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The Importance of Omega-3s for Kids

If you start your kids out young enough, like I did with my daughter at 1 year old, kids won’t balk at taking deliciously flavored fish or cod liver oil right off the spoon. Since this may not be the case for many children, adding omega-3s to various nutritious meals or snacks just may be the way to go! Fish oils, which contain omega-3 fatty acids, are great for the entire famil…

​Nutrient Power! A Day in the Life of a Healthy Family

Imagine a day where our goal is to maximize antioxidants and other super nutrients for everyone in the family. Mom and Dad might begin the morning with a cup of green tea, although coffee is one of the highest sources of antioxidants in the North American diet. Kids usually love a delicious smoothie. For breakfast, we could serve a dish of berries along with an omelet that features sautéed s…

​Healthy Recipe Ideas with Farmers Market Finds

July is a great time of year to find an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, especially at our local farmers’ markets. I want to share some of my favorite recipes made with produce I picked up at my local farmers' market. Beets can be intimidating, but here’s an easy recipe that makes good use of this highly nutritious vegetable. Beet RecipePreheat the oven to 400 degrees. Remove…

​Simple, Healthy Side Dishes for your Next Cookout

Summer is in full swing. You may be attending picnics, going to concerts in the park, sharing dishes at BBQs with friends and family, and maybe even enjoying work gatherings. Here are some refreshing unique side dishes that will brighten up any food table.SWEET & TANGY CUCUMBER TOMATO SALADIngredients:3 cucumbers, peeled and sliced3 tomatoes, cut into wedges1 sweet onion, sliced into thin ring…