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5 Green Cleaners for Your Kitchen

July 31st, 2014

By Katie Casto Hynes, MS, Guest Blogger
Trying to steer clear of using harmful chemicals in your home kitchen? I certainly have been! But at the same time, I somehow managed to avoid buying ANY cleaning products which isn’t the safest solution either. After staring at a vast number of “green” brands in the cleaning aisle of the grocery store, I knew it was time for more research.
What to Look For…
Without any criteria

Should You Fear Saturated Fat?

July 24th, 2014

By Stella Sarkisyan, MS, Contributing Blogger
There was a time when questioning the evils of ‘artery-clogging saturated fat’ could buy you a ticket on the crazy train. But these days saturated fat has become a buzzword with its recent burst onto popular media. With new studies and books reevaluating its link to heart disease, top experts are questioning its health implications.
Your Body Needs Fat…
Fats are very

Cook Slow and Safe This Summer

July 21st, 2014

By Caryn Huneke, MS, guest blogger…
The summer heat fries my brain and zaps away my will to cook. Just looking at my oven makes me sweat. Unfortunately I live in an apartment so I can’t escape by heading outdoors to grill, and I can only eat so many cold salads for dinner. Instead of slaving over the stovetop or ordering takeout (again), I use my slow cooker (or “crock pot”) to prepare dinner without heating up the whole

How to Love Live Seafood Safely

July 15th, 2014

By Emelia Stiverson, MS, guest blogger…
Growing up in Maryland, I remember many nights when my parents “set the table for dinner” by covering it in newspaper and laying out wooden mallets and knives. To some, this may seem like an odd family tradition. However, this is a familiar ritual to anyone who has ever feasted on hard shell crabs. Although cooking with live seafood may seem daunting, these tips will allow

Fueling a Healthy Family: Summer Snacks 101

July 14th, 2014

By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger
The summer season is in full bloom, which means the days are longer, the weather is warm, and kids get their long-awaited break from school. Although typically we think the summer months means more outdoor playtime and fun in the sun, a new study found that kids tend to gain more weight during these months!
New Research from the CDC…
Published this June by the Centers of Disease