The much anticipated 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans has finally been released. These guidelines are designed to give Americans recommendations on making the best choices for their health. According to, “Every 5 years, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and of Agriculture (USDA) must jointly publish a report containing nutritional and […]

You may be aware of the health benefits of butternut squash and pumpkin but have you ever had them together? Their flavors compliment each other nicely and together, they provide a powerful 1-2 punch of vitamins, minerals and fiber. This Winter Squash Soup is a great recipe to make during the cold months. The pumpkin […]

All foods contain Calories, but candy and sweets can add up quickly in small amounts. Don’t get us wrong, as healthy as it would be, we don’t foresee everyone exclusively sticking to fruits and vegetables on Halloween, but keep these numbers in mind as you indulge on your favorite candies. To put things in perspective, […]

Dried beans are a staple in many countries around the world. They are inexpensive and relatively easy sources of protein that sometimes may be overlooked in the standard American diet. If you are trying to eat a more plant-based diet, want to be more earth friendly or even just trying to include more protein in […]

Physical activity and good nutrition are essential for our children. We are making progress as childhood obesity rates have finally stabilized, but there is still much work to be done. Do your part in keeping our kids healthy!  Limit screen time. No more than 2 hours daily. This includes tablets, smart phones, computers and television. […]

familyfoodllc: As we get into the unofficial start of the outdoor grilling season, it might be a good idea to make sure you brush up on your food safety knowledge. Be sure to cook your foods to the proper temperature in order to avoid getting sick from any food borne illnesses. It would be wise […]