Year: 2017

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I Miss My Healthy Mamas!

I Miss My Healthy Mamas!

All posts, Food, Healthy Family Tips

Just a quick note to say hi to my Healthy Mama’s. I know I’ve been offline a lot lately as I gear up for two weeks of conducting the Healthy Family, Healthy You kids’ cooking camps. In addition, I’m busy planning my fall classes, which will now be every day for middle-schoolers; different from this past year when I taught elementary students once per week. I’m excited to incorporate more nutrition information and fun food writing into the cooking classes. It warms my heart to think I can help students make healthy decisions now and create life-long habits.

Summer Travel Tips: 10 healthy food items for your next trip

Summer Travel Tips: 10 healthy food items for your next trip

All posts, Food, Fun with Food!, Healthy Family Tips, Kids' Lunches

Lots of people travel with food for various reasons, such as picky kids, keeping to a specific diet, and expense. It’s always going to be cheaper to bring your own oatmeal to make with hot water in the hotel room, than it is to pay $25 for a breakfast buffet. It’s a lot healthier too! Sometimes, having your own food in between special travel meals is also just convenient, quick and easy – and of course almost always a wiser option than grabbing a muffin somewhere!

Your Healthier (Vegan) Mother’s Day Menu 2017

Your Healthier (Vegan) Mother’s Day Menu 2017

All posts, Breakfast Recipes, Recipes, Smoothie Recipes

Let’s look forward to a leisurely Mother’s Day brunch, one with as little guilt as possible! Pick your treat. Make it high quality and worth the splurge!
Although I don’t want to be working too hard for Mother’s Day brunch, I do want to put in the effort and try this whole carrot lox phenomena (Don’t worry…I’ll give my fish-eating guests the real thing!). I may even go the extra mile and make a healthier vegan cream cheese. I’ll provide you with a recipe in case you decide to make the effort.

May 11 Event: Snacks for your Sweeties!

May 11 Event: Snacks for your Sweeties!

Food, Fun with Food!, Healthy Family Tips, Jewish Holidays & Community, Workshops

I hope you can join me for this unique, fun and interactive workshop! You can even take home all the tools you need, plus the fun and practical tips and recipes in my Healthy Family, Healthy You books. Choose whichever option works for you!
Join the Bender JCC, PJ Library and Federation’s Jewish Food Experience® for a workshop to help navigate the art of creating healthy snacks that are kid-tested and parent-approved. This event takes place in the Bender JCC Gallery.
Food and health expert, Natasha Nadel teaches grandparents creative recipes and fun techniques for getting kids to eat healthy while incorporating Jewish traditions.

5 fun and healthy food products

5 fun and healthy food products

All posts, Food, Healthy Family Tips, Kids' Lunches, Resources

I know, I know…the adage, “It’s not real food if it has an ingredient list or a nutrition label.” But sometimes there are processed foods we want to take advantage of that aren’t actually too bad.
Here are a 5 discoveries I’ve made in the last few months that I thought you’d be happy to see.

Your Go-to Recipe for Passover is Here! Paleo/Gluten-Free/Vegan

Your Go-to Recipe for Passover is Here! Paleo/Gluten-Free/Vegan

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Not, raw, (see Passover Part I post here) but something healthier (than the usual Pesach fare…) I’m looking forward to making for Pesach (instead of matzo meal pancakes or matzo brei), is this recipe my sister shared with me. The recipe is either for “Paleo naan” or a paleo (or Passover!) crepe/pancake. Recipe from www.myheartbeets.com.

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