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  • Meatless: Nosh in the New Year

    You’ve just cleared Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas from your holiday list—where have the months gone? Now that this holiday trifecta is out of the way, you’ve got only one more event to go before year’s end: New Year’s Eve.

    Healthy Snacks for NYE
  • Health Matters: Snacks to Stay on Track

    Snacking is a venerable American pastime, but it can also be a diet-buster this time of year. Here’s a look at five nutrient dense snacks that will have you putting down the chocolate chip cookies.

  • Health Matters: Healthy Snacks

    BooginHead Squeez’Ems are reusable food pouches that help parents give their kids a healthy snack on the go. Try this Squeez’Ems recipe to get your kids hooked.

    Peppermint Patty Green Smoothie

    SERVES 2

    3/4 cup almond milk

    1 cup spinach (about one handful)

    1 frozen banana

  • New Year’s: Strengthen Your Resolve

    If you’re like most of us, around January 1st you’ll resolve to lose some weight and get in better shape. Time has a way of eroding that resolve, but you can fight it. Those are good goals—don’t let them go!

    To help you in your quest for improved wellness in the new year, we’ve put together a few diet and exercise tips that will help keep you on track.

  • Apple Sandwiches with Granola and Peanut Butter

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    2 small apples, cored and cut crosswise into ½-inch thick rounds

    1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)

    3 tablespoons peanut or almond butter

    2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips

    3 tablespoons granola

    If you won’t be eating these right away, start by brushing the apple slices with lemon juice to keep them from browning. Spread one side of half of the apple slices with peanut or almond butter then sprinkle with chocolate chips and granola. Top with remaining apple slices, pressing down gently to make the sandwiches. Transfer to napkins or plates to serve. Source: wholefoodsmarket.com; image: Jenn Benson

  • Health Tips: What not When

    After a recent study, the debate on snacking (and whether it’s the snack itself or the frequency) can end.

  • Just Raw: Almond Craze

    The almond is a perfect example of a food best eaten raw due to its nutritional benefits and the plethora of ways to eat this tiny pseudonut. Botanically speaking, almonds are considered seeds, not nuts—they come from the almond tree and are the seed of the drupe fruit. However they are commonly (though inaccurately) referred to as a nut.

    Nut or not, eat your almonds raw
  • Cuddle Up At Home

    Did you know that one large popcorn with butter at your local movie theater contains 1,500 calories? And to top it off, a large soda contains 33 teaspoons of sugar. Instead of feeling guilty for going out and indulging, sit back at home and enjoy Allgood Provisions’ Maple Popcorn Crunch recipe!

  • Sesame Kale Chips

    Weekly Recipe: 
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    2 bunches of curly kale

    1 tablespoon oil (grape seed, coconut, olive, sesame)

    1 teaspoon fresh lime or lemon juice

    ¼ cup sesame seeds

    ¼ teaspoon sea salt

    Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove stems from kale, tear into large pieces, and place in bowl. Add oil, lime/lemon juice, sesame seeds, and salt; toss with hands to evenly coat. Place an even layer on bottom of baking sheets. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until kale looks “dry.” Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheets for 10-15 minutes. Recipe provided by Amanda Skirp.

  • Gluten-Free Taste Test

    My wife used to love breads  and baked goods, until every sandwich or plate of pancakes meant hours of bloating and discomfort. Her pain was brought on by a sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. She eventually cut gluten from her diet entirely. That was 12 years ago.

    15 flavor-packed picks
    By Mitchell Clute
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