Low-Calorie Antioxidant Kale

Kale is an amazing food and nutritionally it has a lot to offer.  You can eat a large bowl of kale as 1 packed cup is only 34 calories. Kale has a natural taste and is great in salads, soups, stews and more. Kale grows in its peak season from mid-winter through first weeks of…

Chia Seeds

A great VT article on Chia Seeds: What they do and how to use them to improve your overall health Healing Foods Chia Seeds The word is spreading fast of chia seeds’ rich supply of heart-healthful omega-3s Popular as a novelty product to the tune of Ch-ch-ch-chia!, the seeds of the Salvia hispanica plant are…

Papaya A Healing Food

Papaya A wonderful tropical fruit with amazing health and healing properties.  Enhancing digestion, calming inflammation, and aids in prevention of  heart disease and arthritis. Papaya is the only food source rich in the healing papain enzyme.  Papain is an an anti-inflammatory enzyme that breaks down proteins. Papain is wonderful for aiding digestion, easing burns and…

Walnut & Cranberry Field Greens w/ Agave Vinaigrette

When it’s hot outside we tend to want something light to eat.  This delicious and healthy salad makes a wonderful light dish filled with nutrition that won’t weigh you down. It’s super quick to make which makes it a great pick anytime.  The nuts and fruit give the salad a nice rounded body. I love…

Black Currants

HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLACK CURRANTS These amazing little black berries are power packed with high levels of vitamins, essential nutrients, as well as other healthy phytochemicals (polyphenols/anthocyanins).  The high level of phytochemicals have been linked to lowering inflammation, aiding the prevention of heart disease, cancer, microbial infections, as well as neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s…