Candy Hangover? 6 Smart Ways to Get It out of the House

The aftermath of Halloween is here…excess candy is lurking around your home, costume parts are randomly scattered about, stringy spider webs are stuck in your hair. You may have survived temptation Halloween night passing on sampling the treats you gave the kids, but having extra candy lying around is a recipe for unwanted, unstoppable snacking that can quickly lead to weight gain. Here are smart ways to get it out of sight and out of mind.

Keep Your Kids Healthy While Traveling

Summertime typically means holidays, vacations, and outdoor fun and fitness, but it also means lots of traveling! While it can be easy to slip up on your health goals for your family due to the convenience of sugar loaded grab-and-go snacks, I want to help you stay focused to keep you and your kids healthy while you’re on the road.

Fresh & Sweet Green Salad w/ Tangy Dressing

Great nutrition for families usually starts with decreased consumption of highly processed snack foods – crackers, cookies, pretzels, sweetened yogurt – and increased daily servings of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eat more fruits and veggies with this slightly sweet and healthy salad.

The Scary Truth About Sugar

It’s one thing to indulge in a slice of cake or a holiday cookie, but the truth is that kids (and adults) are getting too much sugar in their daily diets. Here’s something that may surprise you: over 80% of the items in a typical grocery stores contain added sugars. Follow these tips to help you steer your kids (and you) away from too much sugar.

5 Super Easy Health Tips (and Recipes!) for Busy Moms

I am so happy to be a part of the Reboot with Joe community. My goal is to share helpful tips for families to keep you healthy and happy in the most timely and affordable way possible. To begin I’m sharing tips on how to best prepare for the week (and even month) ahead! I share my tips and tricks to make it a healthy week, without too much effort. Come join me and put on your apron! I assure you, in two hours, you’ll have everyone fed and full of healthy foods.

Healthy Snack: Granola Smart Hearts

I enjoyed a wonderful Mother’s Day this past weekend with my family on our annual hike in Gloucester, MA. Even though our morning hike got rained out, these Granola Smart Hearts were a delicious afternoon treat shared with friends at the neighborhood playground — everyone loved them! Get the recipe.