5 Green Foods for Earth Day

Happy Earth Day, everyone! One of my favorite ways to celebrate is to fill my day with green. Check out some of my go-to ways to get some of my favorite greens into my everyday diet.

Healthy Recipes

White Bean Dip (total time 20 minutes) In a food processor combine the following ingredients: 2 cans of low sodium white beans 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic ¼ red onion Some fresh dill 1 medium tomato A few pinches of sea salt and black pepper ¼ cup of pecorino Romano cheese (if desired) 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil …

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 …

What You Need to Know About Bitters

Bitters have made their mark in the cocktail scene, but could bitters also be good for you? A cocktail renaissance has swept this city, making it nearly impossible to order from a drink list that does not include aromatic cocktail bitters. The cocktail scene has taken a page from the restaurants’ farm to table approach, with hundreds of bartenders and …

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 …

Get the JUICE on Juicing

Juicing has officially joined the ranks of other popular diet trends. Proponents of juicing suggest if can help with anything from weight loss to “cleansing” the body. Before you spend a fortune on a fancy juicing machine, make sure you’re aware of the potential health risks and benefits of juicing. On the positive side, juicing is a good way to …

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 …

New Year. Healthier You (and your family)!

It’s that time of year, where many make resolutions related to diet and health, and unfortunately some impossible to keep. Research has shown that although 45% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution, only 8% succeed. How do we make resolutions for ourselves and our families that are realistic but also those we can stick to? Keep it SIMPLE. While …