Tag Archives | Fruit

Eating Vegan

Eating Vegan

Most vegan foods are quite obvious, but it’s important to check the label for ingredients like egg whites, gelatin, honey, or milk. When in doubt at a restaurant, ask your server to confirm your order is vegan. Dishes are often enriched with non-vegan ingredients like chicken stock or fish sauce. Rather than focus on what […]

In Season Apples

In Season Apples

Nothing compares to crisp and juicy in-season apples, and now is the perfect time to make the most of them in both sweet and savory dishes. Pick Like A Pro When shopping, avoid apples with nicks, bruises, or soft spots and seek out fruit that’s firm and heavy for its size. Make sure the skin […]

Fruit & Olive Oil

Fruit & Olive Oil

Drizzling olive oil over savory fruits like tomatoes is second nature, but put it on sweet fruit and people start to think you’re crazy. Consider this: Olive and watermelons are both fruits, and just as vegetable-driven salads need fat to balance salt and acid, fruit salads crave the mouth-coating richness of oil to complement their […]

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 […]

Date Night At Home

Date Night At Home

Going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day is a risky affair. Even the best restaurants can have “overload difficulties” on such a busy night where couples have expectations of restaurant perfection. A better way to manage expectations is to take control of them yourself. Food is a language of love. You know what you like […]

Winter Produce

Winter Produce

The colder months are when a rainbow of fruits and vegetables reach their peak, from dark green kale to sunny citrus. Jicama Pronounced hee-cah-ma, this winter vegetable is crunchy and refreshing. Its mild flavor makes it perfect for salads, salsa, or as crudités for your favorite dip. Use a vegetable peeler to remove its tough […]

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 […]

Pumpkins

Pumpkins

Pumpkins range in size from small, creamy white specimens to giant orange globes. Ever so useful as autumnal décor, pumpkins are a versatile and vital source of healthy nutrition. This festive fall fruit offers a rich source of vitamin C and potassium, both of which may be effective at lowering the risk of heart disease, […]

Staying Hydrated

Staying Hydrated

Cool down this summer with healthy tips and tricks to stay hydrated. Bubbles: Try a splash of 100 percent fruit juice in a sup of sparkling water. Remember to limit your juice intake to no more than 8 ounces per day. You can also mash up fruit such as raspberries or blueberries, and cover with […]