10 Holiday Break Activities that Don't Involve Screen Time

10 Holiday Break Activities that Don't Involve Screen Time

The holidays are upon us and you know what that means? Holiday break! If you’re living here in the US, it’s likely that you’re getting ready to look forward to 10 plus days of having your school-age children home and free from school and after-school activities. On one hand, it’s nice to have them home, on the other… what do we do with them all day? Luckily we’ve compiled a list of 10 fun-filled holiday break activities (that don’t involve watching TV) and can be fun for the whole family! 

Healthy Through the Holidays

Healthy Through the Holidays

Now that Thanksgiving has passed us, we are officially in the Holiday Season. Hopefully the upcoming weeks will be filled with celebrations with family, friends, and loved ones. We all know the holidays can also bring up a lot of stress, especially when it comes to food and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. To help ease your food stress this season, check out our seven tips for staying healthy throughout the holidays. And don’t worry, none of these involve forgoing your favorite holiday treats!

The Most Effective Way to Keep a Gratitude Journal

The Most Effective Way to Keep a Gratitude Journal

It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating Thanksgiving 2015, but somehow, once again, this holiday snuck up on us! As we get ready to indulge in turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, we also take time to pause and reflect on what we’re grateful for over the past year. 

And while you might have heard that expressing gratitude can improve your happiness, you’re probably still finding it difficult to really adhere to a regular “gratitude practice.”  Now you’re probably thinking: What is a gratitude practice, anyway? While there are many ways to express gratitude on a daily basis, science shows that the results are in the details. 

Fast Food: Myths, Facts, and Making Healthy Choices

Fast Food: Myths, Facts, and Making Healthy Choices

Fast food restaurants aren’t the most popular eateries in the country just because their fast. They’re also convenient (because they’re everywhere) and in many cases, tasty. But when we’re trying to make healthy choices while also eating on-the-go, what factors do we have to take into consideration before making a decision? Today we’re taking a closer look at four of our country’s most popular Fast Food Chains and helping you weigh some options to make the healthiest choice for you. 

8 Ways to Prevent Food Waste and Save Money

8 Ways to Prevent Food Waste and Save Money

It’s hard not to feel guilty when throwing out food. Whether it be moldy bread, or just a few bites on your plate that you just can’t seem to finish, it always feels like a waste of food and money. And while eliminating food waste in the household all together might seem impossible, we have 8 simple tips to help you greatly control, and reduce waste. Take a look below. 

12 Soups & Stews to Make This Fall

12 Soups & Stews to Make This Fall

Don’t you just love the feeling of cuddling up with a blanket while a hot pot of soup simmers on the stove? As the weather starts to cool down, making and enjoying soups and stews are an easy way to warm up and add more nutrient-dense, high fiber foods into your diet. Adding an abundance of vegetables, beans, grains, and (optional) lean meats to your soups and stews is a great start to creating a dish that is hearty and healthy enough to serve as a stand-alone meal and keep you full, satisfied, and nourished. Not to mention, it’s a great way to stretch your ingredients and save on your weekly grocery shopping bill. We’ve gathered 12 of our favorite dietitian approved soups and stews to share with you below!

Protecting Your Family and Pup from Lyme Disease

Protecting Your Family and Pup from Lyme Disease

If your family has a dog, it is likely you’ve heard something about Lyme disease, a common infectious disease that is transmitted through the black-legged tick. This disease not only affects dogs and dog-owners, but is something everyone, especially those living in the northeast, should know about.  With the right precautions, Lyme disease is very easy to prevent.  As you are heading out to explore your neighboring parks, or are planning a trip to go hiking, just remember to follow these few pointers!

Workout of the Month: Upper Body Strengthener

Workout of the Month: Upper Body Strengthener

Have you ever said, “I have no upper body strength!”? This is something I hear people, especially women, say all the time. And, I always remind them, to have a strong upper body, you have to work to strengthen your upper body! Sounds simple, but unfortunately spending more time than ever in the car or at a desk, our back, arms, and even our core muscles tend to clock out during the day. While our legs also don’t get much work, but if you’re walking or biking, or even standing for part of the day, they are forced to support you more so than your upper body. Try this 10-minute upper body and core strengthening workout for a few weeks to build better posture and strengthen the muscles of your back, arms, and core.

16 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes You Have to Try This Fall

16 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes You Have to Try This Fall

Fall is officially here! When fall hits, at least here in New England, it seems you can’t turn your head without seeing Pumpkin Spice {insert the name of any food or beverage here}. Pumpkin spice lattes, muffins, cookies, pancakes, if you name the food, someone has already “Pumpkin Spiced” it. Unfortunately, most of those pumpkin spice options have no real pumpkin in them! Plus, they’re loaded with excess processed sugars and refined oils. Luckily, today we have 16 Dietitian Approved Pumpkin recipes that will satisfy your fall cravings. Click on the links below to find the full recipes.