Beautiful. Beneficial. Broccoli.

Here’s another ex-nemesis-now-best-friend in the nutrition department: broccoli. I never cared for it and until recently, happily skipped past it in the produce section. Parents of picky eaters know all to well how challenging meal time can be when it comes to getting their tykes to down these little green clusters of nutritional goodness because quite frankly, […]

Add Some Pepper to Your Life

They’re colorful, delicious, and oh-so-good for you! Bell peppers. Within the last three months, I’ve come to truly enjoy incorporating them into my vegetable repertoire, and for a picky eater that’s a big deal. If you have little ones at home that also have a limited taste-tolerance, then you understand the value of of making […]

Falling Apart: When Life Is Like a Burrito

When my daughter was five, she had her first burrito. This was a big deal for an American kid her age. Due to food allergies, she can’t have anything processed, with sauce, with cheese, with marinade or seasoning, in a flour tortilla, etc. And forget about eating out or driving “thru.” This brings us back […]

5 Ways to Raise Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

5 Ways to Raise Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

We are emotional beings. And emotions play a big part in our daily lives, affecting our behavior, social interactions, and even influencing all of our decisions — whether we’d like to admit it or not. According to Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., “The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.” Understanding our […]

Cool Cucumber Recipe

Summer is kicking temps into high gear, and with the heat comes ample opportunities to gorge on fattening foods like hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, and potato salads. Here’s a fun, healthy snack that’s not just tasty, but also good for you! Cucumbers are 95% water, keeping you hydrated while flushing toxins from your body. Because of its […]

Make Your Goals Non-Negotiable

We’ve all been there: The fork in the road forcing us to choose. It’s time to work out and suddenly there are so many “valid” reasons not to! The plethora of excuses include being too tired; not having enough time; too many other responsibilities trump in priority. My all-time favorite? Well, it’s the weekend, and […]