Prep for No-Cook Nights

It’s September, the days are getting shorter, school and sports are back in session and days are feeling busier. Preparing dinners every night of the week can feel like just one more thing on your to-do list, but present you can help future you save time by preparing a few items to keep on hand… Read more

Food Safety from Package to Plate

Practicing proper food safety helps to prevent foodborne illness. Foodborne illnesses are caused by pathogens (bacteria, viruses) that are either naturally present on food or may get on food through outside contamination. Symptoms of foodborne illness include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, fever, and/or jaundice. These symptoms can appear as soon as a few hours, or… Read more

A New Spin on Summer Meals

At this point in the summer you’ve probably heard “I’m bored” more than once from your kids. Summer camps are getting boring, games are getting boring, tv is getting boring, and every meal you make is boring. While we can’t help you convince your kids that they should get off the couch and go play,… Read more

10 Fun Ways to Stay Active this Summer

Summer – the sun is finally shining and the snow has melted away. What a great time to start a new exercise routine without being confined to the indoors. National guidelines suggest that children under 18 participate in 60 minutes of exercise daily. Adults should strive for about 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75… Read more

Prep School: Freezing Fruits and Vegetables

Summer is (finally, thankfully) here in New England and the fruits and vegetables of the season are starting to fill the market shelves. An abundance of ripe seasonal produce means grocers and farmers need to move it or lose it, and this means deep discounts for you when compared to prices the rest of the… Read more

What’s in Season: Summer Produce

Eating seasonally is a great way to save money, support your local community, and get the freshest, most delicious produce available. This summer try your hand at eating seasonally and reap the benefits. Not sure what’s in season? See this guide below for details. Don’t forget to bring this list with you to the local… Read more

Healthy Eating for Two: What to Focus On

Figuring out what to eat when you’re pregnant can be confusing. What’s safe to eat, what’s good to eat, and what actually seems appealing? Overall, most of the advice on eating during pregnancy is the same as it was before you became pregnant: eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, low-fat or… Read more

Go-To Meals

Everybody’s schedule is different, but one thing we all have in common is nights when we get home and need to get something into our bellies NOW. Having a few go-to meals up your sleeve is key to getting a healthy meal on the table in less time than pizza delivery. These are meals you… Read more

Top 5 Kitchen Tools

A well-equipped kitchen is essential to making meals at home. If you’re just starting out or are looking to update your current kitchen there are many things you can buy, but you don’t need to have every gadget. Besides a cutting board and a few mixing bowls, here are the top 5 tools that every… Read more

work lunches

What Works for Work Lunches

You’ve gotten out the door after a healthy breakfast, and you have a plan for dinner for your family tonight, but what are you having for lunch? Skipping lunch can make you sleepy, set you up for an afternoon of mindless snacking, and have you heading home so hungry that anything in sight is fair… Read more