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Stay Relaxed and Attentive with Tea

This post was written by Rosemary Squires Summer is just around the corner and when the temperatures start rising it’s especially important to stay hydrated. You know water is one of the best hydrating beverages, but sometimes you want something with a little more flavor. Unsweetened iced tea is a great alternative to water – and in fact tea is the second most widely consumed beverage in the world, only surpassed by water! Recent research shows that tea also has some newly proven health benefits… read more »

Fearless Feeding: The Definitive Guide to Feeding Children {and Giveaway}

When people find out that I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and the mother of twins, they automatically assume that I know exactly what and how to feed my children. While it’s true that I have strong opinions on what to feed them, pediatric nutrition was never my area of specialty. So when my girls started eating solid foods at 6 months and progressed from purees to all types of table foods, I pretty much had the what part of the equation figured out, but I found myself fearing… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of May 13, 2013

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Kudos and thanks to my husband for making me a delicious Mother’s Day brunch. He loves to cook, but rarely gets to do so these days, so he was excited to get into the kitchen and cook up some yummy breakfast treats including baked bread pudding French toast and a sun-dried tomato asparagus quiche. Would love to hear what everyone else did for Mother’s Day – hope it was a great one!  Now, to this week’s menu – it’s a pretty light wee… read more »

Top 5 Healthy Brain Foods

This post was written by Tiana Yom Who thinks about eating a healthy, balanced diet during final exams? The majority of your time is spent studying, which makes unhealthy snacks super enticing. Unfortunately, those snacks tend to be high in fat, salt, and sugar – not necessarily the best fuel to help you ace your exams! And believe it or not, those options can enhance anxiety and stress levels. Your brain needs healthy foods to function effectively! Listed below are my top 5 healthy brain foods for f… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of May 6, 2013

Last week we had some great weather and started cooking up spring delights in the kitchen. The week didn’t go completely as planned and we missed out on our Shakshuka dinner, but hopefully one night this week we’ll get to enjoy this popular Israeli breakfast dish  for dinner.  Don’t forget – Sunday is Mother’s day! Making brunch for any of the moms in your life? Here are some recipes you may want to consider: Mexican Frittata Spinach-Pepper Fritatta Pumpkin Panc… read more »