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Thank goodness these delicious red gems from California are now in peak season! My two girls have been writing “strawberries” on my shopping list all winter long and I just picked up a perfect pound at the market. As excited as my kids are to munch on fresh strawberries, as a mom I’m thrilled they’re choosing this healthy fruit with loads of good-for-you nutrients and health benefits.
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Feeling fabulous while I cook gets me in the kitchen in a flash. Although I love my 4-inch sparkly heels, I just can’t wear them while I cook. When I came across Faux Gourmet, I simply loved their philosophy about “looking…and cooking the part.” They sell matching tutu-inspired aprons for both kids and adults. Once you’ve got the gear, it’s time for everyone to start cooking!
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By Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger…
For you eager pranksters, it’s that time of year for the traditional April Fool’s holiday to have a little memorable fun. When it comes to good nutrition and health there’s nothing funny about it – but you may just come across some entertaining food options. Not all fruits and veggies are as perfectly symmetrical as an orange or have flawlessly spaced
By Joni Garcia, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger…
I’m not sure if it’s the cold or the short days, but it’s SO difficult to be motivated to exercise during the winter months! But something kicks in right around this time of the year which inspires me to get moving. Perhaps it’s the longer days and warmer weather that makes me happier along with the stark realization that I’ll be wearing shorts, skirts and tank
By Gail Watson, Contributing blogger
Dried fruits have long been the favorite of hikers and exercise enthusiasts. GORP (Good Old Raisins and Peanuts) has made its way into many a backpack, and for good reason. But do they have the same nutritional punch that fresh fruit does?
Natural Vs. Commercially Dried…
In the off seasons fresh fruits may be transported thousands of miles. In order to keep fruit from spoiling