Can you help me put together a romantic menu?
Whether you’re planning on celebrating Valentine’s Day or not, having a romantic menu you can prepare on demand is never a bad idea! In my opinion, there are two things that are the most important when putting this type of menu together. One is ingredients – using different types of superfoods that are proven to help in the romance department (more…)
What are some tricks to drinking more water?
I am certain this will come as no surprise to you: most of us need to be drinking more water. While health guidelines recommend drinking anywhere from 8-10 glasses of water a day, most of us don’t even come close to that! But rather than use measuring cups, schedules, or just sheer willpower to gulp down what can be a quasi-mundane task, I suggest meeting your quota through another way: flavor motivation. (more…)
by Amie Valpone
January 18, 2016
You can’t go wrong with a kale salad that’s loaded with superfoods, antioxidants, protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. You can serve Raw Massaged Kale Salad with Turmeric Tamari Almonds & Goldenberries for lunch or dinner anytime of the year, but it’s extra satisfying in the winter when you’re craving a hearty green bowl of goodness. (more…)
Are there some superfoods that can help me sleep better?
If you have trouble sleeping, you’re not alone: a staggering 50-70 million US adults have sleep disorders. Aside from the severe ramifications that may result from insufficient sleep, such as compromised driving, accidents in the workplace, and inability to perform daily tasks, a lack of adequate sleep has further medical consequences too. (more…)
I’m a total beginner in the kitchen (and don’t have much time). What are some very, very simple ways to use superfoods that don’t involve much prep?
Ah! You are not alone. Although cooking with superfoods is an incredibly rewarding experience, many of us simply don’t have the time to do so on a regular basis. Never fear: there are so many ways to incorporate superfoods into your daily life (more…)
by Lauren Felts, CN, Guest Blogger
December 28, 2015
Coconuts have become increasingly popular, lining the shelves of our grocery stores and enticing us with their exotic flavors. From coconut oil and coconut butter, to coconut ice cream and coconut chips, there is nothing tastier than this slightly sweet and creamy food. The good news is it’s as healthy for you as it is satisfying to eat! (more…)
What are some good tips for baking healthier?
Around this time of year, our ovens begin to turn on a little more frequently as the craving for warm pastries and traditional sweets intensifies. But just because you’re looking to follow a healthy lifestyle, doesn’t mean you have to sit out on all this fresh-baked fun! (more…)
Can you help me with menu ideas for the holidays?
Sure, consider your holiday helper here! Putting together a superfood menu is not as hard as it sounds, and to prove it I’ve pulled a selection of my easiest favorites. All you have to do is pick one recipe out of each category and you’ll find yourself with a menu that’s worth celebrating! (more…)
I've heard of probiotics, but what are prebiotics?
By now, many of us are familiar with probiotics -- a type of beneficial bacteria that keep the digestive system functioning well by controlling the growth of harmful bacteria. Research has also shown that probiotics can help maintain a healthy immune system, making them a must-have preventative addition for cold and flu season. (more…)
What are some good superfoods I can add to my Thanksgiving table?
Everyone looks forward to the big feast on Thanksgiving, where traditional favorite dishes are often not just requested, but expected. It’s a lovely practice to make your family and friends smile thanks to the presence of a particular casserole, or perhaps your “famous” mashed potatoes. (more…)
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