Marvelous Melon

Did you know that August 3rd was Watermelon Day? Well, it’s not too late to honor the fruit that seems to epitomize summer – picnics, seed-spitting contests, messy, juicy faces. Read more about watermelon and why you should be eating it right now! http://foodandhealth.com/blog/2010/08/pound-of-melon/ QUICK AND EASY WATERMELON RECIPE On a hot summer day, there’sContinue reading “Marvelous Melon”

Why Aren’t You Eating Breakfast?

  How many times have you heard, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!”? Did you know that on any given day, approximately 20% of Americans skip breakfast and that teens and young adults are most likely to skip eating that morning meal? Health Benefits of Breakfast Data from the Breakfast Research Institute (www.breakfastresearchinstitute.com)Continue reading “Why Aren’t You Eating Breakfast?”

Welcome to Meatless Monday

I’m adding a new section to my site – Meatless Mondays. April is a great time to kick-off this feature, as it coincides with Earth Day, and you probably know that going meatless is good for the environment. Each Monday, I’ll offer a new meatless recipe that will be brimming with flavor and complete nutrition. Vegetarian protein sourcesContinue reading “Welcome to Meatless Monday”

Think Green Today

As it is St. Patty’s Day, it’s time to eat and drink all things green. Green fruits and veggies are jam-packed full of anti-inflammatory phytochemicals and disease-fighting antioxidants, as well as a lot of fiber and water. Now, you can keep it pretty basic, like making sure to eat plenty of green veggies at lunch andContinue reading “Think Green Today”

Spiced Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

On a cold morning, I want a dish that’s warm and filling- and fast to prepare! Oats give you those good carbs for energy and some protein, as well as cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber. The apple adds important antioxidants and more fiber. The cinnamon helps control your blood sugar and makes everything taste great. The groundContinue reading “Spiced Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal”

Sunday Brunch

I just finished baking my famous Banana mini-muffins and the aroma in the house is amazing! The kids are devouring the muffins and breakfast hasn’t even been made yet! I’m also making Mini mushroom and sausage Quiche, cooked in a  muffin tin for easy cooking and great presentation. Along with that there will be anContinue reading “Sunday Brunch”

Saturday= Daddy Breakfast

On Saturday, it’s my husband’s turn to cook the kids breakfast. He pulls out all the stops! Here’s his menu: Scrambled eggs Turkey bacon Morningstar sausage links Hash browns Fresh fruit                  If we’ve had a sleepover and are feeding a few extra kids, I usually make some pancakes or french toastContinue reading “Saturday= Daddy Breakfast”