Lunchbox Ideas and Inspiration

Need to pack a lunch? Make every day delicious with these lunchbox ideas that won’t break the budget, but will still help you eat well. DIY Protein Bistro Box It may be years since you went to school but you’re never too old to brown bag it. In fact, I’d argue that packing a meal […]

How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

Want to improve your family’s diet? Make fresh produce a little easier to swallow. Follow these tips to get your kids to eat more vegetables. You can read every “healthy eating” or nutrition book under the sun and you’ll see a range of recommendations. Some folks say no grains. Others say no meat. Still others say […]

Lunchbox Treats Your Kids Will Love

Slip a little sweet treat into the lunchbox. Here are six of our favorites for lunch dessert. When I was a kid the idea of a treat in my lunch box was a Ding Dong or a Twinkie. I think my parents only bought them that first week of school. There’s no way our budget […]

Improve Your Family’s Diet

A few years ago, on an initial visit to a new GP, my husband was told that he had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. He’d had some blood work done prior to the visit, but this was the first time he’d met this doctor. Within 15 minutes of meeting him, the doctor was writing a prescription for blood pressure meds. For my 47-year old husband.

FishPapa — who wasn’t all that crunchy or health-foody (That’s my job. And my made up word.) — said, “Well, don’t you think I could try some diet changes, first?”

The doctor was stunned. Literally stunned. “Well, sure. Most people are hesitant to do that. They just want a pill.”

5 Packable Lunches & a Printable Grocery List

This post is sponsored by Snack Pack pudding: I was a child of the 70s and 80s. I went to Rosedell Elementary School. Mrs. Marcy was my favorite teacher of all time, second grade. I packed my lunch most days. One of my favorites was Tuna Salad in a pita bread with alfalfa sprouts. Yes, […]

Quick Meals for Busy Nights

With a little creative planning and a handy list of go-to meals, you can make quick meals for busy nights. You’ll avoid fast food, eat well, and spend less! It seems that summer disappeared in a flash. The days went by so quickly. And here we are on the verge of September! We’ve signed up […]

Make-Ahead School Lunches & a FREE Printable for Lunch Box Love Notes

The lunch hour is no longer 60 minutes. But, it can still be tasty and fun — with a little pre-planning and some make-ahead tips. When I was a child, the lunch hour really was a lunch hour. The teachers had time to drive to a restaurant and order a sit-down meal. Kids could walk […]