5 Easy Ways Families Can Go Green When Packing School Lunches

By StatePoint While packing lunch for the kids can seem like a daily grind, you can use the task as an opportunity to help kids form great lifelong habits. Here are five small ways changing your lunch-making routine can have large, positive impacts on the environment, your wallet and your kids’ health. Pack with reusables. […]

The Pat LaFrieda Burger

with Balsamic Onions and Crispy Cauliflower Oven Fries By HelloFresh Ingredients: 10 ounce Cauliflower Florets   0.25 cup Panko (ContainsWheat)   1 unit Red Onion   1 clove Garlic   1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar   10 ounce Pat LaFrieda Hamburger Blend   1 teaspoon Dried Oregano   1 tablespoon Mayonnaise (ContainsEgg,Soy)   2 unit Buns […]

Tips to Incorporate Music into Your Family’s Daily Routine

By StatePoint The benefits of music education are endless. Studies have associated music education with higher test scores, improved concentration and more. But if you are a parent, you probably know how it goes: many children will begin a music program with enthusiasm, only to complain about practicing a short time later, sometimes even asking […]

Crispy Top Parmesan Chicken

with Balsamic Potato Salad and Garlic-Roasted Tomatoes   By Hello Fresh   Cooking Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 520 Calories Ingredients:   Yukon Gold Potatoes- 24 oz Panko Breadcrumbs- 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese- 1/2 cup Chicken Breast- 24 oz Dijon Mustard- 4 tsp Grape Tomatoes- 8 oz Scallions- 4 Garlic- 4 cloves Balsamic Vinegar- […]

Give Coffee A Break

By Craig “Deuce” Doussett MPH, RDN   It seems that coffee cannot get a break. This may be due to its ubiquitous presence in the world as one of the most highly-consumed beverages (after water and in constant competition with tea and beer) thus making it a pretty easy target. Or it may be due to […]

Hydrogevity

By Craig “Deuce” Doussett MPH, RDN Five hundred years ago, the Spanish explorer, Juan Ponce de Leon became fascinated with sailing, by dint of the circumnavigating exploits of Christopher Columbus. While Ponce de Leon established himself as an adroit farmer and landowner in the New World, he is perhaps most ubiquitously known for his quest to […]

Sweet-As-Honey Chicken

with Snow Peas over Jasmine Rice   By Hello Fresh   Cooking Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 510 Calories Ingredients: Garlic- 4 cloves Lime- 1 Snow Peas- 8 oz Ginger- 1 thumb Jasmine Rice- 1 cup Chicken Breasts- 24 oz White Wine Vinegar- 3 tbsp Soy Sauce- 2 tbsp Chicken Stock Concentrate- 2 Honey- […]

Back-to-School Organization Tips for Busy Families

By StatePoint   The new school year brings hectic mornings, piles of homework, endless events, practices, games and school conferences. When you’re a busy parent, day-to-day tasks can consume your thoughts and energy. Stay organized and sane by following these simple tips to handle the crush of the school year. Centralize Communication Communication is key […]

One-Pan Shrimp Lo Mein

with Udon Noodles, Green Beans, and Carrot   By Hello Fresh   Cooking Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 510 Calories Ingredients:   Green Beans- 12 oz Ginger- 1 thumb Garlic- 2 cloves Scallions- 4 Carrot- 2 Soy Sauce- 2 tbsp Veggie Stock Concentrate- 2 Hoisin Sauce- 2 tbsp Shrimp- 20 oz Udon Noodles- 16 […]

“To De Or Not To De”….Tox That Is!

By Craig “Deuce” Doussett MPH, RDN Much of the information and misinformation surrounding the concept of detox diets and supplements could only be murkier and more perplexing if it was written by William Shakespeare in unrhymed iambic pentameter. This may be due, in part, to the knowledge gaps that exist in the literature regarding how detoxification […]

Get Your Groove Back!

By Craig “Deuce” Doussett MPH, RDN Eating, moving, and sleeping! Which is more important to overall health? Which of these three aspects of our daily lives will help us become the people we want to be? Unfortunately, no easy to quantify order has been established as all three factors affect and synergize with the others. […]

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

with Ground Beef, Quinoa and Monterey Jack Cheese   By Hello Fresh   Cooking Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 710 Calories Ingredients:   Chicken Stock Concentrate- 2 Yellow Onion- 2 Scallions- 4 Lime- 2 Quinoa- 1 Cup Ground Beef- 16 oz Southwest Spice Blend- 2 tsp Red Bell Pepper- 2 Yellow Bell Pepper- 2 […]

The Iron Compliant

By C Doussett MPH, RDN Clark’s Nutrition Iron has long been used as a therapy for weakness throughout history, even when the purveyors of this remedy knew nothing of its ability to mitigate weakness or lethargy. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, would recommend ferruginous (rich in iron) water treatments to individuals suffering from what was termed […]

Crispy Cheddar Frico Cheeseburgers

with Caramelized Onion Jam and Roasted Broccoli By Hello Fresh   Cooking Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 810 Calories Ingredients:   Red Onion- 1 Roma Tomato- 2 Brioche Buns- 4 Ground Beef- 20 oz Broccoli Florets- 16 oz Sherry Vinegar- 2 tbsp Cheddar Cheese- 1 cup Ketchup- 4 tbsp   PREHEAT AND PREP.  Wash […]

Wasabi Lime Salmon

o ver Soy-Simmered Rice with Baby Bok Choy   By Hello Fresh   Cooking Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 660 Calories Ingredients:   Veggie Stock Concentrate- 2 Soy Sauce- 1 tbsp Jasmine Rice- 1 cup Baby Bok Choy- 4 Scallions- 4 Lime- 2 Ginger- 1 thumb Garlic- 2 cloves Mayonnaise- 4 tbsp Wasabi Paste- […]

Optimus Prime

By Craig “Deuce” Doussett MPH, RDN, Clark’s Nutrition The vast majority of us want cut-and-dried answers. We want to know what the best supplements are, how much sleep to get, the right amount of water to drink, the best foods to consume in their proper ratios and times, and the most effective exercises and peak times to perform […]

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

​with Ground Beef, Quinoa, and Monterey Jack Cheese By Hello Fresh Cooking Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 710 Calories Ingredients: • Chicken Stock Concentrate- 2 • Yellow Onion- 2 • Scallions- 4 •Limes- 2 •Quinoa- 1 cup • Ground Beef- 16 oz • Southwest Spice Blend- 2 tsp •Red Bell Pepper- 2 • Yellow […]

Do You Practice Safe Sun Habits?

By StatePoint Summertime is all about trips to the pool, beach and park. And it also means time spent in the sun. Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation, making proper sun protection a must. As you enjoy time outdoors, […]

How to Best Cope with Summer Heat: Be Weather Ready

By StatePoint Summer can be hot, sticky and downright uncomfortable. It can also be dangerous if you are not prepared. Cope with the heat this summer and stay healthy and safe with these helpful tips. • Maintain your air conditioner. The last thing you need is a broken air conditioner on a hot day. Regular […]

Doctor’s Orders: How to Protect Your Skin this Summer

By StatePoint The summer can really take a toll on skin, when more of it is exposed to sun, bugs and poisonous plants. To keep skin cool, comfortable and irritation-free no matter what conditions you encounter, use these tips from NYC-based dermatologist, Dr. Angela Lamb of Mt. Sinai hospital. Stay Hydrated Proper hydration is crucial […]