Happy Halloween (and Teal Pumpkins)!

Happy Halloween! Kids love Halloween.  Halloween does not have to be about sugar and candy and certainly doesn’t have to put any kids at risk or make them feel left out if they cannot have these items.  Consider giving some non-treat items this year like stickers, pencils, bouncy balls, glow sticks, etc (easily find these […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]