Food Guilt in the Dairy Aisle: Is Store Brand Milk Okay?

Is it okay to just pick up a gallon of the store brand milk, or should I be buying the more expensive milk? Hmmm.. there it is… Food Guilt in the dairy aisle.  This isn’t guilt over eating something you know isn’t good for you.  No, this is the guilt placed on you by the…

The Cure for Boring Food: Review of Sally Bee Cookbook

Mom! What is that heavenly smell?! Are you making another Sally Bee recipe? My daughter was right on both counts. I was making Sally Bee’s Healthy Spring Vegetable Risotto, and the aroma was incredible. This summer I cooked my way through Sally’s cookbook, The Secret Ingredient, and what a delight it was. I often tell…

Hey! Quit Picking On My Friends. Why I Thank A Farmer!

One of the more interesting changes in my business over the last year has been the opportunity to present stress management programs for farmers.  At first this didn’t seem to be a good match for me.  I’m a city-girl, very much removed from the world of agriculture. However, here’s the thing: people are people. We…

Does white bread hurt your heart?

Could your choice between white bread and wheat bread make a difference in your heart health? A recent study says yes! Women who eat white bread, white rice, and other processed grain products double their risk of heart disease.  Scary – just one small thing can make a big difference. We’ve know for a long…

The Soul of Farming Part 2: Oink!

In March I had the opportunity to visit a hog farm and then present at the Swine Summit hosted by Vita Plus. In my never-ending quest to make healthy choices and understand how food is produced, I knew this was a great opportunity to learn, and boy did I! Before I started down this get-to-know-some-farmers…

Busy Woman’s Guide to Nutrition Month

Okay, it is Nutrition month, how excited are you? Many of us would like to eat better, but it is confusing.  Is that item labeled “healthy” really healthy? Is there really a magic food which will solve all of your nutritional issues? Finding a simple way to think about the food you eat would help,…

How To Pay Your Body Back™ With Grow Foods

Food is the fuel for life! Is the food you eat good enough to Pay Your Body Back™for all you ask it to do? Your body needs protein, water, carbohydrates, and fat to function correctly. It uses what it needs for power and stores the rest as fat for later use. The trick is figuring…

Resolve to Pay Your Body Back™ in 2010

You ask so much of your body… why not start 2010 with a resolution to treat it better? Pay Your Body Back™ before it pays you back in ways you won’t like! New Years can be a great opportunity to make positive changes in your habits to benefit your health. Resolutions, however, can set you…

Love Thanksgiving? Thank A Farmer!

I love Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday. More than any other day, it is focused on being grateful for the food on our table and the people around it. This year, I’m even more thankful for the food because I have a better understanding of where it came from. In August, I had the…