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Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash Boats


Spaghetti squash is one of those food items that I never purchased in my life until four or five years ago. I mean, like turnips or rutabagas, they are just too intimidating for a school night. But, after going vegetarian I had to expand my horizons or be stuck with lentils for the rest of my life. Boy, am IRead the Rest…

How to start a Healthy Lifestyles program at your school

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This story was originally featured on the JamieOliver Food Revolution website             We all know the importance of living a healthy lifestyle but sometimes it is easier said than done. This is particularly true for schools where budget constraints or limited resources often clash with costly wellness programs and healthy food initiatives. It can be a dauntingRead the Rest…

Healthier Choices for your Thanksgiving Dinner


We all indulge at Thanksgiving, right? But, by the time the evening football games are on TV, most of us are regretting it. It doesn’t have to be so bad if you are mindful of what you are eating and drinking. Use this guide to help you make better choices at the Thanksgiving dinner table. You might be surprised byRead the Rest…

Have a Walkathon to Raise Money for your School


If you are looking to raise funds for your school, a Walk-a-thon is a great and easy way to raise money while also having fun and encouraging health and wellness. On average, a school of approximately 700 K-5 students can expect to earn $8,000 to $20,000 from a well managed Walkathon, with very little overhead other than a substanial volunteerRead the Rest…

Zucchini Boats

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  Our fellow vegetarian friends do this cool dinner party thing where one family hosts a dinner each month. It’s a great way to try out new dishes because…   let’s face it, we vegetarians can only eat so many lentils before we are lentil’ed out. This is how I discovered Zucchini Boats, which are fabulous little appetizers or sideRead the Rest…

Healthy Halloween Ghostberries

Rebelmoms healthy halloween party ideas for your school or classroom - strawberry ghosts

I chair the Healthy Lifestyles program at our school so, as you can imagine, Halloween is a particularly terrifying time of the year for me – not because of all the ghosts and goblins, but because of all the room moms with the cupcakes and cookies. Last year, I watched in horror as a first grader ran to the teacher’sRead the Rest…

Switch Witch Trumps Elf On The Shelf

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Every Christmas, inevitably, my friends tease me about my fear and loathing of the retail-created Elf On The Shelf tradition. You know what I am talking about – the annoying little creature who looks like Isaac from Children of the Corn and shows up in countless Facebook pictures during the month of December. I’m usually tagged in half of them because,Read the Rest…, founded by work at home mom of three, entrepreneur, healthy school advocate, writer, runner, one-carry-on-bag-only traveler, "mostly" vegetarian, red wine lover, long time Duranie, chief operator of, Tryna Fitzpatrick, to help families live a healthier and happier lifestyle.