Trail Mix: Building a Kid-Friendly, Healthy Snack

Happy National Trail Mix Day! While many prepackaged trail mixes are fairly calorie dense per serving, you can easily make your own healthier version by combining ingredients that you already have in your pantry. Kid-friendly trail mix can be packed as a snack for during the school day, after the bus ride home, or before … More Trail Mix: Building a Kid-Friendly, Healthy Snack

Fruity Teff Pancakes

Teff is an ancient grain that has been a staple in Ethiopia for thousands of years. Rich in protein, fiber, and calcium, whole grain teff flour is customarily used in the Ethiopian flatbread injera, but it can easily be incorporated into other recipes as a substitute for other whole grain or gluten free flours. While … More Fruity Teff Pancakes

5 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Vegetables

Happy second annual Kids Eat Right Month! With childhood obesity widespread across the country, promotion of a healthy, active lifestyle among children is of the utmost importance. Obesity is commonly associated with conditions, such as high cholesterol and diabetes, which can interrupt a normal childhood and predispose children for debilitating chronic diseases in adulthood. Education … More 5 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Vegetables

Fresh Beet-Edamame Salad

I absolutely adore the taste of fresh beets; however, the purple fingers, cutting board, and countertops that come from their preparation unfortunately discourage me from cooking with them on a regular basis. I have been eyeing them up at the local farmer’s market for the past several Thursdays but always left the vegetable booth empty-handed. Last week, when staring down the pile of plump beets, I decided to go for it, and I purchased a handful for cooking. What they turned into was a colorful, refreshing summer side! … More Fresh Beet-Edamame Salad

Fighting Dehydration in the Hot Summer Months (and the rest of the year)

Welcome to the long, hot days of summer! Yes, we are in the middle of the time when daylight hours are extended and everybody stays out later. How do you know how much to drink after an active but sweaty day outside? Learn two simple ways to determine if you are drinking enough to keep hydrated. … More Fighting Dehydration in the Hot Summer Months (and the rest of the year)