meal planning

Eating Your Greens Made Easy

For many people, the concept of getting in your daily vegetable intake is not on the top of their to-do lists. I am sure most of us grew up being told that we can’t have dessert unless you finish your green beans, etc. Nowadays, it is a lot easier to incorporate spices and healthy fats… Read more »

5 Benefits of Meal Prepping and Planning

I’m sure we have all been here: we start the week off right with good eating intentions and cooking for ourselves. Then, by Wednesday or Thursday, we are tired of cooking every night and find ourselves browsing the takeout menu. If this sounds familiar, then you might be a great fit to try out meal… Read more »

Tips to Curb Cravings

What you put into your body can determine how you think, feel, and act. Controlling your cravings with healthier foods can not only help you lose/maintain weight, but also make you feel better overall. Healthy foods give you energy by providing your body with necessary nutrients. 

Meal Planning with Pinterest

Did you know that FNP has a Pinterest page? We have a lot of useful resources on our boards to help you eat smart and move more for better health. And like any good Pinterest page, we have recipes! I personally love using Pinterest to find new recipe ideas and have created a meal planning… Read more »

Budget-Friendly Meal Plan

Are you trying to stretch your food budget but having a hard time pulling together low-cost, easy to make recipes into a weekly menu? If you read our previous post on Stretching Your Food Budget you already know some strategies to cut food costs. However, just reading these tips can be a lot easier than… Read more »

How to Pack your Lunch

Packing lunch is so much fun. To start packing your lunch, you’ll need to pick out a lunchbox so you can easily take your food with you. Maybe you like superheroes, unicorns, or a certain TV show. There’s a lunchbox for everyone out there! A bag that you can use again works as a lunchbox,… Read more »

Cooking Hacks to Eat More Vegetables

Most adults need to eat 2-3 cups of vegetables every day. But less than 1 in 10 Americans actually do this. Cost, access, and lack of time are common reasons people don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. But it’s possible to get more veggies on your plate without too much work or cost. Check out… Read more »

Cooking from Your Better Pantry

Go further with food by cooking more at home and finding ways to prep meals and snacks ahead of time. This will make it easier to eat smart and reduce food waste. Our Better Pantry series showed you healthy and low-cost ingredients to keep on hand. Today, we’re sharing strategies for cooking quick meals with… Read more »

Go Further With Food

March is National Nutrition Month, a yearly focus on eating smart promoted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the professional association of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. This year’s theme is Go Further with Food, emphasizing the way food fuels our lives, as well as relating to stretching food budgets and preventing food waste. This theme… Read more »

Make a Plan to Change

Just because you’ve set resolutions for the new year doesn’t mean that you’ll magically accomplish them. Yes, framing your resolutions as SMART goals will help, but then what? Your habits are fairly set at this point and we’re creatures of habits and routines. You need a plan to change from what you’re currently doing to… Read more »