Complete Streets in Melrose

Communities with Complete Streets are more walkable and bikeable, where all people feel safe and welcome. They have more vibrant business districts and healthier residents. The City of Melrose Engineering Division, Health Department and Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee put together the following brochure on Complete Streets: CSBrochure-9-28-16. See you out there!

Halloween non-food treat ideas

Healthier non treat options solve food allergy and candy overload problems!   Ideas for Non-Food Halloween Treats – Food Allergy Research & Education Ideas for Non-Food Treats Available at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops, these low-cost items can be purchased and handed out to all trick-or-treaters, or made available in a separate… Read More

The new (ab) normal

It’s tough to not overeat when you are eating out!  Here are a few tips:  order smaller meals on the menu, share an entree with a friend, eat 1/2 and take the other half home. infographic-abnormal

Sweet and nutty stirfry

Serves 4; 1 1/2 cups per serving When you crave takeout but don’t want to load up on saturated fat and sodium, try this quick and crunchy meatless meal-in-one. 4 ounces dried multigrain vermicelli or spaghetti, broken in half 2 teaspoons curry powder Sauce 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons soy sauce (lowest sodium available) 2… Read More

Broccoli Rabe with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Rich in vitamin A, C, Folate, and Iron, your brain will thank you for this flavorful medley. For an even bigger brain boost, serve with whole-grain rice or pasta. Ingredients * 1 bunch broccoli rabe (about 1 pound), trimmed and chopped * 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil * 1/2 cup slivered oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, rinsed… Read More