Tag: nuts

Katie’s Healthy Bites: Make Your Own Nut Butters

by in Uncategorized, February 20, 2011

I love peanut butter! If you’re a fanatic like me, you’ll love how quick, simple, creative and healthy making your own nut butters can be. Homemade nut butters are preservative-free and packed with heart-healthy fats. They are a versatile ingredient that’s both filling and delicious. Smear these nut butters on a cracker, a slice ofRead more

Pantry Makeover: What to Stock, What to Skip

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, January 13, 2011

We’ve given you tips for the refrigerator, now it’s time to clean out that pantry. Besides tossing those expired products and wiping down those shelves, here are 5 items to stock up on and 5 things to toss.

Make Your Own Trail Mix

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, September 20, 2010

The sweet and crunchy combo of nuts and dried fruit makes a satisfying snack you can enjoy just about anywhere. But when you buy pre-made kinds there’s usually something in there you don’t really like. The solution – make your own signature blend in three simple steps.

Top 10 Foods for Stress Relief

by in Healthy Tips, April 15, 2010

While there isn’t a cure-all food to magically erase stress, you can get some stress relief with a combination of exercising, eating small meals throughout the day and getting more of these 10 fresh foods.

5 Ingredients: Dark Chocolate Bark (2 Ways!)

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, March 24, 2010

Skip the sugary jellybeans, chocolate eggs and marshmallow chicks and make your own Easter candy with some healthy ingredients thrown in. Chocolate bark is the easiest sweets recipe ever!

Spotlight Recipe: Mixed Greens with Mandarin Oranges and Walnuts

by in Healthy Recipes, October 10, 2009

When I get home from work late, I often don’t have the energy to cook up a full meal. For nights like that, this salad is perfect. Gorgonzola is my absolute favorite cheese. Pair it with nuts and I’m in heaven. This salad matches the crumbled cheese with walnuts, which adds more protein and loadsRead more

5 Snacks to Fight Off Hunger

by in Healthy Tips, October 6, 2009

Snacking is a must! It helps you get from one meal to the next — no headaches, drops in energy or stomach rumbling. The secret: choosing snacks that contain hunger-fighting ingredients. Here are five favorites.

Good Eats for Better Bones

by in Healthy Tips, July 30, 2009

An estimated 44 million Americans are at risk for, or have, osteoporosis, a disease where our bones become increasingly fragile and sometimes fracture. Though women are 4 times more likely to suffer from osteoporosis, men are affected as well. Exercise and some medications can help, but what you eat plays a vital role.

Cracking the Threat of Nut Allergies

by in Food Safety, Healthy Tips, April 30, 2009

Nut allergies are serious business and you — or someone you know — likely has one. Not only can allergic reactions be life threatening, it’s tough even knowing which foods contain nuts these days. Even if you’re not affected, it’s good to know the basics to keep dinner guests, kids and your co-workers safe.