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Want to Eat Healthier? Plan Ahead!

Jessie Pavelka by Jessie Pavelka | February 16th, 2011 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: breakfast, calories, carbs, diet, dinner, drive-thru, exercise, fast food, fitness expert, food, green soup with chicken, healthy-eating, hectic schedule, Jessie Pavelka, junk food, lunch, meals, morning, planning ahead, protein, recipe, stress, time, vegetables, weight-loss, work

Man making soupWith today’s hectic schedules, it seems like there is just no time for anything besides the day-to-day hustle. This can make taking time to make healthy choices seem like a luxury.

What’s your typical day like? For many people, it’s up in the morning and off to work with no time for breakfast, or up in the morning, drive through the closest fast food joint and haul butt to work. And that’s just breakfast. The rest of the day will likely include snacking at your desk and lunch at some place that, while close to work, may or may not have healthy options.

Raising My (Almost) Teen to Be Green

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | May 21st, 2010 | 5 Comments
topic: Family Health, Green Living, Healthy Eating | tags: eco, farm-fresh, fast food, green, organic, pack lunch, teen, Ziploc

Teen Going GreenMy daughter loves anything that comes individually wrapped. She adores new clothes. She’s mad about electronics. And has never met a nail polish she doesn’t crave.

She takes 40-minute showers. Hot.

She groans at the prospect of riding her bike to school. Begs to go to the mall with her friends.

Julia’s Legacy

Jessica Harlan by Jessica Harlan | August 4th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: community supported agriculture, cookbooks, cooking shows, CSAs, farmers markets, fast food, Food Network, industrial agriculture, Julia Child, Julie & Julia movie, Julie Powell, local food, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, michael pollan

Maybe it’s simply because I’m so entrenched in the food world, but I’ve been surprised by how prevalent the buzz has been for the film, Julie & Julia, which opens tomorrow. Between the Twitter feed, the Facebook updates and anticipatory articles, I feel almost like I’ve already seen the film (indeed, there have been so many clips released that I finally decided to stop watching them for fear that I’d have seen all the good parts before even getting to the theatre).

Kitchen Shortcuts — Readymade Soups and Sauces

Jessica Harlan by Jessica Harlan | August 7th, 2007 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Healthy Home | tags: cooking, easy recipes, fast food, mixes, shortcuts, time savers

Kitchen shortcuts

With a busy work week in store, plus a vow to get our daughter Sadie on a better bath and sleep schedule, I was eager to find some dinner solutions this week that would be quick and easy. I’ve never been one to rely on jarred sauces, soup mixes or other prepared foods, but I found myself looking at these products on the shelves at the grocery store and wondering: