In the United States, "pudding" usually refers to a gelatinous substance that you can buy in single-serving cups at the grocery store. But to the rest of the world, pudding falls more in the realm of cake—a baked, steamed, or boiled confection that can work equally well with dried fruit as it can caramel. Think plum pudding and sticky toffee pudding, not instant dessert pudding.
Maybe you live in a part of the country where winter isn't an issue, but for the rest of us, mid-February can be pretty bleak. Whether it's freezing rain or short, gloomy days or many inches of snow that turn into sludge, the heady mid-summer days feel pretty far away just about now. That's why it's no surprise that one of our most popular recipes is something that takes very little effort and transports you back to July, when the tomatoes and peaches are in full loveliness.
Halloween night (or whichever night they trick-or-treat) is a BIG deal for kids. It's kind of the most important event of the year. There's a lot that goes into it, too: Costumes, routes, and a million other details have to be planned in advance. We get it—if it's a lot for your kids, it's even more for you. Don't let dinner add to the chaos. These easy, healthy, kid-friendly meals will leave you and your kids more than enough time to focus on what's really important: the candy.
Meal prep isn’t for everyone. I grew up with a mother who did the opposite of meal prep—She stared at her fridge every morning and went to the grocery store every evening to try and get some kind of dinner on the table. It worked for her, but I’m a diehard meal prepper. I like to plan everything that’s coming my way that week, head to the grocery store, and spend an afternoon making sure everything is in order for the week to come. It just makes sense to me.
When it comes to nutritional value, nature has given us good foods (apples, for example), great foods (blueberries), and really, really great foods (goji berries). These “really, really great foods” often fall into the “superfoods” category. These are foods that have exorbitantly high levels of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients for their small sizes.
It’s travel season, and the last thing you want to do is stop at a fast food joint every time hunger strikes during your drive. Save your money for fun activities and fancy feasts once you get to your destination, and pack these simple, road-ready snacks ahead of time. You can whip any of these up in just a few minutes, and these easy travel snacks are customizable to your fellow car-mates’ food preferences. Get packing, your trip awaits.