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Ask the Chef: How can I incorporate the fall colors into the foods that I eat?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
November 14, 2016

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…)

Ask the Chef: Is frozen food as healthy as fresh food?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
November 7, 2016

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…)

Ask the Chef: How Can I Make Halloween a Little Healthier for the Kids?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
October 24, 2016

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…)

Ask the Chef: What Makes Lucuma So Great in Fall Recipes?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
October 17, 2016

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…)

Making Magic in the Kitchen with "A Whisk and Two Wands"

An interview with Sarah S. aka "Miss Whisk", Navitas Insider
October 12, 2016

Healthy, artful and whimsical are three words that can describe the recipes that Navitas Insider Sarah S. aka "Miss Whisk" creates on the daily and publishes on her blog A Whisk and Two Wands. From smoothie bowls to spiralized salads, Miss Whisk never disappoints with her creative, (mostly) gluten free and plant-based culinary creations. We recently had a chance to catch up with Sarah to find out what inspires her to create these delicious and wholesome recipes that we have been swooning over for many years. (more…)

Ask the Chef: What exactly does Vitamin C do?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
September 27, 2016

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…)

Ask the Chef: What Are Some Smart Choices for the Snack Jar?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
September 12, 2016

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…)

Ask the Chef: Can Any Superfoods Be Used Topically?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
September 6, 2016

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…)

Ask the Chef: Do white foods have any benefits?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
August 29, 2016

Do white foods have any benefits?

We’ve all heard that one of the best methods to enjoy a healthier diet is to eat the rainbow. But what about white foods? Do they have any benefit at all? Turns out it depends on what kind of white foods you’re talking about.

Most of the time, when we hear nutritionists bad-mouthing white foods, what they’re really talking about is processed foods: White sugar, white flour, white rice, white bread, etc. (more…)

Ask the Chef: What are some good superfood dishes to bring to a potluck?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
August 22, 2016

What are some good superfood dishes to bring to a potluck?

It’s still officially summer, which means it’s also officially potluck season! Between all the backyard barbecues and outdoor cookouts, there’s plenty of social eating occasions to enjoy… which despite their fun, can also be challenging if you’re trying to maintain a healthy diet. Luckily, potlucks also give you the opportunity to bring along something that’s extra beneficial for yourself, as well as your fellow guests! (more…)