Hershey Canada Releases Limited Edition HER for SHE Bars

In celebration of International Woman’s Day, Hershey Canada has partnered with Girl Up to launch five limited-edition HER for SHE chocolate bars. Now available across Canada, each bar highlights a young Canadian woman taking action to build a more positive future. This is part of a global initiative from The Hershey Company, which has been ranked as the World’s Top Female Friendly Company, to shine a light on the voices of more women making an impact in their communities. To further this commitment to a more equitable future, Hershey’s Canada has also pledged $40,000 to Girl Up, an organization providing … Continue reading

HHS and OASH Provide The Basics Of Eating Healthy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (OASH) provided ways for people to eat healthy. Eating healthy means following a healthy eating pattern that includes a variety of nutritious foods and drinks. It also means getting the number of calories that’s right for you (not eating too much or too little). Choose a mix of healthy foods There are lots of healthy choices in each food group! Choose a variety of foods you enjoy, including: Whole fruits – like apples, berries, oranges, mango and bananas Veggies – like broccoli, sweet … Continue reading

USDA and SSA Collaborate To Improve Nutrition Security Through SNAP

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced a strengthened partnership to help comment Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. USDA and SSA’s new joint agreement, or memorandum of understanding, will improve efficiency, helping to advance food and nutrition security and reduce the hurdles families face to obtain the government assistance they need. SSA continues its commitment to help people access SNAP benefits in two critical ways. SSA employees notify SSI applicants and recipients of their eligibility for SNAP. And, when everyone in a household is … Continue reading

How to Have a Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Ready to try something a little bit different this Thanksgiving? One great way to do it is by choosing to have a vegetarian Thanksgiving, It is a nice way to make your vegetarian relatives feel welcome on a holiday that is typically focused on turkey. One popular alternative to turkey is Tofurkey. It is meatless. Ingredients include vital wheat gluten, water, tofu, sea salt, several vegetables, oat fiber, and more. The stuffing in it includes water, brown rice, bread cubes, sea salt, vegetables, and more. Tofurkey also makes a vegetarian gravy to go with the Tofurkey. Campbell’s has a recipe … Continue reading

Uber Expands Scheduled Grocery Delivery

Uber announced that its on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery is now available to Uber and Uber Eats customers in over 400 cities and towns across the U.S. including major markets like San Francisco, New York City, and Washington, D.C. This marks Uber’s first major grocery expansion in the U.S., more than doubling the availability of offering and accelerating its grocery rollout this year with a 1,200-store partnership with the Albertsons Companies. Since launching in July 2020, Uber has seen consistent growth in the U.S. for its grocery category. Major U.S. metro areas now include Miami, Dallas, New York City, San … Continue reading

Real Food Matters

How well does your family eat? Sometimes, it can seem like the easiest solution to dinner is the best choice, especially when busy families are balancing after-school activities, homework, and everything else. Fast food is quick, but generally not the healthiest way to go. Instead, families should change their lifestyle to include real food. Don’t worry if you feel that learning about real food, how to cook it, and where to buy it, seems overwhelming. There is a fantastic website that can teach you everything you need to know. BantingWarehouse understands that real food matters. They provide information for people … Continue reading

Favorite Recipes

Sometimes it is hard to keep track of all of the great recipes that are our there. Today, I thought I would make it a little easier by linking up some of the favorite Families.com recipes that we have posted over the years. It is a good selection of different kinds of food, from soup to desert, although I have to say that I am partial to the desert. Enjoy! *** The Serious Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate Cake Have you ever seen the gigantic chocolate cake that Costco sells? It is a 5 layer chocolate cake, with chocolatey whipped frosting and … Continue reading

Glazed Baby Carrots Recipe

If you are having trouble getting carrots into the tummies of your littlest family members then print this recipe and keep it in a safe place. Glazed baby carrots, with the flavors of orange and brown sugar are sure to please. Sweet, but not overly so, everyone in the family will love this recipe. Best of all, it is easy to prepare and can be adapted to serve a crowd. In fact, I make sure to include my glazed baby carrots recipe at Thanksgiving because of popular demand. The pre-cut, pre-washed baby carrots eliminates a lot of the prep work … Continue reading

Cookbook Review: Miserly Meals by Jonni McCoy

It isn’t very often that I give a book review that indicates that the book is mediocre at best or not worth even checking out of the library, but there is always a first time. Unfortunately, this book is Miserly Meals by Jonni McCoy, and it aims to provide “healthy, tasty recipes under 75 cents per serving,” something that we could probably all use. Out of all of the recipes in the book, I choose three promising ones and went to work. On the positive side, McCoy does take advantage of low-cost ingredients and provides plenty of good information, such … Continue reading

Dinner for $5: Sloppy Joes with TVP

It is getting harder and harder to prepare low-cost and nutritious meals for our families for less than $5 or even $10. That is why I am excited to have created this easy recipe that everyone in the family loves. The best part? It takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and uses exactly two ingredients, not counting water, plus the buns or rolls to put the mixture on. This recipe is so cheap, that you can add a side salad or vegetables and still come in under the $5. It fed my family of five, including two members of … Continue reading