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Make Healthy Easy with Grapes

If you're like many Americans who put a priority on well-being, choosing simple yet healthy snacks and ingredients is an easy first step. For example, grapes are a popular and convenient fruit that can also be an ally in wellness, offering an abundance of health benefits that can help you get (and stay) on the right track. The next time you enjoy an outdoor adventure, pack along a healthy snack such as California grapes. They can go with you on hikes and bike rides or to the gym as a healthy and hydrating source of energy. Heart-healthy grapes also deliver READ MORE >>

Make Healthy Easy with Grapes2022-09-23T10:48:27-04:00

Take Summer Grilling to New Heights with a Versatile Veggie

The fresh flavor of favorite foods pulled hot off the grill makes summer cookouts a treasured pastime for families across the country. This year, you can make new memories at those backyard barbecues by keeping in mind that grilling isn’t only about charred burgers and steaks – delicious, grilled vegetables can be just as enjoyable. Nutritious and full of antioxidants, sweet potatoes are a perfect option for summer recipes as they’re easy to grill in a recipe like Sweetpotato Wedge & Purple Cabbage Salad with Poppyseed Dressing. Hearty yet light for a tasty side dish, this salad is effortlessly simple READ MORE >>

Take Summer Grilling to New Heights with a Versatile Veggie2022-07-18T13:40:08-04:00

Dine Outdoors with Delicious Plant-Forward Dishes

As rays of sunshine light up backyards and patios, many families take their meals outdoors to enjoy the warm weather while sharing special moments together. More time spent eating meals on the deck or patio calls for recipes that fit your al fresco theme from plant-forward takes on traditional summer fare to platters and spreads that offer everyone something to smile about. For a unique twist on the classic backyard burger, prepare fresh Falafel Burgers with Cucumber Sauce that provide a plant-based way to emphasize nutrition at the center of your plate. As a trendy way to rethink summer cooking, READ MORE >>

Dine Outdoors with Delicious Plant-Forward Dishes2022-05-18T15:05:50-04:00

Fresh, Healthy Family Meals

Recipes to help boost iron levels, aid plasma donation recovery Chef Nate Appleman knows how important it is to serve healthy meals to your family - ones they actually want to eat. Before having his first child, he transformed his eating and exercise habits and lost 85 pounds to get on a healthier path. Now, he's cooking meals for his family, including 14-year-old Oliver who was diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease as a toddler - an inflammation of the blood vessels that can cause damage to coronary arteries - as a healthy lifestyle is important to help manage the disease. Since READ MORE >>

Fresh, Healthy Family Meals2022-03-19T19:13:23-04:00

5 Cooking Swaps to Help Manage Cholesterol

When cooking, keep in mind small changes that can make a big impact on heart health. High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for heart disease and stroke, with about 38% of American adults diagnosed with high cholesterol, according to the American Heart Association. It can be managed by getting levels regularly tested and making lifestyle changes like eating a heart-healthy diet. Reduce saturated fat - Select lean cuts of meat or opt for plant protein, limit processed meats, broil or bake rather than pan-fry meats and remove skin from poultry before cooking. Eat more fish - READ MORE >>

5 Cooking Swaps to Help Manage Cholesterol2022-01-27T13:35:37-05:00

5 Reasons to Eat More Tart Cherries

If you want to add superfoods to your diet in the new year, Montmorency tart cherries may be perfect for you. Montmorency is the variety of tart cherries grown in America, primarily on small family farms. Compared to sweet cherries that are typically eaten fresh during the summer season, tart cherries are available year-round as dried, frozen, canned, juice and juice concentrate. Decades of scientific research has shown Montmorency tart cherries are deserving of their superfood reputation. Here are five reasons to enjoy them more often: Sleep: Tart cherries are one of the few food sources of melatonin and have READ MORE >>

5 Reasons to Eat More Tart Cherries2022-01-27T13:27:47-05:00

Add Grapes to Your Holiday Gatherings

Add a special touch this holiday season with simple yet stunning small plates that add beauty and flavor to gatherings with friends and family. Available into January, California grapes offer a way to make the season special as an ingredient in your favorite recipes or as decoration for a festive centerpiece. Pops of red, green and black provide a seasonal touch and they’re perfect as an easy, fresh, healthy snack. Plus, you can dip grapes in nut butter and finish with coatings of coconut, dark chocolate and almonds to make these Peanut Butter Grape Bites for a holiday treat that’s READ MORE >>

Add Grapes to Your Holiday Gatherings2021-11-23T18:06:27-05:00

Nutritious Fall Meals

With a return to busy fall routines, it can be challenging for many families to find the time to sit down at the table for nutritious meals. Adding an option like Florida Orange Juice to your family’s routine can help fuel them throughout the day. Whether drinking it on its own or by adding it to recipes like Grilled Turkey Club with Orange Juice-Infused Aioli or Orange Cream Smoothies, you can feel good about incorporating a beverage with essential vitamins and minerals, nutrients for immune system support and no added sugars. Diet and nutritional benefits: Both nutritious and delicious, drinking READ MORE >>

Nutritious Fall Meals2021-09-23T12:17:48-04:00

Active and energized: Registered dietitian shares how eating right in the morning fuels energy throughout the day

With health and wellness top of mind for many Americans, fitness has become a top priority. Whether you're extremely active or just starting on a wellness journey, incorporating wholesome, nutritious foods into your diet plan can help give your body the fuel it needs to thrive. "Studies suggest that eating a healthy breakfast before a workout improves your performance both inside the gym and out," says Marissa Meshulam, registered dietitian nutritionist and founder of MPM Nutrition. "By filling up on vitamins and nutrients first thing in the morning, you set yourself up for success throughout the day." Meshulam shares tips READ MORE >>

Active and energized: Registered dietitian shares how eating right in the morning fuels energy throughout the day2021-07-22T22:52:56-04:00

A Natural Solution for Summer Hydration

Fun in the summer sun can mean anything from poolside play and outdoor exercise to simply relaxing in the shade. While these activities make the season special for people of all ages, the heat also leads to the inevitable: sweat. Electrolytes, critical for the human body to function, are lost via sweat throughout the day. Drinking plenty of fluids, such as water, helps keep you hydrated. However, adding 100% orange juice to your diet can help replace those lost electrolytes in addition to aiding hydration. According to a study published in the "Journal of Nutrition and Health Sciences," drinking 100% READ MORE >>

A Natural Solution for Summer Hydration2021-07-22T22:53:25-04:00
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