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Being Mindful This Holiday Season

Being Mindful This Holiday Season posted on Dec 10

By Terri Mendoza and Kristen Sedler The holidays are fast approaching, and, like most people, I’m looking forward to enjoying some of my favorite foods that I look forward to all year—eggnog, anyone?  While I know it’s okay to enjoy myself, it’s also important to   …Continue Reading Being Mindful This Holiday Season

Let’s Talk Turkey!

Let’s Talk Turkey! posted on Nov 20

  By Terri Mendoza and Lydia Fernandes One of the most anticipated meals of the year is right around the corner!   While you’re thinking of who to invite, where everyone will sit, and what to serve, you might not remember to think about the important   …Continue Reading Let’s Talk Turkey!

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Month with Summer Breastfeeding Tips!

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Month with Summer Breastfeeding Tips! posted on Jul 31

By Breanne Wilhite  While being close to your baby during breastfeeding is sweet and special, it can start to feel difficult as the summer heat rises. Not to mention summer time usually means more time on the go and outside. But don’t worry! There are   …Continue Reading Celebrate World Breastfeeding Month with Summer Breastfeeding Tips!

Picky Eating—Not Fun for Anyone!

Picky Eating—Not Fun for Anyone! posted on Jun 13

By Terri Mendoza & Raychel Adreani Does your child stick to a few favorite foods and refuse to try anything new?   Like many parents, you may be dealing with picky eating.  We know it can be frustrating and challenging, and you probably worry that your   …Continue Reading Picky Eating—Not Fun for Anyone!

Tis the Season…for Asparagus!

Tis the Season…for Asparagus! posted on May 22

By Terri Mendoza and Andrea Couture Winter did not want to leave Massachusetts this year.  But spring has finally arrived, bringing us sunshine, blossoming flowers, chirping birds, and one of my favorite things—the chance to eat local, seasonal fruits and vegetables! When you enjoy seasonal   …Continue Reading Tis the Season…for Asparagus!

Getting Spicy with It! - Masala Rajamah

Getting Spicy with It! – Masala Rajamah posted on Jan 23

Masala Rajmah means spiced kidney bean curry and is a popular north Indian dish!  It is a thick curry with red kidney beans and Indian spices to provide aromatic flavor.  This dish is packed with protein and fiber, and is a great meat substitute for   …Continue Reading Getting Spicy with It! – Masala Rajamah

Kick off the New Year with Folic Acid!

Kick off the New Year with Folic Acid! posted on Jan 5

By Camille Finn Happy New Year! What are your plans for 2018? You may want to add getting enough folic acid to your list. Everyone needs folic acid to make healthy new cells, but it’s especially important for pregnant women. Adequate folic acid during pregnancy   …Continue Reading Kick off the New Year with Folic Acid!

Healthy Holiday Hosting!

Healthy Holiday Hosting! posted on Dec 21

  By Terri Mendoza and Elizabeth Barth The holidays are a special time of year when you can spend time with loved ones—and, as we all know, that usually involves food! If you’re hosting a party for family and friends, a potluck is often a   …Continue Reading Healthy Holiday Hosting!

Pumpkin Fever – Not Just for Decorations Anymore!   

Pumpkin Fever – Not Just for Decorations Anymore!    posted on Oct 19

 By Wendy Ng What do you think of when you think of pumpkins? I think of fall, and especially jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. But as you know, pumpkins are more than just for decoration—every time I go to the grocery store, there are more and more   …Continue Reading Pumpkin Fever – Not Just for Decorations Anymore!   

Say Goodbye to Boring Burgers!

Say Goodbye to Boring Burgers! posted on Jun 29

The Fourth of July is coming up—one of my favorite holidays.  Every year, I look forward to the fireworks and the barbecues, but I’ve gotten a little tired of the usual burgers I’ve been serving since 1776…okay, maybe it just seems that long!  While there   …Continue Reading Say Goodbye to Boring Burgers!