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13 Quick + Healthy Breakfast Recipes

13 Quick + Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Mar 2nd 2016

Eating breakfast is essential to our health because it gives us the energy and nutrients necessary to increase concentration. Research also shows that breakfast can help with maintaining a healthy body weight.1. Fruit and Yogurt Parfait2. A … read more
Real Fruit vs. Purees

Real Fruit vs. Purees

Feb 18th 2016

One of the main differences between fruit and purees is that sugars and sweeteners are usually added to purees, which increase calories, and purees often have preservatives.The fruit peels are also removed so that nutrients, like fiber, don … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Lemons

10 Interesting Facts About Lemons

Feb 10th 2016

Lemons are native to Asia. Lemons are a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron. Lemons are rich in vitamin C. Lemons trees can produce up to 600lbs of lemons every year. Lemon trees produce fruit all year round. Lem … read more
10 Fun Ways To Eat Apples

10 Fun Ways To Eat Apples

Feb 3rd 2016

You know what they say, an apple a day keeps the doc away! Here are some fun ways to eat them: 1. Apple Slices and Peanut Butter (or Almond Butter or Nutella) 2. Apple Sandwiches with Granola and Peanut Butter 3. Peanut Butter Bana … read more
5 Post-Workout Smoothie Recipes

5 Post-Workout Smoothie Recipes

Jan 27th 2016

1. Skinny Green Monster Smoothie Are you one of those people who just does not have enough time in the morning to eat breakfast? This 5 ingredient smoothie recipe by Skinnytaste might just be perfect for you. 2. Peanut … read more
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Jan 20th 2016

These are chocolate peanut butter bites created by Jasmine (@sweetsimplevegan).Ingredients:2 That’s it. Apple + Coconut fruit bars, roughly chopped12 medium medjool dates, pitted1.5 Tbsp cacao powder1.5 Tbsp organic peanut butter powder1/3 … read more
5 Healthy Reasons To Eat Strawberries

5 Healthy Reasons To Eat Strawberries

Jan 15th 2016

Everyone knows strawberries are healthy, but not many people know just how many health benefits these super berries contain. These are the top five reasons you should add strawberries to your diet!1. AntioxidantsStrawberries come in at numb … read more
Superfoods Oatmeal Cookies

Superfoods Oatmeal Cookies

Jan 13th 2016

Ingredients:1 cup almond butter1 cup brown sugar2 tsp vanilla½ tsp salt2 tsp The Vegg + ½ cup water1 cup rolled oats2 That’s it. Fruit Bars, choppedInstructions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.In a l … read more
5 Healthy Persimmon Recipes

5 Healthy Persimmon Recipes

Jan 6th 2016

Persimmons are a winter fruit staple. There are two types commercially available: hachiya and fuyu. Hachiyas look like a tomato and are ripe when they are soft. They should taste sweet with a jelly-like texture. These are often used in baki … read more
Winter Fruits + Vegetables

Winter Fruits + Vegetables

Dec 30th 2015

Why eat seasonally?Eating seasonally is healthier and more cost effective. Seasonal foods taste better because they are freshly picked, meaning they have fully ripened and developed. Its abundance also allows stores to stock up, which drive … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Pomegranates

10 Interesting Facts About Pomegranates

Dec 23rd 2015

The word pomegranate means apple with many seeds. Pomegranates are native to the Middle East. Pomegranates belong to the berry family. Pomegranates are classified as a super fruit. Pomegranates can be stored up to 2 mont … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Persimmons

10 Interesting Facts About Persimmons

Dec 15th 2015

There are about 2,000 varieties of persimmons. There are only 2 types of commercially available persimmons: hachiya and fuyu. Persimmons are typically in season from September to December. Fresh and dried persimmon leaves … read more
Chocolate Covered Raspberry Cheesecake

Chocolate Covered Raspberry Cheesecake

Dec 9th 2015

This is a chocolate covered raspberry cheesecake created by Marlies Hartmann (@hartmann_health). It’s raw, vegan, AND gluten free!Ingredients:1 1/4 cup soaked cashews (cover with water for 4 hours or overnight in fridge)2 That’s it. Ap … read more
Rawnola Recipe

Rawnola Recipe

Dec 2nd 2015

Ingredients:¾ cup GF rolled oats¼ cup unsweetened coconut1 mango1 Asian pear1 That’s it. Apple + Mango fruit bar1 That’s it. Apple + Pear fruit bar4 medjool dates, pitted2 Tbsp water or nut milkDash of cinnamonOptional: 3 Tbsp crushed nutsI … read more
5 Healthy Pear Recipes

5 Healthy Pear Recipes

Nov 25th 2015

Pears have a light and sweet flavor that makes them especially delicious in both sweet and savory dishes. If you’re a fan of these tasty fruits and want to find more creative things to do with pears, these five recipes can make dinner, dess … read more
6 Benefits of Cranberries

6 Benefits of Cranberries

Nov 17th 2015

Cranberries aid in providing Urinary Tract and Kidney Infection relief because they are natural diuretics.According to recent research, cranberries have shown to help prevent the growth of bacteria.Cranberries have a higher phytonutrient le … read more
8 Healthy Cranberry Recipes for the Holidays

8 Healthy Cranberry Recipes for the Holidays

Nov 11th 2015

Cranberries have long been a staple of the holidays. However, the holidays is also known for indulging. We have curated a list of our favorite healthy alternatives that features cranberries. 1. Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry and Qui … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Cranberries

10 Interesting Facts About Cranberries

Nov 3rd 2015

Cranberries are one of the few fruits native to North America. The 5 states known for growing cranberries are: Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington. Cranberries have small pockets where air seeps into that allo … read more
9 Interesting Facts About Pineapples

9 Interesting Facts About Pineapples

Oct 20th 2015

Pineapples regenerate! You can plant pineapple leaves to grow a new plant.Pineapples contain the bromelain enzyme which can break down proteins, so you can use them to tenderize meat.Hawaii produces about 1/3 of all pineapples in the worl … read more
9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Apples

9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Apples

Oct 13th 2015

Apples are considered to be a part of the rose family.Apple trees take 4-5 years before they produce their first fruit.Apples float because 25% of its volume is air.Apples are fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free.There are approxima … read more
Hazelnut Banana Bread (V+GF)

Hazelnut Banana Bread (V+GF)

Oct 9th 2015

Ingredients1 flax egg (1 Tbsp flax seed meal + 2.5 Tbsp water)3 That’s it. Fruit Bars. (We used Apple + Banana)3 medium ripe bananas½ teaspoon vanilla extract3 tablespoon coconut oil, melted¼ cup cane sugar¼ cup brown sugar2-3 tablespoon ma … read more
8 Interesting Facts About Apricots

8 Interesting Facts About Apricots

Oct 7th 2015

California produces about 95% of apricots in the U.S.Apricots are a member of the rose family.Refrigerating apricots will dramatically impair their ripening process. Leave them out at room temperature until they are ripe, then refrigerate … read more
Peanut Butter Jelly Muffins (V + GF)

Peanut Butter Jelly Muffins (V + GF)

Oct 2nd 2015

Ingredients2 Tbsp flax seed meal + 5 Tbsp water¼ cup maple syrup or agave nectar (I used honey, but it’s not vegan)1/3 cup cane sugar¼ cup melted coconut oil¾ cup unsweetened applesauce½ cup peanut butter (we used Justin’s Classic Peanut Bu … read more
8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Blueberries

8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Blueberries

Sep 30th 2015

The United States produces the most blueberries in the worldBlueberries can be used as a natural dyeBlueberries are grown commercially in 38 statesMaine is the leading producer of wild blueberriesMichigan is the leading producer in cultiv … read more