About this time of year, snow has stopped being charming. You and the kids just want to get outside and walk somewhere without bundling up and trudging through slush. As creativity for indoor activities and winter meals runs low, TV and take out begin …Continue Reading Fighting Cabin Fever!
Six weeks ago, one of your New Year’s resolutions may have been to encourage your family to eat healthier foods. But now Valentine’s Day, with all the sweets that go with it, will soon be here. While it’s tempting to load up on heart-shaped candy, …Continue Reading A Healthy, Happy Valentine’s Day!
Did you know that many birth defects are preventable? Every January, the National Birth Defects Prevention Network makes that message loud and clear by promoting January as Birth Defects Prevention Month. It’s important information to know, since birth defects are: · Common: 1 in every …Continue Reading You Can Prevent Birth Defects!
It’s that time of year again. In the midst of planning New Year’s celebrations, thoughts of resolutions linger in the back of our minds. What will they be this time? And more importantly, will they be the same as last year? It would be safe …Continue Reading A New Year, A New You!
Are you looking for vegetables in season during the winter? Kale, potatoes, and winter squash are often the first winter vegetables that come to mind, but many people forget about the other choices that are available during the cooler months. Parsnips, Brussels sprouts, fennel, leeks …Continue Reading Unusual Winter Vegetables? Give Them a Try!
Halloween es uno de los días más dulces del año. Para la mayoría de nosotros, niños y adultos, Halloween es una excusa para disfrutar con una gran cantidad de dulces. Afortunadamente, este día escalofriante puede ser saludable y a la misma vez divertido. Se preguntará …Continue Reading ¡Un Halloween saludable!
Halloween is one of the sweetest days of the year. For most of us—children AND adults—Halloween is an excuse to indulge in a frightening amount of candy. Fortunately, this spooky day can be healthier and still be fun. How? Read on! · Hand out non-food …Continue Reading A Healthier Halloween!
In this age of technology you might find your kids watching TV, playing video games, online, or constantly texting. What ever happened to running outside and playing sports? If this is a memory of your childhood but not your child’s, it’s time to get active …Continue Reading Get Involved-Get Kids Active!
This week’s farmers’ markets will have an abundance of veggies like tomatoes, corn, squash, celery and eggplant along with apples, peaches raspberries and watermelon. Need I say more? It’s obvious that summer is in full swing! Although we’re long past Independence Day celebrations, for many …Continue Reading A Salute to the Kernel!
One of my favorite summer treats are fresh tomatoes, either from my garden (if my green thumb holds out) or from my local farmer’s market. I sometimes run out of ideas for fresh tomato recipes and hate to see them spoil if I can’t eat …Continue Reading Tomatoes: Taste From the Farmers’ Market