Dr Dale share back to school tips


Stop the Paining You've been doing the best job keeping healthy the past few years! Yay, you! Yet, your pals at school will still happily share all kinds of friendly bugs with you. Remember: WASH your hands (with soap and warm water); cover your mouth when you sneeze. Take your C-PAK from Dr. Brown. And stay home when you feel you are paining.

Nocturnal Creature? It's time to Sleep So, I know you've been living life like a nocturnal creature this summer. But, you are going to need to reset your clock a few days earlier! Start heading to bed 15 minutes earlier and set that alarm for regular wake up time. You will hit the road running on the first day. And you are going to be miles ahead of your sleepy classmates!

Healthy Lunch = Healthy Brain You are going to need a healthy balanced lunch to keep focused and awake for all your classes. Be sure to have healthy snacks like fruits, sliced veggies and some hummus dip (Dr. Dale's easy recipe below) ready for school.

It's Recipe Time! Easy Humous Recipe

  • 1 Cup (one can) of chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp of tahini (sesame butter)-optional; or substitute peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 Cloves garlic, fresh crushed
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt (to taste, really)
  • 1⁄4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil (add gradually to check texture)ly)

Start by mixing together the lemon juice and tahini in a bowl; create a smooth paste. Add the paste to the chickpeas and blend with a mixer, add a bit of water. Throw in the garlic and spices. Add olive oil gradually to create a nice smooth texture.

Enjoy with Ryvita crackers, or fresh veggies (carrots, celery, and cucumber). Go crazy with a fancy plate adding green olives to the plate and a sprig of fresh parsley for that "je ne sais crois" or special touch!