How many snacks do we eat each day?

My kids are always asking for a snack! As a result, I always have a snack.
Snacking is okay but, are we making the healthier snack choice? And, how often are we snacking?

As a parent we walk around the house we pass the counter and if there is a dish of cookies or chips we would put our hand in grab one or two and keep moving, without even thinking about it. Then, that one cookie turns into two, three or even four cookies. Imagine how many calories we are eating and not realizing it.

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Teepee Cones for Thanksgiving

These are a delicious and fun addition to your fall party.

Kids and adults will enjoy making these and eating them this Thanksgiving season.

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A great activity in the classroom or at home.

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Detox your Food Without Changing Your Diet

Written by: Christine Egan

Yay spring is here finally! The energy shift is palpable and it’s the perfect time to make simple changes that can have a huge impact on your health and the environment.

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One simple step towards creating a healthy “green” home is by looking at the things you come in contact with on a daily basis. After being diagnosed with breast cancer over five years ago I re-evaluated the chemicals within my home. The first chemical I started with was plastic. There is a chemical in plastic called “Bispenol-a” or “BPA” that has been shown to leach into the bloodstream affecting hormone levels and since my cancer was hormone related I thought it was best to take control over things I come in contact with in my own home. Once I started looking around my kitchen I realized how many things contained BPA and it wasn’t only the plastic items, I discovered I had some canned items too.

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Take a Bite Out of Healthy with Chobani

Chobani is encouraging everyone to “crunch the numbers” by dedicating themselves to living life a little lighter. Whether it’s 100 more stairs a day or 100 fewer calories, how do you plan to stay healthy this year? Simple changes will make huge difference in how you feel.

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Redefining Healthy- Parabens and how they effect our bodies

Written by: Christine Egan

Ladies, love lathering on body products and I was certainly one of them for years. But just as I eliminated plastics, after my breast cancer diagnosis, I also had to give a good, hard look at my bathroom closet. While many products smelled good or made my skin feel silky smooth, I had to check out the ingredients.

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Noodles and Company – Patchogue

Noodles and Company recently opened their doors in Patchogue, NY. I have never been to a Noodles and Company before last night, and I have to say the overall family dining experience is one I would highly recommend to my fellow parents/ caregivers.

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Let’s face it, when you are headed out to eat with the entire family the kids are the ones who are the deciding factor of where you end up. Does the menu appeal to my child (picky eater friendly menu) ? Is their something to keep them busy while you wait for the food? Is the atmosphere family friendly?  And of course are there healthy options for my child to eat?

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Cooking With Your Kids

Written by: Christine Egan

I was recently asked by a TV news producer “Do I have any tips for getting dinner on the table?” Two things ran through my head as I attempted to answer this question.

christine egan cooking1. Do I share that getting food on the table every night is a real struggle for me too?

I was being asked this question, because this TV producer knows that I am someone in the Health and Wellness field who believes in the healthy aspects of home cooked meals. My mind quickly reviewed dinner this past week. Hmmm, I was away with my daughter for two of the nights, throw a karate tournament, dance class and a husband who had an evening business event all into the mix and the answer would be…ummm I’m not sure what my family ate this week. Maybe this was not the week to reminisce about. I know I have a tip…think Christine! We all know the struggle is real to get healthy dinners on the table when we are running around from activity to activity. I told her some nights are better than others. When I stopped to think about why some nights were a success and some weren’t…the tip was easy.

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