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

13 Tips For Eating On A Budget


Feeding a family can be an expensive so it’s unfortunate when unused food goes to waste. More than 1/3 of food produced globally is wasted or spoiled. Americans throw away up to 40% of the food they buy, and organic matter in landfills provides 20% of methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes considerably … Continue reading 13 Tips For Eating On A Budget

Snack Your Way To Better Health


Those who nibble on snacks in the mid-afternoon tend to pick healthier bites, according to a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago that was published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. The researchers found that afternoon snackers ate more fiber, fruit, and veggies; while also losing more weight. Snacking helps you … Continue reading Snack Your Way To Better Health

Eating Before You Work Out?


Yes! A pre-workout meal, eaten three hours within your workout, can offer multiple health benefits that can power you through your fitness practice. Replenishing your glycogen stores with nutrition can improve your energy level significantly during a workout, as your muscles are fueled by the energy created by breaking down glycogen during exertion. Heavy weight-training … Continue reading Eating Before You Work Out?