Top 8 Nutrients Women Need to Maintain a Healthy Diet

Because when you eat well, you feel well. Believe it or not, men and women require different nutrients to maintain a healthy diet. As you’re aware, many men have larger, or taller frames than women, which require certain nutrients. Men require about 2,500 calories per day,...

Strawberry Flax Smoothie Time!

  Strawberry Flax Smoothie Time: An extremely hearty smoothie—great for a quick breakfast or on the go. For those of you that haven’t yet gotten into juicing, this strawberry flax smoothie will make a perfect segway! Made mostly of ingredients we already have in our refrigerators and pantries,...

Affordable Healthy Food

Affordable healthy food? What's that? It's one of the most common reasons people use for buying unhealthy foods over more nutritious options: the healthy foods are too expensive! Keeping the grocery budget reasonable while stocking up on healthy food might seem impossible, but it's actually...

Canning food for winter

I love this time of year – the crisp air, beautiful leaves and nature's plentiful harvest. One trip to the farmers market and you'll discover a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables just begging to be brought home. So what can you do with all your...

Simple Breakfast On-The-Go

Your mother was right: breakfast is the most important meal of the day for the whole family. When you "break" your "fast," you give your body and brain the fuel necessary to start a new day on a high note; but time isn't always on...

Kids’ nutrition: dissecting school lunches

Between revised routines, homework assignments and bus schedules, parents whose kids are attending school for the first time have a lot to learn. Just thinking about it makes my head spin! Among all the hustle and bustle, it can be easy to overlook kids' nutrition...

5 best websites for easy meals for school

  As mom to a newborn and a toddler, I completely understand how time-pressed parents are these days. Nutrition has always been a priority in my family, but it can sometimes feel like a struggle dealing with an increasingly independent child whose taste preferences seem to...

5 ways to change-up classic PB&J

  Whether your kid is 2 or 12, one thing is frequently requested for lunch: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches; the classic PP&J. There's something irresistible about that salty peanut butter and the way it blends with gooey sweet jam between two soft pieces of...