Canning Tomatoes to Preserve the Harvest

tomatoes-canningMy tomatoes are coming from the garden by the basket. After handing them out to neighbors, I am still left with too many to eat on my own, although I have given it a good shot. Canning tomatoes is a good way to preserve abundant harvest and it gives you the opportunity to savor your tomatoes at a future time.

Although I love tomatoes for their wonderfully delectable taste, tomatoes are also packed with nutrients. One of these is lycopene. Tomatoes contain high amounts of lycopene, an antioxidant compound that has been linked, in several scientific studies, to lower rates of prostate, lung and stomach cancer. Continue reading “Canning Tomatoes to Preserve the Harvest”

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Lunch Today: Spring Salad with Asparagus, Edamame & Peas

asparagusI know I say I have a lot of favorites, but in-season asparagus is definitely one of them, too. Asparagus offers a low-calorie way to boost your diet with bone-strengthening vitamin K and folate, as well as fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, vitamins A, C, B and E, and the phytochemicals beta-carotene and chlorophyll.

Speaking of favorites, edamame is definitely tops on my kids’ lists. Edamame are immature green soybeans and are powerful bundles of protein, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Lightly steamed with a bit of sea salt, they make an easy and fun snack.

The following recipe combines the above favorites and is such a tasty salad that it is hard to limit yourself to just one serving. Continue reading “Lunch Today: Spring Salad with Asparagus, Edamame & Peas”

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Lunch Today: Grilled Watermelon Salad

watermelon-grilledNext time you fire up the grill, consider throwing on some watermelon. Grilling the watermelon really gives it a unique flavor and even texture. Watermelon is also packed with some of the most important antioxidants in nature. It’s an excellent source of vitamin C and a very good source of vitamin A, as beta-carotene. Pink watermelon is also a source of the potent carotenoid antioxidant, lycopene. These powerful antioxidants travel through the body neutralizing free radicals. Free radicals are substances in the body that can cause a great deal of damage and have been linked to cancer, high cholesterol and diabetes. Continue reading “Lunch Today: Grilled Watermelon Salad”

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We’re Here to Help You – Introducing Your New Personal Chef

chef2It can be frustrating trying to figure out which foods to eat to stay healthy. Which foods should you avoid and which ones are right for you and your family? Do you get in a rut making the same things over and over? It can be taxing just trying to figure out what to prepare. Whether you’re single or a busy parent, it’s the same issue: you need simple, easy-to-make meals that are nutritious. After all, it is true – you are what you eat. If we all ate really well all the time, it is more likely that we would feel fantastic!

Now, what if you could have your own personal chef, if you had someone to provide daily recipes designed specifically for your needs? We’re all biochemically different and we all have unique nutritional needs. If your chef proposed simple meals that were nutritious, delicious and addressed your unique needs, that might be a load off your mind. It could save you time, and could also fill a huge void in your personal nutrition.

While it sounds almost too good to be true, we have a new way to serve up this unique solution. Continue reading “We’re Here to Help You – Introducing Your New Personal Chef”

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Let Your Energy Soar… Using Your IQYOU Food Recommendations

jump-for-joyYou could be preparing personalized nutritious foods matched to your unique needs, using food recommendations created specifically for you.

IQYOU is the world’s smartest personal health tool, but it’s also an amazing resource for planning what to prepare to eat. My team assisted with the development of George Mateljan’s World’s Healthiest Foods website, and we also integrated the IQYOU Smart Tool to help give you exactly the nutrients your body needs.

George Mateljan spent many years traveling the world looking for foods that were associated with cultures renowned for their health and longevity. To be added to the list, these foods also had to be nutrient-rich and familiar, readily available and affordable at your local market. And not least of all, they had to taste great! Continue reading “Let Your Energy Soar… Using Your IQYOU Food Recommendations”

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