DIY Cinnamon Spice Instant Oatmeal Recipe

DIY Cinnamon Spice Instant Oatmeal Recipe

When I was a kid I LOVED instant oatmeal—it was sweet and delicious. As a mom and dietitian I still love oatmeal—it’s healthy, pretty quick and my kids love it! While camping last summer, we opted for the packets of instant oatmeal for a quick, easy breakfast. I was...

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Diabetes–Could It Be You?

Diabetes–Could It Be You?

November is Diabetes Awareness month. Almost everyone knows somebody with diabetes. 30.3 million people in the US have diabetes and almost 25% of those people are undiagnosed. It is estimated that a third of the U.S. population has prediabetes, a metabolic disorder...

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Peace Popcorn

Peace Popcorn

This popcorn is one of my family’s all-time favorite snacks. It harkens from my flowing skirt and vegan Birkenstock days. I don’t know how it came into my life, but I’m sure glad it did! It. Is. So. Good. If the ingredient list looks like a science experiment to you,...

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20 Ways to Be an Active Family

20 Ways to Be an Active Family

You know exercise is important to health, but sometimes it feels impossible to squeeze it in. On those busy days, your best bet is to be active as a family. Kids need at least an hour of active play (at a moderate or intense intensity level) every day. Adults need at...

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Six Weeks of Healthy Lunch Ideas

Six Weeks of Healthy Lunch Ideas

Packing kids’ lunches is a big job! If you’re really on it, you’re thinking ahead to what you will pack, considering what is nutritious, satisfying and enjoyable for your kids. Then you’ll do the shopping, preparation and packing. It’s an exhausting task and it’s easy...

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Authentic Indian Chai

Authentic Indian Chai

Not many things are more comforting than the warming spices of a sweet, steaming chai beverage. “Chai” is the Hindi word for tea. This blend of potent spices originates in India and has been enjoyed for thousands of years brewed as a tea. Traditionally masala chai...

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Find the Best Cooking and Storage Materials

Find the Best Cooking and Storage Materials

Every parent wants to keep their kids (and themselves) safe from exposure to harmful chemicals, yet in the US, current federal food safety regulations may not protect us. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a report this summer outlining which materials...

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Fun Family Meals

Fun Family Meals

Sharing a meal with our family is like eating fruits and vegetables—we know it’s good for us, maybe it’s something we’d like to do more often, but somehow things can get in the way. Conflicting schedules, lack of time and varying food preferences are just a few of the...

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Lunch with Love

Lunch with Love

In the US, lunch is a midday meal most people eat. Kids are served lunch in school or may pack it from home. Working adults may get a break to eat. Whether you are at home or away, eating lunch as part of your daily meal pattern helps you stay energized and will keep...

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How to Grill Pizza

How to Grill Pizza

Looking for something different to throw on the grill? Try grilling pizza! Grilled pizza has a wonderful crisp texture and gets a bit of a tasty charred flavor. The super hot temperature of the grill cooks pizza quickly, like a wood-fire oven. While you do...

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Hi! I’m Laura, dietitian and mom to two sweet, rowdy kids. I love food and nutrition! My passion is helping families celebrate balance, health and happiness in the kitchen, at the table and in life.

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