Besides smoothies, how do I use protein powders?
Protein powders have rapidly become one of the top-selling products in grocery and health food stores alike. Their popularity is universal amongst all kinds of various diets, such as plant-based, paleo, gluten-free, or low glycemic. Plus, there are ever-increasing varieties of these powders to choose from: Some protein powders are made entirely from plants like peas and rice, while others are made from animal products like (more…)
What are some of the best plant-based sources of iron?
Even if you’ve never been to kitchen stadium, don’t let that stop you from being an iron chef: iron is a mineral you definitely want include on a regular basis in your recipes and meals! Iron is absolutely essential to the body because it’s a key component of (more…)
What are the best superfoods for making superfood soups?
Ah yes, superfood soups! One of my personal favorite subjects, for several reasons: one, it’s SOUP (quite possibly the best food ever); two, superfood soups are full of SUPERFOODS, which as you’ve probably noticed is kind of our thing around here; and three, (more…)
How can I incorporate the fall colors into the foods that I eat?
For many of us, there is no season quite as stunning as fall. Sure, spring is pretty, summer is fun, and winter is cozy, but fall is downright breathtaking. The crisp weather, clear skies, long shadows, and dramatically colored leaves make fall a creatively inspiring season, full of romance and reflection. (more…)
Is frozen food as healthy as fresh food?
Many of us buy frozen food regularly, for all kinds of applications – be it a quick dinner, or a frosty smoothie. And yet frozen food is often linked with a less than stellar reputation: an assumption that this “packaged” variety of food is is never as healthy as fresh. (more…)
How can I make Halloween a little healthier for the kids?
I remember when I first got into healthy food, I found myself drawing a line at Halloween. “It’s Halloween,” I said. “This is no time for dietary dogma.” And into the giant bag of fun size candy I descended. (more…)
If you look at enough superfood recipes around this time of year, you may notice an unexpected reoccurring theme: lucuma powder. I can affirm: this sweet South American fruit powder gets moved to the very front of my kitchen cabinet in the fall and winter, because I find myself always wanting to use it. Here’s why I consider lucuma an absolute staple for the fall: (more…)
What exactly does Vitamin C do?
Despite Vitamin C being one of the most talked-about nutrients, most of us are not fully aware of just how essential this vitamin really is. More than just a benefit of oranges or a helpful tool for getting over a cold, let’s take a closer look at this powerful nutrient. (more…)
We’re officially in back-to-school season. What are some easy, smart choices for the snack jar?
Sometimes it seems school season should more properly be called snack season! Between making sure your child has healthy options in his or her bag on the way to school, to keeping a stash of “approved” grab-and-go foods at home between meals, the balance of keeping a steady supply of favorites and making sure that supply is actually beneficial can feel like (more…)
Can any superfoods be used topically?
Whether you’re looking at the beauty scene with either a conventional product outlook or more natural eye, one commonality remains: chemicals are on their way out, while borderline culinary-sounding ingredients are on their way in. Dubbed as “functional ingredients” these special foods have been lauded for their beautifying and healing effects when consumed, (more…)
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