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. 

New School Year, New Healthy Routines

August is here and it’s back to school season. Making changes to your lifestyle requires changing up your current routine with new healthy habits. What better time to make some healthy changes than when you’re already establishing a new routine? This school year, commit to eating smarter and moving more as a family.

Build Your Own Snack Mix

Do you have trouble finding healthy snacks that your kids will enjoy? Snack mixes include tasty flavors to fuel your family activities. Make your own snack mix with whole grains, healthy proteins, and fruit. 

Summer Food Ideas

What we choose to eat is influenced by many factors, such as taste preferences, culture, season, and weather. Summer makes me think of barbecues, picnics, eating from the garden, and cold treats to cool off. Eat smart this summer with these ideas for warm weather recipes.