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Food Delivery Services in the NY Metro Area

Food Delivery Services in the NY Metro Area

A roundup of grocery, meal, restaurant, and make-your-own meal delivery services available in the New York metro area, plus snack box subscription services.

QUIZ: What NYC Food Are You?

QUIZ: What NYC Food Are You?

Between pizza shops on every corner and 24 hour diners, there’s simply no better place to be a foodie than in the Big Apple. Take our quiz and find out which NYC food you most identify with.

Enjoy a Sweet Valentine’s Day on a Sugartooth Tour

Enjoy a Sweet Valentine’s Day on a Sugartooth Tour

Sugartooth’s Valentines Dessert Tour is a 1.5-mile tour in New York City that is sure to delight the sweet tooth of both couples and their kids.

4 Food Safety Tips for Summer

4 Food Safety Tips for Summer

Whether you're cooking outside on the grill this summer or grabbing a bite at a street fair or ball game, follow these tips from the USDA to help keep your family safe from foodborne illness, which is much more common in the warmer months.

Top 10 Tips for Cooking on the Grill

Top 10 Tips for Cooking on the Grill

Before you fire up the grill for your next backyard barbecue, check out the top 10 grilling tips from the experts at Omaha Steaks. Follow these best practices to avoid common grilling mistakes and make sure your food tastes delicious every time.

Easy One-Dish Meals Great for Winter

Easy One-Dish Meals Great for Winter

What's for dinner? Well, come winter, when hearty stews, casseroles, and soups top your list of meals, the answer is easy: A warming, one-pot wonder.

Cooking Tips and Shortcuts for Novice Chefs

Cooking Tips and Shortcuts for Novice Chefs

Addicted to "Top Chef" but still unsure about your own culinary abilities? These four easy cooking tips and shortcuts from "The Lazy Gourmet" cookbook will give you the confidence you need in the kitchen.

New Website Eases Dining-Out Worries for Food Allergy Sufferers

New Website Eases Dining-Out Worries for Food Allergy Sufferers

AllergyEats.com is a guide to allergy-friendly restaurants across the country.

Raising Your Family Vegetarian

Raising Your Family Vegetarian

Raising your children as vegetarians is a personal choice more and more parents are making due to health and environmental benefits. If you're among them, read on for tips and advice on how to help your family stick to a vegetarian diet without sacrificing nutrition.

How to Throw a Great BBQ

How to Throw a Great BBQ

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, nothing spells family summer party quite like a great bbq and cookout. So grab the kids, buy the burgers and dogs, light up the grill, and prepare to start the summer off right. With so many tasty bbq recipes and fun party themes, you and your family just might be grilling all summer long.

Family-Approved Watermelon Recipe: Shrimp Watermelon Sate

Family-Approved Watermelon Recipe: Shrimp Watermelon Sate

Kids love watermelon, and while eating it plain more than satisfies, why not put a fun twist on a summertime classic? Check out this recipe for shrimp watermelon sate. Parents will love the healthy component, and kids will think they're getting away with something when they devour their favorite summer treat at dinnertime.

Family-Approved Watermelon Recipe: Watermelon Donuts

Family-Approved Watermelon Recipe: Watermelon Donuts

Kids love watermelon, and while eating it plain more than satisfies, why not put a fun twist on a summertime classic? Check out this recipe for watermelon donuts. Parents will love the healthy component, and kids will devour their favorite summer treat as a dessert.

How to Select and Store the Perfect Watermelon

How to Select and Store the Perfect Watermelon

Watermelon may be a classic summer favorite for kids and parents, but choosing a perfectly sweet and juicy one from the bin at the local grocery can be difficult. Use the following tips to ensure your watermelon is a prime pick and then use it in a few delicious recipes.

How to Use Your Freezer: Tips from 'America's Dinner Mom'

How to Use Your Freezer: Tips from 'America's Dinner Mom'

Jeanne Muchnick, also known as "America's Dinner Mom," shares why she loves her freezer, and why you should too.

Stuff We Like for Kids: Fun with Food

Stuff We Like for Kids: Fun with Food

Check out these cool products for children that are all about making food fun, including veggie-filled cookies and a sippy cup you and your little one will both love.

How to Have Better Dinner Conversations with Your Family

How to Have Better Dinner Conversations with Your Family

Getting your kids to open up and actually talk over the dinner table can seem like a monumental feat. Help the conversation flow with advice from Jeanne Muchnick, "America's Dinner Mom."

Kid-Friendly Recipe from Weight Watchers: Turkey and Rice 'Mice'

Kid-Friendly Recipe from Weight Watchers: Turkey and Rice 'Mice'

This fun recipe from Weight Watchers is easy to make, low in calories and fat, and a hit with the kids!

Holiday Recipe: Peppermint Creams

Holiday Recipe: Peppermint Creams

This traditional holiday recipe, from "Christmas Cooking with Kids" by Annie Rigg, makes a sweet and festive treat. Plus, it's easy for kids and perfect for families to make together.

Holiday Recipe: Marshmallow Snowmen

Holiday Recipe: Marshmallow Snowmen

This recipe, from "Christmas Cooking with Kids" by Annie Rigg, is definitely for little hands! These cute chaps are such fun to make and look gorgeous on the Christmas table. Why not make one snowman for each person as a place setting?

Kids in the Kitchen: The Benefits of Cooking with Your Children

Kids in the Kitchen: The Benefits of Cooking with Your Children

Yeah, sometimes it's messy as all get-out. But cooking with your kids is always fun — and rife with teaching opportunities.

Flik Independent School Dining Wins 2010 Whole Grains Challenge Grand Prize

Flik Independent School Dining Wins 2010 Whole Grains Challenge Grand Prize

Flik Independent School Dining, provider of dining services for over 120 independent and private schools nationwide, won grand prize in the 2010 Whole Grains Challenge, a campaign of the Whole Grains Council.

'Power' Drinks and Supplements: Are They Harmful to Kids?

'Power' Drinks and Supplements: Are They Harmful to Kids?

How to keep your young athlete revved up without unnecessary energy supplements or "power" products.

Easy Meals for Busy Moms: How to Fit Healthy Eating into Your Family's Hectic Schedule

Easy Meals for Busy Moms: How to Fit Healthy Eating into Your Family's Hectic Schedule

Registered dietician Lorraine Danowski offers advice on how to prepare healthy meals and snacks for your family - fast! Danowski offers tasty but mindful options for those looking to lose weight, maintain weight, or just get healthier.

Manhattan Mompreneur: Gigi Lee Chang, Founder of Plum Organics

Manhattan Mompreneur: Gigi Lee Chang, Founder of Plum Organics

Gigi Lee Chang, Manhattan mom and founder of Plum Organics, talks to us about her organic baby food line, including what inspired her, how she started the business, and what's next.

Healthy After-School Snacks: Tips from 'America's Dinner Mom'

Healthy After-School Snacks: Tips from 'America's Dinner Mom'

"America's Dinner Mom" Jeanne Muchnick gives parents healthy snack ideas to serve their hungry kids after school - say goodbye to the grumpies!

Easy, Go-To Snacks for Kids

Easy, Go-To Snacks for Kids

Jeanne Muchnick, "America's Dinner Mom," offers parents a list of easy and healthy snack ideas that will appease hungry little ones.

How to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods

How to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods

Is your child a picky eater? We asked the experts, including health counselors and nutritionists, for their best tips on how to get your child to eat (and like!) new - and healthy - foods.

Overcoming Childhood Obesity: How Parents Have Slimmed Their Kids Down

Overcoming Childhood Obesity: How Parents Have Slimmed Their Kids Down

Child obesity has reached epidemic rates and become one of the leading health concerns in the country, causing heart disease, high blood pressure, and other health complications. While causes and treatment can overwhelm parents, the first line of defense is knowing where and how to begin. Read on for real-life stories of families fighting the weight battle. Plus, consult our list of weight loss camps and programs for kids in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and the rest of the NY metro area.

Serve the Right Food at Your Child's Birthday Party: Tips from the Experts

Serve the Right Food at Your Child's Birthday Party: Tips from the Experts

Food at parties seems to be an increasingly challenging issue. Some parents have gone organic, while more kids are diagnosed with allergies and lactose intolerances, and then there is the old-fashioned picky eater. See what advice the experts had for parents about serving food at children's birthday parties.

Family Food: Super Snacks for the Super Bowl

Family Food: Super Snacks for the Super Bowl

Mix up some yummy (and healthy!) snacks the whole family will love, then settle in with your loved ones for the big game.

How to Fight the Flu Naturally

How to Fight the Flu Naturally

Find out how these eight super foods can help prevent the flu and keep your immune system healthy - the natural way.

Just for Moms: 8 Diets for the New Year

Just for Moms: 8 Diets for the New Year

Resolving to shed some pounds in 2010? Check out our list of eight great diets to find the one that fits your lifestyle and weight loss goals.

Best Eating Habits: The Top 10 List for 2010

Best Eating Habits: The Top 10 List for 2010

Start the new decade off right with these healthy eating tips for you and your family, courtesy of Maggie Moon, registered dietitian and corporate nutritionist for FreshDirect.

Manhattan MomBiz: Sara Leand's Scrumptious Sweets

Manhattan MomBiz: Sara Leand's Scrumptious Sweets

After leaving a successful career in television production, new mom Sara Leand decided to go back to the gourmet cookie business she started in college: the Sara Snacker Cookie Company.

New and Noteworthy Products for Kids and Parents - November 2009

New and Noteworthy Products for Kids and Parents - November 2009

Take a look at our November 2009 list of new and noteworthy products for kids and parents.

What To Do For Picky Eaters On Thanksgiving

What To Do For Picky Eaters On Thanksgiving

For parents with kids that don’t like the traditional Thanksgiving foods, here are some nutritionist-approved suggestions to help create a healthful, successful holiday meal.

Fresh Food for the Holidays

Fresh Food for the Holidays

Just in time for the holidays, FreshDirect, specializing in high quality foods at reasonable prices delivered right to your door, has introduced gift cards! These make great gifts for just about anyone living in the New York metropolitan and New Jersey area.

Butternut Squash Bread Pudding

Butternut Squash Bread Pudding

Check out this scrumptious side dish for the family meal!

Veggie Side Dish

Veggie Side Dish

Children (and adults) might actually enjoy brussel sprouts with this inventive side dish!

Roast Tomatoes

Roast Tomatoes

Try this delicious addition the the family dinner!

Maximize Your Meals and Not Your Waistline: A Guide to Keeping the Holidays Lite and Festive

Maximize Your Meals and Not Your Waistline: A Guide to Keeping the Holidays Lite and Festive

Now the meal is over and you are going through that terrible cycle of holiday remorse. Sure, it's great to be able to indulge in some festive food favorites, but there is always that guilt afterward.

New and Noteworthy Products for Kids and Parents - October 2009

New and Noteworthy Products for Kids and Parents - October 2009

Check out these innovative products for kids and parents that have just emerged on the scene.

How to Throw a Great Party for Any Age

How to Throw a Great Party for Any Age

Read these tips we've compiled from the party planning experts on how to throw the perfect party for any age - from your child's first birthday celebration to a teenager's birthday bash.

MomBiz: Manhattan's Lynn Jawitz, Owner of Florisan LLC

MomBiz: Manhattan's Lynn Jawitz, Owner of Florisan LLC

Read about how Manhattan's Lynn Jawitz, mother of two, started Florisan, a full service wedding and event planning company where she designs it her way.

Vegan Lunch Box Treats

Vegan Lunch Box Treats

Who says a vegan diet can’t be delicious and fun? Try these suggestions for your child’s lunch box — and be sure to make enough for the whole family.

New and Noteworthy Products for Back to School

New and Noteworthy Products for Back to School

Read up on a few fresh and exciting products for back to school in September 2009.

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, But…

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, But…

New York-area parents give advice on how to cut down on school lunch expenses - without sacrificing nutrition or quality.

Healthy Afterschool Snacks for Kids

Healthy Afterschool Snacks for Kids

The most important thing to do at snack time is to rethink the words “snack food.”

The Gluten-Free Diet  for Children with Autism

The Gluten-Free Diet for Children with Autism

One in 150 children are currently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders...one dietary therapy that has been used in treating children diagnosed with autism is a gluten-free diet.

Barbara Ann Grova, CHHC: Nutritional Healing in Suffolk

Barbara Ann Grova, CHHC: Nutritional Healing in Suffolk

Through her home-based practice, Nutritional Healing, Barbara Ann Grova sets children and adults on the path to wellness by enhancing their food choices as well as lifestyle habits.

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