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Superfoods Save Your Healthy Day


The July/August 2009 issue of Health magazine features a list of nine superfoods for women that provide alternatives to common nutrient-rich foods like blueberries and broccoli. Check out these options:
1. Kiwifruit: Instead of oranges, try these fruits also packed with vitamin C.
2. Mushrooms: If your attitude toward broccoli is similar to the first President Bush’s, […]

Tool For Finding In-Season Produce


Ever wonder what exactly is in season in your area at a given time? Me too. And in the harder to decipher months, that can get really challenging.
The Natural Resources Defence Council has a fantastic tool for finding what is growing locally in your state at any given time. Very handy. And it’s perfect for […]

Spring into Spring Vegetables


The best thing about springtime and summer? Fresh vegetables invade the farmer’s markets, supermarkets and wherever else you buy produce — and they get mighty cheap too. It’s something important that everyone should know: when it comes to produce, whatever is on sale is likely the freshest and in season …
Self Magazine has a feature […]

Spring Cleaning for Your Fridge


The official start of the new year may be January, but it’s only when all this new life buds into being in spring that it feels like a true beginning.
Something about the warm breezes, invigorating showers, and green shoots of spring makes me (and so many others) want to spruce up the house to match […]

EatingWell and Junior League Team Up to Empower Kids to Eat Well


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Teaching kids about eating well starts with empowering them with the knowledge to make healthy choices for their bodies and their health. That’s why EatingWell and The Association of Junior Leagues International have teamed up for Junior League’s Kids in the Kitchen program.
“EatingWell’s collaboration with The Association of Junior Leagues International will provide […]

“Good Housekeeping” Puts Healthier Thanksgiving Fare on the Menu


November means Turkey Day, and this month’s Good Housekeeping puts a spin on the usual Thanksgiving recipe roundup by offering healthy spins on all the standards, as well as “traditional” and “twist” versions of each dish. Check out these recipes to make your holiday spread less heart-stopping:

Roast Turkey with Roasted-Garlic Gravy (scroll to the bottom […]

Test Your Thanksgiving Nutrition Knowledge


Health.com has posted a fun (or scary, depending on your perspective) Thanksgiving dinner quiz in their Healthy Eating section.
Wondering what sides to indulge in and which to avoid? Or what dessert is closest to guilt-free? Go take the quiz!
I scored an abysmal 2 out of 6. On the upside, I was overestimating the number of […]

Healthy Highlights from October’s “Good Housekeeping”


Fruits and vegetables can be fun for kids, and changing the menu at school and in the community can make significant difference in children’s health.
This month’s issue of Good Housekeeping featured an article about the successful Somerville, Mass., program to reduce childhood obesity. “Shape Up Somerville” is a far-reaching initiative that not only replaced junk […]

Yoplait: Yogurt That Eats Like Cake


Even though it seemed like an eternity to get to me, the three flavors arrived on my doorstep via a very curious delivery person.  Needless to say, I told her is was just yogurt and the James Bond like look quickly faded from her eyes.
I opened the package and put them in cold storage until […]

Healthier Ways Come to Starbucks?


It’s fall, and as always Starbucks has a few new treats. Sometimes it’s hard to get up and actually make breakfast, even if it is a smoothie. Can Starbucks new offerings help us pick up the slack in our mornings?
Before the fall menu, they added the Vivanno smoothies. There are two flavors, both made with […]