3 Delicious Cranberry Recipes for Thanksgiving

cranberry sauceThanksgiving will probably look different for a lot of us this year. A little less grand, a few less people… but that doesn’t mean the food needs to be any less delicious. And whether you celebrate with a small turkey, a tofurkey or no turkey, there are many healthy and delicious food choices to meet everyone’s tastes. For me, Thanksgiving isn’t complete without cranberry sauce. I feel that one cannot really enjoy turkey or tofurkey without a side of that tangy fruit. Continue reading “3 Delicious Cranberry Recipes for Thanksgiving”

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4 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

pumpkin seasonHalloween is over, but you may still have a pumpkin or two hanging around. Pumpkins aren’t just for decor. The pulp and the seeds can be made into an array of different recipes. So before you put your pumpkin in the compost, think about all the yummy things you could make from it. We have even provided some great recipes!

Pumpkins get their bright orange color from beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that supports the immune system, promotes healthy skin, and may even reduce cancer risk. Continue reading “4 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes”

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Great Reasons to Eat More Oats

oatsA steaming hot bowl of oatmeal is THE ultimate cold weather food. And not only are oats comforting, they are also very good for you. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals like phosphorus, thiamine, immune-boosting zinc and magnesium. And although they are typically a breakfast food, read on for an oat recipe that would be great at lunch or dinner!

One of the main benefits of oatmeal is that it is heart healthy! Continue reading “Great Reasons to Eat More Oats”

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5 Healthy Snacks for Kids

healthy snacks include applesWhether your kids are homeschooling, virtual learning or in class learning, I bet that snacks are a big part of the day. Snacks can make up the majority of your child’s calories, so making sure that they are nutritious is important. With the abundance of commercially processed, high sugar and brightly colored foods available, it can be hard to teach kids about more natural, satisfying options. So when preparing snacks, combine nutritious food with a fun presentation that your kids will enjoy! Continue reading “5 Healthy Snacks for Kids”

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Dinner Tonight: 10 Excellent Reasons to Eat More Soup

butternut squash soupThe weather has cooled down to the point that it is officially soup season in my house. And along with the cooler weather comes the beautiful fall harvest. Apples, kale, spinach, cauliflower and a variety of squashes are at their peak right now, so take full advantage of your farmers market and grab some fall produce to make some soul-soothing soup.

Soup is nature’s comfort food. It is also a go-to when you’re sick with the cold or flu. But there are many other reasons to make, eat and enjoy soups.
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