Superfood: Spaghetti Squash

This time of year, you’ll find plenty of squash varieties to choose from, but spaghetti squash should be at the top of your shopping list! With the start of a new year, we’re guessing a lot of you are planning to eat healthier and lose weight in 2014. Lucky you, foods like the spaghetti squash […]

Superfood: Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are abundant this time of year. They have experienced a surge in popularity over the past few years, and as a result, there are now many ways to enjoy them that you may never have tried! Since they are so common in the fall and winter months, you may have even served or […]

Superfood of the Week: Wax Beans

Never heard of wax beans? No better time than the present! Basically, wax beans are similar to green or string beans that you’re used to seeing fresh in late summer and in cans or frozen year-round. As such, they can be used in your meals in the same sorts of ways, boiled, roasted, stir-fried, and […]

Superfood of the Week: Arugula

Funny name, super food. Arugula, much like the broccoli rabe, has a slightly bitter flavor, but with its spiciness, it’s a fun way to change up your summer meals! You can find arugula as mature, baby, or wild leaves, each with a different texture and degree of flavor. With more iron, calcium, and vitamins than […]

Superfood of the Week: Cucumbers

Cucumbers are one of those veggies that is often available year-round, but summer is when they start coming in by the truckload! If you’ve ever grown cucumbers, you know how fruitful the plant can be, so get ‘em while they’re fresh! High water content means perfect hydration during the summer months! The potassium and magnesium […]

Superfood of the Week: Avocados

Avocados have become synonymous with guacamole, but their uses and nutritional benefits go way beyond dip! As a bonus, restaurants are picking up on the demand for this awesome pitted fruit, and have begun to incorporate avocados into their recipes. This not only has widened the variety of flavors in their meals but also has […]

Superfood of the Week: Lettuce

Even ten or fifteen years ago, “lettuce” was synonymous with iceberg lettuce, usually served bland and limp in “house salads” around the country, but these days, you’re more likely to find luscious green bunches of Romaine lettuce, Bibb lettuce, and red and green leaf lettuce as alternatives. Plus, there are all the other leafy greens […]

Superfood of the Week: Rhubarb

While the leaves are poisonous, rhubarb stalks are a fun addition to your spring menu. Sour at first, rhubarb is often added into desserts and sweets, like strawberry rhubarb pie, to have the sugar counterbalance the sourness. Packed with vitamins C and K High fiber A good source of calcium Source: SteadyHealth.com Photo by: Flickr […]

Superfood of the week: Broccoli Rabe

Never heard of it? This cabbage family veggie is popular in Italian dishes is actually a unique and distinctive addition to your dinner table. A good source of antioxidants Get plenty of vitamins A and C, folate, potassium, fiber, and calcium too! If it’s a little too strong-flavored for your taste, you have a few […]

Superfood of the Week: Snap Peas

Snap peas are one of the best garden choices! If you have room to plant these and grow them yourself, you can’t beat fresh snap peas. They’re beautiful, viney, and extremely tasty. Just be sure to take some anti-pest precautions: the bugs love them, too! Good source of fiber, folate, and iron Low calorie Maintain […]