Gift your Family Healthy Togetherness

I love the concept of a “family gift.” Sometimes that is a vacation and sometimes that is a Foosball table. Here are a few family gift ideas that will get the kids away from the “me, me, me” and “I want, I want, I want” mentality of the holidays.

Recipe: Homemade Vegan Cream Cheese for Passover

Every year on Passover, I longingly watch everyone else eat matzah with cream cheese and jelly. I know that because the packaged vegan cream cheese is not kosher for Passover, I will have to wait until afterward Passover to eat my vegan cream cheese and jelly on matzah. Sigh…. As the seder asks, What is […]

I Miss My Healthy Mamas!

Just a quick note to say hi to my Healthy Mama’s. I know I’ve been offline a lot lately as I gear up for two weeks of conducting the Healthy Family, Healthy You kids’ cooking camps. In addition, I’m busy planning my fall classes, which will now be every day for middle-schoolers; different from this past year when I taught elementary students once per week. I’m excited to incorporate more nutrition information and fun food writing into the cooking classes. It warms my heart to think I can help students make healthy decisions now and create life-long habits.

Easy last-minute 4th of July ideas!

I hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend. If you still need a couple of super quick tips, ideas and recipes for the fourth, I’ve got just what you need.

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!

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?