June 23, 2016
    The Straight Scoop on Grains

    Dr. Greene's take on healthy whole grains... What popular kids' food starts to turn to sugar in their mouth and becomes 100% glucose by the time it's absorbed? You guessed it, processed white flour. B…

    Dr. Alan Greene Headshot with video arrow over image.
    June 10, 2015
    Easy Ways to Increase Healthy Omega-3s in Your Child’s Diet

    When MsGreene was pregnant with my youngest in 1995, she craved tuna sandwiches. She could tell you where there was a good one within a mile of just about anywhere we normally visited. Her body was t…

    Vegetables and nut butter wrapped to make vegan shshi.
    March 13, 2015
    The Post Pasteurian Era: A broader approach to nuturing our microbiome

    Interest in the role of bacteria and our health exploded once scientists mapped the human microbiome in 2013. Humans co-evolved with microbes, so it follows that microbes impact everything from immune…

    chips, bean dip, salsa, and bell-pepper sticks make a healthy, plant-based snack for after sports copyright 2015 CookforGood.com
    January 22, 2015
    Healthy After-Sports Snacks for a Winning Athletic Program

    Feed your hungry young athletes nourishing, plant-powered snacks that welcome everyone and help them get ready for the next game. This Fiesta Bowl centers around gluten-free corn chips for scooping up…

    Quinoa salad with beet, cucumbers, and chickpeas from Fifty Weeks of Green copyright 2015 CookforGood.com
    January 20, 2015
    Guilt-Free Salad Buffet

    Put together an easy, fun lunch for any group with a plant-powered guilt-free salad buffet. No one needs to leave hungry because all the food avoids empty calories and dietary concerns. I've found a …

    Beautiful plate of plant-based foods
    December 23, 2014
    Saving the World by Eating Plants Together

    Today, please  join Linda Watson for our second Guest Post in the series "One Thing I'd Change in 2015" -- DrGreene Team I'm dreaming of a world in which shared meals for groups and businesses welcom…

    Woman Eating a Handful of Almonds
    December 19, 2014
    Serve Yourself The Very Best…Food

    As a Mom it always seems there aren’t enough hours in the day.  When I had my first child I was juggling a high-pressure start-up, a husband who was traveling weekly for work on the opposite coast …

    A spoon of sugar above a bowl of white batter
    December 18, 2014
    Sugar Is Now Considered A Drug Are You Overdosing? Are Your Kids?

    There are a lot of people in the health world who have been attacking sugar lately.  I have to admit my first thought was, “Sugar? A drug? Aren’t there better things to go after?” But the truth…

    A spoon of sugar above a bowl of white batter
    December 15, 2014
    Sugar Is Now Considered A Drug (So Just How Much Are You Dosing Yourself Or Your Kids)

    Amy Ziff's take on sugar... Is sugar really a drug? Can we actually be addicted to it? Are you? And how about your kids? Those are frightening thoughts. There are a lot of people in the health world w…

    Bowl of quinoa topped with blueberries.
    November 7, 2014
    Solution #5: Keep Trying: Keep Trying

    “I don’t like it [today]!” doesn’t mean “I won’t like it ever!” Remember, it takes many, many exposures to a food before your child might like it (upwards of 15 times). Food neophobia, o…

    Table covered in sugar, with the word SUGAR drawn in the white powder
    September 19, 2014
    Where Is Sugar Hiding in Your Kids’ Food?

    Soda and candy are packed full of sugar -- we know this. But what everyday foods are also sugar culprits? Do you really know how much sugar is hiding in the foods your kids eat? There are more than 50…

    Graphic of popcorn, cola, popsicles, candy, potato chips, cookies with a red X over them
    September 18, 2014
    7 Foods That Don’t Belong in Your Child’s Lunch Box

    They’re quick and convenient -- gold for busy parents. And they’re salty, sweet or a tempting orange cheesy color -- so tempting for kids. Lunch box snacks make their way into many school kids’ …

    Teen girl looking at a menu in a restaurant
    September 17, 2014
    Once You See It, You Can’t Unsee It: A Case for Calories on Menus

    My favorite Starbucks latte has 260 calories.  The Asian sesame chicken salad, which seems like a healthy option at the sandwich place that’s such an easy lunch stop, has 420 calories. And the frie…

    Beautiful Farmers' Market beets and radishes
    July 11, 2014
    Tips to Shopping at The Farmers’ Market

    With summer comes the abundance of fresh, local produce at farmers’ markets across the country. But how do you find the closest? We’ve pulled together some fabulous resources to help you plan out …

    Bulk pasta and spices for a healthier pantry
    July 10, 2014
    Ten Steps to An Unprocessed Pantry

    The foundation of unprocessed eating is a healthy pantry. I have a tried and true list of ingredients that come to my rescue over and over again. With the pantry basics I can create almost any dish …

    Fresh vegetables, uncooked beans, spices on a table
    July 9, 2014
    Ten Ways to Stop Overfeeding Your Family

    I had the opportunity to attend a food talk with  Mark Bittman, writer of all things ‘foodly’. It was to discuss his latest book, Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Rec…

    Beautiful image of dinner table loaded with fresh foods from The Fresh 20
    July 7, 2014
    5 Ways to Get Fresh

    Summer is a great time to establish fresh habits. With so many great fruits and vegetables it’s a great time to make healthy changes and the perfect opportunity to #getfresh food habits. Here are fi…

    May 29, 2014
    Getting Kids to Eat Healthy

    I have been in an uproar lately after seeing the documentary Fed Up. The film follows the lives of four teens who are struggling with obesity. They are trying to lose weight, but can’t. The film she…

    March 14, 2014
    1,000 Days: The Key Ingredient to Growing Up Healthy

    Parents want their children to grow up healthy and happy, to have strong bodies and smart minds, and to reach their full potential. It’s a universal wish of every parent. And thankfully putting kids…

    March 11, 2014
    What Colors Have Your Little Ones Eaten Today?

    Through all of the information we receive on how to raise healthy children, we hear consistently that we should feed our families along the color spectrum. The reason is that colorful foods are often …