Let’s Guac About It


By: Allison Witmer, B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University Submitted by Redner’s Markets Keeping with the trend, avocados popularity continues to grow. They can be seen anywhere: toast, salads, sandwich toppings, dressings, smoothies, mousses – the list goes on and on! Even as culinary creations continue to evolve, the time-tested favorite way … Continue reading Let’s Guac About It

5 Unexpected Things You Should be Grilling


by: Allison Witmer, B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University With warm weather finally upon us, we’re using any excuse we can to get outside, including while making dinner. Sure, your grill is great for classics like hamburgers and hot dogs, but it’s time to step it up! Try grilling these items for an … Continue reading 5 Unexpected Things You Should be Grilling

A Deeper Connection With Your Food Will Drastically Improve Your Life


by: Jordan Scroble, Grow Your Own Freedom As we develop a deeper connection with our food we begin to see more of its inherent value. Food is nourishment. It provides our body with the fundamental building blocks and nutrients that it needs to function. Of course, the wrong types of food can wreak havoc on … Continue reading A Deeper Connection With Your Food Will Drastically Improve Your Life

Skin Friendly Foods


With the end of the harsh winter weather, which can be drying and damaging on the skin, seeking remedies to keep the skin healthy and youthful is always high on our to-do lists. Beyond topical treatments, there are actually skin-friendly foods that can be nurturing and rejuvenating. In actuality, whatever you eat that’s good for … Continue reading Skin Friendly Foods

Featured Recipe: No Bake Energy Bites


From Allrecipes.com Submitted by Sarah Bundy, age 10 Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips ½ cup ground flax seed ½ cup crunchy peanut butter 1/3 cup honey 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions Combine oats, chocolate chips, flax seed, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Form into … Continue reading Featured Recipe: No Bake Energy Bites

Mini Vegetarian Shepard’s Pie


These mini vegetarian shepherd’s pies feature lentils, carrot and corn, crowned with a velvety mashed potato topping. The recipe can also be made in a broiler-safe casserole dish. Serve with a spinach salad with oranges, walnuts and red-wine vinaigrette From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2011     Ingredients 4 servings 1 pound Yukon Gold or white … Continue reading Mini Vegetarian Shepard’s Pie

Featured Recipe: Raspberry and Cream Popsicles


Submitted by: Anna Grove, age 10 Raspberry and cream popsicles are the bomb. These are a must try. Simple and refreshing. I have never made these raspberry and cream popsicles before, and I really don’t know why. I have seen many variations of these so I figured I try my own, after all, summer weather … Continue reading Featured Recipe: Raspberry and Cream Popsicles

A Heart Healthy Diet


A healthy diet is one of your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease.  Simple tips for a heart healthy diet can keep heart disease away! Stay away from the S’s! That means salt, sugar, starches, and saturated fats. Sodium functions in the body to retain fluid, and as a result, raises blood pressure, which increases … Continue reading A Heart Healthy Diet