Tips and Recipes

Peas

Peas are a great source of nutrients that play a role in eye and digestive health. They are high in fiber as well as antioxidants which leads some to believe that they aid in joint health, especially for those with rheumatoid arthritis. Pea Salad with Bacon Ingredients: 6 strips bacon cut into small pieces 2Continue reading “Peas”

Corn

Corn is a staple in our homes during the summer. Corn on the cobb is such an easy side dish that is rich in fiber. Did you know that you can throw an unshucked cob of corn in the microwave for a couple minutes and it will come out ready to eat? Tomato and CornContinue reading “Corn”

Eggplant

Eggplant season begins in May and June depending on your region. These veggies possess fiber and antioxidants which help with diabetes management as well as cardiovascular health. Garlic and Herb Eggplant Ingredients: 2 medium eggplants, peeled and diced into 1 1/2 inch pieces Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup virgin olive oilContinue reading “Eggplant”

Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini is a great summer vegetable that you can be planting now! It is very versatile in terms of uses in dishes- you might have even heard of zucchini noodles. Those noodles are a great substitute in dishes to decrease carbs and increase nutrients while being easy to make with a spiralizer or veggie peeler.Continue reading “Zucchini Noodles”

Asparagus

Asparagus is great veggie. It is full of vitamin K and folate. Folate is especially important for those that are pregnant or attempting to become pregnant as it helps with the baby’s neurological system development. It also contains antioxidants to prevent cancer and fiber to help the digestive tract. Asparagus Pasta Ingredients: 5 garlic gloves,Continue reading “Asparagus”

Broccoli

Broccoli is a high fiber vegetable that is full of vitamins including vitamin C and K. It is an extremely versatile vegetable that can be added to most dishes but here are some of our favorites. Broccoli Quiche Ingredients: 9 inch unbaked pie crust 3 tbsp butter 1 onion, minced 1 tsp minced garlic 2Continue reading “Broccoli”

Peppers

Peppers and bell peppers are great and simple ingredient to add to dishes to increase nutrients and the colors that are on the plate. Veggie Strata Ingredients: 2 medium sweet red peppers, thinly sliced 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, thinly sliced 1 large red onion, sliced 3 tbsp olive oil 3 garlic gloves, minced 2Continue reading “Peppers”

Squash

There are multiple types of squash available to grow or purchase including spaghetti squash, butternut squash, and yellow squash. It is a food that is full of antioxidants, nutrients, and fiber while being low calorie which makes it a great addition to your meals or even use it as a substitute in recipes instead ofContinue reading “Squash”

Kale

Kale is an amazing vegetable! It is a great source of many vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C for immunity and vitamin A to help your eyes. Kale also contains a lot of antioxidants which are thought to combat cancers and promote cell health. Currently, we are attempting to grow kale in our gardenContinue reading “Kale”

Carrots

Carrots are a root vegetable that grows during the winter alongside parsnips and different leafy greens such as spinach and kale. Right now, we are attempting to grow carrots in our garden alongside spinach and kale. Carrots are great for vitamin A to help us see at night. They are also quite universal as theyContinue reading “Carrots”

My Cabbages

Every year growing up, my family would have at least one cabbage dish on New Year’s Eve for good luck and prosperity in the new year. As this year comes to an end, I wanted to share with you some cabbage dishes that are not just slaw or salad that is paired with fish orContinue reading “My Cabbages”

Cranberries

Hello everyone! We hope that y’all had a special Thanksgiving full of health and delicious foods. On many of our tables, we have cranberry dishes, often in the form of jelly, so we thought it would be fitting with our after Thanksgiving post to introduce you to healthy dishes that highlight cranberries and can oftenContinue reading “Cranberries”

Radish Sandwiches

Sandwiches are a constant go to for lunches in our families but they are not always the easiest dishes to make nutrient rich. They also might not be something that you think belongs with radishes, but we have found two radish sandwich recipes that we think y’all will enjoy! We hope that they inspire youContinue reading “Radish Sandwiches”

Pumpkin Recipes

Happy Halloween week! We all wish you and your loved ones a safe holiday weekend! With pumpkins going on sale or your decorations needing to be used, we thought it would be perfect time to share some our favorite healthy pumpkin recipes! Roasted Pumpkin Apple Soup Ingredients: 1 pound or 450 grams of pumpkin 1Continue reading “Pumpkin Recipes”

Beet Salad

More and more research is coming out about the health benefits of beets including the antioxidant effects that assist in cell health as well as the anti-inflammatory effects which assists in your body’s handling of diseases like arthritis. Please be careful in your consumption of beets if you struggle with kidney stones as they areContinue reading “Beet Salad”

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Gout

Gout is one of the most common forms of arthritis in the world as it is estimated to affect 3 million people in the United States. The cause of gout is urate crystal deposition in joints causing a severe inflammatory reaction, but why some people are affected while others are not, is still very muchContinue reading “Gout”

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in older individuals passed the age of 60. Worldwide, it is the number one cause of permanent blindness while in the USA it is the second most common. Glaucoma occurs when there is damage to the optic nerve of the eye often occurring very slowly overContinue reading “Glaucoma”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes damage to your body’s joints over time. It is usually seen in a symmetric pattern, so if one joint in your arm or leg is affected, the other joint on the opposite arm or leg will also be affected. This characteristic is unique to RA andContinue reading “Rheumatoid Arthritis”

Osteoporosis

Among most people, osteoporosis is a well-known condition, however the cause and complications are often misunderstood. By medical definition, osteoporosis occurs when there is low bone mass, microarchitectural disruption, and increased skeletal fragility in the body. The causes can vary between poor diet and hormonal problems, most common being the loss of estrogen occurring postContinue reading “Osteoporosis”

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