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Fresh & Healthy Hacks

Fresh & Healthy Hacks

A little more protein and a little less sugar really do add up to living a healthier lifestyle. Here are nine easy hacks to keep you on track. Skip the butter and sour cream. Salsa is your baked potato’s new best friend. Peanut butter powder will flavor smoothies without the fat. Move over mayonnaise. Greek […]

Reducing Sodium In Your Diet

Reducing Sodium In Your Diet

Let’s face it; most of us eat way too much salt. A high-sodium diet can increase risk of high blood pressure (hypertension), which can lead to cardiovascular and kidney disease. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg per day, which is about 1 teaspoon of salt. The good […]

Kombucha

Kombucha

Kombucha (also known as tea mushroom or Manchurian mushroom) is a fermented, slightly sparkling black or green tea beverage that is usually lightly flavored with fruit, ginger, or herbs. Kombucha is commonly intended as a functional beverage for health benefits (although there is no real scientific evidence to support health benefit claims). Kombucha is produced […]

Autumn Farm Markets

Autumn Farm Markets

I love shopping at autumn farm markets and am currently planning the Thanksgiving meal. I love shopping for local and seasonal produce. God Bless local farmers!

Carrots

Carrots

The orange carrot we know and love today came originally from Holland, but up until the Middle Ages, all carrots were purple. Gardeners often delight in such oddities, but you will be very lucky to find any purple specimens available in stores or supermarkets. Carrots contain large amounts of carotene and vitamin A, along with […]

School Lunches

School Lunches

Have school lunches hit a wall? It’s gets tedious for anyone to eat the same thing every day. It may be time to mix it up to keep your kids interested in eating healthy. You may want to include dry roasted edamame or chickpeas for a salty, crunchy snack with some protein. Individually packed, pitted […]

Figs

Figs

Figs are truly fantastic! Dried figs are available all year round and many markets offer luxuriously sweet fresh figs throughout the year as well. Figs are a healthy and portable snack that is packed with nutrition. Figs are rich in potassium, which helps control blood pressure. They also provide calcium, magnesium, iron, and copper. Because […]

Citrus

Citrus

Oranges and lemons were first brought to the Americas by Spanish explorers. Today the United States is among the world’s top citrus growers and consumers. To choose the best citrus select fruit that is heavy and not too soft. When selecting oranges don’t worry about the color, as it is not a good indicator of […]

Add More Greens To Your Life

Add More Greens To Your Life

Dark Leafy Greens Give You More Nutritional Bang For Your Buck. Add More Greens To Your Diet And Most Likely You’ll Feel Much Better. Add Cooked Greens To Frittatas, Breakfast Tacos And Poached Eggs. Stir Greens Into Soups And Stews During The Last Few Minutes Of Cooking. Start Your Day With A Smoothie Packed With […]

Food That Boost Energy Levels

Food That Boost Energy Levels

It’s January and many of us are working towards our health goals. Choosing foods that give us energy are important in keeping on track. Some foods that boost energy levels include cashews, chicken, salmon, and beans. Cashews Cashews are high in magnesium and help to convert sugar into energy. Magnesium deficiency can lead to low […]