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Eating Locally, Eating Fresh

By on May 16th, 2012 Tags: , , ,

What does eating local mean? To some people, it means eating food that’s traveled fewer than 100 miles from the farm to your fork. That’s because moving food long distances can mean more fuel is used, which means a larger carbon footprint, which affects the environment outside our bodies. Food in the United States travels an average of 1,500 miles to get to a grocery …

Plant Milks: Seeking — and Finding — Worthy Alternatives to Dairy

By on April 18th, 2012 Tags: , ,

Cow’s milk not only tastes great poured over morning cereal or into a cup of coffee, it’s also an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals. And as long as it’s organic, you don’t have to worry about synthetic growth hormones, because organic standards prohibit their use in livestock. But if you’re avoiding cow’s milk because of health reasons such as lactose intolerance or because …

Popcorn: Food for Thought

By on February 22nd, 2012 Tags: , , ,

What’s not to love about popcorn? It’s easy to make, filling, and for me, the perfect nibble during a night in with my favorite movie. On its own, popcorn is a great snack. It’s naturally high in fiber, low in calories, contains no sodium and is fat-free. But the ways in which it is grown or prepared can be cause for concern. So before you …

Giving Thanks for Family Dinner

By on November 16th, 2011 Tags: , ,

For years, dinner time at my house was a recipe for chaos. With a busy husband and three active kids, I never knew who was coming or going. On any given night, sports, friends, school activities, and other commitments kept us on the run. It wasn’t a rare occasion to have one kid running out the door with an energy bar while another was coming …

Salmon and Tuna: How to Make the Healthiest Choices of These Popular Fish

By on November 2nd, 2011 Tags: ,

If you’ve ever tried to make the healthiest choice at the fish counter without breaking the bank, you know it’s tough. Retailers have to tell you whether fish is wild or farmed, and domestic or imported. But what about the type of fish? Fresh? Frozen? Canned? Here are some tips to help you make the healthiest selections.

Wild versus farmed: Most of us want to …

Getting to a Healthy Weight, One Good Choice at a Time

By on October 19th, 2011 Tags: , , ,

Like most women, weight has always been a sensitive topic for me. My mother says I was a greedy breastfeeder. As a toddler I’d lick my plate and ask for seconds. Adolescence brought on more cravings and less willpower, and adulthood hasn’t been any easier.

I love to eat much too much, and, darn it, eating too much means weighing too much. Weight loss has …

My Story on Click4Breastcancer.org

By on September 21st, 2011 Tags: ,

Even before I met Gary Hirschberg, CE-Yo of Stonyfield, I’ve been passionate about an organic, planet-friendly lifestyle. Since meeting him, we have forged an important partnership, resulting in Breastcancer.org’s new Organic Living section… and now we have our own yogurt lid!

On September 1, Stonyfield Organic yogurts and  Stonyfield Organic Oikos Greek yogurts started promoting our partnership and directing people to Click4Breastcancer.org, where you can …

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