Cool Things to Buy at a Farmer’s Market

The USDA recommends filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables, but that can get boring if you stick to apple slices and broccoli. Farmer’s Markets are the perfect opportunity to give your plate a makeover. Not only is there a huge variety of the freshest, locally grown produce, but you’re likely to see fruits and vegetables you never knew existed. So, the next time you head to the Read more ...

Refrigerator Basics: How to Make Your Food Last Longer

An organized fridge not only gives you peace of mind, but it can actually extend shelf life and prevent foodborne illness. Like, did you know that apples and oranges require different conditions than your lettuce and broccoli? Or that certain areas of your fridge are colder than others? Read on—the next time you come home with a bag of groceries, you’ll know the right place for everything. With Read more ...

Eating Green on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to convince your kids that green veggies are cool! Here are some healthy options for your St. Paddy’s meal: Asparagus. It’s rich in vitamin C, folate and vitamin A. It also contains almost 70% of the daily value for vitamin K, a nutrient that helps the blood clot to heal wounds. Avocados. 
The avocado gets a bad rap among vegetables because of its Read more ...

How to Eat Healthy Without Blowing your Budget

"People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas." ~Author Unknown. This month, many people are evaluating their eating habits and planning menus in order to eat healthier and possibly shed pounds—but hopefully not dollars. Fortunately, it is possible to make healthy choices Read more ...

You Can Grill Your Veggies (and Eat Them, Too)

Where’s the beef? This weekend, it’s probably on the grill—Labor Day is the third most popular day for barbecuing. Burgers and steaks are often at the center of backyard barbecues, along with hot dogs and chicken. But grilling doesn’t have to be just for meat. In fact, adding some veggies to the mix—or trying a completely vegetarian meal—could infuse an element of healthy into your Read more ...