Spring Cleaning: More than Just Windex and Disinfectants

When most of us hear “spring cleaning” we think it’s about opening the windows, letting fresh air in and then heading into the deepest darkest crevices of our closets and drawers. The pantry? Oh my. That’s a scary place.

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…

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…

Twenty Ways to Become a Fitter Family

Connie Evers MS, RD, is a specialist in children’s health and nutrition education and the author of “How to Teach Nutrition to Kids”, a book which is used in thousands of schools throughout the world as a framework for nutrition education. She also is author of “Feeding Kids” newsletter.

Holiday Weight Management Tips with Brian Wansink

Brian Wansink is the Sherlock Holmes of food, discovering one reason after another how our food world drives us to eat. We would each do well, the nation would do well, to be mindful of what he recommends.