5 Nutrition Tips for Back to School

I’m a nutrition consultant for various food and beverage companies, but my opinions are my own. Believe it or not, it’s almost time for kids to head back to school, and that means families need to start thinking about what they’re going to feed their children to best fuel their bodies and brains throughout the school day. In an effort to simplify parents’ lives, tomorrow I’ll be sharing some helpful tips and meal ideas during television and radio interviews around the country. Bu… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of August 12, 2013

I’m loving the beautiful weather and in-season summer produce, including corn, tomatoes, zucchini, and lots of fresh herbs. This week’s menu is filled with these summer flavors. Check it out below and tell me: What are your favorite tastes of summer? Menu Week of August 12, 2013 Monday: Leftover Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Sweet Potato Planks and Roasted Green Beans  Tuesday: Eggs Your Way and White-Bean Salad with Zucchini and Parmesan Wednesday: Off Duty Thursday: Tomato and Bas… read more »

Chia Seeds: More Than Just a Chia Pet!

A few weeks ago, Nutritioulicious contributor Rosemary Squires told you all about the health benefits of flaxseeds – plus she shared a delicious recipe for a strawberry banana flax smoothie! Today she’s filling you in on those little chia seeds you may have seen popping up everywhere!   “Ch-ch-ch-chia!” Anybody remember this catchphrase? Remember planting seeds in a chia pet and growing “fur?” Well those same seeds used to grow the sprouts on your chia pet are now being c… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of August 5, 2013

Last week was a family trip to Nantucket, which meant little to no cooking for me (other than breakfast, salads, fruit, and snacks). Was a nice reprieve, and now I’m back to my kitchen ready to get cooking again. Here is this week’s menu! Menu Week of August 5, 2013 Monday: Grilled Fish Tacos with Watermelon Salsa and Grilled Mexican Corn Tuesday: Kale Pesto Pizza with Tomatoes and Mozzarella and Side Salad Wednesday: Flourish Bakery Veggie Roast Pot Pie and Beet Soup Thursday: Mommy&… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of July 22, 2013

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Ours was jam-packed with fun-filled activities – swimming, play dates, birthday parties, barbecues, and more. In case you missed it, yesterday was the reveal day for July’s Recipe ReDux posting. This month’s theme: Have Snacks. Will Travel. Check out my recipe for Cranberry-Chocolate Peanut Butter Trail Mix and the other ReDuxer’s great recipes. What’s your favorite travel-friendly snack? In other news, today is Nutritio… read more »