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Ready for Winter: Eating Seasonally and Locally

With the first day of winter (winter solstice) rapidly approaching (21st of December), for people living in the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere, so does a slow shift of “in season” fruits and vegetables.  But just because our Sun is in its farthest south position it does not mean that eating locally should stop; there are plenty of good-for-you winter crops that are available both locally and grown in hoop houses and other other methods to extend the natural growing season. In fact, backyard hoop houses can make it seem like you moved your garden hundreds of miles to the south. Growers can count on four to six weeks of extra production in some seasons. By adding an inner layer of cover inside a hoop and picking cold-hardy varieties, people can grow right through winter — even in the coldest climates (source: motherearthnews.com).

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Spring Has Sprung! Eating Seasonally for Spring

I am a huge supporter and advocate of eating seasonally, eating organic, and eating locally. This type of eating lifestyle and dietary consciousness is not only about what is good for our bodies; it is about what is symbiotically beneficial to the environment as well. Eating seasonally appropriate foods gives our bodies optimum nutrition and energy. It cools and heats our bodies according to our changing environment and helps us detox and cleanse our body organs so we are lighter, more resilient and stronger than last season. Want to have more spring in your step and save money on foods that are plentiful and less expensive?

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12 Healthy and Delicious Holiday Appetizers

Attending holiday gatherings almost always involves food. Sultry, buttery, savory holiday food. The winter season is filled with sugar and comfort foods which also aids in filling our bodies with unwanted poundage (Most people gain 5-8 pounds during the winter holiday season). Though we feel happy eating the foods and chatting about all the exciting events that have occurred in the past year, those new years resolutions are still awaiting for us to declare them around the corner. Why not get a head start now and choose to eat/prepare foods sensibly and with good intentions that we are going to fill our bodies with healthy, good-for-us nutrition? I have compiled a list of some easy to prepare and healthy appetizers to impress your family, colleagues and friends, (especially if you are attending a pot luck) while making your body and conscious thank you for honoring their presence and importance.

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Eat Your Best: Benefits of Eating Locally and Seasonally

Eating seasonally is not only environmentally sound; it is good for your body! Purchasing local foods in-season drastically decreases environmental damage caused by shipping foods thousands of miles. The damage is associated to CO2 emissions needed to grow and transport the food we eat. When unprocessed fruits and vegetables are grown and consumed in their correct season, they contain more of the immunity boosting antioxidants and taste more sweet, juicy and fresh.

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