Stretch Your Dollar at Your Local Farmer's Market

Stretch Your Dollar at Your Local Farmer's Market

In last week’s post we talked about how you can make your fresh ingredients last up to a week longer with some simple storage techniques. If you haven’t read it yet, definitely head on over to the post to see how practicing smart-storage techniques can help save you both time and money. And, if you’re looking for another way to save money when purchasing produce, consider shopping at your local farmer’s market.

How to Use a Food Journal to Become Your Own Nutrition Expert

How to Use a Food Journal to Become Your Own Nutrition Expert

If you’ve ever tried keeping a food journal, you’ve probably been told to also track portion sizes and calorie counts. Unfortunately, these numbers only give you a very small piece of a much bigger picture when it comes to nutrition. If you’re looking for some guidance on how to make healthier eating choices, but you’re not sure where to start, consider keeping a food journal using the tips outlined below. You’ll glean important information about your habits, become more in touch with your body’s natural cues, and be able to become your own nutrition expert.

5 Ways to Make Your Fresh Ingredients Last An Extra Week

5 Ways to Make Your Fresh Ingredients Last An Extra Week

It’s no secret that including a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet is beneficial to your health. But keeping a fridge stocked full of fresh produce might not be cost-effective or practical for your family, especially if you don’t live near a grocery store. And let’s face it, it’s no fun to stock up on produce, only to have to throw it in the trash when it goes bad a few days later. Keep fruits and veggies fresh, and prevent food waste with these 5 simple tips to make your fresh ingredients last an extra week (or more)! 

5 Health Tips You Can Stop Following

5 Health Tips You Can Stop Following

Health sciences are evolving so quickly that it can be hard to keep up with the latest recommendations. With every new headline comes more confusion about the “right” way to live a healthy life. But the truth is, there are many ways to live a healthy life, and there is no one “right” way, just a way that feels right for us. Part of figuring this out is learning what health advice is worth following, and what is worth throwing away! Take a look at our top five health tips you can stop following to actually improve your health!

Help Your Child Cope With Their Emotions Without Using Food

Help Your Child Cope With Their Emotions Without Using Food

Children often have difficulty expressing complex emotions because they don’t have the language for it. As a result, they might express these emotions nonverbally by acting out, crying, or isolating themselves from social experiences. More often than not, these emotional expressions are undesirable within our social construct. As parents, we don’t enjoy seeing our children angry, sad, or lonely, and our instinct might be to find a quick-fix to mitigate the situation at hand by using one of our most readily available coping mechanisms: food.

Scared of Cycling? Try this!

Scared of Cycling? Try this!

We all know that bicycling is a great form of physical activity and a cost effective mode of transportation. But despite the many benefits of bicycling, bad driving, poor infrastructure, and dangerous roads are some of the top reasons we don’t see more bicycles on the road than we do cars. Unless you’ve received a comprehensive bicycling safety and competence training (like our CYCLE Kids program), coupled with practice and experience, bicycling around town can be a daunting experience!

Recognizing and Treating Depression in School Aged Kids

Recognizing and Treating Depression in School Aged Kids

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and as a health and wellness website, our resources extend beyond physical health, they include mental and emotional health as well. About 5 percent of children suffer from depression. Children who are under stress, experience trouble paying attention and learning, or have an existing anxiety disorder, are at greater risk.

Pancake Muffins

Pancake Muffins

Do you love the taste of pancakes but dread making them? If you’re impatient, clumsy, and hungry, it’s likely you avoid this cooking task at all costs. Today’s your lucky day because we have a magical recipe for flip-less pancakes. They take less time, less coordination, and are pretty much foolproof! All you need is some pancake batter, an extra egg, your favorite mix-ins, and a muffin tin. Check out our recipe.

Beware of these 7 Nutrition Buzzwords!

Beware of these 7 Nutrition Buzzwords!

You can’t  turn on the news, go onto social media, or stroll through the grocery store without seeing extreme health claims made in favor of, or against, certain foods and diets. With new nutrition “buzz” words popping up everyday, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. We want to help you be a smart consumer and learn how to make sound, educated choices when it comes to you and your family’s health. So, what buzz words should signal a red flag? Here are our top 7: