Happy Valentine’s Day!

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

-Buddha

One of the ways to show yourself love is to strive toward, achieve and then maintain optimal health. Enjoy this festive Valentine’s Day recipe to aid in your pursuit of wellness on the holiday and the entire year through.

Cranberry Pomegranate Smoothies

Serves Two: One for you and one for the love of your life 

Ingredients:

1 cup of plain Greek yogurt

Half of a peeled banana

1/2 cup of frozen cranberries

1/4 cup of frozen strawberries

1/4 cup of frozen raspberries

1/4 cup of frozen blueberries

1/2 cup of pomegranate juice

1/2 cup of water

2 tbsp. of milled flax seeds

Method:

First add the base (Greek yogurt and half of a banana) along with the liquids (pomegranate juice and water) to the blender.

Then, add the frozen fruit and milled flax seeds. This ordering of smoothie ingredients prevents the frozen fruit from becoming stuck in the blade of the blender.

Blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses.

Slice one strawberry in half. Arrange the halves to form a heart on the rim of the glasses for a garnish. Enjoy!

What are your favorite Valentine’s Day recipes?

Until Next Week…Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie

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Season’s Greetings!

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

-Charles Dickens

I hope that each and every one of you enjoys a peaceful holiday season filled with family and festivities!  I look forward to the New Year, and I will meet you back here in 2016!

Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’d like to begin this week’s post with a shout-out to all of the families who visited “Project Lunchbox: Let’s Eat!”at Howe Manning School’s Get Moving Night this past Friday evening.  It was a pleasure to meet you and to dialogue with you about all things nutrition!  I hope that you benefitted from our discussion about organic versus conventionally grown produce and how to maximize your organic food budget.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions via the “Comment” section of this site, as I am thrilled that you have become official subscribers to my “Let’s Eat Lunch!” Blog.  Thank you for your interest!

Secondly, Thanksgiving Day is less than a week away!  And, since I adore tradition, it has become standard practice for me to post a favorite quote of mine at this time of the year that sums up the upcoming holiday and its true meaning:

“None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude.  Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”

-Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

This year in particular I am grateful for many things, and among them, I am thankful for your continued support of “Project Lunchbox: Let’s Eat!” and its mission to educate families about the link between healthy eating and positive school performance.  I am truly appreciative that you take time out of your week to read my blog additions, ask questions, and start conversations about nutrition, food justice, and wellness on this site.  Your enthusiastic participation makes teaching and writing such a joy for me!

I hope that you and yours enjoy a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie 🙂

 

 

Happy Fourth of July!

“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.”

-Albert Einstein

I wish all of you who celebrate a very Happy Independence Day!

Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie 🙂

Graduation!

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing, but what you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.”

-Alan Alda

I’m graduating this Friday!  🙂  It has been a super exciting and crazy busy couple of weeks, but I promise that next Tuesday, there will be a blog post of nutritional substance and the usual completeness published!  Please stay tuned for the next post which will feature information on the new Boston Public Market that is scheduled to open this summer!

Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie 🙂

Happy Easter!

“Easter is the only time of the year when it’s perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket.”

-Unknown

I interrupt the series “Pressing Concerns and How to Fix Them” to wish all of you who celebrate a very Happy Easter!  I wish you a peaceful holiday and a vibrant spring.

Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie 🙂

Season’s Greetings!

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”

-Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

I hope that you and your family have an awesome holiday season, and a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving!

“Gratitude is the memory of the heart.”

–Massieu

Please know how grateful I am for your support the entire year through… you guys are the best!  🙂

Happy Thanksgiving!

Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie 🙂

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.

-Michel de Montaigne

With abundant gratitude to all veterans… thank you!

Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie 🙂

Happy Memorial Day!

“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:  Their courage nerves a thousand living men.”

-Minot J. Savage

This blog post is dedicated with unending gratitude to all of the soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie 🙂