The Wonders of Whole Grains

So, before we jump right into it, what are grains exactly? Grains are the fruits and seeds of cereal grasses. There are 2 types of grains you can find at the market: whole grains & refined grains. Whole grains include the entire seed: germ + endosperm + bran. Refined grains are processed to only include the endosperm. Thus,Continue reading “The Wonders of Whole Grains”

Eating in Season: Winter Edition

Winter has a lot going for it: trips to the snow, cozy blankets, and rich hot chocolate. Fresh produce, however, isn’t usually first on this list. Here in Northern California, we are lucky enough to have a variety of produce available year-round; check out all of the options with these seasonality charts here. Eating locallyContinue reading “Eating in Season: Winter Edition”

Breakfast in Under 10 Minutes

Even if you’re short on time, it is possible to eat a tasty and healthy breakfast every morning. It takes just 10 minutes to prepare one of these breakfasts. There are plenty of options for wholesome breakfast foods in healthy food stores such as Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods, but sometimes it’s so much moreContinue reading “Breakfast in Under 10 Minutes”

Superfoods: Going Green 101

What’s so important about eating your leafy greens? First, they provide us with the most phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are natural chemicals that are found in plants. These chemicals guard plants from harm, such as pests and UV rays. But they do not just benefit the plant itself; they benefit those who eat the plant as well!Continue reading “Superfoods: Going Green 101”