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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
Bell peppers have long stood in the shadow of hot peppers because they don’t pack the same heat punch as their spicy cousins. They may not be at the forefront of food challenges, but sweet bell peppers pack a pretty impressive one-two punch when it comes to other essential nutrients. And for that, they deserve a spotlight!
Pumpkin seeds are flat, dark green seeds that live inside the hollow cavity of pumpkins, a member of the gourd family. The seeds of the jack-o-lantern-type pumpkins are typically found encased in a pale yellow husk, but once cracked open, reveal the green seed inside. However, some varieties of pumpkins do not have this same husk around their seeds.
You’re probably singing the jingle in your head already, aren’t you? You know, that familiar tune that has popped up every holiday season for the past 20 or so years. “Ch-ch-ch chia!” Those seeds sprout a mean sheep-looking thing, or whatever that chia pet is. But bet you didn’t know that those little seeds, when eaten, could help you combat cardiovascular disease and maintain both a healthy immune system and digestive tract. Not bad for a novelty holiday planter, eh?