Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Naturally

According to a recent American Heart Association presentation, top sources of added sugar in the American diet are sodas and other sugar-sweetened soft drinks, sugars, candy, cakes, cookies, pies and fruit drinks.

Their recommendations add up to no more than 100 calories from sugar each day for women and no more than 150 calories from sugar each day for men. (That’s about 6 teaspoons of daily sugar for women and 9 teaspoons for men.)

Americans of all ages add too much sugar to their diets, but it’s easy to sate your sweet tooth by watching the portion size of special treats and choosing foods that have naturally occurring sugars.

Maggie Moon, MS, RD

Maggie Moon, MS, RD

Need a few ideas? I’ve selected some of my favorite alternatives that will satisfy your sweet tooth naturally. … 

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Weekend Project: Better Breakfasts

By now, we’re probably all aware that breakfast is good for us.

Banana-Nut Oatmeal

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Research indicates that a healthy breakfast offers a bunch of perks, ranging from improved concentration and performance to more strength and endurance for physical activities and some not-so-obvious benefits, like lower cholesterol levels.

But on the weekends, it’s sometimes fun to branch out from the quick and easy into other, more adventurous options.

We’ve gone through all the delicious breakfast/brunch recipes in our One-Click Recipes section and pulled out five tasty, easy options we think you’re going to love:

Explore our entire Brunch Recipes section to find something special for your winter weekend starters, and be sure to let us know at Facebook what you make!

Calling Young Artists!

Gather the kids and break out the art supplies! We’re issuing an invitation to young artists in our community to show everyone what it means to share a family meal.

Your Art Here!

To celebrate the launch of FreshDirect KidPower(TM) all-natural kids meals and support children’s art education and creativity, FreshDirect and The Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) have launched the FreshArt initiative: a call to young artists (grades three through six) to create works of art that express the positive experience of sharing a family meal.

This initiative will be launched in the FreshDirect delivery areas in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Three pieces of artwork — one from each of the participating states — will be selected to be featured large-scale on the sides of select FreshDirect delivery trucks. Also, a $1,500 monetary award will be donated to the schools designated by the parents or guardians of the creators of the selected art. (The designated schools must be located in the FreshDirect delivery areas.)

Download entry forms and contest details from:
http://www.freshdirect.com/FreshArt.

We’re hoping to share some terrific FreshArt entries right here, and we can’t wait to see what our community’s kids create!