Summer is in full swing and each week brings fresh, mouthwatering new varieties of delicious summer produce. July is an especially good month for enjoying all that summer has to offer. Indulge the many varieties of sweet juicy melons, vibrantly flavored berries, and of course the summer stone fruits.
Why make your own smoothie at home? Smoothies are easy and fun to make and you can control what goes into your smoothie. All you need is a blender and a few ingredients and you’re on your way to enjoying a variety of smoothies made with a complementary combination of foods and beverages. You can...
If you have trouble getting to sleep at night, you may want to look at the foods and beverages that you’re eating and drinking before going to bed. Certain foods and beverages hinder sleep while others can help improve sleep.
Foods and Beverages That Hinder Sleep
Big meals that are high in calories and fat...
Make a Healthy Cranberry Appetizer for the Party Buffet
Looking for a healthier appetizer to put on the buffet table? This sweet and savory cranberry tapenade favors health, and it is festive and full of flavor. Cranberries are loaded with phytonutrients: phenolic acids, proanthocyanidins, anothocyanins, flavonoids, and triterpenoids. A lot of these phytonutrients offer antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer health benefits. Cranberries are a very...
Egg salad is a classic dish, perfect for lunch and special occasion events. Serve this flavorful version on pumpernickel bread, on whole wheat crackers, on a bed of mixed greens, or in a hollowed out tomato, or enjoy in a lettuce wrap. This recipe swaps out regular mayo and adds in low-fat mayo along with...
Do you know the symptoms of heat stroke? If your answer is no, you may want to take note of these symptoms:
A lack of sweating
High body temperature (higher than 104 F)
Muscle cramps or weakness
Nausea and vomiting
Rapid heart beat
When someone is exposed to...