Spring Cleaning Your Produce

Warmer weather is finally here!  You can spring clean not only your house but also your produce by looking for organic, which is produced without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers. Organic produce isn’t irradiated or treated with industrial solvents, and it has not been genetically modified. Fortunately, when you are in a grocery store, there […]

My Favorite Way to Save on Healthy Foods

I LOVE Thrive Market! Why? It offers something for anyone and everyone who want to eat healthier and live well. It has a really nice, curated mix of products to choose from that are the best-in-class of organic, nonGMO, vegan, raw, paleo and gluten free. However you like to shop, you can find exactly what […]

DIY Dressing: So Simple, So Much Healthier

When you look at what’s in grocery store aisles, dressing is the #1 thing you should make and not buy. Why? Because commercial dressings rely on commercial-grade, heavily refined oils like soy, canola, grapeseed, corn, and safflower, none of which will do any favors for your fresh spring salads. (Because any plant-derived oil can be […]

Fun Toppers for Spring Salads

It’s spring and lettuce is in full bloom! Whether you’re a fan of open-head lettuce like red or green leaf, crisp lettuce like Romaine, or buttery lettuce like Bibb or mâche, the toppings make the salad. In the mood for bitter arugula or hearty baby spinach? The toppings still make the salad. Here are some […]

Quick & Healthy Snack Ideas To Go

Sometimes you’re on your way out the door and don’t have time to make a meal, and other times you’re just getting home from a long day and can’t wait to eat. Good thing it’s easy to grab something quick and satisfying! Whether you make your own grab-and-go bites or smart-shop them into your kitchen, […]

Simple DIY Gourmet Broth

Even though it’s almost spring (finally!), there’s still a slight chill in the air, so why not make soup? It’s surprisingly easy to use leftover veggies, bones, shrimp shells, and even cheese rinds to make your own broth for soups, plus it’s free. Wait—better-quality broth costs less? You bet! All you need is a little […]

Avoid These 4 Things and Be Healthier

#1 – Avoid Aluminum Aluminum is a highly toxic metal. Large numbers of aluminum molecules enter food that is cooked, covered by, or stored in aluminum pots, pans, cans, and foil. Teflon coatings (also toxic) do not prevent aluminum from leaching into foods. Aluminum toxicity has been linked to memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. Be […]

Creating a Healthy Holidays

Many people get nervous around the holidays because they think they need to avoid everything and won’t have any fun if they are trying to eat healthy.  The good new is, healthy eating around the holidays can also be delicious eating! It’s also less expensive than you’d think. Sure, there’s a little more elbow grease […]

Cyber Monday $5 Be Healthy Offer!

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The Scoop on Squash: Summer and Winter Varieties and Uses

Crisp fall days are here! Cooler weather brings plenty of produce possibilities, from the last of summer favorites like tomatoes and corn to cruciferous veggies like broccoli and cauliflower that prefer not-so-hot days and nights. The summer-to-fall shoulder season is bursting with squash, too—both summer and winter varieties are readily available and always a good […]