Sodium. Essential for life. But too much is a recipe for a health crisis. Sodium plays a key role in hydration during high-intensity exercise and hot, humid conditions. For the rest of the day when you aren't working out, and especially if you don't exercise much, it's time to dive into a world of flavor … Continue reading How to Enjoy Salt for Your Health
Summer is the easiest time of year to get our fruits and veggies. So many choices for fresh, easy snacks, like ripe peaches or red bell peppers. Yet, when we are vacationing or trying to savor a little quiet time at the pool or beach, putting a complete meal together is a challenge. And let's face … Continue reading Summer Salad Simplicity
March is a time for many of us when those New Year's resolutions have become frustrations. Fortunately, the weather is beginning to warm, and spring fever can do wonders for physical activity efforts. It's also National Nutrition Month, and the theme this year is: "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day." I love this theme, because I … Continue reading Spring into Nutrition Action
One of the things about blogging is you put all your intentions out there for the world to see, and when you don't follow through it is painfully obvious. Clearly, I'm not keeping up with even a soup a week. I'm going to keep calling this series "Soup du Jour," though, because it can be your … Continue reading Soup du Jour: 3 Bean Soup
I am so excited to embark on a soup "du jour" journey. After suffering with the flu and having no soup on hand, nor the energy to cook, I am determined to never again be without a soup in my freezer. Realistically, I won't really make a new soup every day, so "du jour" is … Continue reading Soup “du Jour”- Butternut Goodness
Healing foods are on my mind- I’ve been down with the flu the last few days. I was really bummed out by this illness, because I had just taken a week off from work, was enjoying ample sleep (except Christmas Eve), was eating well, and was feeling relatively less stressed out (it’s the holidays, it’s … Continue reading Healing Foods: Lessons from the Flu
I would say my greatest challenge in life is fear. Why, then, would I resolve to embrace vulnerability? That's right. 2013 is my year to embrace my own and others' vulnerability. My first act of vulnerability is to share the beginning of this journey with you. I took a week off for Christmas and New Year's, … Continue reading Embracing vulnerability in 2013- I’m all in!
Deep green, softly scalloped leaves. Rich red, yellow, orange, and purple veins. Swiss chard is among the most beautiful of the leafy green vegetables. The rainbow Swiss chard, well, you can't help but grab a bunch, bring it home, and then... then what? You may struggle with HOW to eat more leafy green vegetables, even if … Continue reading Nourishing Color
I find that it takes a lot of day-to-day energy to not only meet my kids' basic needs, but also help them to create health habits for life. We've all heard we should pick and choose our battles. As I've written earlier this week and last week, we need to find a balance between comfort and nudging, whether it's … Continue reading What Puts the Fun in Food for Your Child?
As I wrote last week, sending our kids off to school requires finding a balance between enough comfort and enough nudge. They have to be a little uncomfortable if they are ever going to grow up, but there is no reason they (and we) can't have fun along the way! Feeding our children fits right … Continue reading Packing Nutriton and Fun in Your Child’s Lunch