healthy snacks

Game Day Snack Swaps

This Sunday is a big day for football fans (and, if you’re like me, commercial fans). It’s also a big day for munching and crunching on a variety of snacks that may not line up with MyPlate guidelines. Don’t worry, we’re setting your game day snack plan in motion with a few healthy swaps.  … 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.

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 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. 

Eat a Rainbow!

Fruits and vegetables come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, flavors, and colors. Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some chronic diseases, like cancer, heart disease, stroke, obesity, and diabetes. Fruits and vegetables provide important nutrients for health and maintenance of your body. Different types of fruits and vegetables provide… Read more »

Healthy Game Day Recipes

Tailgating season is coming to an end, with just one big game left. This weekend is one of the most watched television events, as well as the second highest calorie food-related holidays of the year (just behind Thanksgiving). Between chips and dip, pizza, chicken wings, and soda, most of the usual party snacks make it… Read more »

Five Tips for a Happy, Healthy Halloween

Believe it or not, you can enjoy Halloween with your family and still make healthy choices. I’m not saying that the temptation isn’t real. There will be candy everywhere you turn for the next week or more! But with a few #FNPholidaytips, your family can celebrate Halloween without all the added sugar.

 

Five Tips for Shopping Smart at Farmers Markets

Farmers markets are a popular destination for fresh, healthy foods grown in the local area. As more markets accept SNAP/EBT and offer SNAP matching programs, farmers markets are growing in popularity for SNAP shoppers looking for healthy food options for their families. Farmers markets have a reputation for being expensive, but with these tips, you… Read more »

 

Going out on a limb: Trying fruit three different ways!

Today’s post was written by VT Dietetic students Carolyn Greene, Kara Meyer, Emily Myers, Zahra Nomani, and Kallie Pugh. Are you afraid to try new fruits? As a busy parent, adding fruits into your daily routine isn’t always easy. It can be risky to try new fruits for the first time, not knowing if your family… Read more »

 

Savor the Flavor of Eating Right with MyPlate, My Wins

March is National Nutrition Month®, a celebration of eating smart for better health. This year’s theme is Savor the Flavor of Eating Right, reminding us that food gives us more than just the varying nutrients it contains. Sharing meals with friends and family, passing along traditions, and enjoying the taste of our favorite foods –… Read more »