Laura Kubitz's blog

How to Prep the Perfect Picnic

You finally did it! You’ve got a date scheduled. Look at you!

What is your activity of choice? A summer picnic in the park. Now you just have to prepare and pack some delicious food. The only problem is…


Never fear. We’ve got your back. Here are some tips to help you fix a nutritious (and delicious) outdoor meal.

The Triple Crown of Nutrition

Aside from the typo in his name, American Pharoah is perfect. For the first time in 37 years, he dominated the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes to win the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Winning the Triple Crown is one of the rarest achievements in sports history.

Another perfect combination shouldn’t be so rare. You should be consuming the three macronutrients--protein, carbohydrates and fats—every day. Each play an important role in a healthful diet. Together, they make up the Triple Crown of Nutrition.

4 Food Hacks for the Urban Dweller

Urban living has its perks. A gourmet cooking environment isn’t one of them. I would know (yes, that really is my kitchen in the photo above!)kitchen-emergency-cooking

Nutrition for the Trail

The air is warm and welcoming. Flowers are full of color.  It is spring! After a long, cold winter, it is time to get outside! One of the best ways to take in spring is to visit your local, state or national park for a hike through the woods. Whether you are planning a six-month gaunt on the Appalachian Trail or spending a day at the local park, it is important to pack lightweight foods and snacks that will keep you energized and full. You don’t want to be bogged down on your journey. Be sure to pack foods that are light, but don’t skimp on nutrition and energy.