Bowl of ramen noodles with a veggies and a cornish game hen on the side
    July 16, 2014
    9 Ways to Buy and Eat Organic On a Ramen Noodle Budget

    There have been plenty of debates over the years as to whether eating organic is "really" better for you. In my own personal research and experience, the least amount of human interference the better …

    Get Messy and Plant a Garden
    February 25, 2014
    Get Messy and Plant a Garden!

    In this age of “germaphobia” I see so many parents chasing their children with hand sanitizer in hopes of keeping them healthy. In today’s post I will discuss how a little dirt may be good for o…

    Nutrition and Wellness
    May 1, 2013
    Nutrition and Wellness – 5 Ways to Take Care of You

    May is Pregnancy Awareness Month -- a month of events and media that celebrate this special time in a woman's life. The activities this year are being kicked off with the 6th Annual Signature Pregnan…

    Is Organic Food Really Different?
    March 7, 2013
    Is Organic Food Really Different?

    A 2012 analysis estimates that today’s children age 0-5 in the US have lost more than 16 million IQ points from exposure to organophosphate pesticides. They’re exposed to these pesticides almost e…

    Pesticides and Herbicides in Children
    January 1, 2013
    Pesticides and Herbicides in Children

    Parents are often torn between the perceived health benefits of eating an “organic” diet and the increased cost of organically grown or raised foods.  It is important to discuss the potential hea…

    New Study Finds People Who Eat More Veggies are Happier
    November 1, 2012
    New Study Finds People Who Eat More Veggies are Happier

    I’m always delighted when new studies emerge finding unexpected benefits from eating healthy. As a pediatrician passionate about getting kids and families to adopt healthier eating habits, the more …

    Dietary Advice to Address Arsenic Concern
    September 25, 2012
    Dietary Advice to Address Arsenic Concern

    I'd like to thank co-author Ashley Koff, RD for her initiative on this issue. More of her work can be seen at AskleyKoffApproved.com. You’ve heard the news, and in sets panic. Have I been inadverten…

    Getting the Most Out of Your Farmers Market: Take Your Kids
    July 26, 2012
    Getting the Most Out of Your Farmers Market: Take Your Kids

    Generally, I hate shopping, and I especially hate shopping with kids in tow. Yet shopping with my kids at my small not-too-crowded farmer's market is always a positive experience. I don't have to put …

    Getting the Most Out of Your Farmers Market: Save Money
    July 26, 2012
    Getting the Most Out of Your Farmers Market: Save Money

    Shopping at the farmers market means all of your money goes to the farmer, and none to the middlemen and advertisers, which often means cheaper prices for you. Here are some tips for making your dolla…

    Enjoy Eating Seasonally
    July 25, 2012
    Enjoy Eating Seasonally

    I love that shopping at the farmers market takes all the mental effort out of shopping locally and in season. When I shop at the farmers market I don't have to decide if I'm willing to eat organic blu…

    Getting the Most Out of Your Farmers Market: Find a Market, Get to Know the Farmers
    July 24, 2012
    Getting the Most Out of Your Farmers Market: Find a Market, Get to Know the Farmers

    Interested in shopping at the farmers market? Here are some tips to get you started. (more…)…

    Why I Love the Farmers Market
    July 23, 2012
    Why I Love the Farmers Market

    I buy almost all of my produce at the farmers market. It’s the only place I shop on a weekly basis. There are so many benefits that come from this direct producer-to-consumer arrangement.  Here are…

    Tending the Garden Within
    June 19, 2012
    Tending the Garden Within

    One of my favorite gardening activities is digging potatoes. Rich soil hides delicious, nutritious gems like the ones in the image above from our garden. (more…)…

    Freeze Your Scraps for a Free Lunch
    April 12, 2012
    Wildly Affordable Organic Kitchen Containers: Freeze Your Scraps for a Free Lunch

    Are you throwing perfectly good food into the trash? Or worse yet, letting it molder in plastic tubs before you throw it way? In today's post on kitchen containers, learn to set up and use a Stoup con…

    Start a Broth Jar to Collect Free Broth
    April 11, 2012
    Wildly Affordable Organic Kitchen Containers: Start a Broth Jar to Collect Free Broth

    Are you pouring valuable broth down the drain? Most cooks do, then pay eleven cents or more an ounce for broth from a factory! In today's post on kitchen containers, learn to set up and use a broth ja…

    Make Produce Spray for Just 10 Cents a Bottle
    April 10, 2012
    Wildly Affordable Organic Kitchen Containers: Make Produce Spray for Just 10 Cents a Bottle

    In this week of blog posts, learn about five key kitchen containers that will save time and money, making it easy to live the Wildly Affordable Organic Way. Yesterday, we used home-made ice packs to k…

    Make a No-Cost Ice Pack to Keep Produce Safe and Fresh
    April 9, 2012
    Wildly Affordable Organic Kitchen Containers: Make a No-Cost Ice Pack to Keep Produce Safe and Fresh

    I love walking into a kitchen and seeing signs that people are cooking the Wildly Affordable Organic way. A food scale on the counter, measuring cups in the canisters, and plenty of pure ingredients f…

    The Real Cost of Food and Why You Should "Vote with Your Dollars"
    March 22, 2012
    The Real Cost of Food and Why You Should “Vote with Your Dollars”

    Now that we've talked about how to identify meat and poultry products raised without antibiotics, it's time to get real. Antibiotic free food costs more. Organic food (and choosing organic is one of t…

    What to Look for On a Label
    March 21, 2012
    What to Look for On a Label

    Did you know that meat labeled as "natural" can come from animals that are routinely given antibiotics in their food and water? In fact, the word "natural" isn't even regulated by the FDA or USDA -- a…

    My Take on Arsenic and Brown Rice
    February 16, 2012
    My Take on Arsenic and Brown Rice

    You may have seen headlines based on a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives about arsenic and organic brown rice syrup. Many of the headlines mention concern about the implications for…