Category Archives: Nutrition

3 Replacements for Flour if You’re Going Gluten-Free

Dr. Smarty Flour Alternatives for Gluten Free

Whether you’re adjusting recipes for yourself or a family member, or even have a gluten-free guest coming for dinner, making the initial switch to a new gluten-free diet can be easier than you think!

Read More…

Eating Out with Allergies: 5 Tips Everyone Should Know


Food allergies are a common occurrence, and while they can be serious, it doesn’t have to mean your days of eating at your favorite restaurants are over!

Read More…

You’re Going to Go Nuts Over These Peanut Butter Granola Bars!


Trust us!

Granola bars are a snacker-on-the-go’s dream come true. A deliciously healthy snack (depending on what’s in it, of course! M&Ms are, unfortunately, not considered healthy), granola bars are a must have in every pantry! They are a great replacement for sugary snacks that kids tend to gravitate to and make for a great way to sneak some fruit into your child’s snack.

Read More…

Your Kids & Caffeine


New reports have been popping up all over news sites and papers: staggering statistics showing that 3 out of every 4 children consume caffeine on a daily basis. They get it from sodas, energy drinks, chocolate… and although your child may not be knocking back cups of joe, they are getting that dose of caffeine most adults claim they cannot start their days without.

Why does this have medical professionals worried?

Read More…

The Smart Way to do After-School Snacks


Most kids seem to come home from school, drop their packs in the doorway and make a straight dash for the kitchen. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! After-school snacks are great, but what is important is having healthy snacks that won’t fill your kids up too much before dinner.

Here are some tips and things to keep in mind when you want your child to start snacking smart!

Read More…

Butternut Squash Soup: A Delicious AND Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizer!


As Thanksgiving approaches, so too does the planning on who will be bringing along what classic dish to dinner. If you happen to get appetizer duty this year, why not consider making butternut squash soup–a dish that’s not only mouthwateringly delicious, but also nutritious!

Read More…

Top Articles 9/22 – 9/28

Ariel Skelley / Getty Images/ Blend Images RM

Had a busy week? Well, here for your reading pleasure are the top articles for this past week. Catch up on all your health and medical community news!

Read More…

Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries: Indulging in a Healthier Way


Let’s face it: no matter how many times we’re told french fries are bad for us, the fact remains that they are deliciously addicting. Kids are especially fond of the salty side-dish, but when you get right to it these treats are certainly not the healthiest choice.

Luckily, there’s a delicious replacement that not only packs a punch of flavor, but is also filled with nutrients. Sweet potatoes (not to be confused with yams, which are not nearly as nutritional) have a low glycemic index and are a wonderful source of vitamins A, B6 and C. But that’s not all! Potassium (great for those of you who aren’t crazy about bananas), fiber, manganese, copper and iron are all found in just one sweet potato.

Sweet potato fries are a personal favorite of mine–I make them at home as often as I can! Here is a great oven-baked recipe that the entire family will love…!

Read More…

3 Reasons Why Everyone Should Eat Avocados


When European sailors explored the ocean around the New World, avocados were used in place of butter. Green and delicious, these sailors had the right idea–if you haven’t incorporated avocados into your life yet, you’re missing out! Not only are they a delight in any salad or sandwich, but they are also great on their own or as the ringleader of a meal.

Read More…

Top Articles This Week: 9/1-9/7


Happy Saturday, readers!

Once again it’s time for my top articles this week in the medical community. Have another article that you’ve read and enjoyed this week? Post it here in the comments!

Read More…