Make a Healthy Change

Putting the “Pro” in Probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria and other microorganisms that help our bodies get the most out of our foods during digestion. There are five bacteria and/or yeasts that are considered “good” bacteria, hence the name “probiotic.” The most common probiotics are bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and saccharomyces boulardii, which is a yeast. These microbiome bacteria and yeast balance… Read more »

Have a Picky Eater? Make Mealtime Fun!

 Are you struggling to figure out how to make meal time more interesting? Do you have a picky eater on your hands who could use a little pizazz added to their everyday foods? It can be hard to please your kids, especially if they do not like fruits or vegetables. Below are some tips and… Read more »

Get Cooking, Kids!

Getting your kids in the kitchen is a great way to spend time together. It can also be a time to teach them to enjoy cooking. Kids can learn the basics of building a balanced plate filled with fruits, veggies, grains, and protein. These skills will help them become life-long healthy eaters. Kids are more… Read more »

More Produce, Please: Try a Plant-Based Meal

Eating Plant-based Having a tough time finding the protein sources you usually buy? Eating plant-based might be a good option for you! It may seem difficult at first, but it’s much easier than you think. Stocking up on seasonal produce is a great way to start because it’s cheap and nutritious!  Make Substitutions Just as… Read more »

Five Tools for your Stress Toolbox

What is stress? Stress is how the brain and body respond to a challenge or demand. It is a feeling of physical or emotional pressure. Some stress can be good as it allows you to avoid danger or grow and become stronger. However, high levels of stress can impact your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.… Read more »

Create a Stress-Free Home

All people go through stressful times, and you’re not alone. When too much stress builds up, you are left feeling flustered and unhappy. It is so important to find ways to cope with stress to continue living a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Kids and Screen Time: When is enough, enough?

Moving away from Screens When it comes to your kids, it’s important to make sure that they don’t spend too much time on screens. Too much screen use can decrease the amount of physical activity that your kids need on a daily basis. It can also take away from the amount of time that your… Read more »

Make Quick Vegetarian Lunches for a Happy, Healthy You

Do you run home to eat lunch? Or do pack your lunch as you get ready for work? We will help you make a healthy and delicious vegetarian lunch in 15 minutes or less. A vegetarian diet is good for the body because it contains a low amount of saturated fat and cholesterol, and contains… Read more »

Don’t Fall for the Fads

We’re seeing a bunch of messages online about using this time at home to focus on recommitting to your health. There is also an alarming number of advertisements and online messaging about fad diets that highlight dramatic weight loss programs. While they may yield quick results, fad diets often promote unhealthy and sometimes downright dangerous… Read more »

National Nutrition Month: Realistic Serving Sizes

Did you ever notice that a serving size was much smaller than what you would normally consume in one sitting? If so, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noticed. The new Nutrition Facts label now includes updated, realistic serving sizes and packaging requirements based on science.