Month: April 2018

In the Kitchen: Spring Salad

Healthy, Easy, and Delicious Spring Salad: This fresh and delicious spring salad makes the perfect side dish or meal all by itself. Enjoy the sweet and chewy textures of dried blueberries and cranberries along with a crunchy boost in protein from our sliced almonds and sunflower seeds. Your taste buds will thank you for the sweet bursting flavors of fresh strawberries combined with the tasty zing from a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. This salad is sure to add an extra spring in your step! Total Time: 10 minutes Serves: 2-4 Prep Time: 5 – 7 min. Ingredients (Salad): 8 oz. fresh spinach leaves 5 fresh

All About Berries

Gushing with succulent flavor ranging from sweet to tart, berries are bound to leave you feeling refreshed. There are many types of berries from around the world and many have been staples in our diets for centuries. A few of the common varieties most are familiar with include strawberries, blueberries and cranberries. Strawberries Strawberries are highly popular, ranking as the favorite fruit amongst young children in the United States. They are the only fruit that has the seeds on the outside and the average seed count on a single fruit is a whopping 200! The most desired variety is the garden strawberry which is

In the Kitchen: Cranberry Energy Bites

Easy to Make Cranberry Energy Bites: These delicious cranberry energy bites are packed with dried cranberries, chia seeds, ground flax seeds, almonds and more, making them the perfect healthy snack! They will provide you with some of the best nutrients such as protein, fiber, iron, omega 3’s and fatty acids. Not to mention, these organic bites are easy to make, convenient for on-the-go, easy to store and can last a while if kept refrigerated or frozen. Total Time: 30 minutes Serves: 20+ Bites Yields: Two dozen Prep Time: 10 – 15 min. Bake Time: 10 – 15 min. Ingredients: 2 cups of Quick Oats

A Brief History of Dried Fruit

Where It All Began: If you’re like a lot of people, you enjoy snacking on dried fruit. Have you ever stopped to think about how the idea of drying came about? Drying fruit has been around for centuries and is the process of extracting most of the original water content from the fruit. When fresh food was tougher to come by, having dried fruit on hand stood in place of fresh fruit in our diets. The main idea of drying fruit was to help preserve it; dried fruit lasts a lot longer than fresh fruit and is a lot easier to keep on hand.