Blogs: June, 2013

Published: June 28, 2013
We’re in the best season for an abundance of perfectly ripe produce! For your next get-together, ditch the packaged party snacks or sugary desserts for this naturally sweet treat. These little bites are easy to make, but don’t feel like...
Published: June 28, 2013
Too busy to check out our daily headlines? Don't worry, we've got you covered with our top five picks. Workout Mixer Motivate your moves with creative ideas that stave off exercise boredom. Use a deck of cards, a bunch of popsicle sticks,...
Published: June 28, 2013
Every once in a while a research finding that gets a ton of press makes moms everywhere throw up their hands and say, “I could’ve told you that!” This was one of them: Researchers at Penn State University gave preschoolers vegetables under...
Published: June 28, 2013
This might surprise you: Even though I’m a dietitian, I’m not going to tell you to stop eating foods like pizza and French fries. I really like those foods and so do my kids! Plus, there are ways to make these favorites just a little...
Published: June 27, 2013
Carb Crash Your body on sugary drinks and processed carbohydrates  is a lot like an amusement park ride: major highs and lows. New research shows that these high-glycemic foods cause blood sugar spikes, stimulate hunger, and make our...
Published: June 26, 2013
A Spoonful of Satisfaction Think a spoon is just a spoon? A new study reveals that the size, shape, and material of your utensil influences how food tastes. People who ate yogurt with a plastic spoon said the yogurt was more filling and...
Published: June 25, 2013
Workout Mixer Motivate your moves with creative ideas that stave off exercise boredom. Use a deck of cards, a bunch of popsicle sticks, dice, or even the alphabet to inject a little surprise into your routines. (FitSugar) It's Bananas! To...
Published: June 24, 2013
Food Ban Frenzy These ingredients have been blacklisted in Australia, Japan, and parts of Europe for health concerns, but not in the US. From chemicals used to bleach cereals to fat substitutes that cause GI distress, here are five banned...
Published: June 24, 2013
If your child has ever gone on a crackers-and-noodles food jag, you’ve probably worried about protein. At some point, most kids get picky about meat—and a lot of parents panic. They worry their child isn’t getting enough protein and that...
Published: June 24, 2013
Hair Care Taking care of your hair isn't always a priority, especially when you're rushing in the morning or after a workout. Instead of tugging wet hair into a high ponytail, follow these easy tips to tame your strands and keep them...