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A Tiny, Red Berry That Packs a Whollop of Health Benefits

What to Eat to Boost Your Immune System What even is a gogi berry you ask??? Goji berries are the dried fruits of two related plants: Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense and have been a part of traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years. These tiny little fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants–a perfect little snack if […]

St. Patrick’s Day Fiber-Packed Smoothie

We’re going green for St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast!  Our St. Patty’s Day smoothie gets it’s green from spinach and kale both loaded with fiber, iron, vitamin K, C, A and calcium. Read: Why Are People Going Crazy for Kale? SIZE: 2-3 INGREDIENTS: 1 cup coconut water 1/2 cup pineapple-I use frozen from Trader Joe’s 1 banana a handful of spinach a […]

Food (& Recipes) to Rev Up Your Immune System!

It has never been more important to keep your family healthy than it is right now. You’re wearing a mask, you’ve taken your kids for their flu shots, and you’ve stocked up on antibacterial soap and Purel. But, is the food they are eating also helping to prevent the illnesses so prevalent at this time of year? […]

Eating to Boost Your Immune System

I t has never been more important to keep your family healthy than it is right now. You’ve taken your kids for their flu shots, you’ve stocked up on antibacterial soap and you’ve instructed your children to cough in their sleeve, to not share any drinks and to run for the hills when someone sneezes. […]

Not Your Every Day Kale Salad

See more Kale recipes here. Our staff has been crazy for kale for awhile so we’re always looking for new ways to eat it. So a we’re crazy about this new twist on the average kale salad from Dr. Reshma Shah, author of “Making Family Dinner Happen,” a guidebook on the importance of family dinners. The reason […]

Quick & Healthy: 6 Ingredient Butternut Squash Soup

This is easy to make and a healthier version than some other recipes.  I sprinkle it with shredded parm and pepitas (pumpkin seeds). I usually serve it for lunch before the Thanksgiving dinner because it is something light.   SIZE: 6 INGREDIENTS: 1 Trader Joe’s mirepoix or 1 carrot, celery and onion chopped 2 cups of […]

9 Easy Ways to Eat Less

Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows it isn’t always as simple as, “eat less, move more.” It should be, but it simply isn’t.  Especially as we age, our bodies want to maintain the weight we are at. Losing weight means famine and famine means death. Our bodies work hard to keep us […]

25+ Fresh Summer Salads!

When it’s too hot in the kitchen, opt for a salad! Here are a bunch of our favorites. 1. Mexican Salad An easy colorful dinner salad with. black bean, corn and pre-cooked grilled chicken. 2. Watermelon & Feta Salad Just the right amount of sweet and savory. 3. Avocado-Chicken Salad Simple, fresh and delicious and packed […]

20+ Mouth-Watering (& Healthy!) Appetizers

Trying to watch what you eat but still entertain? There’s no need to sacrafice flavor. We put together a list of 20+ of our staff’s favorite healthy appetizers. You and your guests probably won’t even know that most of them are healthy! 1. Indian Eggplant “Salsa” Why We Like It: It’s Fat-Free and Fiber Rich! 2. Low Fat Pan-Fried Onion Dip Why […]

5 Foods You Shouldn’t Eat…When You’re Sick!

Feed a cold, starve a fever. Or, is it, feed a fever, starve a cold? I can never remember, so I usually just go with my taste buds and feed both. But, what should you be eating when you are sick? Chicken soup would be the top hit if I surveyed a bunch of people. Toast or […]