Healthy Living

Foods to Help Kids (And You) Stay Hydrated This Summer

You know how you’re supposed to drink 8 glasses of water per day? Right, well, this is an antiquated health rule, but a lot of us were never doing such a great job of following it anyway. And if you haven’t developed the habit of steady sipping throughout the day (and enforced that habit upon your offspring), sure… the idea of […]

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Easy Ways To Not Be a Jerk at the Farmer’s Market

Because we’re all such huge fans of seasonal produce–like the amazing collection of goodies available during the spring–it’s no surprise that we get excited about the amazing fresh selection that can be found at the local farmer’s market. Farmer’s markets offer an oasis of fresh fruits and vegetables, local honey, crafts, and so much more. Alas, the riches of the farmer’s […]

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How to Brew Your Own Kombucha

Did you know that you can easily brew kombucha at home? Kombucha, aka, the fizzy fermented tea drink that has been lining the shelves of health food shops and turning those who wouldn’t normally consider themselves overly health conscious into probiotic guzzling fanatics, can also be a fascinating DIY project. I personally love kombucha and discovered that love over a year ago. […]

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5 Reasons Less Really Is More with Low-Sugar Sweets

How much sugar are you consuming daily? Most likely you’re overindulging and not even realizing it. According to the American Heart Association, you should be between 6 and 9 teaspoons per day. That’s basically the equivalent to one can of soda, folks. Now we’re not suggesting to avoid sugar completely because that would be almost impossible and life just wouldn’t […]

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Reddit Round-Up: Vegan Advice

If you’re looking to go vegan and just want a bit of quick and fun advice (look here for a bit more in-depth info) then the veggie side of Reddit has your back. We browsed through loads of posts to find the best comments from veteran and baby vegans alike. Just Get Your Feet Wet “Start slow. If you are afraid […]

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How to Hack Every Restaurant’s Menu if You’re Vegan or Vegetarian

  Whether you’ve decided to give up meat because of this little kid or you’re participating in the meatless Mondays trend, a plant-based diet comes with the stereotype of being boring and unappealing to the taste buds, especially while eating out. However, veganism and vegetarianism come with a variety of dishes you can order while eating out besides just a salad. Here are a list of […]

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Foods to Fight Spring Allergies

The spring allergy season is upon us. And as we all wipe the lovely yellow powder from our windshields and stock up on tissues, it’s time to think about what foods can help us ease into the warmer weather. Of course, if you’re having serious allergy problems, always see a medical professional. Below are just a few foods that may help […]

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Green Smoothie Muffins

Ever struggle to get yours kids to eat a healthy breakfast? Do they turn up their noses at the sight of leafy greens? Battle both problems (and bake something delicious) with Green Smoothie Muffins. A whole package of fresh spinach is blended into these muffins, the taste of which is hidden by the combination of bananas, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Getting kids […]

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Vegan 101

Interested in going vegan or just wanting to learn more about what your hipster neighbor is probably eating? Well you’ve come to the right place. It has been eight years since I first went vegan, and while I’m definitely no expert (for real, see a dietitian if you’re worried about your health/diet), there are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned […]

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Preschool Director and Busy Mom of 4 Drops 35 Pounds, Gains Meal-Planning Momentum with Cooking Light Diet

January is a time when we aspire to new beginnings and set resolutions we hope to achieve sometime within the next 365 days. Well this year, one of my goals is to be at least half as patient as Fabius, NY, resident and Cooking Light Diet community member Amy Perrone. Not only is Amy the Preschool Director for her local YMCA, but […]

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