healthy snacks

Rethinking Campfire Food: 15 Healthy, Easy Ideas + 2 Recipes

Jessica Harlan by Jessica Harlan | June 23rd, 2014 | 28 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: campfire food, camping meals, camping recipes, healthy food, healthy recipes, healthy snacks, healthy-eating, how to avoid junk food, oatmeal, trail mix, trout

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For me, the best part of camping isn’t the rugged hiking trails, swimming in a pristine lake or sleeping under the stars — it’s the food! It’s easy to get caught up in a junk-food rut when packing for a camping trip — potato chips, over-processed hot dogs and preservative-laden packaged foods. But planning campfire meals that are better for you is easier than you might think.

A recent campfire cookout with my family inspired me to make our next camping menu healthier — but still delicious! Try these ideas and easy-to-prepare camping recipes on your next outing.

3 Tips to Make Snacktime Healthier

Susan Stiffelman by Susan Stiffelman | February 20th, 2013 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: after-school snack, apples, babysitter, children, chips, eat and enjoy snacks you offer, fancy foods, food variety, fun recipes, getting kids to do what you want, getting kids to eat right, good food for snacks, guacamole, have fun with snacks, healthy snack options, healthy snacks, kids, misbehaving children, mix up snacks, model healthy snacking, mono-eaters, nut butter, parenting, parenting advice, refueling, relaxed connection, snack presentation, sugar, unhealthy snack options, yogurt

“I have a very difficult time getting my 5-year-old and 9-year-old to eat healthy snacks. All they want are things like potato chips and sugary cereals, which their former babysitter gave them whenever they asked. Any advice?”

Signed,

Smart Snacker

An Apple a Day Keeps the Ritalin Away

Bevin Wallace by Bevin Wallace | October 27th, 2010 | 3 Comments
topic: Family Health, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: ADHD, behavior, breakfast, children, convenience, diet, food, fruits, health, healthy snacks, junk food, kids, lunch, lunchbox, nutrition, parenting, school meals, sugar, vegetables, whole wheat

ApplesAnyone who’s ever endured spending an hour or two with kids after they’ve been trick-or-treating or collecting candy at a birthday party probably doesn’t need a medical study to tell them that there is a link between kids’ diet and behavior.

Snacks for the Healthy Couch Potato

Jessica Harlan by Jessica Harlan | October 4th, 2006 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Healthy Home | tags: guilt-free snacks, healthy alternatives, healthy snacks, organic snacks

It was halfway through the second episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. My hand, bearing a potato chip laden with French onion dip, stopped halfway to my mouth. Unless the show got canceled, which I was hoping was unlikely, I had at least 11 weeks left of sitting here on Monday nights.