School Lunch Safety

It’s almost time to kick off another school year. Make sure the kids in your life start off the school year on the right foot with healthy and safe lunches.  Many school lunch periods are busy and too short. Kids don’t have a lot of time to eat and they want to hang out with… 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

Inflammation and Anti-Inflammatory Foods

What is inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s method of protecting itself against harm. There are two types of inflammation – acute and chronic. The acute kind is familiar to most people. When you get a cut or a bruise or if you’re exposed to bacteria or viruses, your immune system sends blood to the injury… Read more

Prep School: Breakfast

If you’ve ever stood in front of an open refrigerator at 7:05 AM wondering what to grab for breakfast (when you have to be Out.The.Door. by 7:15), meal prepping may be your new best friend. Putting together a few items to grab for breakfast will not only free up time and energy in the morning,… Read more

The Sour Side of Sugar

Fructose, brown rice syrup, cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup – sugar is sugar, right? Not exactly! Not all sugar is created equal and not all sugar is bad. In this blog, we will explore the different forms of sugar and how they affect our bodies. Even though sugar gets a bad rap, it is… Read more

Make Use of Leafy Greens

During late spring and early summer, leafy greens are readily available at many stores, pantries, and farmer’s markets. Many greens grow best when the days are warm and the nights are still cool. As the summer moves on, the weather can get too hot for leafy greens and they’ll start to taste bitter so take… Read more

Food Safety At Home

Have you ever had food poisoning? Queasy stomach, chills, fever, diarrhea and vomiting are just a few of the symptoms people experience when they eat enough bacteria that grows on food that has not been cooked or chilled properly. If you haven’t had food poisoning, have you ever had the “24 Hour Bug” or “24… Read more

Mindful Movement

If you set a resolution for the new year to exercise more, you may be finding it hard. Moving more can certainly improve your physical health and protect you from cardiovascular diseases, and it also boosts your mental health and overall well-being. It is recommended that adults get 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75… Read more

Cooking for One

At different times in our lives we may find ourselves cooking and eating alone. Whether you’re a college student, on the other end of a break-up, or a new empty-nester, you may be having a hard time transitioning to cooking for just yourself. Working up the motivation to cook for yourself can be hard. This… Read more