Mix Up Some Fun and Fiber

General Mills recently sent me a gift with all of the fixings for a festive snack mix for the holidays. The recipe was developed by Rebecca from Foodie with Family and uses Cheerios® cereal, yogurt, honey, pistachios, yogurt covered pretzels, and … Continue reading

Incorporating More Grains into Your Diet: Quinoa, Sorghum, and More

Whole grains are part of a healthy diet, and part of a DASH Diet eating plan. They can provide fiber, which can lower cholesterol and blood lipids (fats). Fiber also helps keep you full longer and helps with blood sugar … Continue reading

Plan a Family Fun Day on Sunday

This is a guest post, written by Kimberly Bennett, a dietetic student with Eastern Michigan University. Let’s plan a family dinner!  Remember the good old days of Sunday dinners at grandma’s house? This is a great opportunity to return to … Continue reading

What’s Happened to Breakfast?

General Mills Cereals sent me a delivery of cereal, recipes and helpful tips that I’ll be using to help families transition back to school this fall. I was at the gym this week after a few weeks off. August had been … Continue reading

Meatless Monday or Anyday: Versatile Garden Pasta Salad, al fresco

School is in session but the weather still says “summer”. Soon we’ll have a nice break from the heat with a few days of temperatures in the 70s. Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy a garden pasta salad with a … Continue reading

Planning a Festive Table of Favorites

Thanksgiving will usher in the holiday season which most likely will include lots of family meals and parties. When planning your gatherings you can create healthy meals and enjoy yourself. Many recipes can be lightened up on calories, while still … Continue reading