Homemade Grab-n-Go: Salad In A Jar

“Salad in a jar” is an easy, healthy, and creative way to pack lunches. By layering ingredients in a container, the salad ingredients stay separated until you are ready to mix and eat. Depending on the size of the salad, a pint- or quart-size, wide-mouth canning jar will work. The best part is that you …

Three Weeks To Lower Sodium In Your Diet

One in four adults has high blood pressure, or hypertension, which is a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease. Research shows that increased sodium consumption can increase blood pressure. About 90% of the sodium in our diets comes from the salt we consume. On average, American adults consume twice the recommended sodium intake of …

Spring Clean The Kitchen For A Health Makeover

Spring brings thoughts of cleaning and making changes. Cafeterias and supermarkets have proven that you can shift food and drink choices by making healthy food more appealing, more visible, and more accessible. So why not start in your kitchen with changes that can boost your family’s health? Countertop Start with your counter because it’s one …

Tips For Holiday Cookie Success

If you’re already stressed about baking holiday cookies, then follow these tips to avoid common cookie failures! PREPARATION First-rate cookies start with fresh, quality ingredients, which should be brought to room temperature, unless indicated otherwise in the recipe. Check for expiration dates on ingredients like eggs, baking powder, and baking soda. Don’t measure liquid and …