What to do with all that Halloween candy?

Happy Halloween- What to do with all that candy! “Halloween” comes from a Celtic festival for the dead called “Samhain.” People believed the ghosts of the dead roamed Earth on this day, so people would dress in costumes and leave “treats” out on their front doors to appease the roaming spirits. In modern time, Halloween …

Hooray for Healthy Fall Foods!

The love for Spaghetti Squash Enjoying healthy fall foods is so easy! They provide a variety of immune-boosting nutrients.  Spaghetti squash is a strong source of Vitamin A and C, potassium, and Omega-3’s. Of course, my favorite way to eat this is a play on traditional spaghetti. Here’s one method for preparing the squash for …

Can Probiotics Help With Weight Loss?

Probiotics and Weight Loss Bacteria living in our intestinal tract influence many aspects of our health.  Probiotics are microscopic bacteria that we eat for health benefits. The human body carries around 100 trillion microorganisms in the intestines (gut flora). Probiotics help to maintain the balance of bacteria in the gut. The gut flora plays an …

School Lunch to the Rescue

School supplies are taking over the local shopping stores, back to school sales are in full swing and meet the teacher nights are ensuing. The lazy days of summer are almost over and morning alarms are being set. Back to school is right around the corner and the busy days of school are almost upon …

Did you eat your Superhero today? All About Antioxidants

Did you eat your Superhero today? There are so many foods containing superheroes available for us to eat! They protect our bodies from evil with every bite. Not to mention they are delicious and readily available. This sophisticated defense system helps prevent cancers, protects against heart disease, and aids in a healthy immune system. In …

Say Cheese! Celebrate National Cheese Day

Celebrate National Cheese Day by learning more about cheese! Just as there are no two people alike, there are no two cheeses alike. But one thing they all contain is protein. The majority of protein in cheese belong to a family of milk proteins called casein. One of casein protein’s main benefits is its digestion …

Build a Better Salad

When the word salad comes to mind many people think ”diet” and that’s all I’m going to eat for the next month. UGH! So, let’s get one thing straight, eating healthy foods such as vegetables makes for a healthy nutrition plan, not a diet. Vegetables provide us with lots of fiber that helps to keep …