Healthy Travel Tips

Summer in New England means more time out, about and often on the go. From planes, trains and automobiles eating healthy en route is a challenge. Here are a few tips on eating healthy this summer travel season.

Eating to Rejuvenate your Spring Skin

It would be an understatement to say New Englanders have had a long winter. Alas, as spring approaches, we empty our closets to get ready for warmer weather. But, did you know that spring-cleaning does not have to only apply to our closets? Spring is the perfect time to incorporate healthy foods that may help rejuvenate your skin.

Perfect Pairings: Snacks to Promote a Healthy Blood Sugar

Skylar Griggs

An apple a day is a wonderful thing, but it becomes even better when it is paired with a healthy fat or lean protein, think peanut butter or cheese. Balancing snacks efficiency and including them daily is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Including balanced snacks leads to increased feelings of fullness, and often less overeating. Understanding how to …

Nutrition for Apple Picking Season

With the changing leaves and cooler temperatures come one of New England’s favorite fall activities, Apple picking; the doctor may have been right, an apple a day may at least help keep the doctor away. Did you know that apples are a nutrition powerhouse? For starters, Apples are full of fiber which help you to feel fuller longer and other …

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 …

Same Facts, New Label: Examining the New Nutrition Facts Label

  The revision of the nutrition facts label is long overdue and I applaud the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for these changes. Americans have become savvier about nutrition and want to know what they are eating. Changes to the new food label are needed to reflect the reality of the modern American diet. Significant Changes: This new nutrition facts …

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 …