Fruit and Vegetable Archive

DIY Microwave Meals

One of the biggest set backs in healthy eating is the time it takes to make home-cooked meals. Everyone is restricted on time these days. So I wanted to give you guys one of my best secrets for saving a ton of time and still eating super healthy meals. These Zip ‘n ...Read More

A Tribute To Berries

Did you know that berries are extremely high in fiber and antioxidants? In fact, they are counted among the Top 5 Healthy Fat Burning Foods. If you want more fat burning foods in your diet, consider strawberries, cranberries, grapes, blackberries or raspberries in your diet. Many of these berries are seasonal, however may be frozen ...Read More

Potato Chips

  It’s the combination of salty and crunchy that gives potato chips their allure. Depending on the flavor, a 1-ounce snack bag has at least 150 calories. Munch your way through a large 8-ounce bag and you’re looking at 1,230 calories — not counting any dip. Better Bet: Dip celery or carrot ...Read More

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes Think of the typical toppings on your baked potato — butter, sour cream, maybe cheese and bacon bits. If you substitute a sweet potato, you might not need any of that. Baked sweet potatoes are so full of flavor, they require very little embellishment. This can save you loads of ...Read More

To Buy or Not To Buy: Organic is the Question

Although organic is often more expensive, it’s also healthier—you won’t find “toxic chemicals” in most organic selections. I shop at local farmers markets, but keep in mind that most grocery stores, and even Wal-Mart food centers, now have many organic food options at affordable prices. What’s more, to avoid the unwanted antibiotics ...Read More

Juicing By Color

I am fantastically happy to see juicing become as popular as it is now. It’s a great way to get a ton of the goodness from fruits and vegetables at once. Did you know that when someone is juice fasting (meaning nothing but juice all day) they drink, on average, the juice from ...Read More

Tips for a Fun and Healthy Lunch

A kid-friendly lunch doesn’t have to mean a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Not only can dishes such as fruit kabobs, pizza quesadillas and noodle bowls be just as easy to make as a sandwich, you may be surprised to discover how popular and kid-friendly such healthy choices are. Ideas for spreading ...Read More

Better Brown Bag Ideas

During back-to-school time, it can be hard to decide how to pack healthy lunches. Whether it’s for your toddlers superhero lunchbox or a college kids’ cooler bag, lunch is an important part of the day. With all the research and energy going into school lunches and coming out with bad results, we ...Read More

Healthy After School Snacks

Now that school is back in, I have been getting a few people asking about healthy after school snacks. The fun thing about having snacks around is that they are easy. The way I see it, you should be able to grab them quickly and hand them out. (or munch on them ...Read More

Get A Garden Grant For Your School

Any reader of mine can tell you that I am 100% in support of healthier eating in general. But especially in our children. When you look at the foods being served in school lunches, it is simply terrifying to find out how little nutritional value they are actually getting from the meals ...Read More