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fiber

Power Grain: Italian Farro with Roasted Vegetables

Prepared by and photo by Emily S. Downs Read more about why people are choosing farro over quinoa. My brother’s wife first introduced me to the power-grain farro, and I thank her for it! Farro has twice the fiber and protein than common wheat (wheatberries) and it has been found to lower cholesterol as well as help […]

Why People Are Choosing Farro Over Quinoa

If you like all that Quinoa can do for your body, you’ll love farro. Farro is a little softer and closer in texture to rice making it an easier transition to a superfood in case you (or your kids) find quinoa to be a little too nutty.  But if you are limited to a gluten-free diet farro is not […]

Is Watermelon Good For You?

What's the skinny on this delicious summer fruit?

Why You Can Feel Good About Eating Artichokes.

Here’s why you can feel good about eating artichokes: • Fiber One medium artichoke has a whopping 6 grams of dietary fiber – that’s a quarter of the recommended daily amount – and more fiber than in one whole cup of prunes! Yet an artichoke has only 60 calories. • Protein Artichokes contain 4 grams of protein – a significant amount […]

Smoothie Anyone?

Smoothies are a delicious, nutritious and filling option for breakfast, on-the-go snack and totally kid-friendly. Here are several options to satiate the crave. This is a truly simple and easy recipe. Get creative with berries! BERRY SMOOTHIES   Get out the blender and gather the family around for a breakfast smoothie. BREAKFAST SMOOTHIES     Try Tammy’s […]

Why is Eggplant Good for You?

Centuries ago, eggplant originally grew wild in India. Eggplants are not only beautiful with their dark purple glossy skin but they are packed with goodness. They belong to the nightshade family of vegetables, which also includes tomatoes, bell peppers and potatoes. It’s an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin B1 and copper.It also contains manganese, vitamin B6, niacin, potassium, folate and vitamin […]

The Sweeter, Healthier Potato: The Sweet Potato

If you’re not already of fan of sweet potatoes, you might turn into a fan when you hear what an amazing alternative they are to russet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrition. One potato has over 400% of your daily needs for vitamin A!  They are packed with fiber which can promote a healthy digestive tract and potassium which can help lower your blood […]

What’s So Great About Ezekiel Bread?

Our Editorial Director, Amy Nidds is a health freak and is always introducing us to the latest health food crazes. The last few weeks, she’s been singing the praises of Ezekiel bread. Ok, so it’s a little drier and a little crunchier than what I’m used to but I have to admit, if you throw some […]

Almond/Peanut Butter Toast-Healthy Snack

My favorite healthy snack in between meals. My kids like it too!

Get Creative with Your Chia

It's time to outside the Smoothie. Check out the numerous uses of the all-mighty Chia Seed.

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