Brain Foods for Kids (Adults Too!)

No matter how old you are, you want your day to get off to a great start. Kids especially need good fuel for their brains from the minute they wake up all the way through to the evening—that homework won’t finish itself! Besides, if they aren’t able to pay attention in class during the day, […]

Autumn = Apples!

Happy first day of fall! During the fall months, orchards start bursting with apples, from tart apples meant for baking to sweet apples meant for snacking. Some apples are red or pink; others are yellow or russet. Some varieties are even pink when you cut them open! (“Pink Pearl” apples have been around since the […]

Brain Benefits of a Gluten-Free Diet

Please enjoy this guest post… Gluten-free has been a health fad for many years now and I can see why. To start, several studies have already associated this diet to a healthier brain. Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat and is a cause of celiac disease. While only around 1.8 percent of […]

DIY School Snack Ideas

School is just around the corner! It’s time to start thinking about how you will send your kids off to school with healthy lunches and snacks so they can stay sharp in school. Its important to send healthy fat and protein options for optimal brain function and blood sugar control (Read more in my book The […]

K.I.S.S.S. – Keep it Simple Summer Snacks

Summertime means traveling in the car, outdoor concerts and events, and taking kids to the park or the pool. With so many activities happening, you’re bound to get hungry along the way. If it’s a really hot day, you might want to take along a small cooler, but otherwise, these portable and simple options are […]

Raw Summer Grape Tomato Salsa

Looking for a fresh summer snack?  We love this quick and delicious salsa as a refreshing dip to serve up on a hot day. Raw Grape Tomato Salsa Ingredients: 2 pints organic grape tomatoes 2 green onions 2 garlic cloves 1/2 cup each of parsley and cilantro  1 tbl raw apple cider vinegar  1 tbl […]

Ripe & Juicy: Making the Most of Summer Fruit

Summer time is fruit time! Berries are bursting, peaches are perfect, and melons are mouthwatering. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or planning a picnic, summer fruit tastes good and is good for you. Bonus point: compared to tropical fruits like bananas and mangos, summer fruits have less sugar and a lower glycemic impact. […]

In Support of Coconut Oil

To eat coconut or not to eat coconut? Recently, the American Heart Association weighed in on the subject, issuing a Presidential Advisory statement urging Americans to avoid saturated fat, including saturated fat in the form of coconut oil. Given how popular coconut oil has become, this has led to an outcry of confusion from the […]

Easy Swaps & Ideas for Going Gluten-Free

If you’re thinking about trying out a gluten-free lifestyle, summer is a great time to give it a go—with seasonal produce filling market tables and farm animals producing their best eggs, butter, and cheese, it’s a snap to switch your main ingredients from processed wheat-based ingredients to fresh-from-the-farm goods. Peak flavor means that it’s even […]

Homemade Hummus Recipe

Looking for a delicious and healthy snack or summer party dish?  Homemade hummus is a fantastic choice and is made with chickpeas or Garbanzo beans, which are one of the most nutritious of all the legumes, high in calcium, phosphorus and potassium. They have exceptionally high iron and Vitamin C content and contain B complex as well. […]