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How to make your family meal a success

Registered dietitian Amy Goodson shared some simple, healthy items to make your family meal night a success

HOUSTON — September is National Family Meals Month.  Now that school has started back up, it's time to get into a routine.  Registered dietitian Amy Goodson has some simple and healthy ideas to help make your family meal a success.

Have easy, grab and go snacks on hand, like Brainiac™ Kids whole milk yogurt.  It is kid-friendly and features a blend of brain-building nutrients, including omega-32 DHA, ALA, and choline.  Plus, they have less sugar and more protein than other kids' yogurts.  For more, log on to BrainiacKids.com.  

Use a heart-healthy cooking oil in your meal.  Thrive Algae oil is a delicious and easy way to get good fat into your diet.  It has a high smoke point and is perfect for sautéing, searing or stir-frying.  It can also be used to make salad dressings, marinades or desserts.  Thrive Algae oil is available at Walmart and on Amazon.  For more information, log on to ThriveAlgae.com.  

La Victoria Thick 'n Chunky Salsa is a convenient and versatile condiment to have.  Use it as a dip or top it on your favorite family meal, like tacos.  La Victoria salsa is inspired by a century-old family recipe and is made with simple ingredients.  Look for their USDA certified organic and non-GMO salsas.  Log on to LaVictoria.com for more.  

Have a low-sugar, low-calorie drink on hand like LaCroix Sparkling Water.  It is a refreshing beverage with zero calories, zero sweeteners, and zero sodium.  There are more than 20 flavors available, all derived from natural fruit essences.  For more information on LaCroix Sparkling Water, log on to LaCroixWater.com.  

For the recipe for Blackberry Lemon Fizz made with LaCroix Sparkling Water, click here.  

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