Nutrition Resources and Tools

Some of Our Favorite Food Blogs

Healthy Happy Long Life - A medical librarian demystifies and translates much of the food and nutrition advice that is hitting the airways. Chatty and fun, the author has since become a vegan, but you can decide for yourself.

Love and Lemmons - Winner of Saveur Food Blog readers choice award, this blog presents beautiful easy to prepare food that only looks fancy. 

Healthy Girls Kitchen- A self professed food addict guides readers on how to eat healthy and nutritiously while coming to terms with her relationship with food.  Frank and personal, and filled with great recipes.

Dinner a  Love Story - A website devoted (mostly) to helping parents figure out how to get family dinner on the table. Wholesome and nutritious, this website helps you figure out, how to fee your family healthy and nutritious meals while juggling real life.

Kath Eats Real Food - Young mother, Registered Dietitian, and bakery owner blogs about cooking and family life.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine - a supportive website for plant based eating.

Green Kitchen Stories - Innovative healthy vegetarian recipes. The pictures are amazing and are art in themselves.

Sprouted Kitchen - Healthy restaurant quality recipes for the adventurous eater.


Cooking Tips

Some basic tips to help make your favorite recipes healthier.

Vegan Substitution List: A substitutions chart that recommends non animal products and oil substitutions for those interested in adopting a vegan no oil diet.


Healthy Eating Tips

Choose My PlateThe USDA's newest icon (replacing the food pyramid) for helping people understand healthy nutrition. Excellent website filled with an amazing amount of easy to understand nutrition and healthy eating information.

What you should know about soda: Is diet soda better than regular soda, how much sugar is in an average can, what else is in there besides water, sugar and coloring?

Healthy Harford's Eating Out Guide: Use this guide to help you eat smart and make healthy choices when it comes to fast food and local chain restaurants. 

Sugar free Children's Party Favors: Stuck in a loot bag rut? Here are some great ideas for party favors that won't leave the kids asking where are the lollypops.

85 Healthy Snack ideas: Want to switch from cookies and chips but are not sure what else the crew would like? Here are some great ideas to start.

Recipe for homemade Pedialyte: (oral rehydration salts/solution) to avoid artificial colors and flavors.

Recipes for Healthy Kids: Here is an online source for creative recipes that'll get your kids to enjoy healthy eating


Shopping Local/Shopping Healthy 

Healthy Harford's List of Local Farms that sell directly to the public : This list features a little write of local Harford County farms, and what they specialize in. 

Harford County Farmer’s Market: Learn about local farm services and farmers markets as a place to get your fresh and local meats and produce.

Maryland Farmer’s Markets: This site connects you with where to find the best local products from Maryland’s Farmers.

Local Harvest: Use our website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

What to buy organic: The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen: Lists which fruits and vegetables you should you try and buy organic and which are okay in non-organic versions.