Top Five Energy Boosters for Dreary Days

1. Be intentional about getting a good night’s sleep and, if needed during the day, take a short power nap.That coffee with dessert might have boosted your mood after dinner, but the caffeine likely disrupted your sleep. Lack of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep can make you feel sluggish and less motivated while decreasing your…

2 Foundational Principles for Defeating Childhood Obesity

Are you Worried that your Kids are Headed Toward Obesity … before they Grow Up? We’re a culture obsessed with media-glorified body images and yet our lifestyles are mostly sedentary with a high caloric intake. We live in a contradiction that’s challenging to win.  The grocery check-out highlights our dilemma with these two messages: (1) Follow these…

Healthy Snacking

Dream Dinners has you eating homemade meals at dinner time, but we want to help you avoid ‘famished-overeating’ by incorporating healthy snacks into your diet. Why healthy snacks?  Because sugary snacks make you crave more sugar causing your blood sugar levels to vacillate like a yoyo.  Low blood sugar makes you feel hungry and therefore…

My Simple Resolution … What if it Works?!

I try always to do everything in moderation so my resolutions are usually around improving something, like cleaning out a closet, organizing my pantry, and telling people how much I appreciate them. Hopefully I am making a new habit not just a resolution. Last year… During last summer’s vacation, Vern and I decided to chew…

Self-Improvement Month

As kids head back to school this September, create a fresh start for yourself as well by participating in National Self-Improvement Month. Whether you set a health-related goal or attempt to learn something new, September is a great time to make changes before the end of the year. To get you started, we want to…

April is Stress Awareness Month

You may have heard of national cancer awareness, heart health awareness, or a myriad of months dedicated to helping draw attention to a public health concern. Stress Awareness Month is no different. It is a national effort aimed at informing people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions that are prevalent…

New MyPlate icon helps families plan meals easier

The Federal government’s MyPlate icon was created to help everyday consumers think about eating healthier at dinner time. This icon provides a visual representation of what your dinner plate should look like in the way of protein, vegetables, dairy, fruits and grains.

The Power of Ginger

Ginger is a spice with great health benefits. Ginger is an extremely versatile root that has a pungent spicy taste.

Quick stress Rx

Write the word “breathe” on a sticky note. Put the note where you will see it often; on your computer, dashboard, workstation, cash register, or cell phone. Or program it into a pop-up e-mail or PDA reminder. When you see the note, do this…