(BPT) - Organic, GMO-free, local, hormone-free and antibiotic-free: So many terms are attached to our food these days that it can be difficult to know what they really mean. Worldwide, 62 percent of consumers say they care about food and nutrition, and 80 percent read labels, according to a global survey conducted by Kynetec on behalf of the ENOUGH movement. Making safe, nutritious food choices is so important for our families. But with the profusion of labels and conflicting information, understanding the right choice is harder than ever.
(BPT) - Pulled pork, ham steaks, chops, tenderloin and everyone’s favorite, bacon — Americans love pork, and consume about 64 pounds per person every year, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics. But Americans’ interest in pork goes far beyond what barbecue sauce to use on it, or how to serve the perfect holiday ham; they also care about where their pork comes from and how it was raised, a new survey by Cargill shows.
(BPT) - It’s hard to imagine celebrating Easter without baskets full of delicious chocolate and special gifts. In fact, filling Easter baskets has been a cherished tradition for centuries. This year Joy Cho, creative director and founder of the popular blog OhJoy.com, created three fun (and simple) Easter basket tutorials that will leave a lasting impression on friends and family.
(NAPS)—You can join the effort to prevent and control disease at www.partneringforhealth.org.
(BPT) - The classic chip and dip snack can be found at almost any party or get together, and there’s a good reason why — everyone loves it! National Chip and Dip day is Thursday, March 23, so grab your apron and head to the kitchen with these fun and unique ways to enjoy CHI-CHI’S(R) Brand chips and dip:
(NAPSI)—Here’s food for thought: As more and more Americans realize, sweet potatoes can be enjoyed not only during the winter holidays but on other holidays and on a regular old Tuesday night, for that matter.
(BPT) - Spring is in the air, and with it comes more daylight and longer days to enjoy. To make sure you’re living them to the max, here are a few tips on how Café Bustelo can help you live a vibrant life as the clocks spring forward.
(NAPSI)—When it comes to having fun with friends, adding a few new twists to an old idea can make your party a hit...a musical hit, that is, if you consider hosting a sing-along party.
(BPT) - In 2015, thousands of people filed more than half a million patent applications for their good ideas, according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. That’s a lot of ideas. Sadly, only half received patents, and fewer still made it to market. Anyone can have a great idea, but how do you sell it to the investors, partners and customers who will help turn that idea into a success?
(NewsUSA) - For many homeowners, the backyard is not at the forefront of their home-design plans. But procrastination can be an advantage when it comes to outdoor living. By the time many people consider the backyard, they have developed a strong sense of their own décor personality.
(StatePoint) Easter is the perfect occasion to enjoy a glass of wine and share a meal with family and friends. If you are looking for a delicious wine pairing this holiday, consider a classic red variety like Cabernet Sauvignon.
(BPT) - Tired of the same old casseroles and pasta dishes? As the seasons transition, you're probably looking for fresh and flavorful ways to prepare satisfying foods for your family and friends.
(BPT) - Love the idea of hosting a brunch, but begin to regret it the moment you’re toiling over a pan of bacon grease while your friends are chatting over mimosas? You’re not alone. Whether you’re planning a simple brunch for a small group or an Easter brunch to wow a crowd, these simple tips and ideas are guaranteed to get you out of the kitchen and into the action.
(NAPSI)—While it can be easy to get stuck in a rut with family meal options, especially as schedules get hectic and you don't have much time to plan ahead, there are easy ways to shake up your next chicken dinner and excite everyone's taste buds.
(NAPSI)—Mealtime’s about to get a lot more colorful. Registered dietitians and other health professionals recommend eating fruits and vegetables in a wide variety of colors. Why? It’s not just to make your plate pop. A colorful diet helps ensure you’re getting the broadest possible range of vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant nutrients, like polyphenols. The more colorful your diet, the more nutritious it is.
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(StatePoint) Nearly 50 percent of fresh fruits and 20 percent of fresh vegetables in the US are imported, according to FoodSafety.gov. This means that your food traveled long distances to get to your plate. To better enjoy fruits and vegetables, many families are now growing their own at home.
(BPT) - As almond milk is America’s favorite dairy alternative, here’s a guide to enjoying it even more, with quick tips and out-of-the-carton recipes for every day. Almond milk is a great choice for people who are looking to avoid lactose, dairy and soy. It’s also great for calorie-watchers, as unsweetened products have as few as 30 or 35 calories per 8-ounce serving with 0 grams of sugar. It contains no cholesterol or saturated fat, and most products are fortified with calcium and vitamin D.
(BPT) - Kids grow up so fast. As they do, those bills grow up right along with them – often faster than you can bring more money in, right? Yes, your budget is tighter than ever before, but you certainly don’t want to sacrifice the fun things you do as a family just because of money.
(BPT) - It’s officially winter and, while we love freshly fallen snow, the shorter days and freezing temperatures receive a little less love. Whether used to fuel a busy day at work or adding a bold flavor with a relaxing day at home, Café Bustelo(R) coffee can perk up the winter blues and bring a warm, vibrant vibe to any occasion.
(BPT) - Everyone wants to be the “hostess with the mostest” when throwing a last-minute party, but how can you wow your guests when you have little prep time and a budget that’s more like “least” than “most?”
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