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  • 5 Fruits/Vegetables You Should Consider Buying Organic and Why

    5 Fruits/Vegetables You Should Consider Buying Organic and Why

    Eating your fruits and veggies? Great! We all know how much these fiber, nutrient, and vitamin packed wonders can benefit our health. But there is one thing that some people may want to consider before buying just any piece of produce – the hidden dangers of non-organic products. The EWG (Environmental Working Group) releases a list of foods each year that you’d be better off buying organic. Called "The Dirty Dozen," these fruits and veggies are the ones that most often test high for pesticide residue. When you eat them in your best effort to stay healthy, you’re also ingesting small amounts of pesticide which can add up over a lifetime and cause health problems.

    Some non-organic fruits and vegetable are veritable sponges for pesticides and other non-organic farming aids that might be detrimental to your health. While not every piece of food you consume has to be organic, there are some fruits and veggies that you want to pay careful attention to. Here’s the short list.

  • 5 Foods to Help Boost your Metabolism

    5 Foods to Help Boost your Metabolism

    If you want to boost your overall health, there’s a tasty way to do it: by boosting your metabolism by eating yummy and healthy foods. Metabolism is complicated – enzymes and hormones that help you process food into energy are at play, and they are affected by what you eat. But for the sake of simplicity, we’ll just mention that when your metabolism is working at a higher rate, you burn more calories. This can help you lose weight, and just feel better about your health. Certain foods give your metabolism the push it needs. Give your diet the bump it deserves by incorporating some of these tasty treats into your meals and snack times.

  • Government Dietary Changes Coming: What You Should Know

    Government Dietary Changes Coming: What You Should Know

    The Department of Health and Human Services, along with the US Department of Agriculture, publish dietary guidelines to help keep Americans on the right track when it comes to eating in order to avoid illness and maintain a healthy weight. Every five years, these are reviewed and changed. The dietary guidelines suggested by the government have been a part of American life in one form or another for more than a century. And over that time, these suggestions have changed with the research into diet. Dietary recommendations help the government make decisions about food benefits, school lunches, and all the food-related stuff in between.

  • National Soup Month: 5 Ways to Spice up Soup Recipes

    National Soup Month: 5 Ways to Spice up Soup Recipes

    National Soup Month is upon us. It’s no surprise that soup starts to sound pretty appealing during the cold month of January, when all you want to do is stay warm. Soup is easy to make and easy to make in large amounts – so you can freeze leftovers for nights when you do not want to cook. And with the abundant variety of soup recipes out there, you can taste a whole myriad of flavors during National Soup Month. Here are a few ways you can add different ingredients to your soup recipes and spice up your soup life.

  • Top 10 Changes You Should Make in Your Approach to Food in 2015

    Top 10 Changes You Should Make in Your Approach to Food in 2015

    Our relationship with food is often complicated. As kids we are picky eaters, and as adults we are too busy to put a lot of thought into our food. But now that a new year has dawned, it’s time to start making some changes to how we approach food. Why not try out one of the following for this New Year’s resolution?

  • 5 Tips To Start Presenting Your Dishes like A Chef

    5 Tips To Start Presenting Your Dishes like A Chef

    If you are a budding chef, chances are you are all about fancy celebrations – dinner parties, big get-togethers with tons of hors d'oeuvres and intimate family gatherings. No matter the exact occasion or what size party you are hosting, there is one thing you can count on to wow your audience: an excellent presentation. Add some professional touches to your dishes, and plate like a pro with these food presentation tips.

  • 7 Food Substitutions for Healthier Cooking in 2015

    7 Food Substitutions for Healthier Cooking in 2015

    The end of another year is upon us, and with a new year always comes New Years Resolutions and goals. And as always, health tops most of our lists! Lots of people will cry out, "I’m going to eat healthier in 2015!" But how? Healthy eating starts with healthy cooking.

    Replacing a few key ingredients can boost your food’s health power without sacrificing flavor. Knowledge is power, so here are seven easy replacements you can think about the next time you are cooking up something tasty.

  • Five Tips to Help Curb Overeating this Holiday Season

    Five Tips to Help Curb Overeating this Holiday Season

    The holidays are here, which means office parties and potlucks, cookie exchanges, and lots of sweet treats and to tempt you all day long. While we all love this time of year, it can be tough to avoid the temptations that it brings. It’s not as hard to continue to eat healthy when you’re planning your own holiday party. You can buy low fat cheeses, cook healthy holiday recipes, and know exactly what you’re eating. Going to a holiday party or over to relatives’ homes, however, is a totally different story.

    You don’t want to be rude when grandma offers you a second (or third) helping of her homemade apple pie, and, hey, you only eat these foods “once a year” so it’s okay to splurge, right? Wrong. The average American gains ten pounds after the holidays. If you don’t want all your healthy living efforts to go to waste (or waist), try these five tips to help you curb overeating this holiday season.

  • Four Healthy Holiday Meal Ideas

    Four Healthy Holiday Meal Ideas

    Oh, the holidays. A time for family gatherings, and a time for giving and receiving thoughtful gifts. However, the holidays are also prime time for seemingly endless unhealthy meals (as delicious as they may be). Want to still partake in holiday-inspired foods, but not add inches to your waistline? Take a look at these four healthy holiday meals that will not only satisfy everyone’s indulgent cravings, but will also give you an excuse to use a few fun fruit and vegetable cutting tools in the process.

  • Seven Ways to Use the Crisp Wavy Knife This Holiday Season

    Seven Ways to Use the Crisp Wavy Knife This Holiday Season

    Are you struggling to come up with creative food presentation ideas for your holiday gathering? Do you want to make this year’s dinner even more memorable than last year’s? The Crisp wavy knife is the perfect solution! This handy kitchen gadget turns humdrum meals into extraordinary masterpieces with one cut.

    The wavy knife is the perfect way to impress your family and friends without having to put a lot of effort into your food preparation. Here are seven ways you can use this kitchen tool for your holiday meal.

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