Well what do you know? National Meatball Day falls right in the middle of National Nutrition Month. And who doesn't love meatballs? Meatballs done the old school way can be full of fat, salt and sugar. However, meatballs done right are high in protein, full of flavor, and can be part of a healthy diet.
March is National Nutrition Month, and it's right on time. Every January most of us make a resolution to eat healthier, and we even do better for awhile. However, study after study shows that dieting doesn't work for most people. In fact, dieting can slow the metabolism, increase stress, and lead to more weight gain.
Freeze-dried fruit is so versatile. It's delicious on its own, but crush it into a powder and it becomes a magic ingredient in recipes. One of our favorite ways to use powdered fruit is in pancakes. It turns the batter a fun shade of pink -
There's that magical time after school and before dinner when kids turn into starving little monsters with bottomless stomachs. Actually that sounds like most of us right around 3:00 p.m., so feel free to commandeer a few portions for yourself! Managing snacks is important - healthy nibbles helps kids get through homework or sports practice
It's the end of the final harvest time for many gardeners around the country. Cooling temperatures and more rain give vegetable plants a boost, so you're likely to end up with more than you can handle. Traditionally, gardeners would either can or freeze their surplus for use in winter. However, those two methods tend to do
Recently one of the Harvest Right team was traveling in Europe and overheard a woman in a restaurant attempting to explain to a waiter, in broken Italian, that she had broad and severe food allergies. She couldn't have fat, dairy, gluten, eggs, beans, corn, and a whole other list of foods. It was a difficult
Cooler temperatures are the start of 5K and marathon training season in many areas of the country. With the growing popularity of ultra marathons and races that last multiple days, freeze dried food is starting to hit the radar of the running community. You can buy prepackaged freeze dried food, but freeze drying your running
One of the best summer lunches (or snacks) is a bowl of cottage cheese with ripe cherry tomatoes. The acid in the tomatoes cuts through the creamy cottage cheese for the perfect alternating-bite experience. Low-fat cottage cheese is a healthy way to stay full, and tomatoes are full of lycopean, which helps fight cancer. Freeze
Salmon with pesto sauce is one of the best things you can make for a nice, Sunday dinner and then easily freeze dry leftovers for your next camping trip or for use during an emergency. Salmon is so good for you - it's high in omega-3 fatty acids. Pesto sauce is made from basil, pine nuts,
Some days there's nothing better than a quick, healthy smoothie for lunch, breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up. Around here we love the kale-broccoli-pineapple mixture, so we decided to freeze dry it for even faster smoothies. Just chop kale, broccoli and pineapple into bite-size pieces and place on trays. You can freeze dry all of these ingredients