Year: 2016

Blog posts

Feeding your family well on Shavuos – Simply and Sanely!

Feeding your family well on Shavuos – Simply and Sanely!

All posts, Appetizer Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Food, Fun with Food!, Healthy Family Tips, Jewish Holidays & Community, Main meals, Recipes, Resources, Salad Recipes, Side Dishes, Snack Recipes

The way Shavuot falls this year (10 days from now) we are looking at a three day yuntov. Because of the length and because it starts with Shabbat, I really have to keep my menus simple to maintain my sanity. I encourage you to do the same! You’ll also want to do as much prep ahead of time as possible.

I have two suggestions to simplify your menu.

A Spring without Zombies!

A Spring without Zombies!

Jewish Holidays & Community, Life, Washington, DC

I’m not one to tell my kids to go outside and play. Why? I don’t like to play outside! If they’re out there, I have to be too. However, I recently realized that I had to do something to combat the slow screen-addicted zombie-ification of myself and my family. Discovering a sense of wonder (missing in the Google age) for something other than new toy videos on YouTube is definitely a healthy habit for children AND adults. I decided to force that discovery and took advantage of a once a year phenomena to get us out there.

2 HFHY Cookbook Recipes in The Town Courier

2 HFHY Cookbook Recipes in The Town Courier

Appetizer Recipes, Healthy Family, Healthy You Books, Main meals, Published articles and recipes, Recipes

I’m a little late in sharing this with you, dear readers, but see below for two recipes from – and a review of – The Healthy Family, Healthy You Cookbook: The Healthy Mama’s Guide to simple, healthy versions of your family’s favorite foods (Volume 2). Do you have your copy yet? What?! You don’t want over 100 easy and healthful recipes for your family – including super easy and impressive recipes for a crowd or company?

View the article on The Town Courier website.

Your Simple, Healthy Mother’s Day Menu-Done and Delivered!

Your Simple, Healthy Mother’s Day Menu-Done and Delivered!

All posts, Breakfast Recipes, Food, Healthy Family Tips, Recipes

Happy Mother’s Day!
Sometimes it seems a little crazy that as a grown-up, we often make our own birthday cakes and Mother’s Day Brunch.
Well…Get happy! For this year anyway, I’ve done the work for you. Here’s your simple, healthy Mother’s Day Menu for this coming Sunday.

Your NEW Healthy Passover/Anytime Toolkit

Your NEW Healthy Passover/Anytime Toolkit

All posts, Breakfast Recipes, Food, Jewish Holidays & Community, Recipes, Resources, Salad Recipes

Tool 1. Here are your nice thoughts:

Most of the people who read the Healthy Family, Healthy You blog are NOT vegan, or maybe even vegetarian. That’s cool with me. I’m not here to force anyone to agree with me. I just want us all to be healthy together, as a community, and support one another while we’re trying.

So, during Passover, let’s try do that. Support one another. Eat healthfully. Use the week as an excuse to find as many ways to eat as many vegetables humanly possible. (You know, except for the ones that are kitniyot).

Entertain the kids using healthy foods! Your Healthy Pesach 2016!

Entertain the kids using healthy foods! Your Healthy Pesach 2016!

All posts, Appetizer Recipes, Food, Jewish Holidays & Community, Kids' Lunches, Resources

Have a healthy Pesach 2016. If you’re looking for healthy seder entertainment for children, look no further! These fruit and vegetable children’s projects are also great activities for during the entire holiday – a lot better than sitting around eating dry, processed, sugar-filled cakes and cookies. Have a healthy Passover with these activities and ideas.

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