What to Eat When You’re Camping

Foil packet meals are one of camping’s greatest allies—it’s simple cooking at its best. You take delicious ingredients (think meat, veggies and seasonings), wrap them up in foil pouch, and place the pouch on a campfire’s coals to cook. The beauty of foil packet meals is, you can prepare them before you head on your trip, and they require no pots and pans, no plates, and no clean up when Read more ...

Mad About Basketball

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, but somewhere in between, you’re likely to find a few Jayhawks, Blue Devils and Tarheels running around. ‘Tis the month for a little madness as college basketball playoffs start on March 19 to determine the season’s best team. It’s also a great excuse for a party. If you want to throw a slam-dunk of a shindig, here are a few ideas. Part Read more ...

What to Do With Expired Food

“I’m starting to think I buy bananas just to watch them die a slow death in my own home.” --Anonymous. Did you go bananas over the weekend? You should have—last Saturday was National Banana Bread Day! Who knew? And thanks to banana bread, there’s no need for overripe bananas to go to waste. But here’s an important tip—bananas are not the only food that can be used past its prime. Read more ...

Eating Healthy on The Go

Snacking can be an important part of a healthy eating plan—regular munching keeps blood sugar levels stable and can prevent overeating later in the day. But let’s be honest—what you snack on makes all the difference between “good idea” and “what are you thinking?” Not all snacks are created equal. Your best bet is to nibble on nutritionally balanced 100 to 200-calorie snacks that contain Read more ...

How to Travel on a Budget

Are you longing to go on vacation but are afraid of the travel expenses? Read on to find out how to travel without breaking the bank. Save on transportation. Flights are often the biggest expense when traveling, but fortunately sites like Travelocity and American Express Travel make it easy to maximize your savings. If you are traveling to a popular vacation destination, search these sites for Read more ...

Survey Says: Here Are Parents’ Biggest Back-to-School Stressors

A new school year is beginning, and while kids are heading back to reading, writing and arithmetic, parents are stressing about time and money. Coupons.com conducted a survey along with Harris Interactive* to find out what concerns parents the most as their kids return to school. Here are some insights: Shopping and preparing for school lunches stresses out 50% of moms. The good news is there Read more ...

Healthy After-School Snacks for Hungry Kids

Going back to school is a big transition, and it can zap kids of their energy, especially during the first few weeks as they’re changing from a summer schedule to a school routine. One way to help them through the day is to provide after-school snacks that’ll give them an energy boost but not spoil their supper. Here are some of our favorite options: Serve vegetables or pita chips with hummus Read more ...

Quick and Easy Meals for Spring

There are only a few days left in March, but it’s better late than never to celebrate National Nutrition Month. With warmer temps and a change of seasons often comes a change in menu. Here’s how to give your meals a healthy spring makeover.   Eat your veggies. Spring and summer usher in a whole new selection of fresh veggies. Take advantage by pairing crunchy vegetables (instead of chips) Read more ...