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National Hot Breakfast Month

National Hot Breakfast Month

It’s National Hot Breakfast Month, and a hot breakfast can be the perfect way to start the day, especially for your kids.

First up is beautiful Toasted Oatmeal with Strawberry Chia Jam and Coconut Whipped Cream that only looks like a dessert.

Toasted Oatmeal with Strawberry Chia Jam and Coconut Whipped Cream
Image and Recipe via Cookie and Kate

 

Start your day with these light Morning Breakfast Pockets.

Morning Hot Pockets
Image and Recipe via Keto Diet

 

Hot breakfast is still possible on the go with these Easy Microwave Scrambled Egg Cups.

Easy Microwave Scrambled Egg Cup Recipes

 

Whip up this Low-Calorie Breakfast Sandwich for a light and satisfying hot breakfast first thing.

Low-Calorie Breakfast Sandwich
Image and Recipe via Food Nasty

 

Use up your leftover rice with these Rice Bowls with Fried Egg and Avocado for an easy hot breakfast.

Rice Bowls with Fried Egg and Avocado
Image and Recipe via Bon Appetit

 

Impress the family with a pot of this gorgeous Quinoa and Chia Porridge with Stone Fruits.

Quinoa and chia porridge with stone fruits

 

These 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Protein Pancakes are perfect for weekend brunch at home.

5-Ingredient Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Beat the Heat Sweets

Healthy Spring Frozen Desserts

As the weather started to heat up, we featured healthy and delicious frozen desserts for your family.

First up was an easy, Skinny Funfetti Milkshake that your kids will love.

Skinny Funfetti Milkshake

 

This Watermelon Granita is a refreshing way to eat your summer fruit.

Watermelon Granita
Image and Recipe via Yummy Healthy Easy

 

Make Roasted Banana Coconut Ice Cream to satisfy your grown-up dessert cravings.

Roasted banana coconut ice cream

 

These Skinny Cookies & Cream Popsicles will save you the trip to the ice cream shop.

Skinny Cookies & Cream Popsicles
Image and Recipe via The Skinny Fork

 

Whip up a delicious Vegan Smores Ice Cream Sandwich for warm summer nights.

Vegan Smores Ice Cream Sandwich
Image and Recipe via Healthy Happy Life

 

Chocolate Drizzled Frozen Fruit Skewers are the perfect kid-friendly snack.

Chocolate Drizzled Frozen Fruit Skewers

 

This rich Nutella Frozen Yogurt is also surprisingly healthy.

Healthy Nutella Frozen Yogurt

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Grocery Shopping Fresh

Grocery Shopping Like a Pro

Even after you’ve gotten ready to head to the store, grocery shopping on a budget for healthy meals can be hard. But there are some things you can do to make it easier.

Stock Your Pantry

Keeping your kitchen stocked with certain key things can make cooking easy. This list has some items that are perfect for this. And this article has some healthy foods perfect for your pantry that only cost about $2.

Add one item that won’t go bad, like a spice, grain, beans, or frozen veggies to your cart each shopping trip to help you build your pantry without dropping a lot of money at once. (These are also good things to buy in bulk when they’re on sale if you have space to store them.)

Having this stocked pantry will help you throw together meals fast, help you save on packaged or premade meals you might’ve grabbed in a hurry, and make shopping easier.

Choosing Your Store

Choosing where you shop can also help you save. Besides the grocery store, some great places to find good deals are:

  • Ethnic markets
  • Dollar stores
  • Retail supercenters
  • Wholesale clubs
  • Farmers markets

At the Store

Once you’re at the store, you should try to shop the outer edge of it as much as possible. The outer edge usually has the fresh produce, like fruits and veggies, meat, dairy, bread, and frozen food. It’s typically the inner aisles that are full of boxed and processed foods.

Fruits & Veggies

It’s recommended that you eat 5 servings of veggies a day, so it’s important to really use that part of the store. With that in mind, fruits and veggies, fresh or frozen, should take up about a third of your cart on each shopping trip.

  • Shop in season 

At the farmers market, you have to buy what’s in season, but at the grocery store, there are lots of choices. But when you buy what’s in season, you can save a lot, and your food will be the tastiest and freshest it can be. This list can help you find what’s in season when.

  • Buy bags at the right time

With certain go-to things your family will always use, like apples, oranges, potatoes, and onions, buying them in the big bags when they’re in season can help you save even more.

  • Stock up on canned and frozen fruits and veggies

Canned and frozen fruits and veggies are picked while they’re in season and tasting best, and they’re good for you, too. So instead of buying fresh peas when they’re not in season, stock up on frozen ones to save and get the best flavor. Plus, they last much longer.

Look for frozen veggies without added sauces or butter. Choose canned fruit in 100% fruit juice and veggies with “low-sodium” or “no salt added.”

Canned veggies and broths are perfect for easy soups and stews, and canned fruit makes great fruit salad and snacks for the kids.

Packaged Goods

Avoid a lot of the packaged and processed foods in the center of the store. Cookies, candy, chips, crackers, and soda are all high in things you don’t want, like sugar, salt, and bad fats, and low in things like protein and nutrients. They’re also expensive.

  • Look for whole grains

Be careful you don’t get fooled by things that just call out wheat. Instead, look for whole grains and whole-grain breads.

  • Find high-protein foods besides meat

Yogurt and cheeses are great sources of protein, as are beans and other legumes, which you can find dried or canned.

  • Be smart about cereal

Cereals are one of the top foods for hidden sugar. Look for ones with little or no sugar. You can always add honey to flavor it in the bowl. Also look for cereals high in fiber to start your day right.

  • Try new things in the bulk aisle

If you want to try a new grain, nut, or dried fruit, the bulk aisle with bins is a great way to taste test. Scoop out a small bag for your family to taste before buying bigger servings.

Shopping Tips

Make the most of your trip by paying attention to how your store organizes things, their price tags, and food labels.

  • Don’t shop at eye level

Stores oftentimes stock the most expensive things right where they’ll catch your eye. Looking at the upper and lower shelves can help you find the best deal.

  • Grab from the back

Stores also stock from the back, putting newer things behind the older ones. Grabbing from the back gets you fresher food with better expiration dates, so your food will be good for longer.

  • Look for store brands

Many stores have their own brands of items, and in most cases, you’ll get the exact same or very similar thing at a much better price.

  • Read the label

Reading the nutrition label can tell you a lot about what’s in a food, if it’s good for you, and help you choose between brands.

  • Pay attention to serving sizes

Some things might seem good for you until you check the serving size. Sometimes the serving size is much smaller than what you’d actually eat in a sitting, which makes the numbers on the label look better.

  • Learn how to read unit price on the price tag

Unit price tells you how much something costs per pound, ounce, quart, or other unit of measure. It can tell you which brands are the most affordable. This guide can help you read or calculate unit price.

  • Have a calculator handy

Whether it’s on your phone or you bring a small calculator along to the store, having one on hand can make it easy to compare labels and costs.

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Learn how to read and make sense of nutrition labels to get the most out of your food.

Healthy Finger Food for All

Healthy Finger Food Recipes

This week, we featured healthy finger food recipes, perfect for parties or tasty appetizers with family or friends.

First up are Sweet Potato Skins that could rival your favorite restaurant’s.

Sweet Potato Skins

 

These Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos are better for you than the frozen version.

Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos

Oven Baked Chicken Taquitos

 

Make Avocado Edamame Potstickers to try your hand at takeout at home.

Avocado Edamame Potstickers

Avocado Edamame Potstickers

 

These Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls are easy and family-friendly.

Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls

 

Rainbow Spring Rolls are a beautiful party app, and no one will know how easy they were.

Rainbow Spring Rolls

 

These Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Bites are the perfect all-in-one bite of flavor.

Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Bites
Image and Recipe via Joyful Healthy Eats

 

Make these adorable Chinese Chicken Salad Mini Tacos as tapas, snacks, apps, or lunch.

Chinese Chicken Salad Mini Tacos

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Frozen Treats in Summer

Healthy Frozen Treats

Keeping your kids (and you!) happy with frozen treats is a part of summer, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be healthy!

These Blackberry Pie Pops are a great way to get the flavor of pie without turning on your oven.

Blackberry Pie Pops
Image and Recipe via Wellnesting

 

This Coffee Coconut Ice Cream is perfect for those with an ice cream maker and a sweet tooth.

Coffee Coconut Ice Cream

 

These Sparkling Raspberry Parfaits are the perfect cold end to an adult meal.

Sparkling Raspberry Parfaits

 

Make this Easy Grapefruit Slush in just minutes when you have a cold craving.

Grapefruit Slush

Easy Grapefruit Slush Recipe

 

This Instant Blueberry Frozen Yogurt is simple and ready to eat in minutes.

Instant Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
Image and Recipe via Dessert Now Dinner Later

 

Raspberry Coconut Popsicles are creamy and rich, but completely healthy.

Raspberry Coconut Popsicles

 

This Pineapple and Coconut Frozen Yogurt is an easy, tropical flavored frozen treat for the whole family.

Pineapple and Coconut Frozen Yogurt
Image and Recipe via The Rustic Willow

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Healthy Burger Recipes

Healthy Burger Recipes

This week in food, we had all kinds of healthy burger recipes for you to start grilling!

First up for Meatless Monday was a Portobello Mushroom Burger with Avocado Chimichurri for a burger that tastes meaty without the meat.

Portobello Mushroom Burger with Avocado Chimichurri and Capsule Kitchen Challenge

 

Try Tortilla Crusted Chipotle Salmon Sliders for a delicious and one-of-a-kind appetizer.

Tortilla Crusted Chipotle Salmon Sliders
Image and Recipe via How Sweet Eats

 

This Herbed Turkey Burger with Goat Cheese and Cranberry Sauce is pretty much Thanksgiving on a bun.

Herbed Turkey Burgers with Goat Cheese and Cranberry Sauce

 

Italian Meatball Burgers combine ground beef and sausage for a saucy family-favorite.

Italian Meatball Burgers

 

These Smoky Black Bean Beet Burgers are vegan, but still get crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Smoky Black Bean Beet Burgers
Image and Recipe via Minimalist Baker

 

Thai Tuna Burgers with Ginger-Lemon Mayonnaise are perfect served with a cucumber salad instead of pickles.

Thai Tuna Burgers with Ginger-Lemon Mayonnaise

 

Bacon Cheddar Chicken Burgers with Guacamole and BBQ Mayo are super easy when made with frozen chicken patties and are healthier than a beef option.

Bacon Cheddar Chicken Burgers with Guacamole and BBQ Mayo + a Grilling Package Giveaway

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