February is Heart Awareness Month

This month is Heart Awareness Month and a great time to talk about keeping your heart healthy through diet and lifestyle.  With Cardiovascular disease, heart disease and stroke being the leading cause of death in the United States according to the U.S Department of Health & Human Services, we want to be sure you know…

Feel Good Oats

Oats are so great for your health in many ways.  There are many heart protecting benefits, as well as brain and acuity with a diet rich in oats. It has also been found to improve ones mood which is linked to improved and regulated blood sugar. OATS are a great source of Energy.  Packed with…

Honey Banana Almond Oatmeal Pancakes

Ingredients 2 Cups organic oatmeal 1 cup almond milk 2 cups purified water 6 Tablespoons ground flaxseed with 3 Tablespoons hot water 1/2 Cup organic whole wheat flour 3 Tablespoons honey 2 Teaspoons Vanilla 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon 1 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda 1/4 Teaspoon sea salt Fresh organic maple syrup Banana, sliced Raw Organic…

Fat Burning Foods to Boost Your Metabolism

The Top Fat-Burning Foods Brought to us by Health Magazine Credit: Getty Images Boost your metabolism It’s true: Certain foods have a very high thermogenic effect, so you literally scorch calories as you chew. Other eats contain nutrients and compounds that stoke your metabolic fire. Feed your metabolism with these. Credit: Geoff Wilkinson Image Library…

Whole Grain Stamps

The Whole Grain Stamp makes it simple Looking for the Whole Grain Stamp, will make finding three to five servings of whole grains simple: Pick three to five foods with the 100% Stamp or six foods with ANY Whole Grain Stamp. The 100% Stamp assures you that a food contains a full serving or more…

Simple Oat & Nut Granola

Simple Oat & Nut Granola Time: 30 Minutes Yield: 8-9 Cups (Item Recipe) Gluten & Dairy Free Recipe Ingredients: 6 cups Organic gluten-free oats (old fashioned or quick cooking) 1 cup Slivered Organic Almonds, unsalted 1 cup Organic Sunflower Seeds, unsalted 1/2 cup Organic Walnuts, unsalted (optional for adding additional omega 3’s) 3/4 cup Extra…

Berry Oats with Acai, Banana & Bee Pollen

Berry Oats with Acai, Banana & Bee Pollen Time: 10 Minutes Yield: 2 Servings (6 Item Recipe) Ingredients: 1 Cup Organic Steel Cut Oats, cooked 1/4 Cup Organic Strawberries, tops removed and cut into pieces 1/4 Cup Organic Blueberries 1/4 Cup Organic Banana, peeled and cut into pieces 1/4 Cup Organic Acai Juice 1 Tablespoon…

Blueberry Cinnamon Agave Oat Scones

Blueberry Cinnamon Agave Oat Scones Time: 20 Minutes Yield: 8 Scones (9 Item Recipe) Ingredients: 1 cup Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour ½ cup Organic Quick-Cooking or One-Minute Rolled Oats 3 Tablespoons Organic Agave 1/2 Teaspoon Organic Cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking powder 4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil ½ cup Organic Wild Blueberries ¼ cup…

Steel Cut Oats

Steel-cut oats are delicious whole grains using the inner portion of the oat kernel.  What sets steel cut oats apart from standard oats is that they have been cut into two two to three pieces by steel, much different that rolled oats.  Their appearance is slightly different then standard rolled oats as they are golden…