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 […]

Superfood for Breakfast: Cacao Granola

There’s some contention over “cocoa” versus “cacao,” but most people agree that cacao refers to raw cocoa beans and cocoa refers to beans that have been heated and sometimes treated with alkaline to reduce the beans’ natural acidity. (The latter is known as “Dutching,” named after a Dutchman who came up with the process.) Most […]

Healthier Holiday Treats & Sweets

Holiday treats don’t have to equal holiday guilt (or pounds)—it doesn’t take much effort to transform traditional favorites into healthy new favorites. All you need to do is focus on individual ingredients. Use unrefined oils, not vegetable oil; opt for whole-grain flours, not white flour; use natural sweeteners, not white sugar. Once you’ve renovated your […]

Homemade for the Holidays

Nothing spreads holiday cheer like homemade gifts! This year, stay off Amazon and spend some fun family time making treats for the folks on your list. From exotic granola to gourmet popcorn, it’s easy to get creative with flavors and ideas, especially when you know that everyone appreciates having healthy snacks in the house. Edible […]

Healthy Breakfast Quiche Cups

Looking for something simple to make to feed your family at breakfast time when they stay over this holiday season?  These are simple and delicious (and gluten-free).  You can even make them in advance and then just warm up in the morning.  Enjoy!   Healthy Breakfast Quiche Cups Ingredients: 5 organic (free-range) eggs, beaten 1 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Staying Steady: How to Keep Your Blood Sugar Levels on an Even Keel

We have all been there: come mid-morning, our energy levels crash and we make a run to the nearest vending machine. Or maybe the crash hits in the middle of the afternoon. No matter when it hits, that I’m-going-to-fall-asleep-right-here feeling is mostly the result of plummeting blood sugar…which is usually preceded by sky-high blood sugar. […]

Healthy After-School Snack Ideas

Your kids just got home from school and they’re hungry. What’s a busy parent to do? The answer might depend on how old your kids are or how much time you’re able to spend prepping snacks for them, but no matter what, you’ve got plenty of options. (Tip: they can make some simple snacks on […]