Friday, September 5, 2014

Capture the Sunshine



It's September already... how did that happen?!? Time to take advantage of the bountiful summer produce. Whether or not you are a member of a CSA or have access to a farmer's market, many grocery stores have local produce available.
Stock up on summer's bounty this weekend, and take an hour or so to prepare a few warm weather favorites.

There are numerous health benefits in line with the Aryuvedic principals of eating seasonally, but it's definitely nice to capture and savor a taste of some of summer's sunshine in the cold winter months. ;)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Healthy Packed Lunch

It's that time of year again: Back To School! Are YOU ready to get back into the swing of things? Getting your little one(s) up, fed, and out the door with food?

To ensure that your kids are getting necessary nutrients throughout the day, consider what the foods that you pack them for lunch. Research shows that processed food (with added flavor, coloring and preservatives) affects a child's well-being as well as learning and behavioral issues. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Food-on-the-Go



THIS is BREAKFAST?
I'm guessing you eat the mint
intsead of brushing your teeth...

Food-On-the-Go doesn't have to be unhealthy, tasteless and stressful. Even when we do mini day-trips, it's guaranteed that my kids need water or a snack, so we never leave the house without water bottles and something "just in case". So every time we head out for a road trip or plane ride, along with the water bottles, I make sure to prepare foods that are substantial and convenient to eat in transit, and pack a bag of healthy snacks like fruits and nuts. 

Using any leftovers you have will also make a good meal. Basically anything you would pack for lunch works, like a sandwich, because you know that it's a disappointing choice, unless you're traveling first class. ;) In preparation for a trip, merely cook a little more of a few meals and use up all foods in the fridge so that you're not scrambling last minute to have foods AND finish everything up AND pack!!! 


Empty the fridge and bring your leftovers for a great in-flight meal