
It’s no secret that getting kids to eat more fruits and vegetables is a tough job, for parents, schools, and nutrition education programs like us. There are a lot of reasons why, but today we’ll focus on taste.
While fruits are naturally sweet, vegetables tend to have stronger, sometimes bitter flavors that kids don’t like. They can’t help it- we’re all born with a preference for sweet and a dislike of bitter flavors. But we can definitely learn to love vegetables. The following tip actually worked for me as a child, not just for vegetables, but almost any food my mom wanted to get me to eat. Continue reading