Baked Pears with Toasted Almonds and Cranberries

This is an extremely easy dessert to assemble. The crunchiness of the toasted almonds, chewiness of the dried cranberries, and the softness of the baked pear are a perfect marriage of textures and flavors. A cozy dish for the winter months.

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Kooky For National Cookie Day

Whether your 9 years old or 99 years old, everyone loves a good cookie. Cookies are soft and warm, crunchy or chewy and always, no matter what, sweet. Today is National Cookie Day! Celebrate the holidays and national cookie day by sharing a cookie with friends, coworkers and your loved ones.   The word cookie comes…

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December Monthly Morsels

Share a Pear This December, celebrate more than just the holidays, celebrate National Pear Month! Pears are the apples cousin- slightly different but equally delicious. Juicy pears provide so many health benefits and “pear” well with so many different foods.   There are roughly 3000 varieties of pears grown worldwide. They come in made different…

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Changing Leaves, Warm Boots, and Apples Galore

Happy October everyone! October is one my favorite months- cooler weather, changing leaves, autumn clothing, and apple picking! As I was speaking with my interns about how I love this time of year, Kimberly shared how her favorite family tradition is their annual trip out east to go apple picking. Her family always make it…

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Watermelon Mania

Sweet, light and refreshing are only three adjectives you could use to describe the best fruit out there, watermelon. August is National Watermelon Month and it’s a time to celebrate America’s most beloved fruit. It’s no surprise that watermelon is the most consumed fruit by weight in the United States; for only 80 calories per…

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Get Creative with Apricots

Let’s talk about why we love apricots in honor of National Apricot Day. Not only apricots are full of health benefits, they can be sweet or tart in flavor for use in many ways.   Not to be confused with their relative, the peach, apricots are yellow or orange skinned stone fruits with a sweet…

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Brown Baggin’ it for a Healthy Back to School Lunch

It’s back to school time!  While many parents are focused on buying new clothes and school supplies for their kids, they may forget about the importance of buying food to pack a nutritious lunch every day! Eating a well-balanced meal in the middle of the day can help stimulate brain activity, give your child the…

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National School Breakfast Week

National School Breakfast Week was celebrated this week.  If your kids are normally on the go in the morning and don’t have time to eat breakfast, help them to kick this habit to the curb in honor of National School Breakfast Week.   National School Breakfast Week was originally launched in 1989 to bring awareness to…

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Fitting Fruits into Each Meal

Think fruits are just fit for a snack? Think again! Fruits can easily be incorporated into your everyday breakfast, lunch and dinner. Below are some ideas on how to integrate fruit into all your meals. But remember, fruits are just a component of a well-balanced meal. Therefore, throughout the day be sure to get in…

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Foods to Choose for Healthy Eyes

Eating certain foods can help to reduce the risk of cataracts and eye disease. Below are foods that encourage preventative eye care. Fatty Fish:  Fatty fish contains Omega 3 fatty acids such as DHA, which is recommended for dry eyes and which help to restore the structural support of the eye’s membranes. Examples of fatty…

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Adding Fruit to the Festivities

Below are some tips on how to incorporate fruit into your holiday menu: Fruit can make a great refreshing dessert! Mix together fresh raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries with orange juice in a bowl. Place the mixture into the refrigerator for a few hours so that the flavors can blend before serving. Top a mixed fruit…

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Winter 2007: To Your Health

In this Issue: Good Digestion Throughout the Holiday Season Holiday Cheers!  Raising the Glass to Practicing Smart Alcohol Consumption Boost Your Immune System the Natural Way Key Nutrients to Help You Heal This Winter Walk Your Way to Good Health Enjoying the Fruits of Winter Feature Food of the Month: Pear Healthy Recipe: Poached Pears…

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