Quick and Efficient Workouts: 7 Minute Workout

Aren’t we all looking for ways to save time, even while staying fit and eating well? Saving time on things we have to do, like cooking, exercising, cleaning, driving carpools, etc., means more time for things we want to do, like sitting down to dinner with our family, reading, sleeping, and socializing.

Sometimes I wish I were one of those people who could spend a couple of hours at the gym every day and be totally toned.  But the reality is, I have a business to run and a family and lots

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7-Day Diet and Weight Reset: How to Get Back on Track after Vacation

Every summer since our kids were little, we have taken a summer vacation. Some families love the familiarity of visiting the same beach or campground year after year and I can understand the appeal of that kind of tradition. But our family loves to have an adventure and explore somewhere new each summer.

This summer we chose to travel around Oregon, which turned out to be one of our favorite trips ever. We had the most fabulous time romping around Portland, Bend, Crater Lake, the Oregon Dunes,

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13 Healthy Snacks for Road Trips

Road trips are too often crammed with fast food and junk food, at least in part because we don’t have access to our own kitchens, gardens, and supermarkets. But with some forethought we can avoid most of the unhealthy and often expensive fare we encounter at drive-thrus, rest stops, and gas stations, and stave off those hunger emergencies that lead us to make unwise food choices.

Whenever we travel, I pack a bag full of healthy goodies for the trip (another valuable life skill I learned from

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Our High School Grad Hones His Cooking Skills Before He Flies the Coop

Solomon wasn’t even two (and Celia hadn’t even joined our family!) back in 1998 when I co-wrote my first cookbook for busy families with my dear friend Lisa Flaxman. When I launched The Six O’Clock Scramble in 2003, he was six and she was four.

Two weeks ago, Solomon strutted across the stage in Washington DC’s DAR Constitution Hall and received his diploma from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. In two months, he will leave home to study engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. And

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Big News from The Scramble: Vegetarian Meal Plans Now Available!

There’s big news in my world, and I’m SO excited to share it!

There’s an all-new Vegetarian Meal Plan available through The Six O’Clock Scramble, my meal-planning service.

I have always had in interest in making meatless meals and developing vegetarian recipes that are also easy, healthy, and family-friendly (which can be hard to find!). As a committed environmentalist and animal lover, I prefer to get my nutrition mostly from plant products like vegetables, beans, fruits, and nuts.

When our

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