Based on conversations I’ve been having with other moms, preparing healthy school lunches seems to have a lot in common with New Year’s resolutions; making them is the easy part. Being consistent about packing lunches day in and day out is not. That said, how have you been doing? Still packing healthy lunches? Just packing them once or twice a week? Running out of recipe … [Read more...] about 10 Quick & Healthy Mom-Approved School Lunches
Many people ask me what I have in my pantry, since I always say that stocking a healthy one is the key to preparing quick, nutritious meals. To answer that question, I decided to make a list of everything I have on hand and, in doing so, realized this would make a great shopping list for my readers!Cheat SheetSo, here you are! It’s your shopping cheat sheet from my kitchen … [Read more...] about What’s in your cupboard? A Shopping List for a Healthy Pantry
During the past four weeks, I’ve been to Pennsylvania and Maine, Massachusetts and New York, Florida, Georgia and Alabama. While on the road, I was happy to see lots of family farms, from roof-tops to backyards. It made me smile to pass little produce stands selling sweet corn, watermelon and tomatoes, and the proliferation of restaurants supporting local farms while serving … [Read more...] about The Value of Family Meals
Weaning is an exciting milestone for parents, but so many things in an infant's new world can trigger a reaction. Unfortunately, worried moms and dads instantly label outbreaks as "allergic" reactions, and the problem is not correctly diagnosed.While there’s no doubt children can be allergic to certain foods, the incidence is only about 8%, according to a new report … [Read more...] about Allergy vs. Intolerance: Do You Know The Difference?
Weaning is an exciting milestone for parents, but so many things in an infant’s new world can trigger a reaction. Unfortunately, worried moms and dads instantly label outbreaks as “allergic” reactions, and the problem is oftentimes incorrectly diagnosed.Allergy vs. IntoleranceWhile there’s no doubt children can be allergic to certain foods, the incidence is only about 8%, … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know About Babies and Food Allergies