Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
Food spoils--and quickly! When thinking about your own kitchen, you may not view the food you toss or the leftovers you never eat as money down the drain, but food waste has a major impact on your bank account and the environment. The Natural Resourc... Read more
"Eat your fruits and vegetables." We've heard it all of our lives. If only it were so simple.
Our bodies crave fruits and vegetables more than just about any other food because we tend to get far fewer of them than we need. We ofte... Read more
Wake up your taste buds! Cooking with herbs and spices will enhance the flavor of healthy foods without adding fat, salt, sugar, or calories. Herbs and spices contribute bright color, savory taste and sensational aroma.
Tips for using herbs and... Read more
It may sound strange for us to provide tips to boost calories when many members are trying to cut back. But some people have difficulty meeting even the minimum calories in their recommended ranges, whether because of lack of hunger, loss of appetite... Read more
I definitely stay fuller longer eating fruits & veggies & protein-I eat more often now than I did before but I eat less. BMCC had great protein suggestions but keep in mind that each source of protein may be slightly different nutritionally.... Read more
An insulated lunch box will help. Fruit is always a good option, along with cheese sticks. PB&J could work too, with reasonable servings of PB & J, or there's always PB+Banana if you like that. Granola bars are always a good back up too.... Read more
If you increased the amount of fruits & veggies in your diet recently, it will take your body a little while to adjust. Drink plenty of water and stick to your healthy diet. Get in some gentle exercise like walking to help "get things moving".... Read more
Apples, bananas are great for fruit, I eat a lot of string cheese & greek yogurt, herbal tea which helps me drink more water, and lunchmeat for sandwiches are staples. Almond milk works great as a sub for dairy milk if you get used to it.... Read more
Excellent flavor. Great snack.At $2 a bag, it's a bit pricey but it's great to keep in the car to prevent a trip to the drive-thru.A 1oz bag of BananaMon (banana cinnamon) is 110 cals and provides 3* servings of fruit with only 2mg sodium. It's fruit... Read more
I have taken to eating freeze dried fruit. There is nothing added to it (unlike dehydrated) and it gives me the crunch I want from time to time. Another plus is it makes me thirsty so I drink more water.... Read more
Last week, the folks at You Bar added yet another DIY product to the mix: You Trail Mix --the first customized trail mix in individual serving sizes, with your customized name and nutrition facts printed on each package. You can choose from more tha... Read more
One of the earliest lessons my parents taught me was to eat what's in season. Being from a farm family, you quickly learn that if food is not harvested at its peak it either goes rotten in the field or becomes a meal for birds, insects, or... Read more
I just found the best tasting freeze dried fruit brand..."Brothers All Natural". I purchased a variety pack at Costco this past weekend, and these freeze dried fruits taste fantastic. Check this brand out on www.brothersallnatural.com/
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