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3 Big Reasons We Love Farmers Markets & Local Produce

With spring, comes a flood of seasonal farmers markets, which means it’s easier for you to access farm-fresh produce. If you’re wondering why farmers markets may just be the greatest thing to pop up in your neighborhood this spring, here are 3 big reasons why you should seek out your local farmers market.

Beat the Beet

I haven’t always been partial to beets, in fact my stance for the first 20 years of my life was that a palate was better served without them (and I wonder where my youngest son Bode gets his food opinions from?!?!). Maybe it was the raw beet juice my mother insisted I have as it was “good for my blood”, because for the majority of my life through young adulthood I equated beets with the taste of earth. And that is not a food experience I was looking for. Things have changed, however, quite a lot. As I got older I made an effort to have at least one slice of beet at a salad buffet and insisted that, “this beet is for my mom”. And over time I ... Continue

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Macaroons

7 Healthy Swaps to Make on Halloween

Posted on10/31/14

Written by Jamie Schneider

There is no harm in letting your kids (and you, and me) enjoy a few pieces of candy here and there on this fun holiday. But when I am hosting a Halloween party or bringing something to a friend's house, it's always fun to show a little {healthy} creativity. Why not make a treat that resembles one of your favorite candies but is made with much healthier ingredients that taste just as delicious? Here are 7 of my favorite healthy dessert recipes to give you some ideas to bring to one of your Halloween parties this weekend.

EWG Food Scores

The New Tool that Scores Your Food

Posted on10/30/14

Written by Jamie Schneider

Our friends over at Environmental Working Group know that processed food happens, and when it does they want you to be aware of what you're really eating. So they developed one of the most comprehensive online food databases, called Food Scores.