Mindful Eating Month

January is World Mindful Eating Month! In our last blog, Self-Care December, we briefly discussed the practice of mindfulness.  This month, we’ll apply it to food and eating.  Mindfulness: practice of bringing your full attention and awareness to one’s experience in the moment, without judgement, just observation.  Mindful Eating: Helps us be aware of thoughts, … Read more

In Season: Fall Produce-Apples

Tips & Fun Facts: Apples are in the Rosaceae (rose) family, along with almonds, cherries, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, and strawberries. The only apples native to North America are crab apples. Apple trees must cross-pollinate in order to produce fruit; therefore, they need to be planted within approximately 100 feet of another cultivated apple tree variety, crab apple tree, or wild apple tree. … Read more

August Harvest of the Month: Tomatoes

Tomato Facts Tomatoes are in the same family as potatoes, eggplant, and peppers. Tomatoes are high in vitamin C, potassium, fiber, lycopene, and some B vitamins.  Cooked tomatoes have a higher nutritional value than raw tomatoes! Tomatoes are typically seen as red, orange, and sometimes yellow but there are also varieties that are green, pink … Read more

Independence Day Recipe Ideas

Check out some of these great recipe ideas for a twist on your traditional Independence Day Celebration! Mediterranean Orzo Salad This recipe has a high sodium content.  If you have been told to lower your salt intake, this recipe may need to be altered.  Many of the ingredients are high in salt like olives, canned … Read more

June Harvest of the Month Part I: Herbs

Herbs are one of the NH Harvests of the Month for June! Herbs can add so much flavor and depth to any dish.  Using herbs is a great way to experiment with new flavors and use less salt in cooking if you have been directed to reduce your sodium intake by a healthcare provider. Grow herbs in small containers … Read more