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Become a Health Superstar with Superfoods!

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 by HylaryL

Superfoods A lot of us who are interested in health and nutrition have heard the word “superfood” floating around in recent years. On TV, on the radio, online, health experts seem to be talking about these superfoods and their health benefits all the time. But what are superfoods, exactly? A superfood is described as a food product that is low in calories but high in nutrients . . . more »

Be a baby food chef!

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by HylaryL

Blender Baby Food Parents, grandparents, caregivers and anyone else involved in the life of a baby can tell you: feeding the little bundle of joy can get expensive! Breastfeeding is, naturally, one low cost way to make sure your baby gets the proper nutrition, but what happens once the little one begins eating solid foods? Just a quick glance at popular places to purchase premade baby foods like . . . 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 »

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 »

Healthy (and delicious!) versions of your favorite childhood treats!

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by HylaryL

Real Snacks Who doesn't remember that joyful feeling we experienced as a child opening a fresh Twinkie, finishing off a circus train shaped box of animal crackers or licking your fingers to get the last little bits in a bag of Corn Nuts. Those special snacks always inspire a nostalgic feeling for days past, and, unfortunately, remind us of how lacking in nutrition our treats really were. . . . more »

The Easy Way to Go Gluten-Free!

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by HylaryL

The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-free Foods It seems like going gluten-free is the new thing to do in the world of diets and nutrition, but for those of us who suffer from Celiac's Disease, gluten sensitivities or wheat allergies, it's more than just a fad. But with all of the gluten-free products available out there, where do you even start if you're just beginning on your life without wheat? If your . . . more »

Who needs a lunch box - try salad in a jar!

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 by HylaryL

We are all on the hunt for delicious, healthy and quick meals to take with us to work or school instead of the classic (but often boring) sandwich or leftovers. Well search no more: try salad in a jar! This handy idea is becoming more and more popular, and is an easy way to prepare tasty and nutritious meals for the whole week. The internet . . . more »

Eat what's best in 2013!

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 by HylaryL

The Best Things You Can Eat Author and registered dietitian David Grotto lets you know how to get the most nutrients with each bite in his new book, The Best Things You Can Eat. Full of information on which foods nutritionally pack the most punch, Grotto's research can help you determine what to pick up or pass up while grocery shopping. In an interview with the Huffington Post in December, Grotto . . . more »

Avoid the fad diets: resolve to learn more about nutrition in 2013!

Posted on Friday, December 28, 2012 by HylaryL

American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide 2012 is singing its swan song, and now it's time to look forward to a wonderful year in 2013! So many of us resolve every year to get healthier, eat better, diet, and exercise more...so why doesn't it ever seem to stick? This New Years, instead of deciding to start a new fad diet program, why not resolve to increase what you know of nutrition . . . more »

Have a taste of some of our healthy Thanksgiving resources online!

Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by HylaryL

Christmas / Thanksgiving Turkey Cut Out Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and for those who are worried about eating healthy, avoiding some of the more indulgent dishes at the table can be tough. If you're interested in finding out more about what you put on your Thanksgiving plate, check out some of the Santa Clara County Library District's online resources that you can access for free with your library . . . more »

Healthy eating with a baby bump!

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 by HylaryL

The Mommy Diet How many of us have heard the phrase "eating for two" to describe nutrition during pregnancy? Does that mean that once a woman finds out she's expecting it's time to wolf down everything in sight? Not quite! Eating well during pregnancy is very important for both the health of the mother and the baby. As always, women should always ask their doctors first about maintaining . . . more »

California grown: the benefit (and fun!) of creating your own edible garden!

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 by HylaryL

California Fruit & Vegetable Gardening There are few things more delicious than freshly grown produce. From incredibly crisp lettuce to tree-ripened apricots to moist, crunchy carrots...enjoying a mouthful of flavor straight from the ground is enchanting! So why is it that so many of us eat produce that has been shipped for weeks from around the world and has lost most of the luster it had when it was freshly . . . more »

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