12 Recipes for Healthy Homemade Chips

Crunchy and salty, how we love this snack time power couple! There’s no substitute for the crave-worthy flavor and satisfying texture that make carb-centric snacks so delicious. But store-bought chips are usually fried in an unhealthy amount of oil, which packs a significant amount of fat. Instead, try baking your own homemade chips by using […]

Easy Ways to Eat Seven a Day

A new study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that adults who eat seven servings of fruits and veggies per day reduce their risk of premature death (e.g. from cancer and cardiovascular disease) by 42 percent. Find it challenging to eat your seven-a-day? Try these doable tips. An apple a day? It […]

Vegan Pantry: 10 Essential Foods That Make Your Plant-Based Diet Nutritious and Healthy

Whether you are new to a plant-based vegan diet, have been plant-strong for a while, or just stumbled upon my blog out of curiosity, you’ve probably wondered how to stock your pantry and fridge with foods that are the most beneficial for your health. So what are the essentials that can be found in pantries […]

The Food Trends to End Summer in Style

This past summer, we’ve been noshing at and enjoying wine, beer and food festivals in the area. Booze and food just about makes any summer event near perfect. After all, summer is all about great eats against the backdrop of the season’s longer days and warmer weather. With it all about to come to a […]

Need a Pizza Crust Recipe? Here Are 10 That Don’t Use Flour

When it comes to finding a good pizza crust recipe, many are on a lifelong search. Because let’s be honest- there’s nothing better than pizza made at home. But what if you can’t tolerate traditional flour? Or even any kind of flour at all? Is a good pizza crust recipe then simply an unattainable dream? […]

50 Grain-Free & Paleo Ground Beef Recipes

  Whether you’re in a time crunch or are responsibly planning a week in advance, here are some mouth-watering grain-free dishes that call for ground beef (or ground beef can easily be substituted). Enjoy! Burgers and Meatloaves Paleo Burgers with Caramelized Balsamic Onions & Avocado – Joyful Healthy Eats Salted Mocha Burgers – Popular Paleo […]

What to Plant in August

The garden doesn’t have to stop producing just because summer is waning. In fact, August is the perfect time to add some variety and get a second season harvest from your space. Plant these garden favorites and harvest right through the fall and have plenty to preserve for winter as well. Kale If you haven’t […]

Vegan Pantry: 10 Essential Foods That Make Your Plant-Based Diet Nutritious and Healthy

Whether you are new to a plant-based vegan diet, have been plant-strong for a while, or just stumbled upon my blog out of curiosity, you’ve probably wondered how to stock your pantry and fridge with foods that are the most beneficial for your health. So what are the essentials that can be found in pantries […]

Portion Sizes: What You Need to Know

Healthy eating can be confusing, with mixed messages coming form media, friends, family and even health professionals – but one thing everyone can agree on is that portion sizes have grown and many of us can no longer identify what an ideal portion looks like. Food portion sizes in our country have doubled, and then […]

The Other Bees

There are thousands and thousands of bees that are not honeybees out there, pollinating our flowers and helping plants produce food. Who knew? Hear that hum as a bumblebee settles onto a tomato blossom? It’s a faint but powerful sound: The bee is working hard. It’s grabbing the flower with its jaws, vibrating its flight […]

8 Essential Tips for Avoiding Food Waste

None of us like wasting food. We definitely don’t set out to do it. But, as hard as we try it inevitably seems to happen in one way or another. The Kitchn talks a lot about food waste, like, ways to avoid it, great habits to to help you prevent it, the useful tips to […]

Battle of the Frozen Treats: Sorbet vs. Ice Cream vs. Gelato vs. Fro-yo

If you’re going to splurge on a sweet frozen treat, which is your best option: sorbet, ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato? And what are the differences anyway? Let’s break it down and end the battle of which frozen treat is healthiest, shall we? Sorbet Sorbet is made up of fruit juices, syrup and water. […]