Halloween may look much different this year as families are discouraged from trick-or-treating due to the coronavirus pandemic. Plenty of families are wondering what to do instead for the candy and fright-filled night. Here are a few ways to keep this Halloween fun and a little healthier, too!
Flu season is here, and combined with the uncertainties of how the coronavirus will respond to colder weather, people are thinking about their immune system more than ever. Having a healthy, balanced diet does have a positive impact on the immune system. Those flashy immune-boosting supplement ads may catch your attention, but don’t believe the… Read more »
Many of us have felt the symptoms of increased blood pressure lately: your heart starts beating faster, you feel nervous and jittery and you can’t settle down. Even the healthiest people experience high blood pressure occasionally as a physical response to anxiety, fear, worry or stress. However, 37 million Americans have chronic hypertension, or high… Read more »
Jon Henry General Store in New Market, Va., is truly a family-fueled business. Owner Jon Henry got his start in farming through his father’s side of the family, which has been in the business for five generations. He mainly sold fresh vegetables and fruit at farmers markets and roadside stands. Then, when the opportunity to… Read more »
This weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, and that means grilling season is coming to a close, too. Whether you’re a charcoal, wood chip or gas-powered grill master, there are plenty of tips and tricks you use to perfect your flame-fueled meal!
Probiotics are good bacteria and other microorganisms that help our bodies get the most out of our foods during digestion. There are five bacteria and/or yeasts that are considered “good” bacteria, hence the name “probiotic.” The most common probiotics are bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and saccharomyces boulardii, which is a yeast. These microbiome bacteria and yeast balance… Read more »
Freezing produce and buying in-season are two easy ways to save money. Freezing leads to less waste, and shopping seasonally allows you to buy produce at a lower cost. What’s even better is that freezing ripe produce means you keep the item at its highest nutrient content. A freezer of prepped produce saves trips to… Read more »
Are you struggling to figure out how to make meal time more interesting? Do you have a picky eater on your hands who could use a little pizazz added to their everyday foods? It can be hard to please your kids, especially if they do not like fruits or vegetables. Below are some tips and… Read more »
Don’t be so quick to retire your one-pot meals as it gets warmer. Eating in-season vegetables and hearty grains can still be quick and easy – and who doesn’t want that during the summer months? Less time cooking, less time cleaning, more time for fun in the sun. Here’s three simple steps to keep your… Read more »
Getting your kids in the kitchen is a great way to spend time together. It can also be a time to teach them to enjoy cooking. Kids can learn the basics of building a balanced plate filled with fruits, veggies, grains, and protein. These skills will help them become life-long healthy eaters. Kids are more… Read more »