How to Stay Healthy this Thanksgiving

Skylar Griggs, Thanksgiving picture

One of the greatest times of the year is upon us: the holidays! For some, this is a delightful time. However, the holidays can also be a source of stress. Here are tips for you to have the happiest, healthiest Thanksgiving yet.

5 Ways to Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Skylar Griggs, Thanksgiving picture

For some, the days after Thanksgiving is almost better than the day of. Turkey, stuffing, Brussel sprouts, and sweet potatoes integrate into meals long after Thursday. Here are some recipes to spruce up your leftovers.

How to Host a Healthy Summer Barbeque

Summer barbeques are what we daydreamed about while trudging through piercing wind and snow on our way to work. Barbeques are a great way to get everyone together and thankfully are simple to host. Here are some food safety guidelines to keep in mind when celebrating with friends this summer.

Natural vs. Artificial Flavors

If you’ve ever checked the ingredients list on the back of a food you’ve probably seen the words ‘natural flavors’ and ‘artificial flavors’. What do these mean? What’s the difference between natural and artificial flavors? It can be confusing to navigate the terms used on our food labels but it’s important to understand them.

Herb Garden

Herb Gardens and Healthy Uses in Cooking Ahh, the accompaniment of basil with fresh tomato and mozzarella. The smell of mint leaves as you sip iced tea. A dash of bright cilantro over homemade guacamole. Herbs not only add the look but also lovely scents and flavors to many summer foods and drinks. Herbs are easy to grow and a …

Keeping Healthy at Summer Cookouts

Ahhh the sunshine, water and grilling! Summer has arrived in New England and families are outside and preparing everything from burgers, seafood and chicken to side dishes and desserts. How can families enjoy the summer eating fun without compromising their health? Start by Planning Ahead: Eat a snack before the get-together. You are far less likely to overeat if you are not starving …

Health(ier) Mountainside Meals

Chicken Fingers. Clam Chowder. French Fries. Not to mention hefty price tags. Ahhh, lunch time has arrived at the ski lodge! This winter weather in New England and beyond means families are out and about on the slopes more than ever. How can you make sure your meals mountainside don’t go downhill? Plan Ahead: Your ability to plan ahead depends …

3 Quick and Healthy Meal Ideas for Moms and Dads on the Go

The “witching hour” as many parents call it; the time when baths need to be had, homework must be done and kids are tired. The last thing you want to worry about is what’s for dinner? Finding dinner ideas that are quick and easy but also healthy can be a challenge. Here a few meal ideas for families on-the-go!  Healthier Pizza …

Substituting Recipes with Healthy Ingredients You and Your Family Will Love

Did you know that making small substitutions can help you and your family stay healthy? Here’s how: using avocados, greek yogurt, spaghetti squash, apple sauce and black beans in place of common options like butter, oil, sugar, flour or cream not only allows you to experiment in the kitchen, but also makes some recipes more nutritious. Check out some of my favorite …