Spotlight On… Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is basically just fermented crushed apples. The process of fermentation is a breakdown of the sugars in a food caused by bacteria and yeast. In the first stage of fermentation, the sugars turn to alcohol (wine).

Share this!Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Have a Smashing, Sensible, and Snack-Filled Holiday Season

pkgs-OTG

We tend to stuff ourselves on indulgent, calorie-laden holiday meals and treats during this most wonderful time of the year, so why are we encouraging you to snack?

Share this!Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Spotlight On…Lentils, Garbanzos, and Peas, Oh My!

lentils

There is a category of crops out there that not many people have heard of. They’re called pulses. Let me guess…never heard of them, right? I didn’t think so! Well, pulses are not only good for your health, but they also have significant agricultural benefits. And in case you haven’t guessed by now, lentils, garbanzos, and peas all fall under the pulse category.

Share this!Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Spotlight On…Fiber

Fiber

Surely you’ve been told in your life to eat more fiber in order to stay more “regular”. It’s a pretty well known fact that fiber and intestinal regularity go hand in hand. But do you know why fiber is so good for you?

Share this!Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Top Ten Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snack Choices

It’s very important to have healthy choices available so we aren’t snacking on unhealthy choices like chocolate bars and chips. Filling in for Joann Klinkner, welcome guest author Lauren Delaney shares her “Top Ten Healthy Snacks” that are portable, quick and nutritious. Written by Lauren Delaney The munchies – we all get them. Since everything is […]

Share this!Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

What We Want: Satisfying Snacks for Balanced Women

2013-02-25 12.37.47

Are you looking to make healthy food choices that are balanced and satisfying? Filling in for Joann Klinkner, join guest author Rachel Smith as she shares “What We Want: Satisfying Snacks for Balanced Women.“ Written by Rachel Smith I’ve accepted the fact that I am what I eat. As a Pilates teacher and advocate of […]

Share this!Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Spotlight On…Figs

Spotlight On

Fresh figs have a unique texture that combines the tenderness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds. They are deliciously sweet but never tart. Some people may have “texture issues” with fresh figs, but if you can get past that, they are one of the most uniquely delicious fruits on earth.

Share this!Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Spotlight On…Brussels Sprouts

brusselsprouts

Brussels sprouts are available year-round, but are at their peak from autumn to early spring. They get their name from Brussels, the capital of Belgium, where they are thought to have originated from. Nowadays, they are cultivated throughout Europe and the United States, most of the US crop coming from California.

Share this!Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Spotlight On…Summer Squash

summer-squash

With summer pretty much here, it is time to switch to that warm, fresh feeling with some summer squash. It may be in season from May through July, but summer squash can be readily available all year round, so you can reap its health benefits even on the snowiest of winter days.

Share this!Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Spotlight On…Tomatoes

tomatoes

Tomatoes are typically found in such abundance and so easily sneak their way into our daily diets that they often go overlooked for their outstanding nutritional value. You find them sliced on sandwiches, diced and tossed in salads, and in just about every Italian dish you can think of. Tomatoes come in so many varieties, but one thing is true for all of them: they are one of the best foods you can eat to promote overall health.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Share this!Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponPin on PinterestEmail this to someone