Category: Healthy Lifestyles

Smart Shopping: 5 Tips for Using Coupons

Smart Shopping: 5 Tips for Using Coupons

June 5, 2017 / in Healthy Lifestyles / by Robin Estevez

Everyone is looking for ways to save money on their grocery shopping and, for many people, using coupons is one of the first things that comes to mind. But coupons often have complicated rules, and few people understand how to use them most effectively. Luckily for you, we put together a helpful guide that will quickly educate you in the science of using coupons intelligently to make your dollars go further. How NOT to Use Coupons We’re going to make the case in this article that using coupons can be very beneficial. But it’s also important to understand that using them the wrong way will be a complete waste of your time and energy. Many people make the mistake of

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3 Underappreciated Vegetables You Need to Be Eating More Often (With Recipes!)

3 Underappreciated Vegetables You Need to Be Eating More Often (With Recipes!)

May 22, 2017 / in Healthy Lifestyles / by Robin Estevez

More and more people care about eating healthy these days, and one of the first things that comes to mind for those who want to clean up their diets is eating more vegetables. At the store, they probably start adding traditional staples like spinach, lettuce and carrots to their baskets, as well as whatever “superfood” is most trendy at the moment (kale, anyone?). The truth is there are some great veggies you’re probably overlooking. Today, we’re going to share 3 delicious and highly underrated choices along with some great vegetable recipes that you’ll want to revisit again and again. Swiss Chards These delicious red-stemmed, dark and leafy greens are used in various dishes throughout the Mediterranean region. Swiss chards have

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3 Great Ways to Preserve Your Family Recipes

3 Great Ways to Preserve Your Family Recipes

May 8, 2017 / in Healthy Lifestyles / by Robin Estevez

Every family has that one dish that everyone looks forward to at a big holiday meal. Family members can disagree on politics, sports, or any number of things, but when that certain dish is placed on the table for a family gathering or a holiday dinner, all those differences are forgotten in the joy of sharing an edible family tradition. Family recipes are no less valuable than any other precious family heirloom, perhaps even more so, since each time they are prepared is a unique experience, and a chance to interpret them in a new way. Even if family members are spread out across the country, recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation make family members feel

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Is Organic Food Worth the Price?

Is Organic Food Worth the Price?

April 24, 2017 / in Healthy Lifestyles / by Robin Estevez

Once the exclusive domain of boutique health food stores, organic food is now more common than ever. Over the years many people have become convinced that organic food is a healthier option for them and their families, but these groceries also usually come with a higher price tag. But let’s back up for a second: what does “organic” even mean, anyway? Is it actually better for you, or is this just a marketing term? Is organic food worth the price? Organic Food Explained The term “organic” is used to describe food that meets certain standards for how it is grown or prepared. For produce, this means reducing or eliminating the use of certain chemicals, additives and pesticides, and following specific

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On Your Plate:  April

On Your Plate: April

April 4, 2017 / in Healthy Lifestyles / by Robin Estevez

Aprils is here and along with it all kinds of wonderful foods.  One of the most common questions we get each month is “what’s in season.” To better serve our neighbors we’re creating helpful infographics to highlight what you should be buying each month. Some of the fruits and vegetables that are in season for April include: Artichokes Arugula (Rocket) Asparagus Beans Beets Chicory Chives Dandelion greens Fava Beans Fiddlehead Fern Horseradish Leeks (end of season) Lettuce (leaf and head) Limes Morel Mushrooms Oranges Papayas Peas Ramps Rhubarb Shallots Strawberries Sweet Onions Turnips Watercress In this month’s “On Your Plate”, we’ll take a look at what is in season for the month of April and share a great glaze recipe

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