27 Articles by Rebeca Plantier

Rebeca Plantier

8 Secrets To Vacationing Like A French Woman

A long summer trip is as typical to the French as croissants and café au lait in the morning.

Rebeca Plantier
August 10 2016

5 Parenting Books That Helped Me Raise Grateful, Healthy & Happy Children

Although like any new parent I had no clue what I was doing when child number one came along, I did know what values I wanted to instill in my...

Rebeca Plantier
January 4 2016

How To Do The Holidays Like The French

French food comes alive during the holidays. In fact, some of the country's finest foods are reserved for Les Fetes (the holidays). Oysters, foie gras...

Rebeca Plantier
December 18 2015

24 Stress-Busting Holiday Hacks To Help You Save Time & Stay Healthy

If you're like most of us, December is a month of rushing around to shop, bake, plan, and attend parties. We finish the year tired, annoyed, sluggish,...

Rebeca Plantier
December 3 2015

7 Ways French Women Do Childbirth & Breast-Feeding Differently

I gave birth to two of my three children in France (the third in Switzerland), and had an all-around extremely positive experience. The importance the...

Rebeca Plantier
October 13 2015

France's Favorite Vegetable Dish Simplified

My Aunt Mounette is from Hyeres, the oldest (and extremely charming) resort town on the French Riviera. She's the type of woman who can work out for...

Rebeca Plantier
September 4 2015

17 Food "Rules" From France To Maintain Your Ideal Weight & Live Right

After almost two decades living in France, I’ve come to realize that the French are natural mindful eaters. This way of eating has been linked to...

Rebeca Plantier
September 3 2015

10 Reasons I Let My Kids Eat Junk Food

Although my husband and I are pretty healthy eaters, we've decided to allow our three children some leeway when it comes to junk food.

Rebeca Plantier
August 24 2015

The Secret To Aging Like A French Woman

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by people who thrive later in life. Hearing about senior citizens running races, climbing mountains,...

Rebeca Plantier
July 14 2015

What French Kids Eat For School Lunch (It Puts Americans To Shame!)

I walked into the dining room to see tables of four already set — silverware, silver bread basket, off-white ceramic plates, cloth napkins, clear...

Rebeca Plantier
August 11 2014

How Lunches Are Made In French Elementary Schools

In French elementary schools, lunch is prepared onsite and with fresh ingredients. Here are photos that depict what a "homemade" meal for lunch can...

Rebeca Plantier
July 23 2014

Easy Summer Salad That's Loaded With Healthy Fats

This super-easy salad gives you those omega-rich ingredients so vital for health, and the healthy oils are particularly good for hair and skin for...

Rebeca Plantier
July 16 2014

5 Of The Most Beautiful (And Healthy!) Places In Europe

London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Barcelona – lovely cities full of amazing sites and culture, but when you're looking for a beautiful, nature-filled...

Rebeca Plantier
June 4 2014

21 Ways To Stay Healthy When You Sit At A Desk All Day

For those of us who sit down at a desk most of the day, health and well-being aren't always easy to work into our lifestyles. Still, the facts show...

Rebeca Plantier
May 28 2014

If You're Tired Of Dieting, Please Read This!

Like many women over 40, I’ve experimented with a wide variety of weight-management strategies since my teens, including near-starvation, bingeing,...

Rebeca Plantier
May 8 2014

Detox Like A French Woman With This Delicious, Slimming Vegetable Soup

If French women don’t get fat, in general, it’s because, over a week’s worth of meals, they have probably had only a small amount of desserts, breads...

Rebeca Plantier
April 25 2014

7 Health Lessons We Can All Learn From Provence, France

Many of us glamorize Paris in the springtime – the tulips, drinking espressos on café terraces, lingering along the Seine, taking in the sights. In...

Rebeca Plantier
April 14 2014

Why The French Love Dandelions (And Why You Should Too)

Forget all those preconceived notions about garden weeds. Come spring, it’s dandelion season in France and Italy.

Rebeca Plantier
March 21 2014

Why I Hate "Bikini Body" Pressure + How To Get Over It For Good

Spring is almost here, which means it’s time for my least favorite rite of spring: everywhere you look, online or off, women’s publications out there...

Rebeca Plantier
March 19 2014