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Lunch Box Snack Ideas

Posted on September 3rd, 2014 by Manu

By Melinda MacNaughton, MS, RDN

Now that our kids are back in school, we are faced with the chore of getting creative with their lunches so they will actually eat them! There is nothing more distressing than finding half of what you packed was not eaten. To overcome this frustrating scenario, get them involved in packing their own lunches. Offer healthy but appealing choices and consider making some of these recipes below with your kids. The more involved they are in making their food, the more likely they are to eat it. Here are some high protein, nutrient dense (packed with vitamins/minerals/antioxidants), nut free snack ideas/recipes:


Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by Manu

RAINBOW CHEFS STRIVES TO EMPOWER AND EDUCATE YOUTHS IN NUTRITION THROUGH CULINARY ARTS: Two years ago Lana Elgart (mom) and Gabby Grinberg (daughter) set out to fight the ever-increasing epidemics of childhood obesity and diabetes. They founded Rainbow Chefs, a nutrition education and culinary arts program, to begin working on their mission. The goal was […]

Eating with the Seasons

Posted on January 24th, 2014 by Manu

By Darya Mead So it’s sunny and 70 degrees here in the Bay Area and blustery blizzard time back East. I am confused,   growing  up in NYC, winter meant citrus, citrus and more citrus and maybe some broccoli or celery. We are spoiled here in California, but it doesn’t mean one should want to eat […]

Harvest Day

Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by Manu

By Darya Mead As we careen towards Christmas, already bombarded with holiday ads, it’s important to stop and take a breath to remember the bounty of this autumn season. Thanksgiving has taken on many forms of late; a shopping explosion, football holiday, a feast to share with family, but at its heart it is a […]