Healthy You

If you have questions about what it means to live a healthy life, this is where you will find the answers. The Healthy You blog is here to give you great advice you can use in your daily life.

Friday, December 17, 2021
Fireworks during celebration at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lagoa Christmas tree appears as part of a larger scenery of celebration.

Did you know that many people in Japan begin their day with soup? Or that, in Greece, they make a delicious a ‘melomarkarona’ which is a honey-soaked cookie made with ground walnuts.  While those are just a couple examples of different ways and things that people eat; there are so many. We love to learn about what and how people eat especially at this time of year. Whether it’s Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or Winter Solstice, there are traditional and delicious meals being made around the globe. Let’s go on a trip and learn more!

First Stop, China:

Monday, December 06, 2021
Christmas pumpkin chocolate granola jar. Homemade Christmas gift. On blue wooden background

Homemade gifts are personal, thoughtful, and can be inexpensive. You will save money and time by giving a homemade gift. Gift Jars allow you to make multiple presents at one time for anyone on your list. Include your children in the activity makes holiday memories that can last a lifetime.  This activity will give everyone a break from the TV or phone screens. Turn on some holiday music, take some deep breaths, and dive into this artistic adventure! 

Thursday, November 18, 2021
An Indian family gathered around the stove

“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” Calvin Trillin, author and writer for The New Yorker

Thursday, November 04, 2021
Turkey Dinner

Over the next eight weeks many households will focus on family, friends, and traditions.  This month though, the turkey is the centerpiece.  Most of us have our own unique ways to cook the bird and adorn it with a variety of delicious side dishes.  Let us help you turn those leftovers into their own masterpieces! 

Nutritional Value of Turkey

Monday, October 18, 2021
broc with pumpkins

Learn more about the simple joys of the pumpkin!

Monday, October 04, 2021
World food day

World Food Day has been celebrated on October 16th since 1979. Each year the United Nations chooses a topic to highlight, educate, and/or celebrate. This year they are celebrating via action. Learn more in this blog!

Monday, September 20, 2021
family cooking

Hi Everyone, how was your summer? Summer isn’t over, but it is time to adjust as children go back to school and schedules, lots of them, are making an appearance. This blog will provide tips to make mealtime less stressful, meal planning ideas, and how to get it all done with less time! Read on

Wednesday, September 01, 2021
snacks and broc

Whether your child is returning to school in-person or virtually this fall, snacks are an important part of their learning.  Prepackaged snacks can be costly and are higher in fat and sodium providing very little vitamins and minerals.  This blog will guide you on why healthy snacks are important and how you can easily prepare snacks that are delicious, nutritious and easy on your wallet. 

Monday, August 16, 2021
fruit picking

Wondering what to do? Where to go? Read on! We’ve got all kinds of activities for the whole family. Whether you want to go hiking, hit a rail trail for a bike ride, or explore some of Massachusetts amazing state parks. We’ve got you covered.

Monday, August 02, 2021
child eating a peach

Peaches, the fuzzy fruit that just screams summertime!  Its juicy flesh satisfies the parched palate and checks off all the nutritional needs for our bodies. Learn more about one of Brocs favorite fruits in this blog post!