I hope you all are having a wonderfully relaxing holiday break! I always enjoy the week where my kids have lots of new stuff to play with from Christmas, and stop asking for screens!If you're like me, you're also spending this week getting organized--from new toy storage systems to winter gear organization to getting your various resolutions or intentions for 2018 set up for success.One
Recipes & Healthy Eating
A new employee of mine, Casey, recently made the crazy decision to volunteer to make a gingerbread house with my kids. So on Friday evening, Casey came over, along with a couple of our other friends, a couple bottles of red wine, and big plans of making a healthy and delicious gingerbread house.The video below shows the highlights of the experience, which lasted all of one evening and then the
The season of “school bugs” is upon us. Are you already fed up with runny noses, coughs, and stomach bugs?In my last post I shared five strategies for staying healthy during the school year and promised that I’d follow up with some specific food tips. When it comes to staying healthy and recovering from illness, you really can’t ignore the importance of diet—for adults and kids alike.But
In an effort to avoid serving my kids macaroni and cheese twice a day, I came up with what I think is a more healthful--but equally yummy and tasty--quesadilla recipe.Sometimes I make this in the morning (or the night before) to go in their school lunch, because it's even tasty cold. When I serve these for dinner, I gussy them up with avocado and greens (and salsa for the grownups).Why
It’s that time of year again! The newness of back-to- school is wearing off, and my grown children have started to complain about how hard it can be to pack healthy, tasty lunches for their own kids.I remember getting discouraged when my kids were young. At one point, all they wanted for their lunches was bagels and cream cheese…every single day!If you’re in a lunch rut, too, read on for
Did you guys catch me on The Dr. Oz Show yesterday? I was invited to speak about phthalates in macaroni and cheese. Whether or not you saw the segment, I thought you might want to hear my thoughts on the scary headlines. Real Quick: Here’s What Phthalates Even Are The chemical compounds know as phthalates (pronounced f-THAL- lates) are used to make plastics flexible and as lubricants in
After staying with us for nearly a month this July, my grandkids left me three reminders of their visit: fingerprints smudged on the glass of my deck doors, jars of (dead) lightening bugs on the picnic table, and half-full boxes of popsicles in my freezer! That pretty well sums up the summertime, doesn't it?!Popsicles are a must-have on hot afternoons, and last month, Maia and I set out to
Can you believe it's already time to start thinking about back-to-school? I think some of you have may have even already started?! Talk about waaaaah!In my kids' public school in Brooklyn, teachers collect money at the beginning of the year to pay for supplies, which makes life easier for sure.All I have to buy in anticipation of school this year (besides clothing) is lunch packing gear.
A version of this post appears on our blog on The Huffington Post.--By Suzanne ("Nana"), Certified Holistic Health CoachMany of my health coaching clients are moms, and they often ask me about encouraging their kids to eat more healthfully—and in particular about the challenge of getting little ones to eat vegetables!As a mother and a grandmother, I have lived this challenge myself.
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page.When we polled our readers on which food they wanted us to review next, yogurt was the winner (olive oil was a close second, and we will be reviewing that in the fall).Finally, after more than a month of researching and testing yogurts, we can tell you who is Good, who is Bad, and who is Sneaky. We were surprised