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Go Nuts!

Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013 by HylaryL

Nuts "Eat nuts, live longer" is the title of an article recently published by CNN reporting on a study conducted by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School looking at the health benefits of regularly consuming nuts. The study found that, of the thousands of participants, those who ate nuts seven or more times a week had a 20% lower death rate, and lower rates . . . more »

Got squash?

Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by HylaryL

The Classic Zucchini Cookbook This time of year it seems like our kitchens are overflowing with one thing: squash! It’s the end of the summer, and that means the squash harvest is upon us. From softer summer squash to the more hard-shelled winter squash, sometimes it seems like it’s hard to escape the abundance of this healthy member of the produce department. Both summer and winter squash are chock . . . more »

Got squash?

Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by HylaryL

The Classic Zucchini Cookbook This time of year it seems like our kitchens are overflowing with one thing: squash! It’s the end of the summer, and that means the squash harvest is upon us. From softer summer squash to the more hard-shelled winter squash, sometimes it seems like it’s hard to escape the abundance of this healthy member of the produce department. Both summer and winter squash are chock . . . more »

Perfecting the after-school snack

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by HylaryL

Big Snacks, Little Meals Now that school is starting up again, it’s time to think about what’s on every student’s mind: what am I going to eat for my after-school snack? Too often it seems that students of all ages turn to unhealthy choices when they get home from school: soda, chips, fries, energy drinks. All of these options are loaded with sugar, fat, sodium and calories, the perfect . . . more »

Perfecting the after-school snack

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by HylaryL

Big Snacks, Little Meals Now that school is starting up again, it’s time to think about what’s on every student’s mind: what am I going to eat for my after-school snack? Too often it seems that students of all ages turn to unhealthy choices when they get home from school: soda, chips, fries, energy drinks. All of these options are loaded with sugar, fat, sodium and calories, the perfect . . . more »

Dive Into Healthy Dip This Summer!

Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by HylaryL

Skinny Dips Who doesn’t love going to a summer barbecue and deciding which delicious dip to try first? From bean dip to cheese dip to salsas to hummus, these tempting treats are hard to stop eating once you’ve started! Unfortunately, many dips, especially those that are premade and purchased from a store, are loaded with calories, fat, sodium and preservatives, making them far from a healthy snack. . . . more »

Dive Into Healthy Dip This Summer!

Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by HylaryL

Skinny Dips Who doesn’t love going to a summer barbecue and deciding which delicious dip to try first? From bean dip to cheese dip to salsas to hummus, these tempting treats are hard to stop eating once you’ve started! Unfortunately, many dips, especially those that are premade and purchased from a store, are loaded with calories, fat, sodium and preservatives, making them far from a healthy snack. . . . more »

Stay Cool As The Weather Heats Up!

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by HylaryL

Ice Pop Joy As it gets warmer and warmer, most of us want to sit in front of a fan or crank our air conditioners to beat the heat. These electric methods of cooling off, of course, always help, but what are some other, more fun ways to put a plug on perspiration? Check out the list below of books that we have in the Santa Clara County . . . more »

Stay Cool As The Weather Heats Up!

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by HylaryL

Ice Pop Joy As it gets warmer and warmer, most of us want to sit in front of a fan or crank our air conditioners to beat the heat. These electric methods of cooling off, of course, always help, but what are some other, more fun ways to put a plug on perspiration? Check out the list below of books that we have in the Santa Clara County . . . more »

Curious about juicing?

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by HylaryL

The Juicing Bible Anyone who spends time looking into popular trends in health and nutrition has probably heard about juicing. From promising to help you lose loads of weight, to cleansing your body to lowering cholesterol, juicing is a craze that often seems to travel into “cure-all” territory. While many of the claims about juicing have not been scientifically proven to be true, there are some benefits to . . . more »

Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of the Day

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2013 by HylaryL

Morning Food How many times have you heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?” If what we eat in the morning is key to how the rest of our day will unfold, why do so many of us put so little effort into our breakfasts? According to an article published in September 2011 by the American Diabetes Association, skipping a morning meal . . . more »

Avoid the Calories from Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by HylaryL

The Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites I think we can all agree that some of the best, most flavorful food in the world originates from the multitude of cuisines found in Asia and its surrounding islands. From Chinese to Japanese to Thai food and more, the list goes on and on of delicious culinary treasures that anyone regardless of their nationality or ethnicity can enjoy. The only problem? Though generally quite . . . more »