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Healthy Families, Releases

Fall food: Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is one of the most readily available (and therefore cheaper) veggies during the fall season, BUT what do you do with it?! Roasting squash is very delicious, but can be a bit daunting because of the amount of prep that goes into just getting it ready for the oven.  Butternut squash is an […] >> READ MORE

Skip the take out with pizza zoodle caserole

Is Friday always take out night in your house? Take out can be stuffed with hidden calories, fat, sodium and sugar, and let’s face the facts, it can be expensive! A simple pizza with a topping or two can cost you $15 or much more- and let’s face the facts, who doesn’t get a pizza […] >> READ MORE

National Taco Day and a kid friendly recipe

So, it’s not exactly Taco Tuesday, but today is National Taco Day! One of the greatest days of the year by far! Let’s face the facts, pretty much all kids love tacos, but they aren’t always the greatest in terms of nutrition- so check out this adjustment! You’ll still get all of the awesome Tex-Mex […] >> READ MORE

Cheap (and healthy!) Eats!

As parents we are always stretched thin. Between practices, school, projects, and work it can just seem like there’s never enough time during the day to create healthy meals on a budget.  Of course we would all love to meal plan fresh and healthy entrees for low costs, but with so much advice out there […] >> READ MORE

Meatless Monday Hummus Veggie Wraps

Need a Meatless Monday dinner that you can cook outside? Don’t heat up the house! 2 medium Zucchini cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices 2 teaspoons olive oil 1⁄8 teaspoon table salt 1 pinch ground black pepper 1 cup hummus (store bought) 4 pieces wraps (about 9 inches in diameter) 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly […] >> READ MORE
Healthy Families, Healthy Kids Stories, Kids Health

The truth about carbs

Carbohydrates are some of the building blocks of healthy nutrition.  Most foods have some amount of carbohydrates, but not all are created equal.  Foods that are highly processed and full of carbs should get a bad wrap, but carbs that come from natural food sources like whole grains, whole fruits, and nuts are great ways […] >> READ MORE
Healthy Families

Healthy Hanukkah Treats

Food that is served at Hanukkah festivities tends to be a little on the heavier side since most of the items are friend in oil, but there are a few small tweaks that can be made so that some of the items are just a little healthier! Our kid friendly Easy, Low fat Latkes, courtesy […] >> READ MORE
Article, Healthy Families, Kids Health

Peanutbutter and Jelly Energy Balls

Endurance athletes are amazing creatures, and one of my favorite critters is Laura Kline.  Laura and I have met in passing over the years, and I have followed her in awe in her athletic adventures.  Laura is a professional tri, du, and endurance athlete that not only is fast and incredible, but offers amazing advice […] >> READ MORE
Healthy Families, Kids Health

Chia Seeds

If you have been keeping an eye on healthy food trends in the last year or so, you may have noticed mention of chia seeds. But what the heck are they and why bother to add them into your diet? Chia seeds are small black seeds that are produced in South America and were one […] >> READ MORE
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