FNP Holiday Tips: Thanksgiving Meal Plan

Have you all been following our #FNPholidaytips on our Facebook page? Hopefully, all these tips will help you plan a healthier, more organized holiday meal for your family.

Nutrition Basics of Water

In our previous post about the 6 Basic Nutrients, we gave a short description of the macronutrient water. Today, we’ll go into more detail about water, its functions in the body, and some information about different strategies to drink enough water. 

Healthier Thanksgiving Cooking Hacks

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love gathering all our family together and of course eating all the traditional dishes we have each year. Over the years, our family has tweaked the foods we serve to be a little healthier while still being just as delicious and something I look forward to every year. Here… Read more »

Build Your Own Sweet Dips

Do you feel like the only snacks your kids enjoy are packaged with added sugar and fat? Your kids can snack smart when you put the right ingredients together! Using whole foods from your Better Pantry can help you stick to your budget, while getting nutrients in your child’s growing body.

Avoiding Added Sugars

The holiday season is quickly approaching and bringing with it an avalanche of added sugar. It starts with Halloween candy, then Thanksgiving with all the desserts, the holiday parties in December and runs all the way through the new year, with a quick return in February for Valentine’s Day. Phew, that’s a solid 5 months… Read more »

Build Your Own Stuffed Baked Potatoes

By the end of the week, you might have leftovers in the fridge. A smart way to use up your leftovers is to make stuffed baked potatoes! Letting your kids make their own stuffed potato is a fun and easy way to get them involved in the kitchen. Kids helping in the kitchen boosts their… Read more »

Shelf-Stable Meals from Your Better Pantry

Our Better Pantry series shared ideas for healthy foods to keep on hand that are low-cost and can be used for many different meals. Check out our recommendations for shelf-stable items before we begin brainstorming ideas for creating meals from these ingredients. And since we’re currently in hurricane season and may experience some effects from… Read more »

Build Your Own Savory Dips

Do you want to make eating vegetables more fun for your family? Are you looking for a quick and easy snack for your kids? There are many low-cost ways to create savory vegetable dips for a yummy snack. The best way to start your dips is by using a healthy base, like low-fat plain greek… Read more »

Build Your Own Tex Mex Meal

Do you ever get home from work and not know what to make for dinner? Tex Mex meals such as burrito bowls, nachos, and quesadillas are quick, easy, and can be made with foods from your #BetterPantry. Use these simple steps to Build Your Own Tex Mex meal.

Nutrition Basics of Carbohydrates

In our previous post about the 6 Basic Nutrients, we gave a short description of the macronutrient carbohydrates. Today, we’ll go into more detail about carbs, their functions in the body, sources of carbohydrates, and some information about different diets that focus on carb intake.