Why I don't love packing lunches...and how it will be better this year. I hope.

Did you hear that? It’s the collective groan from parents gearing up for 10 months of school lunch packing drudgery. Real Talk: I write a lot of back to school articles and I put a pretty positive spin on it. Truth: I don’t really love packing school lunches. Gasp! Did I just say that out loud? Yep. I did. Okay, really, I don't hate the lunch packing per say. In fact, I have a bit of a thing for lunch containers. Seriously, you should see my container collection. And I bought more this year. I could probably use an intervention. What I don’t love is that I {still} haven’t got a good routine with my boys where they do all the packing. Oh sure, I know all the right things to do. I always start

Choose cherries for delicious heart-friendly goodness

Bottom Line: Eat cherries (and berries). Mostly because they are damn delicious. Oh, and they’re good for your heart. I’m sure you’ve heard that eating lots of vegetables and fruits is good for your heart. A diet rich in vegetables and fruit is associated with several heart health benefits including reduced blood pressure, lower cholesterol, healthy weight management, and better blood sugar control. Each veggie or fruit offers it’s own unique little package of heart healthy nutrients, so eating a variety is definitely important. Having said that, certain vegetables and fruits may be even more beneficial for your heart. Take cherries for example. Cherries contain heart-friendly nutrients incl

Top 10 Dietitian-Approved Road Trip Snacks

Planning a last minute road trip? No snacks prepared? No problem! Here are 10 grab and go pre-packaged snacks that are actually good for you! There’s one thing about road trips and me that drives @DietitiansHusband crazy. Okay, there’s probably more than one thing, but the one thing that bugs him the most is that I can’t go anywhere without snacks. I’m like a professional snack packer. Truly, it drives him…nuts. But he sure does appreciate it when we’re five minutes down the road and one of our kids says: “I’m hungry”. Gahhhh! Most of the time I have nutritious snack items in the kitchen, ready to take anywhere, anytime, but there’s the odd occasion where we spontaneously decide to go on a

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