Build Your Own Salad

During these hot summer months, nothing is more refreshing than a great salad! Crisp lettuce topped crunchy veggies, filling protein and fun add-ons makes for a nutrient-rich meal the whole family will enjoy. This Build Your Own Salad guide will help you select the best topping for your salad, or print out copies for the whole family to build their...

5 Ways to Freeze Fruits and Veggies

Preserving the season’s bountiful produce is something home gardeners hope for when they plant their gardens. But it can be tough knowing where to begin. Many fruits and vegetables freeze well and most methods use items you probably already have on hand to help you prepare them for freezer storage. I’m sharing 5 of my favorite ways to freeze fruits...

10 Easy Back to School Dinner Recipes

Can you believe back to school is just around the corner? It seems like only yesterday that I was picking up my boys on their last day of school. The start of a new school year is one of the busiest times for my family. Between my husband finalizing lesson plans, shopping for school supplies and getting everyone out the...

Snacks for the Beach or Pool

With summer in full swing, many families are hitting their local beach, pool or lake for some fun in the sun. Take time to pack your cooler with some healthy snacks to keep the crew satisfied and hydrated during the outdoor activities. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy all of the delicious seasonal fruit and vegetables and fresh produce...

Top 10 Fun Summer Cookout Ideas

Warmer weather is just around the corner and that means more opportunities to enjoy a backyard barbecue. Just about anything can be cooked on the grill like meat, vegetables or even fruits! And one bonus for cooking outside: fewer dishes to clean up! Whether you’re getting together with family and friends or just enjoying some time outdoors, here are a few...

Helping Kids Develop a Positive Body Image

Most of us know how hard it is to attain a healthy body image. Too short, too tall; too big, too small, the reasons for feeling bad about our bodies are endless. For kids, the pressures can be even greater as they struggle to get used to their ever-changing bodies. Luckily, there are things that we parents can do to...