Ten Tips To Help You Holiday-Proof Your Waistline

We love to eat during the holidays. We also tend to obsess about the pounds we’re packing on.  Are those fears legitimate?  The answer is yes, but not in the way we initially thought.  A study conducted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), showed that the average amount of weight gained during the holidays by their 195 adult participants was … [Read more...]

Silly, Healthy Birthday Breakfast

Birthdays mean cake and ice cream, right? And maybe a piñata full of candy? Sometimes birthdays can mean one big sugar rush. To get the next birthday in your house off to a healthy start, try this creative concept that guarantees the day will start with a giggle and may even launch a new tradition in your house. Birthday Beginnings At our house … [Read more...]

Homemade Seaweed Snacks: Kid-approved … but may never make it into a lunch box!

Have you ever tried those salty seaweed snacks you buy at places like Trader Joe's? I know, they're addicting … we've tried them before and my children loved them! I won't buy them because they have so much packaging and because canola oil is listed as one of the ingredients (which is often genetically engineered). My 10-year-old daughter Lily has … [Read more...]

Summer Treats: Whole Fruit Popsicles

Cool down this summer with homemade fruit Popsicles. You'll save money and reduce wasteful packaging by making your own. Plus, by adding in pieces of whole fruit, these healthy treats become quite beautiful and irresistible! I've made homemade Popsicles so many ways – you can puree whole fruit and pour it into molds, use any type of freshly … [Read more...]

Your Kids’ Cereal – Part of a Nutritious Breakfast? Nah.

I am old enough to remember when Honey Smacks cereal was called Sugar Smacks. So it’s no surprise to me that a serving of the cereal has more sugar than a Twinkie. Honey Nut Cheerios though? I was annoyed when I learned from a new report by the Environmental Working Group that the cereal I used to feed my picky eater for breakfast has more sugar … [Read more...]