Be Daring & Try Something New

Weekly Challenge There are so many powerful fruits and vegetables out there of so many shapes, colors, textures and tastes.  Each time you are at the store pick up something you haven’t tried before or are not familiar with.  You will be pleasantly surprised that there are many delicious vegetables and fruits that you have…

Make Eating Colorful Easy

Eat By Color By Melissa Roberts Health Magazine Colorful Produce For a More Nutritious You Eat bright colored foods If you’re looking for an easy way to optimize your diet, go for color. Fruits and veggies of all shades contain phytonutrients—plant compounds that work together to protect your health. “These phytonutrients include antioxidants like carotenoids…

A Healthy New You for 2013! Reach For the STARS!

2013 New Food Resolutions Top nutrition experts offer a healthy resolution a day to keep the doctor (and unwanted pounds) away This new year, how would you like to inspire someone—maybe a friend, a family member, or even a stranger—to eat more healthfully? You have the power to do just that, and it can start…

Eat Clean For LESS

Brought to us By VT Eat Clean for Less 10 ways to stretch your organic food dollars BY Karen Edwards Does it feel like your weekly grocery bills are approaching the national debt? Food prices are definitely on the rise, but this is no time to stop buying organic. Deborah Madison, chef and author of…

Improving School Lunches & What You Can Do To Make A Difference

5 Ways Parents Can Improve School Lunch Practical advice from Mrs. Q By Sarah Wu Three years of working for Chicago public schools wasn’t enough for me to notice what was happening in the cafeteria; I actually had to eat the food to realize the enormity of the problem. So as “Mrs. Q,” I ate…

Eating Organic Natural Foods

There are so many positive impacts to eating organic and natural foods. Benefits of Organic and Natural foods For the body: Eating organic and natural foods will be limiting your exposure and reducing the negative impact chemical pollutants have on your body. Eliminate the intake of synthetic and man-made insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides used in…

Learn Where to find the best choices for you, your family & Budget

Healthy food stores are not on every corner, unfortunately, herding you into the less desirable choices for health and wellness.  Most all of the conventional store choices charge you the same or more and include heavy pesticides and synthetics on their fruit and produce, as well as many undesirable preservatives and chemicals. Your best bet…

Local Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s markets are typically held out door in public areas.  The markets have farms selling farm fresh, organic produce direct to the public.  These markets are heavily trafficked areas where produce vendors feature products such as local organic produce, fruits, nuts, vegetables and more.  Every areas farmer’s market is different offering many different items based…

C.S.A. – Community Shared Agriculture

A C.S.A. or Community Shared Agriculture is a wonderful model of agriculture and food distribution.  A C.S.A. allows opportunity for the local community of food buying public to purchase direct from a local farm and receive a return weekly, or bi-weekly in produce depending on the farm.  The farmer sells memberships for the year’s crop…