Adventures in Healthier Eating

Working from home has its advantages—I work in my pajamas all the time, I can simultaneously do my laundry while working (which is a real boon when you live in New York and are at the mercy of your laundromat’s hours), and I don’t have to leave my apartment on rainy, snowy, or otherwise gross days—but it has a few dangers as well....more

Guilt-Free Cookies

According to Wikipedia, a Type A personality is described as: ambitious,rigidly organized, can be sensitive, care for other people, are truthful, always try to help others, take on more than they can handle, want other people to get to the point, proactive, obsessed with time management, are often high-achieving "workaholics" who multi-task, push themselves with deadlines, and hate both delays and ambivalence. That, my friends, is me....more

A Healthier Snack for On the Go

As someone with a crazy hectic schedule, I have really learned to appreciate any snack food that travels well and can keep up with my lifestyle. I was happy to find out that Nabisco, the maker of one of my favorite childhood snacks, the ever classic Fig Newtons, has come up with some new delicious products. And even happier that they sent me not one, but 2 bags of their new Fruit Thins!...more

Snacking on Newtons Cookies

Since being partially laid up from breaking both sides of my ankle and having surgery last July, I have gained some weight due to not moving around as much. Great. The summer season is upon us and I have about 30 pounds to attempt to shed. Enter Newtons new cookies into my afternoon snack time....more

Eating Healthy During a Busy Summer

Most of us are on the go during the summer months. Vacations, weekend outings, pool and beach time, it’s just a time of being on the go. I love spending time outdoors during this time of the year and having a pool nearby is a wonderful thing to take advantage of. My friend, Debbie, has a wonderful pool and she lets me come over and use it during the summer....more

The Art of Brewing a Matcha Green Tea Latte

Editor’s note: Turn in your afternoon espresso for a home-brewed matcha green tea latte, with this easy recipe from Becky of Vintage Mixer. There is an art to the process, which Becky learned from one of her students, who shared the Japanese traditions around brewing matcha with her. Matcha is also a nutritional powerhouse, with tons of antioxidants and the ability to lower cholesterol and boost metabolism. --Jane ...more

Whole Grains - Get Em' On The Go!

Hi Foxy Friends! Have you heard about whole grains? Well, they are a really vital part of a balanced diet. I made the switch to extra hearty whole grain breads for my family a few years ago but I am always looking for ways to get more of those nutritious whole grains in our diet. Well, I recently got the chance to try some new Newton products and since finding foods that would allow me to add even more whole grains to our diets is on my list, I jumped at the chance. Plus, we are big Newton lovers, so I was excited to see what we would get to try!...more

Getting Into the Groove

Saturdays are "errand" days for our household. We get up, have breakfast, and then it's usually out and about for a good part of the day. On any given Saturday, you can find us running to Target, to the grocery store, to Home Depot (I am a DIYer after all!), to playdates, and on those rare occasions back to Target because we forgot to pick up something at both the first Target trip AND the grocery store. In a nutshell, my life is hectic. I mean, crazy, on the go non-stop, drive thru fast food twice a day kind of hectic....more

Easy Happy Hour Snack: Jalapeño Popper Bread

Editor’s note: Is there anyone out there who doesn’t like jalapeno poppers? Making them at home can be super-complicated, but Karly from Buns in My Oven came up with an ingenious shortcut to get the same flavors. To make her Jalapeño Popper Bread, she slathers cream cheese and cheddar on Italian bread and tops it with jalapeño slices. Just eight minutes in the oven and you’ve got an easy happy hour snack. --Jane ...more

Dinner in 20 Minutes: Speedy Shrimp Pasta

Editor’s note: The struggle to get home-cooked food on the table every night--it never ends. Erin from Dinner, Dishes, and Desserts suggests this Speedy Sautéed Shrimp Pasta dish that you can whip up in just 20 minutes. While the pasta is cooking, sauté the shrimp and make a quick sun-dried tomato sauce. Even the most picky family members are sure to ask for seconds. --Jane ...more
Going to make this tonight! I have all the ingredients. YUM!more