Spotlight On…Cinnamon: An Amazing Weight Loss Kitchen Ingredient

Benefits of Cinnamon

For healthy weight loss, we try to include as many natural substances in our diet that have potential weight loss properties. The spice cinnamon is one such natural weight loss food that can increase insulin performance and reduce blood glucose levels.

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).

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


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?

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


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.

Spotlight On…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?

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 […]

What We Want: Satisfying Snacks for Balanced Women

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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 […]

Spotlight On…Figs

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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.

Spotlight On…Brussels Sprouts


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.

Spotlight On…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.