I know the feeling and I'm sure you do, too. You have bought gorgeous, colorful fruits and veggies with the good intent to give yourself and your family some very healthy food. Then somehow, for some reason you didn't get to them in time and they've rotted. Its nearly blasphemous, economically and health-wise.
Below are some tips to help you beat the rot clock and spend your money well.
1. Buy smaller amounts of produce more frequently.
2. Wash leafy greens before storing in the fridge.
3. Don’t wash herbs, berries, and mushrooms until usage – they will rot even faster.
4. Store fruit and vegetables separately.... Read More
You will always hear about the power of nature food and the impact it can have on someone’s life. Recent trends of healthy eating have sparked a need for at least 5 fruit or veg a day. If you are someone who is keen on healthy eating super foods can provide you with that little bit extra when it comes to having your five a day.
Super foods are calorie sparse and nutrient dense meaning they contain a lot of ‘goodness’ for their weight compared to other fruit and vegetables. Super foods have a high source of essential nutrients and... Read More
Did you know cucumbers are considered a superfood?
What exactly does it take for a food to be adorned the title "superfood"? Well, superfoods are natural foods that have an array of nutrients that synergistically work to together to exponentially expand the individual nutritional components.
Cucumbers are the 4th most cultivated vegetable in the world. They are in the same botanical family as melons and squashes. They are considered one of the absolute best foods for the health of the skin, joints, liver, and kidneys. Below are great facts about cucumbers.
They are also a natural energy tonic with their rich array... Read More
You’ve probably heard of the raw food craze. It’s said that it’s the healthiest way to eat food. But for most of us, we still enjoy cooking food and eating cooked food. It’s part of so many cultures and traditions. So what's the best way to cook food for maximum nutrition? Check out what SHAPE's diet doctor, Mike Roussell, PhD, has to say about it.
Despite what you might read on the Internet, microwaving your food does not "kill" nutrients. In fact, it can make certain nutrients more available to your body. In terms of the impact on your food's... Read More
3 Easy Organic Dips To Enjoy and Share on Super Bowl Weekend
Super Bowl is perhaps one of the most important snacking events of the year! You can skip the Crock Pot full of little sausages and barbecue sauce, platters of fried chicken wings, and gelatinous tub of queso and still impress with bold, flavorful, delicious organic recipes. Take a look at a few of our favorite easy homemade organic dip recipes that will be sure to please your crowd! Any of the recipes can be doubled depending on the size of your winning crowd!
2 15.5 oz. cans... Read More