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The Best Reusable Products for Outdoor BBQ Parties & Picnics

Long, sunny days call for meals to be enjoyed outdoors. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two at your local park or an all-day beach party with 20 friends, bringing the right supplies assures a joyful meal. Disposable plates, forks and cups may be cheap and easy, but if you'd like to reduce, reuse and recycle a little more, here are a few of our favorite sustainable items to make sure your picnic is not only tasty but also green and stylish. Pack up your favorite sandwiches, snacks and a chilled bottle of rosé—it's time to bring the party outside.

Why You Should Eat the Rainbow When It Comes to Fruits and Vegetables

Submitted by admin on Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:44
How to Eat Well by Color

Find out the health benefits of including colorful fruits and vegetables in your diet.

In the last couple of decades, scientists have discovered more reasons (beyond vitamins and fiber) to pack your diet with fruits and vegetables: phytochemicals. All plants contain these compounds, which protect them from a variety of dangers—from harmful UV rays to predatory pests.

How Your Diet Contributes to Water Pollution

Summer homes line Lake Champlain in Addison County, Vermont. For every square mile of lake, 18 square miles of land drain into it. Much of it is forested and about 20% is farmland, in particular dairy. The area's farms contribute the lion's share of the phosphorus that ends up in the lake each year. Excess phosphorus leads to algae blooms, a big problem for anyone hoping to enjoy the lake. Photo credit: Flirite Aviation LLC

Will a Soda Tax Really Help People Consume Less Sugar?

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How could something that tastes so good be so bad for our health? While sugar does make life a little sweeter—and is fine as a once-in-a-while treat—most Americans consume almost twice as much added sugar per day as they should. Eating too much sugar can lead to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, so it's wise to keep an eye on the sweet stuff.

We ❤ Vegetables—and We Want You To Love Them As Much As We Do!

Submitted by admin on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 14:55

Grilled Summer Vegetables

My no-fuss answer to cooking up the haul from the farmers' market: Toss vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill until crisp-tender. Drizzle with vinaigrette made with minced shallot and plenty of fresh herbs. Pile leftovers on crusty baguette with melted fontina or fresh mozzarella for lunch the next day.

A Foolproof Way to Grow Your Own Food (Even with a Black Thumb)

Submitted by admin on Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:19


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Ever wanted to start your own garden but didn't know where to begin? Or maybe you've tried and ended up with seeds that never made it out of the ground. But don't let your black thumb get you down. We found a product to help you grow your own veggies—even if you're lacking all-star gardening skills and outdoor space.