Great Tips for Moms!
In a restaurant, start your meal with a salad packed with veggies, to help control hunger and feel satisfied sooner.
Plan ahead to defrost foods. Never defrost food on the kitchen counter at room temperature.
Thaw food by placing it in the refrigerator, submerging air-tight packaged food in cold tap water, or defrosting on a plate in the microwave.
Reward your child with attention and kind words, not food. Show your love with hugs and kisses; console with hugs and talks.
Make hand washing FUN! Sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” or the “Alphabet Song” two times through while washing hands to make sure your child is washing long enough.
Teach older children to read the ingredient list on cereals or snack food packages and choose those with whole grains at the top of the list.
Foods with less than 140 mg sodium per serving can be labeled as low sodium foods.
Beauty Foods: Citrus fruits hold your skin cells together by forming collagen. This is why it’s important to eat citrus fruits regularly.
Check the Nutrition Facts label for the saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and sodium content of packaged foods.
Choose nuts as a snack, on salads, or in main dishes. Use nuts to replace meat or poultry, not in addition to these items.
Eye Makeup:If you have brown eyes, use copper, bronze, or brown eye shadow.
Color is not an indication of a whole grain. Bread can be brown because of molasses or other added ingredients. Read the ingredient list to see if it is a whole grain.
Don’t throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.