Swap Screen Time for Nature Time

Between TVs, phones, and computers, the average American child spends seven hours a day in front of a screen. Some of that is educational material, but still, it’s time for kids and adults to trade in some screen time for some real-world outdoor fun, especially before winter kicks in. The outdoors is too much fun […]

Ideas for Packing a Healthy Lunch

Kids are back to school, which means its time to get in the habit of packing those healthy lunches again! Here are some tips and ideas for kid friendly snacks and dips.  Get more kid friendly recipes in my book The Guide to Healthy Eating.  Or download some FREE recipes and resources HERE. Dips Lots […]

5 Ways To Make a Summer Roadtrip More Nutritious

Summer is here! It’s time to gather the kids, hop into the car, and explore parts unknown. Reconnecting with nature is a great way to get ourselves away from screens and into a relaxed state of mind. The only pitfall can be having to scavenge not-so-healthy snacks from a gas station counter when you run […]

Halloween and Food Allergy Strategies

Do your kids have food allergies?  Do you?  Halloween is that time of year when you have to be more aware of food allergies.  Often there are more treats lurking around the office or more treats coming into the schools either for parties or candy being passed out in classrooms.  I know I personally have […]

Hummus Recipe

Looking for a delicious and healthy snack or side item at dinner?  Hummus is a great 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. […]

33 Back to School Lunch and Snack Ideas

School is back in session and so that means it’s time to start thinking of healthy lunch and snack ideas.  Be sure to make as many items as you can homemade and also to include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Also, include healthy fats, which are great for optimal brain function and can help your kids stay focused […]

Outdoor Fun in the Sun

  Summer is fleeting, so get outside while you can! From participating in community activities to polishing off your to-do list, it’s easy to feel fit and fresh. Here are some ideas to get you and your family out and about these last few days of summer:   Set up some fun games on your […]

Back to Nature!

Sure, going camping is a blast, but camping requires time and equipment, both of which might be in short supply. Fortunately, relaxing in the great outdoors can be as easy as stretching out on a beach towel in the backyard or heading for the nearest park. Or, if you’d like to add a dash of […]

Summertime Snacking

Summertime means much more snacking in my family.  We have a more relaxed schedule, although it often feels more crazy to me – ha!  Sometimes we are at the pool or headed to tennis practice or have friends at the house and we just don’t have time for full sit-down meals each day.  Or we […]

Festive Ideas for the Fourth

The 4th of July is just around the corner and many people (including myself) plan to spend the week or weekend with family, friends, and loved ones. To make it more festive try these ideas: Decorate your house with fun red, white and blue themed decorations.  Use 4th of July plates and napkins for the […]