Prep School: Tips for Packing Food for a Long Day

Packing food for the day ahead can prevent you from choosing between being hungry and spending extra money. Getting enough filling and healthy food together for an eight hour plus day can be challenging. Read on for some helpful tips on packing lunch and preparing food for a long day of school or work and… Read more

culinary vocabulary

Culinary Vocabulary

Cooking has its own terminology, and understanding the various words commonly found in cook books will guide you through any recipe. Whether you’ve been cooking for years or are just starting out, a good grasp on culinary vocabulary can go a long way. AL DENTE: An Italian term describing cooked pasta that has a slight… Read more

Canned, Frozen, Fresh – Which One’s the Best?

September is Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. As we say goodbye to summer and all the fresh, seasonal produce it has to offer, it’s time to address which fruit and veggies are best. Oftentimes fresh produce is thought to be much better or more nutritious than canned or frozen produce but is there any truth… Read more

Hunger Action Month™

September is Hunger Action Month™, a nationwide awareness campaign designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Throughout the month, The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) and our network are working together to raise awareness about hunger in our communities and inspire our neighbors to get involved this month and… Read more

School Lunch Safety

It’s almost time to kick off another school year. Make sure the kids in your life start off the school year on the right foot with healthy and safe lunches.  Many school lunch periods are busy and too short. Kids don’t have a lot of time to eat and they want to hang out with… Read more

Produce Spotlight: Tomatoes

What’s better than the first perfectly ripened tomato of the summer? As far as I’m concerned, not a lot. I’ll eat that like a peach.  But, I start to feel differently when I’m looking at tomato number 900 for the season. Here are a few ways to keep using those tomatoes and some information on… Read more

Healthy Snacking

Have you ever wandered into the work break room mid-morning and raided your lunch or reached for any food because you felt famished? What about heading home and feeling hungry enough to stop and grab food, be it a bag of chips or a slice of pizza or a piece of fruit (Choose fruit? Awesome!),… Read more

Inflammation and Anti-Inflammatory Foods

What is inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s method of protecting itself against harm. There are two types of inflammation – acute and chronic. The acute kind is familiar to most people. When you get a cut or a bruise or if you’re exposed to bacteria or viruses, your immune system sends blood to the injury… Read more

Prep School: Breakfast

If you’ve ever stood in front of an open refrigerator at 7:05 AM wondering what to grab for breakfast (when you have to be Out.The.Door. by 7:15), meal prepping may be your new best friend. Putting together a few items to grab for breakfast will not only free up time and energy in the morning,… Read more

The Sour Side of Sugar

Fructose, brown rice syrup, cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup – sugar is sugar, right? Not exactly! Not all sugar is created equal and not all sugar is bad. In this blog, we will explore the different forms of sugar and how they affect our bodies. Even though sugar gets a bad rap, it is… Read more