Why I Buy Organic Processed Food

Why I Buy Organic Processed Food

I buy Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies and Mac & Cheese. And Plum Organics Puffs. And Chocolate Peanut Butter Love Crunch granola. And Late July tortilla chips. And Alden’s vanilla ice cream. And a handful of other organic processed snacks that aren’t exactly nutritious. Do I think these packaged foods are healthier than fruits, vegetables or whole, unprocessed foods… Continue Reading

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5 Nutrition Myths To Ignore

5 Nutrition Myths To Ignore

There are a million food myths floating around the internet. Here are five of the ones I hear most frequently, busted! 1. Juice cleanses help rid your body of toxins. Why people believe this: Dieters may believe if they’re experiencing diarrhea or extreme hunger, their body must be shedding bad stuff. But the opposite is true. Cleanse… Continue Reading

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20 Ways to Detox Your Body and Mind

20 Ways to Detox Your Body and Mind

The idea that you can “detox” your body from the damage caused by overindulgence in food and drink is a false one. Just because a juice cleanse or extreme diet gives you diarrhea or makes you feel hungry all the time does not mean your body is “shedding” all the bad stuff you did to it.… Continue Reading

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Super Clean Green Smoothie

Super Clean Green Smoothie

I love the fresh start of a new year. The chance to reflect on the past and make plans for the future is so freeing, and always gives me so much hope. But there’s one thing I dread about January: the dieting. Though I personally never “diet” (see my own tricks here), it kills me to… Continue Reading

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8 Great Products for Better Holiday Baking

8 Great Products for Better Holiday Baking

A decade ago, indulging in holiday cookies, cakes and candies also meant indulging in extra food additives and chemicals. We didn’t do this intentionally of course, but many of the products we all grew up baking with – food coloring, conventional candy, cookie toppings, packaged cake mixes, etc. – are loaded with not-so-safe ingredients that inevitably made their way… Continue Reading

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Freekeh and Broccoli Salad (and Why I Eat Grains)

Freekeh and Broccoli Salad (and Why I Eat Grains)

Grain-free diets are all the rage. But before you dive into one, ask yourself these questions: Do I suffer from a medically diagnosed digestive disorder? Have I already tried reducing my consumption of processed carbs? Do I eat mostly whole, intact grains in reasonable portion sizes? Have I sampled a wide variety of grains? If your… Continue Reading

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