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 […]

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 […]

DIY Dressing: So Simple, So Much Healthier

When you look at what’s in grocery store aisles, dressing is the #1 thing you should make and not buy. Why? Because commercial dressings rely on commercial-grade, heavily refined oils like soy, canola, grapeseed, corn, and safflower, none of which will do any favors for your fresh spring salads. (Because any plant-derived oil can be […]

Fun Toppers for Spring Salads

It’s spring and lettuce is in full bloom! Whether you’re a fan of open-head lettuce like red or green leaf, crisp lettuce like Romaine, or buttery lettuce like Bibb or mâche, the toppings make the salad. In the mood for bitter arugula or hearty baby spinach? The toppings still make the salad. Here are some […]

Quick & Healthy Snack Ideas To Go

Sometimes you’re on your way out the door and don’t have time to make a meal, and other times you’re just getting home from a long day and can’t wait to eat. Good thing it’s easy to grab something quick and satisfying! Whether you make your own grab-and-go bites or smart-shop them into your kitchen, […]

Simple DIY Gourmet Broth

Even though it’s almost spring (finally!), there’s still a slight chill in the air, so why not make soup? It’s surprisingly easy to use leftover veggies, bones, shrimp shells, and even cheese rinds to make your own broth for soups, plus it’s free. Wait—better-quality broth costs less? You bet! All you need is a little […]

Healthy Fats for a Healthy New Year!

Happy New Year!  Wouldn’t you love it if I told you fats are good for you and you need to eat more fat this year?  Well, its your lucky year, because that is what I am here to tell you!  Many people think they need to avoid fats like butter or coconut oil thinking them to […]