Tag: healthy

Nourishing Moms

Nourishing Moms

Happy Mother’s Day parents.  Enjoy the lavish brunch and pampering.  Next week you may go back to eating cold half eaten leftovers off your child’s plate. Or, consider ways to nourish moms, physically, emotionally and playfully.  This year I established a goal for Lively Kitchens […]

Choose A Happy Healthy Holiday

Choose A Happy Healthy Holiday

To change a popular song a little bit: This is “the most dangerous time of the year.” I’m not writing this to put a downer on anyone. I want to remind myself as well as my readers that our Health and Happiness is ALWAYS up […]

Healthy Heart

Healthy Heart

Valentine’s Day brings wishes of love or a special sentiment to those we hold dear to our heart. As we express our endearing thoughts with cards, gifts, dinners and flowers, remember to love you heart. Many foods can help your heart. Consider these Healthy Heart […]

Cookie Exchange

Cookie Exchange

My teenaged daughter hosted a cookie exchange party the other day. The younger generation has picked up some of our fun ideas! It was neat to hear the girls laughing and talking as they swapped cookies and shared recipes. They were also experiencing some important […]

Challenge of Halloween

Challenge of Halloween

Was that you I saw standing in the candy aisle at the grocery store with a confused look on your face? That, is the Challenge of Halloween. Halloween brings out the nutritional worst in us, doesn’t it? I know people who say, “Come on! It’s one […]

Green is Your Color

Green is Your Color

No matter what color your favorite football team wears, green is your color nutrition-wise. “Greens are the No. 1 food you can eat regularly to improve your health,” says Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, author of The Veggie Queen. I remember my mother serving a peach half […]

Happy and Healthy Snacking During Spring Break

Happy and Healthy Snacking During Spring Break

Spring Break is almost upon us. Consider this week of unstructured schedules as a sort of rehearsal for the upcoming months of the same during the summer. How will you and your family fill the time? And, more to my point, how will you handle […]

The Orange: America’s First Health Food

The Orange: America’s First Health Food

It is Dr. Steven Pratt who calls the orange “America’s first health food” in his book Superfoods (Harper, 2005). It really is amazingly healthy–it’s a main source of Vitamin C, and studies show that oranges can significantly lower the risks of both cardiovascular disease and […]

Move The Great Pumpkin Out of Its Niche

Move The Great Pumpkin Out of Its Niche

Have you noticed? Not only are fresh pumpkins everywhere, but pumpkin seems to be flavoring drinks, desserts, breakfast dishes and an array of treats more than ever before! Do we really want pumpkin in our coffee? Some seem to think we do. Strange this may […]

Make Nutritious Delicious

Make Nutritious Delicious

Many families agonize over “What’s for dinner?” and end up in the drive thru far too often. I’ve heard these cries and I’ve created simple steps to bring healthy and tasty meals to the dinner table every day of the week.  These are the steps I try […]