Nutrition

What’s For Lunch?

What’s For Lunch?

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With the school year in full swing, your kids may already be getting tired of the same lunch options. Here is a simple lunch idea and a few tips from local dietitian, Marissa Martorana, RDN to get your kids eating healthy!

Cracker Stacks
Ingredients: 6 round crackers, 2 slices low sodium lunch meat (cut up), 1 slice of cheese (cut up)
Recipe: Layer meat and cheese slices on top of crackers.
Serve with: sliced bell peppers and cucumbers, pita chips and hummus.
Nutrient highlights: protein, vitamin c,  calcium

Crazy Kale Smoothies

Crazy Kale Smoothies

With the summer heat, a refreshing and healthy smoothie might be the perfect snack after a day of camp or day at the beach.  This recipe is from our Healthy Family Recipe columnist, Marissa Martorana who is a South Bay based dietitian. Crazy Kale Smoothies Yields: approx. 4, 10 oz cups Before you dismiss the…

Healthy Family Recipes-Refreshing Summer Taco Salad

Healthy Family Recipes-Refreshing Summer Taco Salad

Refreshing Summer Taco Salad: Serves (at least) 4 Ingredients: 1, 16 oz package of lean ground turkey 1 cup frozen corn Dash of : salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder 1 head of romaine lettuce, washed 1 can low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed 2 roma tomatoes, diced ¼ cup reduced fat colby jack…

How can I help my child eat healthier?

How can I help my child eat healthier?

By encouraging healthy eating habits at a young age, parents can impact their child’s lifelong relationship with food and help them grow into healthy adults. Healthy eating can impact a child’s energy, mood, mind and overall health. There are several easy steps parents can take to encourage and instill good eating habits.

The ADHD/ADD Dilemma and Practical Non-Drug Solutions

The ADHD/ADD Dilemma and Practical Non-Drug Solutions

The Situation Let’s suppose a school administrator has contacted you to discuss your child’s “troublesome” behavior in the classroom. YOU ARE ALARMED….you want to do the right thing. In follow up meetings, your child is labeled with a formidable sounding name (ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Pervasive Development Disorder, Bi-Polar, etc.) It feels like you’ve…

Nutrition

Nutrition

Dieting is not about deprivation: You can’t win against the force of the hormonal changes in your body sending powerful signals to your brain to eat more and conserve energy. Nor is it about miniature portions; we are blessed with a physiology that helped us survive periods of famine for centuries, and cursed at the…

Kid Friendly Egg Muffins

Kid Friendly Egg Muffins

In my recent Kid Friendly Healthy Meal Makeover Class in San Ramon, the moms and kids got to prepare egg muffins or egg cupcakes (call it whichever gets them excited about eating it. Protein is necessary for regulating blood sugar, energy, brain function and focus so having many options for protein is important for kids…