Tag: organic

Top 5 benefits of spirulina

Top 5 benefits of spirulina

A circular network of blues and greens,  Spirulina is a microscopic algae that was originally used by NASA astronauts as a dietary supplement. It’s name comes from the spiral shape, and is a photosynthetic bacterium found in marine and fresh waters. Spirulina exhibits amazing anti-inflammatory […]

Teeccino Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee Review

Teeccino Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee Review

If you’re anything like the rest of us, you can’t – or won’t – function unless the coffee brewer is fired up, and until you smell the glorious, rich aroma of dark roasted blends gently flowing into your favorite mug.  You may not know, however, […]

Understanding food nutrition labels

Understanding food nutrition labels

Part of being plant-strong and eating whole foods is understanding food nutrition labels. Quite frankly, part of being healthy in any capacity is knowing how to read nutrition labels. More and more, we are demanding to know what’s on our plates and how what we […]

Tips on staying healthy during summer pregnancy

Tips on staying healthy during summer pregnancy

I wanted to take a leap away from soy, organics, and smoothies to discuss the blazing hot, sweaty summer that is upon us here in the New York area.  With temps in the 90s almost every day, it has been real difficult for my niece […]

How to stop binge eating

How to stop binge eating

Well, it’s happened. I had an exhausting week, and came home from work tired, stressed and strung out. The last thing I wanted to do was cook. Didn’t even have the energy to boil water for tea. That’s pretty pathetic! So, I did what any […]

Your guide to pesticides in produce

Your guide to pesticides in produce

Did you know that pesticides remain inside fruits and veggies even after they have been washed?  That the pesticides can’t be washed or peeled off? Every day we are ingesting a cocktail of chemicals – about 230 different pesticides and pesticide by-products on peaches, apples, spinach, […]

Top 7 reasons to eat organic

Top 7 reasons to eat organic

When I think about my great-great-grandparents, I think about how they ate foods that were so much healthier than what we have today. They ate all natural, locally grown potatoes, beans, rice, vegetables, and fruit. They baked their own breads, and existed on a completely […]

Easy smoothie recipes for kids

Easy smoothie recipes for kids

Let’s face it — getting kids to eat their vegetables is not for the faint of heart. As parents, most of us have battled it out with our little ones – begging, pleading, and trying to convince them that broccoli and kale are truly delicious! […]

What you need to know about ingredient substitutions for eggs

What you need to know about ingredient substitutions for eggs

I have a love-hate relationship with eggs. I grew up eating eggs several times a week — scrambled or over easy for breakfast, egg salad with mayo for lunch, or a dinner recipe my mom would prepare, ultimately calling for eggs at some point in […]

The skinny on smoothie shortcuts

The skinny on smoothie shortcuts

Now that you know how to make a smoothie, and which greens to use for smoothies, it’s time to face the reality that sometimes it’s just not convenient or easy to plan it out or find the time.  Blending smoothies is not an exact science […]


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