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 […]

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 […]