Healthy Kids Lunchbox

Packing lunches for kids (and picky ones like mine, especially!) can be really challenging. My son’s school is having a series of wellness events this week and I was inspired to see what’s out there in the area of lunchbox packing. Like everything else these days, there is a paralyzing amount of information about all […]

It doesn’t matter what the activity is, just that one is done!

Over the past several years, I’ve developed an increasing interest in incorporating physical activity into my daily life. This is a constant challenge, particularly with work, a family, and school, getting in the way. All these activity-inhibitors land me behind a wheel or a desk, neither of which provides much physical activity. The challenge for […]

Rachel eats Quinoa – with #3 on the way!

Adapted from: 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed 2 cups water 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed,diced 1 red pepper, seeds removed, diced 1 orange pepper, seeds removed, diced 1 cup corn frozen kernels Juice of 1 small lime 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 […]

It’s my birthday and all I want is a cookbook

After a successful gelato and cookie party for my husband’s 40th birthday recently, I’m looking forward to my own coming up in just a few short weeks. All I can think about between school work, house work and community events are vegetable recipes. Seriously. Some people have other hobbies or things they do to relax like […]

Smoothies in the Summer

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve last posted! I’ve had my head deep in the books studying nutrition and biochemistry online through the University of Bridgeport. So far, I’m absolutely thrilled with my experience and eagerly approach each day with the desire to learn more. I’m on a study break, so I thought I’d […]

Eating Really Well Can Be Really Expensive… right?

Eating well can be expensive and time consuming… if you don’t plan ahead and aren’t vigilant about your goals. Most people can’t afford to spend oodles of time or money on their health, but there are lots of ways to work within their means. In fact, if you know where to look, tips and tricks […]

3 Oil Free Dressings – 3 Ingredients Each

I visited one of my favorite client offices today, where they’d asked me to do a “demo” of something healthy. Channeling my Grandmother’s wonderful ability to demonstrate food and chat up a crowd, I brought a few of my favorite tools and ingredients to build a dressing. Every evening we eat at home, there is […]

Quick Garlic Crunch Slaw

A friend of mine told me that she found a brussel sprout, broccoli, kale, cabbage slaw blend at Trader Joe’s recently. Well, I make the semi-weekly journey to TJ’s (also known as “Joe’s” and one of my “boyfriends”) and I did NOT see it. Today, however, I found it scrunched between the Power Greens and […]

Just Beet It

OK, so I’m a huge lover of vegetables as most of you know. The other week I was out for a jog and saw a young woman jogging that was wearing an adorable shirt. I came home and googled it and voilà! Lettuce Turnip the Beet appeared available on etsy. Husband = not amused. Sisters […]

Book Club: Eat Move Sleep

I just finished this book I checked out from the library, which I will be purchasing immediately. There is no other book I’ve read to date, even though there have been oodles I’ve loved and include similar references, that aligns more closely with what I truly believe is the key to our health. This book […]

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