Healthy Eating

How to Make Epic Smoothies at Home

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/20/2018 - 09:08
Smoothies are refreshing and delicious. And most of the time, they're also super-healthy. The best way to guarantee you're drinking a healthy smoothie and not a milkshake in disguise is to make them at home. Not only do you get to control the ingredients, but also the cost (those fancy-smoothie-shop trips can add up). Whether your goal is to eat breakfast more often, get some fruit and vegetable servings in the morning or eat healthier in general, this guide to making smoothies at home will help get you there.

What’s Fresh: The Best and Worst Apples for Eating, Cooking & Baking

Submitted by admin on Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:30

All apples are not created equal—at least when it comes to cooking vs. eating them fresh. But regardless of variety, they’re all good for you. A medium apple (3-inch diameter) contains 4 grams of fiber; a large apple (3 1/4-inch diameter) has 5 grams of fiber. Apples also offer a bit of vitamin C and potassium.

Related: 25 Delicious Fall Apple Recipes

So what apples are best for your lunchbox and what apples are best suited for your apple pie? Well, that depends.

What Is the Nordic Diet and Is It Healthy?

.blobArticle .blobContent p img { width:100%; display:initial; } .blobArticle .blobContent p { display:inherit; } .blobArticle .blobContent ul li { list-style-type:disc; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; } .blobArticle .blobContent ol li { list-style-type: decimal; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; }

Featured Recipe:

Chicken Broth Might Curb Your Junk Food Cravings

.blobArticle .blobContent p img { width:100%; display:initial; } .blobArticle .blobContent p { display:inherit; } .blobArticle .blobContent ul li { list-style-type:disc; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; } .blobArticle .blobContent ol li { list-style-type: decimal; margin-left:20px; font-weight:normal; margin-bottom:10px; }

Chicken Broth

How to Freeze 16 Fruits and Vegetables

Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/06/2018 - 14:04
How to Freeze 16 Fruits and Vegetables

Guidelines for Prepping, Blanching & Freezing Produce

This summer, head out to a pick-your-own farm to stock up on fresh berries or put up your bumper crop of broccoli, peas or peppers. On the following pages we’ll show you how to preserve fruits and vegetables when they are at their nutritional peak, so you can use them throughout the year.

How to Make Dried Apples and Apple Chips in the Oven

Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/06/2018 - 13:41

It's easy to make dried apples and their crispier cousins, apple chips, at home in your oven without a food dehydrator.


Here’s how to do it in a home oven:

1. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 200°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Combine 4 cups water and 1/2 cup lemon juice in a medium bowl. (The lemon juice helps prevent browning.)

How to Turn Any Herb Into Pesto

Submitted by admin on Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:37

I’ve been spending a lot of time with my freezer lately. This time of year, the berry farm is beckoning with its fruit-laden bushes, my garden is overflowing with vegetables and my herbs are growing much faster than I can eat them.

13 of the easiest herbs and vegetables to grow

With so much fresh food for the picking right now, I’ve been saving much of it in my freezer for less plentiful times (winter!).

How to freeze 16 summer fruits and vegetables