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…

12 Low Fat Snacks

12 Snacks You Can Eat All Day Kindly shared with us by Brooke Mclay With the Winter Blues quickly turning into Bikini Season Blahs, it’s easy to want to bump up your bodyliciousness. That can be hard to do after an entire season of comfort food eating, snacking whenever you want, and hiding that unwanted…

Reducing Inflammation with Alkaline Foods

How Alkaline is Your Diet? 11 Foods to Try! Brought to us by the lovely kathypatalsky  Alkaline food Alkaline foods and their role in reducing inflammation in the body has been a hot topic in recent years. A diet rich in alkaline foods helps reduces inflammation in the body. Everyone from Dr.Oz to Oprah has…

Arugula, Watermelon Basil Salad With Avocado & Lemon Agave Mint Dressing

Arugula, Watermelon Basil Salad With Avocado & Lemon Agave Mint Dressing Time: 5 Minute Yield: Serves 4 (10 Item Recipe) Ingredients: 3 cups Organic Baby Arugula 4 cups Organic Watermelon, cut into one inch cubes 1 Organic Avocado, cut into one inch cubes 20 Organic Mint Leaves, sliced thin 2 tablespoons Organic Lemon Juice 2…

Tips for Buying Watermelons & Melons

When buying watermelons and other melons be sure to look for melons that are firm.  Be sure they aren’t too hard and look for melons without soft spots. The stem end should give slightly when pressed and it should have a fresh melon scent. Storing melons: Be sure to store your melons in a cool…

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which is a pigment that gives tomatoes their red color providing potent antioxidants. Their are  only three known sources of lycopene which exists in tomatoes, pink grapefruit, and watermelon. Of these the tomato has the highest concentration of lycopene which is known to be an incredible cancer-fighting food.  Lycopene has…