Fruit Archive

Egg-cellent Avocados

I wander through Pinterest a lot when I’m bored and looking for new ideas. That’s how this whole thing started… I found this post about broiling avocados and thought to myself  ”Self, why the heck didn’t we think of that?” Then of course, I was flooded with a ton of ideas for ...Read More

Control Cravings: Eat Snacks

  If cravings mainly strike when you’re hungry, try eating healthy snacks between meals. Carefully planning your snacks can help you keep hunger — and cravings — at bay. Portion control is vital — each snack should be less than 200 calories. Good choices include yogurt with fresh fruit, a hard-boiled egg, ...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

Berries

Berries Like other fruits, berries are high in water and fiber, which can keep you full longer. But they have another benefit — they’re very sweet. This means berries can satisfy your sweet tooth for a fraction of the calories you would take in gobbling cookies or brownies. Blueberries stand out because ...Read More

Good Mood Food: Fresh Produce

Foods can boost energy in three ways: by providing sufficient calories, by delivering stimulants like caffeine, and by pushing the metabolism to burn fuel more efficiently. As for mood, the best foods are those that stabilize blood sugar and trigger feel-good brain chemicals, such as serotonin. Another way to stay hydrated and ...Read More

Pears and Apples

Pears and Apples Pears and apples are high in water content. Eat them with the peels for extra fiber, which will keep you full longer. It is recommended that you eat whole fruits rather than fruit juice. Not only do you get more fiber, you have to chew the fruits. This takes longer and requires ...Read More

Food Fraud: Low-Fat Granola

The low-fat version of this crunchy cereal has only 10% fewer calories and is still full of sugar. Plus, the low-fat label can easily lead you to overeat. A study at Cornell University found that people ate 49% more granola when they thought it was low fat — easily blowing past the ...Read More

Summer Produce

It’s officially summer around here and that means tons of new seasonal produce. There are a few advantages to eating seasonal fruits and vegetables: they are usually cheaper when they are in abundance some researchers believe that our bodies are designed to eat seasonally, therefore we process them better seasonal produce is ...Read More

Food Fraud: Food Chain Smoothies

Who doesn’t love a good smoothie? Especially with all the buzz about getting more fruits and vegetables into your diet more and more food chains are offering smoothies as an option. Before you go thinking it’s a “better” option, check this out: That “healthy” berry blend at a smoothie shop can have ...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