Cabbage: What Is It Good For?

Cabbage is one sophisticated vegetable. It’s used in many traditional recipes throughout the world and is a powerful source of nutrients. As part of the Brassica family, cabbage provides some of the same benefits as broccoli and cauliflower — but at a much more affordable price. If you’ve yet to get yourself acquainted with this more…

The Benefits of Fermented Foods

When most of us think of fermentation, we think of wine and beer, but fermented foods are increasingly popular and have been found to have a few surprising potential health benefits.* The History of Fermentation Fermentation has long been practiced as a culinary technique to preserve fruits and vegetables so as to keep the pantry more…

3 Simple Healthy Eating Tips

Healthy eating tips

When we get strapped for time and find ourselves eating on the run too often, getting back to healthy eating can seem like a real challenge. But small additions and changes can go a long way to packing more nutrients into each meal. Here are 3 simple healthy eating tips: 1. Include Something Fresh and more…

What is Nutritional Yeast?

nutritional yeast in bowl

Nutritional yeast – nooch to some – is an absolute powerhouse of nutrition, but remains largely unknown in some circles or is associated only with the hippiest of vegans and vegetarians. These yellow flakes are growing in popularity, however, as word of its health benefits and nutty, slightly cheesy taste – not to mention its more…

A Vegetarian Diet in Winter

Being vegetarian or vegan in winter might seem like a sad prospect for anyone unfamiliar with the plethora of delicious and versatile foods that can be harvested December through March. These months of the year offer much more than soggy, overboiled cabbage; it’s easier than you may think to keep your intake of fruits and more…

5 Ways to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables

5 Ways to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables High in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, but low in calories – fruits and vegetables are an ideal food group. Your intake affects your ability to manage your weight and support overall good health. The United States Department of Agriculture Food Guide recommends that adults eat 2 more…

Recipe: Sweet Potato Carrot Soup

Orange fleshed sweet potatoes are a satisfying and nutritious way to make the most of your winter meals. They offer an excellent source of vitamin A and a quality supply of vitamins C and B, dietary fiber, and antioxidant flavonoids. These energizing tubers contain 20 g of carbohydrates per 100 g serving and their low-glycemic more…