Corn on the Cob as a Perfect Summer Treat!

June 26th, 2017
corn field

A delicious and versatile summer treat is fresh, local corn on the cob.

With summer in full swing, one of the healthiest and most versatile foods that you can munch on is fresh corn on the cob. Aside from being a perfect side-dish all on its own, the options for preparing different variations are nearly endless. As summer marks the very best time of year for sweet corn to add both healthiness and color to your dinner options, here are a few creative ways that you can mix it up for family and friends. Read the rest of this entry »

The Healthiest Foods Before and After Your Workout

June 21st, 2017
Best Food for After a Workout

What are some of the best foods to eat before and after your workout?

There are foods that will give you energy, and foods that will zap it all away. Some

foods support muscle growth, others make you pack on the pounds. So what are
some things you can eat before and after you work out that will support your fitness
goals? Here are a few ideas.

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What Are Great Midsummer Veggies?

June 16th, 2017
An assortment of fresh vegetables

Midsummer brings many amazing veggies to the season’s offering.

Summer is one of the most delicious times of year, whether you love eating your

veggies or struggle to clean your plate. Summer gardens are known for exploding
with huge harvests, especially when there is a decent amount of rain. If you missed
out on planting during the spring but want to catch up by planting midsummer
veggies now, here’s what you need to know!

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Midsummer Plants For a Great Harvest

June 12th, 2017
cabbage plants

Cabbage, along with other robust plants, are built to withstand midsummer conditions

If you’re a dedicated gardener, especially one interested in growing their own produce organically, you’ve probably planted your greens, spinach, peas, and radishes in spring time. As these begin to harvest, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll want to harvest in the fall. Not surprisingly, as temperatures cool down towards September, root vegetables take the stage as the ideal plants to seed in midsummer. These plants can survive cooler temperatures, and some even thrive in them. While plants like bush snap beans give up and die at the first frost, cabbage plants like kale will live in temperatures all the way down to 20 degrees. It’s important to armor yourself with knowledge so that your garden and soil stay healthy and active all summer long! Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Foods for Weight Loss

June 2nd, 2017
Healthy Eating on the Go

Summer offers many healthy foods that promote weight loss.

You don’t need to eliminate an entire food group just to lose weight. You just need

to go for healthier foods and take in fewer calories than you burn. Making better
food choices gets a whole lot easier in the summer because that’s when fruits and
veggies are their highest. There’s a produce stand or a farmer’s market pretty much
anywhere you go. When you’re preparing meals in the summer, you tend to go for
things that keep you out of that hot kitchen.

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The Best Foods for After Your Workout

May 30th, 2017
Best Food for After a Workout

What are some of the best foods to eat after your workout?

Summer is the perfect time for shaping up and enjoying the beautiful weather, but summer is also the perfect time for in-season produce and delicious post-workout snacks. If you struggle to find the right thing to snack on after you step off the trail, here are some of our best tips for eating after your workout. Read the rest of this entry »

Healthy Summer Picnic Tips

May 19th, 2017
picnic and table

With summer upon us, there are many options for keeping your picnic healthy and delicious!

Thanks to all of the delicious fruits and vegetables that are in season during the summer, it’s incredibly easy to have a healthy summer picnic. While the food is plentiful during the summer months, it’s a particularly risky time of year for eating outside thanks to the high temperatures. Here are our best tips to keep your summer picnic from falling victim to the hot sun. Read the rest of this entry »

Healthy Summer Work Lunches

May 12th, 2017
Healthy Work Lunch

Life and work can be stressful, and with all our daily tasks, it can be difficult to pack a healthy lunch.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at the numerous offerings that summertime brings to your meals when your health and fitness is a major factor. While you may always make it a point to serve your family and visitors to you home healthy and fun summer fare, once Monday rolls around, it isn’t always as convenient to treat your own personal daily meals with the same care and concern. With that in mind, here are a few ideas to make your own lunches as satisfying and healthy as the meals you prepare once you get home. Remember brown-bagging your meals can always be the most cost-efficient and healthiest option! Read the rest of this entry »

Great Healthy Dishes to Celebrate Mom

May 5th, 2017
Healthy make-ahead breakfasts

There are many healthy alternatives to show Mom how much you care!

Mother’s Day is a time to really pamper your loved one and let her know just how much your appreciate her. A popular gift for mom is breakfast in bed or a delicious Sunday brunch with fresh fruits, vegetables, and some protein. Of course, a glass of champagne doesn’t hurt. This holiday make mom feel special by letting her sleep in while you prepare a healthy meal. Here are some recipe ideas for brunch. Read the rest of this entry »

Healthy Treats For Hot Summer Nights

April 24th, 2017
Healthy Desserts

Summer offers many options for healthy desserts!

When the weather warms up, the options for healthy seasonal fare is endless. Fruits and vegetables are easily integrated into various recipes for salads and side-dishes to match any and all entrees that you and your family and friends enjoy – barbecues and picnics alike. But, when the sun goes down and the night cools off, there’s nothing like a sweet, light dessert to complete your meal – and summer experience. But not all dessert options have to be unhealthy. Here a few fun suggestions to keep your healthy lifestyle intact satisfying your sweet tooth! Read the rest of this entry »