An Apple A Day
PB & J alternative for allergies
If your child has a nut allergy such as peanut, but you are trying to pack an easy lunch that doesn’t require refrigeration such a PB&J, try a nut-free alternative! Choose from Soynut butter or Sunflower Seed spread, match it … [ Read More ]
Drink, drink, and then drink some more!
Are you drinking enough water? Did you know that you need 50% of your body weight in ounces every day? That’s 75 ounces of water for 150 lb person. Do you exercise? (I hope the answer is YES!) You need … [ Read More ]
Healthy Snack Bars in Disguise
With new snack bars popping up on every market shelf, it’s important to know that they are not all created equal and many do not live up to their “natural” and “healthy” label claims. Hidden calories and unsafe processed ingredients … [ Read More ]
Thanksgiving Day Tips
On Thanksgiving Day, avoid going to the dinner table hungry, you’ll most likely over eat. Fill up on nutrient dense foods throughout the day, consisting of mostly protein options and fresh fruits and veggies. You’ll get your fair share of … [ Read More ]
Be healthy: Join a CSA!
One of the best ways to eat a wide variety, healthy diet is to join a local CSA. Community Supported Agriculture is way for consumers to buy fresh, local and seasonal foods directly from the farmer. A typical weekly share … [ Read More ]
Homemade Fig Bars
When I first started looking for a homemade fig bar recipe to replicate the Fig Newton, it was for my athletes to use for pre-workout fuel before training. This bar has very little fat and low protein and fiber, making … [ Read More ]
Green Beans With A Twist!
I’ve served this side dish at quite a few dinners, and even the picky-I-don’t-eat-green-stuff loved it! It goes well with fish, chicken or a lean red meat, or can be served as a side dish at an upcoming holiday turkey … [ Read More ]
Halloween Pumpkin Seeds
Rather than throwing out your seeds after carving a jack-o-lantern this month, make a delicious afternoon snack with the leftovers! Below is a basic recipe for roasted pumpkin seeds, but I urge you to dress these up a bit with … [ Read More ]
Frozen Yogurt Pops!
These are perfect substitution for the more common frozen popsicles that are filled with sugar and artificial colors. The kids will love making them and they are healthy too! Dessert or Snack: Frozen Yogurt Pops Makes 6 pops INGREDIENTS: 2 … [ Read More ]
Meals “Cooked on a Stick”!
The best part of skewer meals is that there are no rules! Any protein, fruit or vegetable can be “cooked on a stick”, and whether it’s an appetizer, meal or dessert, you can please all family members with their favorite … [ Read More ]