Healthy Pizza: It’s What’s For Dinner!

Pizza is truly a universal food that almost everyone enjoys. It has long been considered the ideal for any type of get-together or for a quick meal at home with family. In light of growing awareness around obesity and chronic disease, however, pizza is often presented as a food that should be eliminated or restricted [...]

Healthy Pizza: It’s What’s For Dinner!2015-11-24T14:04:20-05:00

Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Although more and more families are handing out toys and wholesome goodies on Halloween night these days, the average child still can gather 3,500 to 7,000 calories worth of treats (based on the nutrition labels on popular candies). To put that in perspective, a 100-pound child would have to walk for nearly 44 hours to [...]

Tips for a Healthy Halloween2015-10-29T12:29:47-04:00

Ideas for Healthy Bento Box Lunches

By now, you have probably heard of Bento box lunches These are meals made up of small portions of different foods, packed in reusable containers and boxes that reduce lunch waste. Bento lunches can be appealing, healthy, and delicious alternatives to traditional school and work lunches. They don’t have to be works of art – [...]

Ideas for Healthy Bento Box Lunches2015-10-01T16:09:37-04:00

After School Snacks for Kids

Are you scrambling to find snacks that can be taken to after school activities or enjoyed while homework is being done? Do your kids come in from school and head straight to the kitchen to search for something to eat? Today, I’m sharing some tips to help you make sure your children can have a [...]

After School Snacks for Kids2015-09-15T12:34:31-04:00

Balanced Meals

I’m going to let you in on a little secret - planning a day of balanced meals doesn’t have to be complicated. No, seriously! All you have to remember is that each meal and snack should have some protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates and a little bit of fat. This combination of nutrients is absorbed slowly, [...]

Balanced Meals2015-08-19T22:56:57-04:00

Easy, Fun and Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

Summer has come and gone by quickly and it's time to face...the (*dreaded*) lunchbox!  Many parents want to make food that is nutritious, easy to prepare AND tasty for their little students, but it can be a real challenge to come up with healthy lunch ideas day after day. Packing a healthy lunch doesn’t have [...]

Easy, Fun and Healthy Lunch Box Ideas2015-08-28T01:01:57-04:00

Farmers Market: A Healthy Way to Buy Local!

With interest in local foods growing, you might be wondering how to get the most from your farmers market this season.  Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you save money, find the best foods and make good relationships with your growers! Go Early! The best stuff usually goes fast. A vendor may only have [...]

Farmers Market: A Healthy Way to Buy Local!2015-08-28T00:52:29-04:00

Make Your Weekly Meal Prep Easy!

Busy parents often ask me how they can find the time to prepare healthy meals at home for themselves and their families. I will be honest - with a full time job and preschool-aged twins, it’s not always an easy thing to do, and we definitely rely on convenience foods every now and again. Nevertheless, [...]

Make Your Weekly Meal Prep Easy!2015-06-21T23:38:15-04:00

Make a Quick & Healthy Weeknight Dinner With Anything You’ve Got!

  You know how it goes – you arrive home late after work. You’re tired. You don’t feel like cooking.  You start to contemplate having cereal for dinner or hitting the drive-through on the way home and calling it a night. But I promise if you have just a few things on hand you can [...]

Make a Quick & Healthy Weeknight Dinner With Anything You’ve Got!2015-08-03T15:01:34-04:00

Getting Fit… Online

A few weeks ago, I was sidelined with a knee injury. I couldn’t walk without experiencing shooting pains, let alone run. At first, I took it really hard – I was so proud when I had started to consistently cover 40km a week. I felt defiant, and didn’t want to listen to my body and [...]

Getting Fit… Online2015-06-10T22:53:21-04:00