The Health Benefits of Mushrooms

The health benefits of mushrooms are not what we usually contemplate when making healthy choices. You’re not alone. Few people picture domed mushroom caps when asked to think of deliciously healthy food. And frankly, that’s an injustice. The Health Benefits of Mushrooms Fungi Fright Maybe people get turned off from fungi because they’re frightened of… Read More >

Trail Mix – Healthy Snack or Secret Saboteur?

Is trail mix healthy? Trail mix is a popular snack among hikers and campers. It’s small, portable, and can be incredibly nutrient and calorie-dense, making it a great way to keep your energy up as you hike over that mountain! But, is it healthy?

How Fresh is Your Fruit?

How fresh is your fruit? Thanks to the global marketplace we live in, shoppers can buy just about any fresh fruit or vegetable at any time of the year. Strawberries in February? Sure! Fresh tomatoes in April? Why not! But when you buy a fruit or vegetable off-season, it has to travel around the world… Read More >

Simple Ways To Cut Calories While Eating Out

With the hum of soft music, the lure of a beautifully designed menu, and the aroma of delicious foods wafting to your nostrils, a restaurant’s ambiance can sometimes blind you from what you’re eating. They elegantly arrange a caloric death trap. But before you put the nail on your calorie coffin, check out these straightforward… Read More >

Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash

Have you ever wondered if you should make your own fruit and vegetable wash? Someone recently sent me a video about why it is imperative to make sure you wash strawberries well. First though, on seeing the creepy crawlers who spend their lives snuggled into the bumpy terrain of the fruit, particularly at the top… Read More >

The Health Benefits Of Popcorn

You may not have heard – but there are many health benefits of popcorn. Not just because it’s delicious, but because it’s good for you too. New studies suggest that a serving of popcorn contains more antioxidants than a day’s worth of fruits and vegetables.

Health Benefits of Watermelon

We count summer in watermelons at my daughter’s house. On any hot day, she makes a giant bowl of watermelon chunks or slices (which will not turn mushy when put on top of a vegetable steamer placed in the bottom of the bowl).