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Blueberries

Blueberries

July is the national blueberry month, a great reason to focus on why they deserve that honor. Blueberries are a nutrient-dense food, low in calories, but packed with vitamins and minerals. They are one of the best-known sources of antioxidants, and also contain... Read More

5 Ingredient Complete Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 Ingredient Complete Chocolate Chip Cookies

*It’s true! Complete by Juice Plus+ shake mix can be used as a substitute for flour in your baked goods recipes. It’s gluten free, vegan, and packs extra nutrients, fiber, and protein into recipes without compromising flavor. Find more ideas and recipes for cooking... Read More

Okra

Okra

Being from the South I grew up eating okra, but not regularly. It was always a special fried treat prepared for special gatherings in the Summertime or ordered at favorite restaurants. Fried okra is delicious (especially Sunny Anderson’s recipe linked below), but Okra... Read More

Romaine Lettuce (Cos)

Romaine Lettuce (Cos)

Romaine lettuce, also known as Cos lettuce, has long, broad, upright leaves that hold themselves bunched together as they mature. Although romaine varieties are well known for the hearts at the center of the heads, the outer leaves can also be used in salads, as a... Read More

Are you eating inflammatory foods?

Are you eating inflammatory foods?

Health-conscious people are curious and deeply involved in their food choices. I consider the healthfulness of all the food I bring into my home. Instinctively I’m asking myself: How processed is it? How much carbohydrate, protein, and fiber does it have? What’s the... Read More

Vitamins or Juice Plus+? You choose!

Vitamins Contain a warning label Contain a supplement label Isolated supplements Not safe for babies, children or nursing mothers Poison control number GMO’s may be present Not Bio-Available (doesn’t enter the bloodstream immediately, so much of it is discarded in... Read More

Red Butterhead Lettuce

Red Butterhead Lettuce

This red or some say purple beauty resembles a flowering rose with a soft texture, and sweet, mild taste. Eating the rainbow is easy with lettuce that is so visibly and tastefully pleasing. Butterhead of any variety is good in a salad, on sandwiches, or make it the... Read More

7 Reasons to Buy Local

7 Reasons to Buy Local

Fresher More Nutritious Food Is Available Locally Once picked, produce loses nutrients, so we want to pick and eat as quickly as possible, right? Sadly, much of our produce is shipped long distances which requires picking before it’s ripe, and before it has reached... Read More