Summer Travel Tips: 10 healthy food items for your next trip

Lots of people travel with food for various reasons, such as picky kids, keeping to a specific diet, and expense. It’s always going to be cheaper to bring your own oatmeal to make with hot water in the hotel room, than it is to pay $25 for a breakfast buffet. It’s a lot healthier too! Sometimes, having your own food in between special travel meals is also just convenient, quick and easy – and of course almost always a wiser option than grabbing a muffin somewhere!

New Recipes – Vegan/Healthier Memorial Day/Shavuot 2017

Shavuot is a Jewish holiday celebrating the receiving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. It’s a tradition to stay up all night learning Torah for the holiday. It’s also a tradition to stuff yourself full of cheesecake, lasagna and other dairy delights. If you’re looking for healthier options, keep reading! After a few tough years, […]

May 11 Event: Snacks for your Sweeties!

I hope you can join me for this unique, fun and interactive workshop! You can even take home all the tools you need, plus the fun and practical tips and recipes in my Healthy Family, Healthy You books. Choose whichever option works for you!
Join the Bender JCC, PJ Library and Federation’s Jewish Food Experience® for a workshop to help navigate the art of creating healthy snacks that are kid-tested and parent-approved. This event takes place in the Bender JCC Gallery.
Food and health expert, Natasha Nadel teaches grandparents creative recipes and fun techniques for getting kids to eat healthy while incorporating Jewish traditions.

5 fun and healthy food products

I know, I know…the adage, “It’s not real food if it has an ingredient list or a nutrition label.” But sometimes there are processed foods we want to take advantage of that aren’t actually too bad.
Here are a 5 discoveries I’ve made in the last few months that I thought you’d be happy to see.

5 Tips & a 1 ingredient recipe for a Sane and Healthy Passover!

If you read this blog, you’re probably looking for ways to eat well during Passover (or anytime!). Vegan or not (and let me tell you – it ain’t easy for Passover!), we all want fresh food with plenty of vitamins and fiber that won’t weigh us down like all the heavy matza and meat!
I’ve got the answer for you. How to have a healthy Pesach: eat raw food. Lucky for you and me, I have an amazing new resource that I

Easy, healthy family meal (Purim, Part 2)

What if I told you that you could make an easy dinner using whole foods (everyone I know is on whole 30!), that feels fun, festive and takes 10 minutes? I kid you not… Speaking of kids, mine loved it! Score!
What is it? Pumpkin chili and gorgeous fruit and veggie platters. Yes, we know the veggie platters are my shtick. That’s because they work. Who wouldn’t be excited by a gorgeous assortment of colors, shapes and textures?

Healthy and Fun Ideas for Purim Mishloach Manot (Purim Part 1)

It’s that time of year again…Purim: a time supposed to be filled with merriment and joy that become stressful and unhealthful. Now, I wouldn’t let that happen to you, would I? Here are 5+ healthy mishloach manot ideas, including the ever adorable mason jar mishloach manot.

Let’s celebrate Chocolate and Heart-Shaped Produce!

Everyone can find an excuse to celebrate chocolate, right? Why not make it a healthier, vegan chocolate recipe? (Note that if you are looking at this in your email, you may need to “view in browser” for all images to appear) I know many of my readers do not celebrate Valentine’s Day, and I actually […]

Fun Craft for Tu B’shevat or Anytime!

This past Sunday I had the pleasure of conducting one of my Fruit Funshops for Friendship Circle of Maryland, in honor of Tu b’shevat. If you want to do a fun activity with your kids for Tu b’shevat, keep reading for photos and instructions! Tu B’shevat is the birthday of the trees! Here are some […]

2 Super Sundays! 1 w Healthy Comfort Food

Thanks to everyone that came to Moti’s Market last week for the Jewish Food Experience Pre-Superbowl Snack Party and tasted my legendary lasagna recipe! 3 Tips for a Super Healthful Superbowl Sunday! For those of you who missed it, here is the recipe. Just a note – because I am off wheat and haven’t found […]