E.A.T. R.I.G.H.T.

Dr. Margaret Lewin Chief Medical Director of Cinergy Health It is no secret that obesity and a lack of good nutrition plagues many Americans. With more than 66% of Americans obese and more than two-thirds of obese children destined to become obese adults - we must break the cycle, but where do we begin? Try these ideas to help you E.A.T. R.I.G.H.T. E at the rainbow! Not only do foods of … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Snacks That Score

Super Bowl is just around the corner, and as excitement builds for the Saints to take on the Colts, many people find themselves focusing on the other most important part of the day: the food. For some, greasy comfort foods, great friends and the biggest sporting event of the year is what makes the day great. For others, Super Bowl Sunday is the quickest route to breaking New Year’s … [Read more...]

Happy Healthy Halloween

By: Dr. Margaret Lewin, Medical Director of Careful as we are all year, we seem to lose our inhibitions against junk food when Halloween rolls around – snacking on the sugar-laden treats we bought for neighbors’ children as well as the ones our own children bring home from their trick-or-treating.  Here are some tips for resisting temptation: Buy treats only a day or so before Halloween – so … [Read more...]

Veggie Burger Smackdown

Summer is here and grilling season is well underway. In an effort to grill green, and satisfy my 6 year-old, self-proclaimed vegetarian daughter, I have been on the lookout for the world's best vegetarian burger. To aide in my search, my family and I took on what we deemed, "The Great Veggie Burger Smackdown-2009." We looked through recipes, scoured store shelves, and came up with our top 3 … [Read more...]

Homemade Baby and Parent Food All In One

by, Lisa Cain, PhD, co-founder of Babyfood101.com Having a new baby can really test the Greenest of parents.  Lack of sleep, combined with lack of time leads many parents to buying packaged baby food.  Jars of baby food can certainly make life easier, and are a great solution for time-stressed parents.  But, they aren't green. game of death download So, what is a new parent to do?  Start cooking … [Read more...]

Eating Green in Disney World

Anytime you venture out on vacation, you put yourself at the mercy of the food selections that will be available  to your family at your destination.  Things get even more complicated at Disney because its not like you can just dash out of the park to pick up something else if you don't like the selections you're offered. Fortunately, there are plenty of  healthy, well-balanced, eco-savvy meals … [Read more...]

How to Eat Local In Winter

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15 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies!

by Moni, Vegetarian on the Cheap Ok, let's back up - I can not guarantee anything - but here are my credentials: I have raised one picky eater into a handsome, 16 year old, healthy vegetarian and have been a nanny to countless others, some of whom I have turned into artichoke connoisseurs - at age two! I refuse to believe that kids will not eat healthy food - after all the survival instinct kicks … [Read more...]

Green and Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

Superbowl Sunday is not exactly known for its eco-friendly or healthy fare.  But that doesn't mean that you have to wreck the planet and your diet to enjoy the game.  Over this past week, I've been asking folks on Twitter (a very cool micro-blogging website) for their favorite superbowl snacks.  Here are the Top Super Bowl Snack "Tweets" and simple ways to make them all eco-healthy. Chips & … [Read more...]

DIY your PBJ

Have you been following the latest news on peanut butter recalls? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently found Salmonella Typhimurium in the peanut butter and peanut paste produced by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) at its Blakely, Georgia processing plant. And what started as one recall for Little Debbie's peanut butter crackers has now turned in to a list of peanut butter product … [Read more...]

How To Give Up Soda

For as natural and healthy as I try to be in my day-to-day living, there is one health-busting and eco-trashing habit that has followed me from childhood.  I'm totally addicted to Coca-Cola, straight up (no diet or decaffeinated versions here.)  It's bad enough that I'm loading up with sugar and creating unnecessary waste in the form of soda packaging but now there are the additional concerns … [Read more...]

Add Some Green To School Lunches

Today's Giveaway: Universal Family Music's 6-CD collection of tunes the whole family will love. Enter here. Last chance, contest ends today!! the movie easy a on dvd My eldest daughter hit a milestone this year and it's one that I never read about in the parenting books.  Now that she's a "big kid" she can choose to buy lunch at school rather than bring a packed lunch.  We had some great … [Read more...]

Eco-Savvy Soda

Today's Giveaway: Universal Family Music's 6-CD collection of tunes the whole family will love. Enter.. New winners picked everyday!! Wanna know a secret?  I love soda.  Always have, always will.  There's just something about bubbles and sugar that go so great together! Still, my addiction to soda is not one that I'm proud of...it's not healthy, it's not green, and in most cases it's usually a … [Read more...]

punky's dilemma

When I came across Wrekehavoc.com/deus ex mama, a blog that "slices, dices, and makes julienned mac n cheese," I knew I had found a kindred spirit. Wreke's blog is definitely quirky, usually angst-ridden, and occasionally potty-mouthed. It's also occasionally green as this real Green Parent of two explores the greener side of life, helping her daughter with "less trash for your class" week at … [Read more...]