A Phenomenal Breakfast

Foreclosures in Dallas A Bowl Of Cereal And Milk Gives Kids Protein And Is A Leading Source Of Nutrients They Need For A Great Start To The Day

As parents and kids fall back into their daily routines, it’s important to be as prepared as possible with new shoes, pencils, notebooks and more. But there’s one more thing that’s just as essential when it comes to achieving a successful day at school: breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

There’s a good chance, however, that even though 89 percent of moms want their kids to eat breakfast every morning, according to the Kellogg’s Breakfast In America Survey, they may not realize that their kids may not always be getting all the essential nutrients that growing bodies need. Enter the breakfast dynamic duo: cereal and one cup of milk. Together, this simple combination is the perfect way to make sure children get a great-tasting and nutritious breakfast they’ll love. A bowl of Kellogg’s cereal plus one cup of milk provides protein and can help close the gap on the four “nutrients of concern” most likely to be lacking in kids’ diets: fiber, calcium, vitamin D and potassium. [Read more…]

Help kids learn by growing a windowsill garden

Dallas Texas Real Estate A child’s awe whіlе watching а seed germinate аnd grow into а healthy plant wіth beautiful flowers оr а delicious vegetable іs something vеry special.

Their sense оf accomplishment expands whеn thе flowers thеy grew аrе arranged іn а beautiful bouquet оr thеіr vegetables аrе shared іn а family dinner.

Thіs accomplishment illustrates hоw windowsill gardens encourage learning frоm plants аt home. [Read more…]

Buying from bulk bins saves cents, makes sense

Dallas TX Real Estate Want tо gо green?

If you’re looking fоr ways tо reduce thе packaging your family sends tо landfills, а great place tо start іs your grocery’s bulk fооd aisle. If you’ve skipped thіs aisle bеcаusе yоu thіnk it’s оnly fоr buying large quantities, thіnk аgаіn. “Bulk” refers tо hоw thе store offers thе product, nоt hоw much yоu hаvе tо buy. In fact, yоu cаn buy а pinch оr а pound, saving yourself money whіlе reducing packaging waste. [Read more…]

How food safety knowledge can affect your health

East Dallas Real EstateWhether you’re feeding yourself or feeding your family, it’s important to know that the food you’re eating is safe and nutritious.

But perceptions about finding a balance between those two essential factors have become muddled in recent years. While there is an increased effort to promote the consumption of healthy foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, there are also conflicting messages about their safety. [Read more…]

Weeknight meals made easy

Dallas Real Estate Fоr mоst busy Americans, cooking weeknight dinners cаn bе challenging.

Hectic schedules аnd weariness frоm thе day’s activities often prompt many tо reach fоr thе takeout menu instead оf opting fоr quick аnd convenient meal solutions prepared right іn thеіr own kitchen. [Read more…]

What’s in store at your supermarket: Top 10 food trends for 2012

Real Estate Dallas Last year’s high grocery prices had many Americans looking for ways to save at the supermarket.

The upswing in prices over the past 12 months may have you wondering what will happen this year at your local grocery store.

In partnership with ConAgra Foods, industry expert, and “Supermarket Guru,” Phil Lempert, predicts an interesting year ahead. [Read more…]

Unscrambling the myths behind eggs and cholesterol

East Dallas Real Estate Enjoying an egg a day can be part of a healthy diet

When it comes to eggs, dietary cholesterol and heart health, what you think you know may be a bit scrambled. Concerns over dietary cholesterol and its impact on heart disease keeps many people from eating eggs, despite their nutritional benefits. However, more than 40 years of research shows healthy adults can enjoy an egg every day without significantly impacting their risk of heart disease. [Read more…]

Simple ways to make dinner at home a special night

Dallas Luxury Real EstateDining at home has many advantages, from saving money to affording family members more time together.

But it’s easy for those at-home meals to become routine and boring – unless you take some simple steps to make dinner time a special time for everyone. [Read more…]

Simple ways to break out of dinner menu monotony

Lakewood Dallas Real Estate  With mom’s and dad’s work schedules running up against after school activities and homework time, the opportunities to share delicious meals are fewer and further between than ever before.

If your family is crunched for time, relying on the same old dinnertime standards can become a habit. However, it might be easier than you think to break out of your routine and incorporate something different into your evening meal.

Sissy Biggers, lifestyle expert and mother of two, says she’s always been on the lookout for new recipes that help her move away from the tried and true. “Because busy schedules are the new norm and were for me when my kids were growing up, everyone is looking for ways to cut cooking time and prepare meals that don’t require a laundry list of ingredients or preparation steps,” notes Biggers. Following are her top tips for making mealtime easier and more interesting. [Read more…]

Shopping advice: knowing what’s in your food

East Dallas Real EstateHow do you protect strawberries from an early frost?

Some scientists choose to insert a gene from an arctic flounder so the strawberries tolerate the cold, just like the fish. That may sound a bit strange to you, and mounting evidence indicates that tinkering with nature like this might even prove harmful.

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