healthy snacks

August 2019

10 Yummy, Healthy Snack Alternatives to Chips

Feeling the crunchy and salty cravings? I get ya! I’m not much of the sweet tooth kind of gal but I am a sucker for crunchy and crisp. Though I love veggies and fruits to the moon and back, my busy lifestyle doesn’t always allow me the prep time. Which leaves me tempted to not […]

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5 Reasons Apples are the Best Snack

Apples are one of the best fruits to grab as a snack. They are versatile, portable, inexpensive, and unlike a lot of other fruit, they store well. They also have quite a few surprising health benefits. There’s good reason why we have the saying “An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away”. Let’s look at […]

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10 Health Benefits of Chestnuts

I remember collecting all the spiky seed pods from the trees at my Grandparents’ house, sitting on the porch watching my Grandfather peel the shells off with his pocket knife. Eating chestnuts is a past time for me, a family tradition, a rite of passage that I was able to pass onto my son. I […]

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Why I Eat Brussels Sprouts Now

My first experience with Brussels Sprouts was not a pleasant one. They were tough and they were bitter. I vowed to never eat them again…that was when I was sixteen…seventeen years later and I love them. I remember the second time I tried Brussels Sprouts. My mom and I were at a local farm to table […]

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10 Amazing Benefits of Rambutans

I am totally that girl that has all kinds of yummy, exotic fruit on her desk…the strange to some folks…kumquats, lychees, and one of my favorites – Rambutans!  Rambutans are those spiky red funny looking fruit that you may see popping up time to time. They are native to the Malay-Indonesian region and some other […]

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15 Sweet Healthy Benefits of Honey

We all have that occasional sweet tooth…I know…but there are many healthy options out there. One of my favorite sweet treats is honey. I remember eating spoonfuls of honey with my Grandpa on a Sunday afternoon. It always brings so much warmth to my heart.  Honey: Studies have shown that replacing sugar with honey has helped […]

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12 Benefits of the Sweet Summer Melon Cantaloupe

Who doesn’t love some delicious, sweet melons? Especially on a hot summer day! This has to be one of my favorite things about summertime!  1.) They have a high water content which provides a refreshing treat. 2.) Cantaloupes contain Vitamin C which is important for a healthy immune system. 3.) Because of their great amounts […]

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9 Reasons I Am In Love With Avocados

When I was younger, I wouldn’t touch an avocado, fast forward to today and they are one of my favorite foods. Packed with super benefits, tasty, and a great combo to most dishes, avocados have become a staple in my diet. Avocados are considered a SuperFood because of how high they are in nutrients and studies […]

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6 Sweet, Healthy Benefits of Strawberries

The wonderful red, juicy fruit – the strawberry. Not only a great sweet treat to beat those cravings but packed with wonderful nutrients.  * Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or a medical professional. These are healthy suggestions based solely on personal experiences, personal opinions, and light research. 

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13 Health Benefits of the Juicy Grapefruit

A little sweet a little tart, an in between citrus fruit. This fruit is power-packed with healthy goodness! Super packed with Vitamin C and A!!! Boosts the immune system Good for the eyes and skin Can improve your mood Helps maintain a healthy heart Assists in healthy bone growth Helps beat kidney stones. Grapefruit is […]

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