Learning to Love Ugly Produce

Have you been to the grocery store and been disappointed with how the produce looks? Lumpy potatoes, tiny apples, knobby carrots- none of it looks very appetizing! This is what is commonly referred to as “ugly produce.” This ugly produce is perfectly good to eat, it just doesn’t look as good as other produce.  Why… Read more

Eat Right, Bite by Bite

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is: Eat Right, Bite by Bite. One of the ways that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is promoting eating right is by reminding people that a healthy diet doesn’t need to be overwhelming or restrictive. Making small goals and changes can add up to… Read more

Ditching Dairy: Alternatives to Milk

Dairy alternatives are becoming more and more popular. Whether you’re a vegan, have an allergy, or are trying to reduce your intake of animal products, there are dairy alternatives that may be appealing to you. Dairy Nutrition Dairy products have essential nutrients, including calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A, vitamin D (in products fortified with vitamin D),… Read more

Click ‘N Cook Top of 2019

As the year comes to an end, we’d like to thank you for visiting Healthy Tips! We hope we’ve given you recipes, knowledge, and ideas to take into the new year. As we look back over the past twelve months, a few recipes and blog posts really rose to the top. We have big plans… Read more

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Sides

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Maybe it’s your first time hosting or you’re an expert. Either way, if you’re trying to please all of your guests, don’t forget about the vegetarians. Generally, vegetarians are people who don’t eat meat, poultry, or seafood. There are many types of vegetarians. Some eat eggs and dairy (lacto-ovo… Read more

What’s in Season: Fall 2019

Fall is certainly here. It is getting chilly and the days are getting shorter. The holidays are just around the corner – so hopefully you’ll be able to balance all of the candy, gravy, and pies with some other fall favorites. Read on for some hearty recipes to use up all of the seasonal fruits… Read more

Prep School: Tips for Packing Food for a Long Day

Packing food for the day ahead can prevent you from choosing between being hungry and spending extra money. Getting enough filling and healthy food together for an eight hour plus day can be challenging. Read on for some helpful tips on packing lunch and preparing food for a long day of school or work and… Read more

Canned, Frozen, Fresh – Which One’s the Best?

September is Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. As we say goodbye to summer and all the fresh, seasonal produce it has to offer, it’s time to address which fruit and veggies are best. Oftentimes fresh produce is thought to be much better or more nutritious than canned or frozen produce but is there any truth… Read more

Produce Spotlight: Tomatoes

What’s better than the first perfectly ripened tomato of the summer? As far as I’m concerned, not a lot. I’ll eat that like a peach. But, I start to feel differently when I’m looking at tomato number 900 for the season. Here are a few ways to keep using those tomatoes and some information on… Read more

Healthy Snacking

Have you ever wandered into the work break room mid-morning and raided your lunch or reached for any food because you felt famished? What about heading home and feeling hungry enough to stop and grab food, be it a bag of chips or a slice of pizza or a piece of fruit (Choose fruit? Awesome!),… Read more