heart shaped carrot slices as an alternative to unhealthy valentine's day candy hearts

Throw away those candy hearts, carrot hearts are the way to show you really love someone

The ingredients in NECCO Sweethearts are as follows: sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, gums, coloring and flavoring.  They’re fun, they’re small, they’re tradition.  But not a good tradition.  Continue reading “Throw away those candy hearts, carrot hearts are the way to show you really love someone”

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our organic red potatoes

Local foods are the key to sticking to Obama administration’s new dietary guidelines

Today the Obama administration released new guidelines for Americans to eat by. Generally speaking, the guidelines aren’t that groundbreaking: Eat fruits and vegetables, don’t eat too much meat, cut the junk foods and sugar. Sounds easy, but applying these rules can be hard! Nobody wants to eat broccoli all day, and sometimes a hamburger is… well, important! How do we make a shift in our lifestyle that is not only comfortable, but actually enjoyable? Continue reading “Local foods are the key to sticking to Obama administration’s new dietary guidelines”

healthy winter squash lasagna recipe

Low-Fat, High Vitamin Winter Squash Lasagna [recipe]

Just when you think you’ve had enough squash, there’s a lovely delicious lasagna recipe you just have to try. And after we tried it out, we’re adding it to short list of ideas for our 2016 Christmas dinner.  Squash replacing turkey!   Continue reading “Low-Fat, High Vitamin Winter Squash Lasagna 

pureed winter Squash used as sauce on a pizza

Squash PSA: Pizza Sauce Alternative

It all started with us sneaking shredded carrots into the layer of sauce of our pizzas. We covered this vegetable party with cheese, and not only did our kiddo not notice, we actually found that we loved the taste! We moved on to beetza, which is pizza with shredded beets snuck in. And then we got to thinking… what would happen if we switch out the sauce entirely? Continue reading “Squash PSA: Pizza Sauce Alternative”

gluten free winter squash brownies that can be made whole wheat

Whole Wheat Winter Squash Brownies. No really, they’ll change the way you bake [recipe]

When working with alternative flours like whole grains or gluten free, you might find that texture and moisture are suddenly problems you never had to deal with with standard all purpose flour.  How many whole wheat breads and gluten free cookies have you tried to enjoy that just crumbled in your mouth and left you needing a drink?  We’ve found a solution to the dryness that comes with alternative healthy flours that is not only easy, but it results in a lower fat, higher fiber treat that anyone will enjoy. Continue reading “Whole Wheat Winter Squash Brownies. No really, they’ll change the way you bake