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Easy tips to help beat calorie-overload this year
(BPT) - Did you make a New Year's resolution to eat better this year? Or are you thinking you might need to make some lifestyle changes to get ready for the summer swimsuit season? Although it may seem like a daunting task, getting started on a weight management plan can be easy. A few simple expert ...
Every day heart health in February and beyond
(BPT) - It's February again, and that means it's American Heart Month. With all of the health information out there, it can be hard to figure out how to work heart healthy choices into your daily routine. Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN says that by keeping a few simple tips in mind for foods, beverages a ...
3 tips for the best game-day party in the neighborhood
(BPT) - The next “Game Day” is just around the corner, and you and your friends have been talking about purchasing those tickets for weeks. You’ve rescheduled just about everything to make sure you can watch the game uninterrupted. You could spend a lot of money and travel time to ...
The key to a gluten-free breakfast sandwich: potatoes
(BPT) - The breakfast sandwich has become a staple of on-the-go mornings. In fact, convenient and high-protein breakfast dishes are rising in popularity, according to a new study from Nielsen Perishables Group. But if you’re following a gluten-free diet or low-fat diet, buns, biscuits, English ...
Win big by losing calories on game day
(BPT) - Everyone knows the Big Game is not only about football and commercials, it’s also about gathering around an impressive spread of food and drinks. Game day is second only to Thanksgiving for calorie intake for Americans, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The a ...
5 simple parenting tips guaranteed to transform your picky eater
(BPT) - Few things cause more parental frustration than trying to get a picky eater to enjoy a well-rounded diet. Whether your child has been picky all his life, or, out of nowhere is now turning up his nose at healthy foods he previously adored, it’s easy to feel like your failing as a caregi ...
Chocolate lovers dish their discovery strategies [Infographic]
(BPT) - To celebrate the launch of BROOKSIDE Chocolate's Crunchy Clusters, CrowdTap conducted a survey of 500 chocolate lovers. The survey findings revealed that 91 percent of people like to seek out exotic, new flavors to keep their taste buds guessing. New BROOKSIDE Chocolate's Crunchy Clusters is ...
Do your supplements stack up? 4 tips to ensure they make the grade
(BPT) - Maintaining a healthy diet that includes all the recommended vitamins and nutrients can be a challenge, particularly when the current food landscape is full of overly processed foods that rarely contain essential nutrients. Supplements can provide a great way to enhance a healthy diet with t ...
This February, it's all about Galentine's Day. [Infographic]
(BPT) - Forget Valentine’s Day. This February, it’s all about Galentine’s Day. According to an independent survey conducted by the Skinny Cow brand, 62 percent of women have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day - but 74 percent think there should be a separate holiday just fo ...
Add a touch of Tuscany to your dinner table
(BPT) - A recipe that is ideal for any occasion, from weeknight meals to Sunday suppers to get-togethers with friends, can be hard to come by. Tuscan Brined Pork Chops with Salsa Verde is a near-perfect answer for all of these occasions.Created by food blogger Karen Tedesco of the popular blog Famil ...
Fire up your grilling game with expert tips and specialty cheese
(BPT) - Every grilling season presents a new opportunity to add recipes and tricks to your routine. This year, kick up your cooking skills with advice from the ultimate grill master, Chef Michael Symon, co-host of ABC’s “The Chew,” and author of three best-selling cookbooks and own ...
10 tips for a healthy start in 2015
(BPT) - The new year brings so many possibilities and opportunities to grow, enhance and do things differently. But change can be a challenge as nothing worth achieving comes easy.Keep these tips from Tara Gidus, RD, nutrition and fitness expert and consultant for California Raisins, in ...
Feed your creativity with Havarti
(BPT) - To add flavor and impact to a cheese plate, entree or even dessert, look no further than Havarti cheese. This semi-soft cheese with a buttery, creamy taste and mellow aroma delivers a delicious lift to foods.Havarti originated in Denmark in the 1800s and is named for Havartigaard, the dairy ...
Healthy starts: The surprisingly simple way to make your own baby and toddler food
(BPT) - Want to give your family a jump-start on good nutrition? By introducing your children to a nourishing, whole-food diet at a very young age, you can teach them to prefer the taste of real foods over more processed ones. This lays the foundation for healthy eating habits later in life.Help you ...
The top food trends to focus on in 2015
(BPT) - No two days are ever the same in the restaurant industry. Every hour new restaurants open, expand or franchise to meet the needs of their customers. Meanwhile, visionary restauranteurs are constantly creating new processes or taste sensations that create and respond to demand. To keep up in ...
Simple tips for springtime entertaining [Infographic]
(BPT) - The spring entertaining season has arrived, and this infographic provides you with helpful tips on how to plan and organize an event from the decorations to the dishes being served.
5 simple ways to disconnect and enjoy 15 minutes of 'me time'
(BPT) - Americans rarely take the time to unplug during the work day. In fact, we spend just short of half the day in front of some type of screen, according to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation.The health benefits of relaxing away from digital technology are well documented, but it still is ...
3 hearty breakfast recipes for everyone in a hurry
(BPT) - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Everyone has heard that saying, but unfortunately, breakfast is also often the most forgotten meal of the day. Instead of enjoying a hearty, nutritious breakfast, many people opt for simple alternatives on the go because they believe creating ...
5 simple steps to scoring delicious, stress-free game day fare
(BPT) - On game days, sports fans love to gather around the TV with family and friends, while treating themselves to fun foods and snacks. But hosting a gathering can keep you cooking in the kitchen when you’d rather be in on the action. Here’s an easy guide for creating delicious foods ...
5 ways boxing is revolutionizing the fan experience
(BPT) - Sports fans today crave exciting and engaging viewing experiences. They want the latest in technology, outstanding production quality and most importantly, they want to see the event on their terms. The rise of on-demand entertainment and accessible sports video content has driven the demand ...
Favorite flavors warm up winter recipes
(BPT) - When you think of favorite winter dishes, what comes to mind? Do hearty soups and bold coffee seem like the best sources of warmth to sustain you through winter’s chill? For dishes that create comfort and warmth, don’t rule out one of the most-loved American flavors: peanut butte ...
A year-round guide to beer and wine pairing
(BPT) - When you hear the phrase “pairing tips,” do you instinctively grab your wine opener and pull out stemmed glasses? Wine is divine, but over the past few years there’s no denying that craft beers are trending and getting foodies everywhere excited to re-think pairing possibil ...
Easter baskets 'no-bunny' can resist [Infographic]
(BPT) - Easter is a time to celebrate with family and friends, and this year nearly half (47 percent) of people plan to create Easter baskets. The Easter Bunny knows it’s hard to make an “egg-ceptional” basket each and every year, but hunt no further! The Hershey Company has treats ...
Reducing food waste: Good for restaurants, diners and the environment
(BPT) - Americans are more environmentally aware than ever, and the demand for sustainability has even made its way to our tables. If you’re among those seeking dining options that feature locally sourced and sustainably harvested ingredients, you’re part of a powerful movement. But are ...
Five small steps to green the big game
(BPT) - The big game is just around the corner, and it’s an exciting time to plan and attend parties, gather with friends and enjoy the most-watched television event of the year. But did you know that the average big game party with 30 guests can create up to 80 pounds of waste? While the play ...
Flavors across America
(BPT) - America is home to a diversity of flavors - each region of the country is known for unique dishes and flavors that people from all over the world flock to, to get a taste. America’s passion for flavor is not only shown through the variety of flavors found across the country, but also t ...
Tips for determining pet food quality
(BPT) - Because pets are such beloved members of the family, it isn’t a surprise that pet parents want what is right for the health of their furry friends. In fact, nearly four out of five pet owners say they choose a pet food based on how nutritious or how healthy they think it will be for th ...
Kick up your grilled cheese game with Havarti and Gouda
(BPT) - April is National Grilled Cheese Month but you can celebrate this mighty melted-cheese marvel any time of year. If you want to up your grilled cheese game by trying something new, incorporate specialty cheeses like Havarti and Gouda to get your taste buds dancing to a delicious new beat.Ther ...
Why you should consider the Mediterranean diet
(BPT) - A healthy diet can be the foundation of a healthy life. While there are many food choices and diet options, one diet consistently grabs the attention of researchers.“The Mediterranean diet has been, and continues to be, studied widely,” says physician assistant Tricia A. Howard, ...
The diverse and delicious flavors of America. [Infographic]
What does your snacking say about you? [Infographic]
(BPT) - Everybody has their own “go to” meals and cuisine preferences, but one thing is certain. Americans love to snack. No matter your gender, favorite food or meal frequency, there’s a snack for everybody. Follow this infographic from Minute Rice to learn all about the snacking ...
Give your game day fans delicious and healthy snacks to help them cheer their team on to victory
(BPT) - When hosting a big game day party, you plan the food, TV location, seating arrangements and decorations for your big game-watching party. In the same fashion, Ted Harper, the team sports dietitian of the New England Patriots, meticulously plans the diets of his team members to maximize each ...
U.S. farm-raised fish: the safe, sustainable choice
(BPT) - Go to the seafood counter or local restaurant and over 91 percent of the seafood is shipped from thousands of miles away. If you are looking for a source of safe, sustainable, high quality, local seafood, you’re probably having difficulty finding it.In the U.S., the aquaculture industr ...
The way to anyone's heart on Valentine's Day: Homemade baked goods
(BPT) - “Sweets for the sweet” will always be appropriate for Valentine’s Day, but what if your sweetheart isn’t a fan of boxed chocolates? Or perhaps you want to give an extra special gift by making it homemade? Baking a treat for your loved one is a great way to give a pers ...
Bon appetit: The top 10 restaurant trends for 2015
(BPT) - Each year the restaurant industry is full of vibrant change. To better understand what is trending on restaurant menus in 2015, the National Restaurant Association surveyed professional chefs of the American Culinary Federation to get their insight into what food, cuisines, beverages and cul ...
Do your eggs come from happy hens? [Infographic]
(BPT) - When it comes to eggs and the hens that lay them, you hear a lot of terms bandied about: cage-free, farm fresh, organic and free range, to name a few. One term you likely haven’t heard is Hendependence. This means giving hens the freedom to enjoy the things that come naturally – ...
5 health improvements you can make today that will pay off for a lifetime
(BPT) - Improving your health and wellness can seem like a daunting task, especially if you know you have some bad health habits to break. But, several improvements you can make today can result in tremendous health benefits.“It starts with you,” says physician assistant Tricia A. Howard ...
Warming up to winter [Infographic]
(BPT) - There are many ways to stay warm this winter, and they don't all involve cozying up with a blanket. Check out these fun and delicious winter warm-ups that will have you feeling joyous and toasty all season long.
South Texas, the hidden gem of the Lone Star State
(BPT) - For unexpected adventures, vibrant culture and a sub-tropical climate year-round, look no further than the Rio Grande Valley region of the Lone Star State. South Texas’ warm temperature give travelers the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities throughout the year and makes it the idea ...
10 world-class potato creations your family will love
(BPT) - The 2014 World Food Championships combined food, fame and fortune into one week-long event, featuring nearly 500 of the world’s best cooks and chefs battling it out for hundreds of thousands of dollars in Las Vegas. The World Recipe Championship category challenged the 37 p ...
Triple play: 3 ways to add flare to traditional game-day fare
(BPT) - When the holiday lights fade for another year, the excitement really begins with the arrival of big games and tournaments in top winter sports like football, basketball and hockey. If you’ll be playing game-day host for your team of fans, you know the flavors of the food you serve are ...
Sriracha is this year's 'go-to' flavor
(BPT) - Favored flavors can come and go like fashion trends, but every now and then a taste comes along that’s so versatile and memorable, it earns a lasting place in culinary tradition. With its zest and spice, sriracha is poised to secure its status as a top flavor for 2015 and beyond.The si ...
Take the 'madness' out of game-day party planning
(BPT) - When it comes to watching the college basketball tournament or other major sporting events all year long, you need to fortify yourself, your family and your guests with the right snacks to keep all that energy sustained right up to the final buzzer.There are many choices for game day snacks ...
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