2014

April 14, 2014

Passover Seder Plate Primer

Passover Seder Plate Primer
Tonight is the first night of Passover, when Jewish families gather around the dinner table to commemorate Moses leading his people out of Egypt with a ceremonial meal known as the Seder. During the seder, family members read from the Haggadah, a text which guides the order of what is to take place as the...
April 11, 2014

Organic Food And The Walmart Effect

Organic Food And The Walmart Effect
Walmart announced this week that they are expanding their selection of organic foods, and we’re not sure how we feel about that. On the one hand, the idea of organic food being more affordable and being available to a wider demographic sounds like a good thing. We consider it our mission to advance the health,...
April 7, 2014

Foods and Herbs That Heal and Soothe

Foods and Herbs That Heal and Soothe
April 7th is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) international World Heath Day. Since  1950, WHO has been using this date to draw attention to global health issues. This year, it happens to be dedicated to vector-born diseases, or diseases that are carried by mosquitoes, sandflies, ticks, and other bugs. They carry diseases like malaria, as...
April 4, 2014

Friday Grab Bag 4.04.14!

Friday Grab Bag 4.04.14!
It’s another Friday, which means its time for another Friday Grab Bag! It’s been another one of those weeks where so much has been going on, and all of a sudden its almost the weekend. We saw another April Fools Day come and go this week, and we certainly hope that yours went a whole...
March 31, 2014

Future Winter Sports Stars Fight Food Waste

Future Winter Sports Stars Fight Food Waste
Unlike much of the country, we have been experiencing just the opposite of a “polar vortex” here in Las Vegas, with it sunny and in the seventies for the end of our winter. Not much snow activity happening in the mountains around here, which has us looking to maybe take a trip eastward to have...
March 26, 2014

Are You an “In The Know” or a “Did You Know?”

Are You an “In The Know” or a “Did You Know?”
It’s always good to know who your audience is. Ours is a dynamic and diverse community that we find on social media and at trade shows and conventions. Our following includes entrepreneurs and soccer moms, organic dairy farmers and vegans, Non-GMO warriors and commercial produce distributors. Thankfully, we have a mission and a technology that...
March 24, 2014

A Real Solution to Food Waste

A Real Solution to Food Waste
Here at BerryBreeze, food is more than just a necessity. It is a passion in which we actively participate, from large office group lunches, to making delicious food in the kitchen at home, to following all manner of food-related content in the media. Just yesterday, we were driving around town in the “Breeze-Mobile”, our 2005...
March 21, 2014

Friday BerryBreeze Grab Bag!

Friday BerryBreeze Grab Bag!
Happy Friday and welcome to our Friday Gab Bag, which is sort of an end of week wrap up of some of the topics that have been on our mind. It has been such an action packed week, from St. Patrick’s Day on Monday, to the First day of Spring and International Happiness Day yesterday,...
March 17, 2014

5 Ways to “Get Green” for St. Patrick’s Day

5 Ways to “Get Green” for St. Patrick’s Day
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, so “Top o’ the Morning to ya!” (or whatever time of day you find yourself reading this). It’s a great day to be Irish (or just pretend you are), eat Irish food, and of course drink Irish drinks. Part of the tradition is to of course wear something green so that...
March 14, 2014

A Pie for Pi Day

A Pie for Pi Day
Today is 3.14, otherwise known as “Pi Day”. Now, we are no slouches in the math department (mostly thanks to our access to and facility with a calculator), but naturally our thoughts turn towards the subject of delicious, fresh food. Like pie. Otherwise, we could subject you to an elaborate explanation of the mathematical algorithm...
March 11, 2014

Expo West Rocked and BerryBreeze Had a Blast

Expo West Rocked and BerryBreeze Had a Blast
Team BerryBreeze just got back from an incredible weekend at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim! Beyond being such a great opportunity to get our message out, what an incredible community of people and products that are changing the way people eat and live. We were one of the 635 first-time exhibitors and it was...
February 24, 2014

The Not-So-Sweet Side of Sugar

The Not-So-Sweet Side of Sugar
Have you ever stopped to think about just how pervasive sugar is? Forget about desserts, candy, and sodas; we have come to expect sugar in what we all accept as the sweet stuff. But 12 grams per serving in Newman’s Own Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce? It’s scary when you start reading packaging on processed foods,...
February 17, 2014

Organic On A Budget? You Can Do This!

Organic On A Budget? You Can Do This!
One of the biggest complaints you hear when trying to persuade friends and family to go organic is “It’s just so much more expensive.” While initially apples to apples-type comparisons may support that complaint, there are so many ways to take the sting out of changing over to a healthier and safer food-consumption lifestyle. It...
February 12, 2014

Your Food, Your Life, Your World

Your Food, Your Life, Your World
Here at BerryBreeze™, we’re always talking about saving the planet by reducing food waste. Our solution is to extend the life of food in your fridge by releasing activated oxygen to kill harmful microbes and food-borne pathogens, as well as the ethylene gas produced by fruits and vegetables that cause ripening and decay. We figure...
February 10, 2014

Happy Meatless Monday!

Happy Meatless Monday!
While most of us would assume that Meatless Mondays is a recent response to a desire to preserve both our personal health and our fragile ecosystem, it has quite a bit of historical context that stretches back a century. During World War l, the then-head of the wartime US Food Administration Herbert Hoover asked Americans...
February 7, 2014

FreshFocus: Pineapples!

FreshFocus: Pineapples!
Today we’re going to spend shine a spotlight on our not-so-little prickly fruity friend, the pineapple. One reason for this is because just yesterday, little seven year-old BabyBreeze asked us “ Daddy, why do they call it a pineapple? There isn’t any pine in it at all.” Right she is, but after a little research...
February 6, 2014

The International Language of Freshness!

The International Language of Freshness!
Wow, we’ve been a little busy working on all the exciting things BerryBreeze™ has in store for 2014! That means we may have been slacking a little on the blog, but we thought this was too cool not to share! BerryBreeze™ is having a thrilling ride as it expands internationally, with markets opening up around the globe. The number...
January 30, 2014

Getting Kids to Eat Their Veggies

Getting Kids to Eat Their Veggies
We all know that a healthy diet consists of multiple servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Nothing is more important to kids as they grow than getting the vitamins and nutrients that fruits and veggies provide. Yet ask any parent, and they’ll tell you war stories of how their kids just won’t eat veggies (they’re...
January 28, 2014

Spoon to Soil: Composting as a Food Waste Solution

Spoon to Soil: Composting as a Food Waste Solution
Today we’re going to approach one of our biggest concerns, food waste and its impact on the environment, from a slightly different tack. We are big proponents of the “Farm to Fork” movement currently emerging in the food community, and we are also getting more interested in composting, or “Spoon to Soil” as we like...
January 25, 2014

Oxygen Activism!

Oxygen Activism!
You may not even realize it, but much of the food you already have in your refrigerator has been exposed to activated oxygen, or ozone, before you even bring it home. That’s because food producers utilize commercial-grade ozone generators to treat fruits, vegetables, meat, and dairy before goods head out to market. Companies like Ozone...
January 23, 2014

Dye! Dye! My Darling!

Dye! Dye! My Darling!
We awoke this morning to news that has totally rocked our world: Justin Bieber was arrested for drag racing while intoxicated! Just kidding, we saw that one coming from a mile away, but we did notice this little item: Fruit Loops, the multi-colored bane of parents who already have over-stimulated children’s existence, ARE ALL THE...
January 21, 2014

All Organic Food Is Not Created Equal

All Organic Food Is Not Created Equal
One glaring problem within the growing organic and natural food marketplace is that just because something is labelled “organic” doesn’t mean it is free of pesticides, chemicals, and other toxins. There was a recent study by our Canadian neighbors that found that pesticides contaminated nearly half of the organic produce sampled. What’s more, there are...
January 18, 2014

5 Ways to Stay Well in Winter

5 Ways to Stay Well in Winter
It’s that time of year again, and people are calling in to work with the flu from coast to coast. As if the dealing with the winter doldrums during this time of year isn’t enough, our bodies are vulnerable to illness as well. No need to panic, if you haven’t gotten sick yet, we’ve got...
January 15, 2014

Landfill Free: Big Talk or a Realistic Solution?

Landfill Free: Big Talk or a Realistic Solution?
Just what does it mean to be “landfill-free”? This appears to be a new “buzz term” among large food producers as they seek to boost their eco-street credibility in an increasingly green-minded consumer marketplace. Our BerryBreeze™ team recently sat down to discuss what each of us were most passionate about when it comes to providing a product...
January 13, 2014

Your Food, Your Blood, and Your Health

Your Food, Your Blood, and Your Health
Ok, we’re not trying to gross anyone out here on a Monday, but could the key to a healthier you be in the blood? Here at the 3B (BerryBreezeBlog), we’re always looking for insight into the relationship between a healthy diet and a higher quality of life, and recently we’ve come across a dietary approach...
January 10, 2014

3 Ways NAFTA Changed How We Eat

3 Ways NAFTA Changed How We Eat
This month marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. This sweeping legislation has virtually changed the way we eat fruits and vegetables. Before NAFTA, the produce you would find available at your local grocery store was whatever was seasonal and grown relatively close to where you...
January 8, 2014

5 Tips for Avoiding the Winter Doldrums

5 Tips for Avoiding the Winter Doldrums
It’s officially the middle of winter, and it can be a real difficult time for lots of people. The holiday season is over, with all the parties, good food, and fun things to do, and January ends up being the month where some of us fall into a gloomy rut due to the cold weather,...
January 6, 2014

We Should Know What’s in the Food We Eat

We Should Know What’s in the Food We Eat
It’s hard to really know what goes into our food these days. As we’ve covered before, there are literally hundreds of non-organic ingredients allowed under the current USDA organic certification. While their is no policy at the Federal level regarding GMO-labeling for food, states like Vermont, Connecticut, and Maine have taken steps to require food...
January 3, 2014

Things We Love: Whole Foods

Things We Love: Whole Foods
Ok, we’re going to be up front with you here: we are BIG fans of Whole Foods. As advocates of an organic, sustainable lifestyle that’s good for our health and the planet, we just love that there’s a supermarket chain out there that shares our commitment to responsible commerce, enriching peoples’ lives in healthy ways,...
January 1, 2014

A Fresh New Year!

A Fresh New Year!
The end of the year is always a time to reevaluate, reassess, and of course, make resolutions for the New Year. Smokers hope to finally kick the habit, couch potatoes invest in a gym membership, and some may even resolve to finally stop lending that deadbeat friend or relative money. Whether they have to do...

2013

December 31, 2013

Three Simple Reasons to Go Organic

Three Simple Reasons to Go Organic
With a new year getting started, it’s a safe bet that many people are listing either “eating healthier” or “being healthier” as one of their resolutions. For the more resolute, this may include starting a home garden project or even joining a community garden, but for most of us it more likely means opting for...
December 30, 2013

How to Dine With Friends When You’re Dieting

How to Dine With Friends When You’re Dieting
The life of a dieter is filled with awkward moments—your friends order apps for the table and you can’t eat. . . any of them. You’re at a dinner party and almost nothing served fits in with your meal plan. Take heart, noble dieter. It doesn’t have to be this way! Follow these steps to...
December 27, 2013

10 Things to be Thankful for This New Year

10 Things to be Thankful for This New Year
We really do lead charmed lives. Compared to the richest kings 100 years ago, we lived more luxuriously and with more convenience in 2013.  Do you know what you’re thankful for this New Year? In case you’ve not yet compiled your list, check out ours. See any similarities? 10. Modern kitchen appliances – Modern appliances...
December 26, 2013

Can Vitamins Substitute for Fruits and Veggies?

Can Vitamins Substitute for Fruits and Veggies?
It would be highly convenient—who among us never eats anything less the than ideal food at every meal? Let she who’s never touched a cupcake, pizza slice or alcoholic beverage cast the first stone. But this brings more questions: which vitamins should you be taking? How frequently? Is there such a thing as too much...
December 23, 2013

Unintended Consequences: How the DDT Ban Causes Millions to Die From Malaria

Unintended Consequences: How the DDT Ban Causes Millions to Die From Malaria
In 1874, an organic compound called DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) was first synthesized. The Swiss chemist Paul Hermann Müller discovered in 1939 that it was useful as an insecticide—namely, to kill the mosquitoes that spread malaria. This lead to its widespread use in World War II, protecting civilians and troops from malaria and typhus. The world was...
December 20, 2013

The 5 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Making You Smell Bad

The 5 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Making You Smell Bad
You already know that eating copious amounts of garlic will leave a tell-tale scent in your wake, but garlic isn’t the only food that reveals what you ate for dinner last night. Different foods (and drinks) escape your body as smell in various ways. The following five substances join with garlic as some of the...
December 19, 2013

What a Fruit or Veggie’s Color Says About its Nutritional Content

What a Fruit or Veggie’s Color Says About its Nutritional Content
Color-coding makes things so much easier. Differently colored highlighter markers, stickers and folders conveniently tell us what we need to know, when we need to know it. If only eating healthy were so convenient. . . Or is it already, and we just haven’t noticed? Mother nature has given us a bit of a gift....
December 12, 2013

Why You Need to Stop Drinking Fluoridated Water

Why You Need to Stop Drinking Fluoridated Water
You’ve been told that it’s smart to drink fluoridated water because it strengthens your teeth. It’s said that drinking fluoride helps prevent cavities and is totally safe. If that’s the case, why does your fluoride toothpaste come with the warning If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a...
December 10, 2013

Why You Shouldn’t Make a New Year’s Resolution to Eat Healthier

Why You Shouldn’t Make a New Year’s Resolution to Eat Healthier
If you’re like many (if not most) people, you’d like to eat healthier or get more fit. The Hacked Mind reports, “One of the most common New Year’s resolutions involves losing weight, which is why gym memberships swell in January by up to 30% in some urban areas.” If eating healthier is a goal for...
December 9, 2013

4 Ways To De-Stress Your Holiday Season

4 Ways To De-Stress Your Holiday Season
The mistletoe is hung, the tree is lit, the parties are planned. . . and you’re stressed. Possibly even miserable. May we issue a kind reminder: this is not the point of the holidays! If you’re interested in taking the classic ritual of self-sacrifice out of your holiday season, consider the four following steps: 1....
December 4, 2013

Why Humanely Raised Animals Taste Better

Why Humanely Raised Animals Taste Better
When you eat meat, you are eating an animal, but it goes beyond that—you are also eating that animal’s history. How it lived, where it lived, what it ate and how it was killed are in each and every bite. We want to put only the best, most nutritious food in our mouths, right? Can...
December 2, 2013

Good Bacteria vs. Bad Bacteria: A Quick Guide to Your Health

Good Bacteria vs. Bad Bacteria: A Quick Guide to Your Health
To put it bluntly, without bacteria, you would be dead. We all would. Luckily for us, bacteria like us just as much as we like them. But we have to be choosy—not all bacteria is created equal. Strangely enough, we need both “good” and “bad” bacteria in and on our bodies, but in a strict...
November 27, 2013

Mold in Your Home: How to Spot It and Knock It Out

Mold in Your Home: How to Spot It and Knock It Out
What if we told you that despite your best efforts at keeping your home spin ’n’ span, you might have some serious fungus growing behind the scenes? And it’s not your fault – it can be impossible to thoroughly clean every corner and crevasse in your home. Mold can be innocuous, forming small white spots...
November 25, 2013

Top 4 Restaurants When You Want to Eat Green

Top 4 Restaurants When You Want to Eat Green
Eating out in restaurants is de rigueur in American culture, and we’re bombarded with commercials and ads boasting the best burger or the most savory steak. But when you have made a commitment for yourself and your family to be eco-friendly, finding restaurants that fit your philosophy – while still tantalizing your taste buds –...
November 21, 2013

5 Things You Don’t Know About Kale Nutrition

5 Things You Don’t Know About Kale Nutrition
Move over goji berries- there’s a new superfood in town. By this point you’ve probably heard about the high-powered nutritional punch that comes from kale. Some are eating it, others are juicing it. The bottom line is that no matter how people are getting this leafy green into their system – they’re all enjoying the...
November 18, 2013

The Truth You Won’t Believe: What the USDA Allows in “Organic” Food

The Truth You Won’t Believe: What the USDA Allows in “Organic” Food
Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you’re aware of the fact that we believe that GMOs and non-organic chemicals and pesticides have no place in our food and that buying local and organic produce is the only way to go. However, it doesn’t end there. We recently became aware of some of the unthinkable...
November 14, 2013

Three Reasons Why Recent GMO Product Labeling Initiatives Failed

Three Reasons Why Recent GMO Product Labeling Initiatives Failed
In recent years, more and more people have become interested in knowing exactly what it is they’re eating, and for many, designating something as “food” just because we can digest it simply doesn’t cut the high-fructose corn syrup-infused cake anymore. The general public is increasingly aware of where their food comes from, how it’s made,...
November 13, 2013

Is Raw Food Making You Sick?

Is Raw Food Making You Sick?
Health gurus and celebrities have been proclaiming the benefits of raw diets for years. Clear radiant skin, weight loss, increased energy, enthusiasm for life: who doesn’t want to look and feel great? The problem is, not all people feel fantastic when eating only raw foods. Our bodies and lives are not all the same. If...
November 12, 2013

The Best Foods for Winter

The Best Foods for Winter
The Best Foods for Winter During the winter months, we tend to get pretty lazy, almost like a bear does during his hibernation months.  It’s cold, the days are short, and you tend to get fatigued earlier due to less activity and less sunlight. America spends more than $2 trillion on health care each year,...
November 11, 2013

6 Amazing Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

6 Amazing Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
It’s inevitable. Mention the word chia and that ear worm wriggles its way into your brain. Go ahead, I’ll sing it with you, “Ch-ch-ch-Chia…” Catchy, I know. While you might be familiar with the growing, green pottery, the story behind the product’s namesake seeds may just surprise you – there are a lot of health benefits of...
November 8, 2013

5 Hormone Disrupting Foods

5 Hormone Disrupting Foods
Hormone imbalance is a growing problem, and more people are realizing that these imbalances are a result, in part, of the foods we eat.  However, there are a number of things you can do to change this, starting with changing your eating and shopping habits. The Environmental Working Group has just released their Dirty Dozen...
November 6, 2013

21 Ways to Stop Wasting Food (and Save Money on Groceries)

21 Ways to Stop Wasting Food (and Save Money on Groceries)
We don’t buy produce with the intention of letting it rot, so how does it keep happening? Is there a trick to stop wasting food? And if such a trick exists, could we reasonably expect to save money on groceries? Luckily such a trick does exist. Twenty-one of them, in fact. Taken from grocers, farmers,...
November 1, 2013

6 Random Things You Should Put In Your Fridge

6 Random Things You Should Put In Your Fridge
Refrigerators: they’re not just for food anymore. There are many household items you use on a regular basis that are just better when chilled. Some of the uses are more practical than others, but we think that good old-fashioned fun is just as important as practicality in our modern, hectic lives. (And sometimes even more...
October 31, 2013

10 (Amazing!) Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

10 (Amazing!) Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
For centuries, people in Africa, Asia and other exotic locations have used coconut oil as a natural cure-all for a variety of health problems. Only in recent years has Western medicine caught on to the many health benefits of coconut oil, which is extracted from the nut of the coconut palm tree. Despite its high calorie...
October 29, 2013

13 Scariest Ingredients in Halloween Candy

While the Crypt-Keeper, Freddy Krueger and Jason will keep you on your toes as you watch tv or navigate a haunted maze this year, there is something else you may want to guard against: the candy. Much of the innocent-looking and classically popular Halloween fare is actually chock-full of freaky ingredients, from animal by-products to...
October 25, 2013

10 Most Unhealthy Halloween Candy Options

10 Most Unhealthy Halloween Candy Options
Exactly how the centuries-old tradition of All Hallows’ Eve managed to evolve into today’s child-centric, sugar-filled night of spooks remains a mystery. It is thought to have originated in Celtic-speaking countries as an end-of-summer festival which then spread throughout Europe. Since then Halloween has been celebrated in many parts of the world with stories of...
October 24, 2013

5 Toxic Household Cleaners (And 5 Natural Alternatives to Use Instead)

5 Toxic Household Cleaners (And 5 Natural Alternatives to Use Instead)
That spray bottle of glass cleaner, jar of scouring powder and bottle of bleach may look harmless – but the fact is that they’re more dangerous than you might think (and not just to kids who may accidentally drink their contents). Whenever you spray toxic household cleaners into the air – or against glass –...
October 22, 2013

A Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables Indoors

A Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables Indoors
You may be under the impression that gardening ends when the first frost hits. This is a bold-faced myth – with enough know-how and patience, you can absolutely start growing vegetables indoors. If you like the idea of year-round fresh veggies within arm’s reach of your arm chair, and you’re willing to give it the...
October 18, 2013

10 Insanely Awesome Beauty Recipes From the Kitchen

10 Insanely Awesome Beauty Recipes From the Kitchen
You spend time in the kitchen dicing, juicing, marinating and whipping in service of your taste buds. But did you know that your culinary efforts can also produce gourmet, homemade beauty products? Using simple ingredients and even simpler recipes, you can make a tons of beauty recipes from the kitchen and churn out your own...
October 16, 2013

Heads Up, Parents: There’s Arsenic in Chicken

Heads Up, Parents: There’s Arsenic in Chicken
Ever wondered what your family consumes at the dinner table? Americans have long included chicken in their meals, never stopping to wonder if they were being poisoned rather than nourished. You may be surprised to learn that the FDA may have turned a blind eye to chicken coops across our nation for over three years,...
October 15, 2013

10 Things You Can Recycle (But Probably Don’t…Until Now)

10 Things You Can Recycle (But Probably Don’t…Until Now)
Sure, you recycle your cans. You may even recycle magazines, glass bottles and plastic grocery bags (assuming you still use them, which you shouldn’t). But what about all of the other odds and ends that find their way into the trash can? Can they be recycled? You may be surprised to learn that a lot...
October 10, 2013

10 Beauty Products That May Cause Cancer (You Probably Use These Daily!)

10 Beauty Products That May Cause Cancer (You Probably Use These Daily!)
The beauty industry is anything but pretty to millions of women, whose daily beauty routines could jeopardize their long-term health. Cosmetics and personal care products are often made with some not-so-pretty ingredients — hazardous chemicals like degreasers, plasticizers and surfactants found in paint — and are riddled with pesticides, carcinogens and hormone disruptors. According to...
October 9, 2013

How Eating Eco-Friendly Makes You a Good American

How Eating Eco-Friendly Makes You a Good American
It’s not often that patriotism and environmental consciousness are directly related–at least, not in the public eye. With that said, loving your country and taking care of its environment don’t have to be mutually exclusive when it comes to how you live or eat. Here are some ways that going green is good for the...
October 8, 2013

6 Horrifying Ingredients Found in School Cafeteria Lunches

6 Horrifying Ingredients Found in School Cafeteria Lunches
No matter how many vitamin-rich greens and whole grains you have at your disposal, there isn’t always time to pack a lunch for your busy student. Plenty of elementary age children aren’t quite ready for the responsibility that comes with the chopping, and your average teenager doesn’t know how to make lunch unless there’s an...
October 1, 2013

15 Household Uses For Lemons (That Don’t Involve Cooking)

15 Household Uses For Lemons (That Don’t Involve Cooking)
Did you know that cuisine’s most-loved citrus fruit—the noble lemon—boasts almost as many uses outside the kitchen as in? Both the juice and the rind of lemons serve a wide variety of household uses – from beauty aides and cleaning heroes to pest-fighters and garden guards. As a bonus, swapping out harsh chemicals for a...
September 30, 2013

5 Reasons Your City Should Ban Wasteful Plastic Grocery Bags

5 Reasons Your City Should Ban Wasteful Plastic Grocery Bags
102 billion. That’s how many plastic bags Americans use every year, according to the Clean Air Council. Another example of unnecessary waste, these bags pile up in landfills and litter the landscape. In response, local governments across the country have banned single-use plastic bags. Here are five reasons your city should do the same: 5...
September 26, 2013

The Dinner Less Wasted: 10 Tips for More Efficient Eating

The Dinner Less Wasted: 10 Tips for More Efficient Eating
While we’re focusing on ending child hunger in America this month by participating in the Go Orange campaign, it might be a good idea to look at our own relationship with food. How can we search for constructive ways to feed the kids across the street when we can’t even manage our own food consumption?...
September 25, 2013

6 Things You Should Know About Goat Meat

6 Things You Should Know About Goat Meat
You love goat cheese, right? What about goat meat? No clue? Even though goat is the most widely consumed red meat in the world, it’s just now becoming popular in America – and with good reason, although there are some significant drawbacks to eating goat meat that are worth noting. Here’s what you need to...
September 24, 2013

10 Ways To Trick Your Kids Into Eating Veggies

10 Ways To Trick Your Kids Into Eating Veggies
You have enough to worry about already when it comes to your children. Choosing the right family doctor, treating scrapes and bruises, and ensuring that your kid sees just as much sunshine as he does television (or more) can feel like a full-time job all on its own. As eating right is the foundation of...
September 20, 2013

7 Things You Need to Know About Trans Fats

7 Things You Need to Know About Trans Fats
There’s a long list of dietary dangers you should avoid as you navigate up and down the grocery aisles. That list gets longer every day, though, and it’s hard enough keeping track of the “what” to stop and worry about the “why.” But even though we might not have all the facts about high fructose...
September 18, 2013

4 Worst Ways to Fight Hunger (You’ll Never Donate Cans to Charity Again!)

4 Worst Ways to Fight Hunger (You’ll Never Donate Cans to Charity Again!)
Our most recent post in support of No Kid Hungry and their GO ORANGE campaign showcased five effective ways to volunteer your time to end hunger in America. And those strategies are vital in the quest to provide reliable meals to about 50 million underfed Americans, including almost 16 million children. But these great new...
September 17, 2013

What’s the Environmental Cost of Your Greek Yogurt Habit?

What’s the Environmental Cost of Your Greek Yogurt Habit?
How much do you love Greek yogurt? Well, if you’re reading this the answer is probably somewhere between “Uh, the most?” and “I’m making Greek yogurt batches in my basement sink right now. Why do you ask?” Hey, we get it. The stuff has a velvety smooth texture and just the right amount of tang,...
September 13, 2013

5 Ways You Can Help End Hunger in America

5 Ways You Can Help End Hunger in America
We all know the standard routine for anyone intent on helping to end hunger in America: reaching deep into cupboards for some old canned corn or peach halves to donate. Maybe you bypass the canned goods and go straight to writing a check to a local food bank. For those who prefer hands-on volunteer work,...
September 11, 2013

Shopping With a Mirror and Other Crazy New Healthy Food Tips

Shopping With a Mirror and Other Crazy New Healthy Food Tips
What does it take to get shoppers to eat organic, local vegetables? Would you believe that it might be as simple as some yellow tape, a mirror or a list of a store’s best-selling produce? Most Americans haven’t been responding to more in-your-face healthy food tips, so researchers in New Mexico are trying out gentler...
September 10, 2013

50 Million Americans Will Go Hungry This Year – Which Ones Suffer Most?

50 Million Americans Will Go Hungry This Year – Which Ones Suffer Most?
Did you know that September is Hunger Awareness Month? Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign brings attention to hunger in America year-round, but they’re making a big push to get out their message this month. You may have even have heard a mention or two during your favorite TV shows this past Sunday, as...
September 5, 2013

Can We Save the Environment With Gas-Free Cows?

Can We Save the Environment With Gas-Free Cows?
When they speak and write about the greenhouse effect, environmental stewardship advocates these days tend to talk mainly about the emissions from cars, jets and factories. Those things are definitely important, and there’s a ton of work left to do. But has everybody forgotten about methane from cows? Remember when cow effluvia used to be...
September 4, 2013

4 Ways Factory Farms Are Making Us Sick

4 Ways Factory Farms Are Making Us Sick
Americans are eating slightly more meat today that we were in 1970, but we’re devoting a lot less of our budget to beef, pork and chicken than we were 40 years ago. In fact, that figure has been cut by more than 60%, from 4.1% to 1.6%. How is that possible? For sustainable food advocates,...
September 3, 2013

For Sale: Burger Made In a Test Tube ($300,000 OBO)

For Sale: Burger Made In a Test Tube ($300,000 OBO)
Tired of trying to figure out if you need to eat organic grass-fed beef to save the planet? Worried that the only option you’ve got left for reducing your environmental footprint is giving up meat altogether? The next big thing in sustainable food could be the answer to your problems. Say hello to lab grown...
August 29, 2013

15 Food Hacks That Would Do MacGyver Proud

15 Food Hacks That Would Do MacGyver Proud
For sustainable lifestyle devotees, finding alternate uses for pantry essentials like salt, vinegar, potatoes or cinnamon can be especially satisfying. When you take a standard ingredient and turn it into a cleaning agent, you’re saying no to harsh chemicals that can damage the environment. Finding one last use for that other half of the lemon...
August 28, 2013

The FDA Just Made Eating Gluten Free a Whole Lot Easier

The FDA Just Made Eating Gluten Free a Whole Lot Easier
For Americans with celiac disease, eating gluten free used to be tricky. Shoppers with celiac – an autoimmune disorder characterized by a negative reaction to a protein in wheat – had a hard enough time preventing cross-contamination in their own kitchens, but eating out brought a whole new set of worries. Restaurants made food safety at...
August 27, 2013

5 Weird Foods You Should Start Eating Right Away

5 Weird Foods You Should Start Eating Right Away
Remember when your friend’s healthy food tips convinced you to try tofu, Greek yogurt, quinoa, or kimchi for the first time? You probably thought these weird foods wouldn’t make it into your diet, regardless of their benefits. But a funny thing happened once you actually gave them a shot: you realized they really weren’t that strange...
August 22, 2013

5 Long Lasting Foods (Vs. One McDonald’s Hamburger)

5 Long Lasting Foods (Vs. One McDonald’s Hamburger)
At BerryBreeze™, we’re all about finding new ways to prevent food waste – but carrying our leftovers around in our pockets is an idea that never once occurred to us. In July of 1999, David Whipple picked up a hamburger from a McDonald’s in Utah, figuring he’d run a little test to see just how long...
August 20, 2013

5 Awesome Organic and GMO-Free Alternatives to Naked Juice

5 Awesome Organic and GMO-Free Alternatives to Naked Juice
If you like to shop organic in the beverage aisle, then you know that Naked Juice, one of America’s leading natural juice brands, has been in trouble recently. In 2011, Naked Juice was accused of withholding information about genetically modified foods (GMOs) and synthetic ingredients in their juices. Sustainable food fans filed a class-action lawsuit...
August 19, 2013

BerryBreeze™ Gets Three Big Endorsements!

BerryBreeze™ Gets Three Big Endorsements!
The BerryBreeze™ team works hard to spread the word about organic living because we genuinely believe in what we do. Even when our efforts go unrecognized, we’re still out there making sure that you and your loved ones have access to the freshest produce. It’s better for you, it’s better for your family, and it’s better...
August 15, 2013

10 Dietary Changes That Give You Big Health Benefits

10 Dietary Changes That Give You Big Health Benefits
One of the hidden benefits of a lifestyle built around environmental stewardship is that it results in some fantastic dietary changes. Think about it like this: when you eat organic veggies from a local farm, you’re definitely minimizing your environmental impact. But it also means that you’re avoiding the health consequences that come free with every...
August 14, 2013

Hang On Now – Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Cause Cancer?

Hang On Now – Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Cause Cancer?
Hold on to your fish oil pills and brace yourself for scientific whiplash: after years of research detailing the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, a new study from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests they might be linked to an increased risk of cancer. Wait – what was that again? Isn’t this the...
August 13, 2013

5 New Ways to Prevent Food Waste and Fight Hunger

5 New Ways to Prevent Food Waste and Fight Hunger
For sustainable food advocates, the quest to prevent food waste in America is one of the most important causes of our time. The average diet in the U.S. requires enormous investments of land, energy and water, but 40% of our food never gets eaten – in fact, the national bill for wasted food totals $165...
August 8, 2013

Superfoods, Fatty Acids and Boiled Meat: Build a Diet to Avoid Cancer

Superfoods, Fatty Acids and Boiled Meat: Build a Diet to Avoid Cancer
There’s no shortage of healthy food tips out there for those of us who worry about the connection between diet and cancer. In fact, the amount of general health and diet information available to us here in 2013 can be pretty overwhelming. One article says that we can eat organic veggies to fight off disease,...
August 7, 2013

School Lunch Disaster Kills 23 Kids in India–Can it Happen in the US?

School Lunch Disaster Kills 23 Kids in India–Can it Happen in the US?
A government-sponsored school lunch program in India known as “the Midday Meal Scheme” has been providing safe food for kids since the 1960s. It’s the largest school lunch program in the world. It serves over 120 million children in more than one million schools, and for many Indian children this meal is the day’s only...
August 6, 2013

10 Important Tips for Keeping Veggies Fresh in the Refrigerator

10 Important Tips for Keeping Veggies Fresh in the Refrigerator
If you’re trying to figure out how to keep vegetables fresh in your refrigerator, it’s important to know about troublesome veggies as well as the spots and settings in your fridge that cause extra problems. People are often surprised when we tell them about the damage that improper storage can cause, so we’re hoping to...
August 6, 2013

Can We Make Supercrops Without Genetic Engineering?

Can We Make Supercrops Without Genetic Engineering?
Researchers at Cornell University are hard at work creating the next big thing in the food sciences. They’re dramatically changing the vegetables we all know and love, but they’re not doing it with newfangled gene-manipulating technology, a la Monsanto. Technically speaking, it’s still a form of genetically modified agriculture, but the team is using good...
August 1, 2013

Can We Trust McDonald’s to Solve America’s Obesity Crisis?

Can We Trust McDonald’s to Solve America’s Obesity Crisis?
David H. Freedman, a journalist and contributing editor at The Atlantic, believes that giving fast food joints the leeway to develop “healthy” junk food is the best solution for the obesity problem in the U.S. In a recent cover story for The Atlantic, “How Junk Food Can End Obesity,” Freedman criticizes food experts who’ve been...
July 31, 2013

Is it Really Possible to Cool Down With Spicy Foods?

Is it Really Possible to Cool Down With Spicy Foods?
People will do just about anything to fight high temperatures on the hottest summer days. We jump in swimming pools, run through sprinklers and crank up the AC. We eat organic watermelon, shaved ice and other foods that cool. In the city, kids will even ask the fire department to open up the hydrant on...
July 30, 2013

Should You Be Eating More Bugs?

Should You Be Eating More Bugs?
Patrick Crowley has a business plan that is . . . well, let’s just call it extremely novel. Crowley’s company, Chapul Inc., is dedicated to providing sustainable food to shoppers in the form of protein-rich energy bars. The bars contain wholesome, organic, energy-rich ingredients like agave nectar, dates, almond butter and coconut flakes. But where...
July 29, 2013

Top Green Trends for Homeowners and Businesses

Top Green Trends for Homeowners and Businesses
Green technology has boomed in recent years, allowing for both businesses and homeowners to save energy and take advantage of eco-friendly products. Businesses began using green technology as soon as it became available, and because solar energy saved them so much in energy costs, they were able to cut their waste and save every year...
July 25, 2013

The Hidden Dangers of Processed Food

The Hidden Dangers of Processed Food
If you’re someone who actively searches for sustainable food options, you won’t be shocked to learn that Americans are currently eating too much processed food. Today, consumers in the U.S. are getting 70% of their calories from processed food. That’s a huge historical aberration, and it’s no coincidence that we’re eating more than three times...
July 24, 2013

Is a Lack of Food Safety in China Putting Your Family at Risk?

Is a Lack of Food Safety in China Putting Your Family at Risk?
Food safety in China probably isn’t the first thing that pops into your head when the topic of substandard imports comes up. We all know to avoid cheap, disposable goods from overseas, but sustainable food fans generally don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the Chinese imports in our pantries and refrigerators. What organic...
July 23, 2013

5 Tips for Avoiding Contaminated Pet Food

5 Tips for Avoiding Contaminated Pet Food
Pet owners who watch for recalls of bad dog food are concerned about recent safety lapses at Natura Pet Products – and for good reason. The Procter & Gamble brand – which includes the Innova, Evo, Karma and California Natural labels, among others – voluntarily recalled its dry pet foods and treats after products manufactured...
July 18, 2013

3 Ways to Beat the Heat With What You Eat

3 Ways to Beat the Heat With What You Eat
When a heat wave strikes, air conditioners are our best friends. A few degrees will make your home or apartment bearable, while the lowest settings will turn your place into an ice cave. If you’re elderly, AC can even save your life. But for organic living enthusiasts, it’s a little different. Every time you reach...
July 17, 2013

10 Dangerous Chemicals in Food

10 Dangerous Chemicals in Food
Don’t be alarmed, sustainable lifestyle fans, but chemicals in food are inescapable – no matter what you choose at mealtime. To a scientist, food is really just a way to deliver vital proteins, carbohydrates, minerals and other compounds to our body. We break all of that down and turn it into fuel for our day,...
July 16, 2013

10 Great Ways To Make a Healthy Smoothie

10 Great Ways To Make a Healthy Smoothie
Is there a more delicious way to beat the summer heat than blending up a bunch of fresh fruit to make a healthy smoothie? That’s as good as it gets in our book, and not just because it’s the perfect way to chill out. A milkshake will cool you down just as effectively as a...
July 11, 2013

Is Bikram Yoga the Secret to Andy Murray’s Success?

Is Bikram Yoga the Secret to Andy Murray’s Success?
Is Bikram yoga your key to peak physical performance? Tennis superstar Andy Murray seems to think so, and his advice is extra-meaningful in the wake of a historic championship. Murray won the 2013 Wimbledon men’s singles trophy this past weekend in London. It was the 26-year-old’s second Grand Slam title, but this was much more...
July 9, 2013

5 Shocking Facts About High Fructose Corn Syrup

5 Shocking Facts About High Fructose Corn Syrup
Although it’s been a food additive for more than 35 years, finding out the facts about high fructose corn syrup can be tricky. Emotions run high when agricultural lobbyists argue with sustainable food advocates over our sweetener addiction, and this debate doesn’t exactly encourage truth-telling. As a result, consumers struggle to decide where they stand....
July 8, 2013

7 Dangerous Substances in Your Tap Water

7 Dangerous Substances in Your Tap Water
Organic living proponents believe that clean water is an important part of a sustainable lifestyle, and water contamination is a big concern for the sustainable food movement as well. After all, if your town is built on a river you can’t use, you’ve gotta expend resources to get that water from elsewhere. But the details...
July 5, 2013

7 Tips for Eating Gluten Free

7 Tips for Eating Gluten Free
Let’s just get this out of the way at the start: eating gluten free is not easy. Shopping becomes a major chore, emergency meals on the go are dicey (at best) and eating out can be a headache. You have to avoid many traditional comfort foods or devise workarounds, and for many, that’s the hardest...
July 3, 2013

10 Edible Plants You Totally Ignore

10 Edible Plants You Totally Ignore
What would you say if someone told you that your backyard is teeming with edible plants, even though you don’t have a garden? Would it shock you to learn that we often needlessly throw away the stems, leaves and roots of some of our favorite fruits and vegetables? Even sustainable food experts might be surprised...
July 2, 2013

5 Tips to Make Your New Compost Pile a Success

5 Tips to Make Your New Compost Pile a Success
If you’re a sustainable lifestyle fan who hasn’t yet started a compost pile, you’re probably haunted by the knowledge that you’re sending a garbage can full of food scraps and yard debris to the landfill every week. Starting a compost pile is the obvious answer to overburdened landfills, but answering the where, when, why and...
July 1, 2013

Why Are We Eating Pink Slime?

Why Are We Eating Pink Slime?
That ground beef you purchased at your favorite grocery store might have contained it. If you’ve picked up a hamburger from a fast food joint in the past decade, you’ve almost definitely eaten some. Your kids might have even had it mixed in with their school lunches. The company that makes the stuff has a...
June 28, 2013

Raw Food Diet Versus Detox Juice Cleanse: Which Is Healthier?

Raw Food Diet Versus Detox Juice Cleanse: Which Is Healthier?
Those of us who love healthy food tips have recently seen publicity for the detox juice cleanse skyrocket. Word is spreading about the health benefits a cleanse provides, and dieters are starting to take notice. But the detox juice cleanse isn’t the only diet that’s been lighting up the sky recently – the raw food...
June 26, 2013

What is the 100-Mile Diet?

What is the 100-Mile Diet?
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to leave processed food behind and just live off the land around you? Can you picture a life of fresh local vegetables and fruit instead of pre-packed dinners shipped halfway across the country? It’s hard to believe that it’s even possible today, but getting everything...
June 25, 2013

Are These 10 Fake Food Items On Your Shopping List?

Are These 10 Fake Food Items On Your Shopping List?
Early in 2013, when horse DNA was discovered in beef samples throughout the European Union, people all over the world began to talk about food fraud. They were shocked and disgusted to learn that that 47 French beef products contained horse and that almost 2% of British samples showed traces of an animal painkiller banned...
June 24, 2013

10 Tips for Conserving Water

10 Tips for Conserving Water
It’s no exaggeration to say that researching tips for conserving water is one of most important things you can do if you practice green living and want to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Thinking of water as a limited resource on our mostly-blue planet might seem strange until you stop to consider that 99% of...
June 20, 2013

What is the Impact of Overfishing on Your Favorite Seafood?

What is the Impact of Overfishing on Your Favorite Seafood?
After hearing so much about the environmental damage caused by livestock, sustainable food fans can be forgiven for thinking that seafood is the way to go. After all, we don’t cut down rainforests to raise wild salmon, and sea bass don’t eat grain that might otherwise go to the needy. Because the ocean is naturally...
June 19, 2013

How Does the U.S. Farm Bill Affect Sustainable Food?

How Does the U.S. Farm Bill Affect Sustainable Food?
With Congressional approval ratings somehow hitting a new low every year, you don’t need to explain why you might’ve tuned out debate over the federal Farm Bill. Even hardcore supporters of sustainable food probably lack the time and energy to keep up with the House and the Senate as they work to pass this huge...
June 18, 2013

What Is the “Vegan Before Six” Diet?

What Is the “Vegan Before Six” Diet?
Dieters with a special interest in environmental stewardship take note: the “Vegan Before Six” diet might be the one you’ve been waiting for. In his new book, “VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health…for Good,” food journalist Mark Bittman details how health warnings from his doctor led him to a...
June 17, 2013

4 Great Ideas for Growing Your Own Food

4 Great Ideas for Growing Your Own Food
If you’re interested in green living ideas, you’ve probably considered growing your own food at one time or another. You’ve probably planted some rosemary and dill around the patio, or maybe a few pepper plants. If the thought of being able to eat organic produce right out of your own backyard really makes you feel...
June 13, 2013

5 Signs Foodborne Illness is Making You Sick

5 Signs Foodborne Illness is Making You Sick
When picnic season begins each June, it pays to be a little extra-cautious about foodborne illness. Mom always warned about keeping the macaroni salad on ice and the barbequed chicken out of the sun, and for good reason – food poisoning is no laughing matter. A five-second-rule hot dog could cause a long night in...
June 12, 2013

3 Easy Raw Food Diet Recipes

3 Easy Raw Food Diet Recipes
The idea of raw food diet recipes might seem a little odd to those who are unfamiliar with raw foodism. People who wonder what to eat on a raw food diet might initially guess that it’s all just carrot sticks and fresh pears. But there’s room for a lot of creativity and subtlety when planning...
June 11, 2013

The Best Food Waste Composting Techniques

The Best Food Waste Composting Techniques
The dirty little secret of food waste composting is that it’s never just as easy as tossing potato peels into your garden. Planning and preparation are a vital aspect of any successful composting plan. Don’t get us wrong: for sustainable lifestyle advocates there are few greater victories than growing your own food using your kitchen...
June 10, 2013

10 Surprising Facts About Organic Food Safety

10 Surprising Facts About Organic Food Safety
If you practice organic living, you might think that organic food safety is something you don’t have to worry about. After all, you’re buying the healthiest, most natural food every week. You do it because you want to live a sustainable lifestyle and to help save the environment of course, but a meal without all...
June 6, 2013

10 Great Eco Friendly Cleaning Products

10 Great Eco Friendly Cleaning Products
Although the market for eco friendly cleaning products seems to have sprung up out of nowhere, business in the green cleaning industry is suddenly booming. While it’s difficult for even the most dedicated organic living expert to stay on top of all the trends, we’re glad that so many companies are experimenting. For consumers who...
June 5, 2013

10 Disturbing Facts About Monsanto

10 Disturbing Facts About Monsanto
How much do you know about your friendly neighborhood agricultural biotech corporation and its attitude toward organic living? No matter where your neighborhood is, Monsanto is that corporation. From the wheat fields of Oregon to the markets of Mumbai, Monsanto’s reach is pervasive. That weed killer your friends spray to tidy up their driveway? Monsanto...
June 4, 2013

10 Ways To Prevent Food Waste At Home

10 Ways To Prevent Food Waste At Home
One of the most important skills for an organic living enthusiast or sustainable food advocate to master is the art of learning to prevent food waste at home. And we’re not trying to be cute or overly dramatic when we say “art” – there’s definitely a great deal of finesse and creativity necessary where food...
June 3, 2013

4 Kitchen Cleaning Tips For People Who Hate Cleaning

4 Kitchen Cleaning Tips For People Who Hate Cleaning
When you look for kitchen cleaning tips online, you’re going to get a lot of expert advice about daily prevention to avoid grime build-up. Well, thanks a lot, Martha Stewart, but not all of us can devote our day to constructing elaborate pipe-cleaner devices for swabbing and cleaning a refrigerator. How are we supposed to...
May 30, 2013

Top 10 Eco Friendly Kitchen Products

Top 10 Eco Friendly Kitchen Products
Organic foods get so much attention from sustainable lifestyle enthusiasts that it’s easy to forget about eco friendly kitchen products. But they matter just as much to anyone who’s truly serious about green living. Kitchen products that are good for the environment are just as deserving of environmental superstar status as your sustainable produce or...
May 29, 2013

5 Products That Are Good for the Environment

5 Products That Are Good for the Environment
Filling your home with products that are good for the environment isn’t easy, and that’s mostly because swapping out old appliances for new energy savers isn’t cheap. But giving your home an environment-friendly makeover also requires a lot of research and some tough decision-making. Are solar panels worth it? If so, which ones? Should you...
May 28, 2013

How To Keep Vegetables Fresh In Your Refrigerator

How To Keep Vegetables Fresh In Your Refrigerator
When you stop to think about it, wondering about how to keep vegetables fresh in your refrigerator is a pretty novel thing. Just a hundred years ago, before modern electric appliances, people couldn’t even ask the question. Now things are different. Today you can buy a refrigerator as big as a house or pick up...
May 27, 2013

25 Places to Find Raw Food Diet Recipes

25 Places to Find Raw Food Diet Recipes
Chances are, you’ve heard about the nutritional and environmental benefits that raw food diet recipes can have. Maybe you’ve even joined the local food movement by picking up some fresh fruits on occasion at your local market. But could you really commit yourself to eating only raw food? Sure, you love your body and the...
May 23, 2013

The 10 Most Eco Friendly Foods You Can Buy at the Grocery Store

The 10 Most Eco Friendly Foods You Can Buy at the Grocery Store
Take a second to think about your last search for eco friendly foods in your neighborhood store. Was it easy? Was it free of confusion? Let’s be honest: every aisle is packed with an overabundance of choices. On top of that, you’ve got unclear packaging descriptions, incomplete nutritional information and some puzzling points of origin....
May 22, 2013

Top 25 Sustainable Lifestyle Bloggers on the Internet

Top 25 Sustainable Lifestyle Bloggers on the Internet
If you want to embrace a more Earth-friendly way of life but you don’t know where or how to start, there are plenty of great sustainable lifestyle bloggers out there on the Internet that are worth a read. The best of them contain a treasure trove of ideas that will help you in your quest...
May 22, 2013

How to Clean Produce Without Using Harmful Chemicals

How to Clean Produce Without Using Harmful Chemicals
We all think we know how to clean produce. But are we really doing it right? If you think a quick rinse under the faucet is good enough to clean chemicals from your fruits and vegetables, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise. When you fail to clean your produce properly, you might actually...
April 10, 2013

50 Great Vegetarian Sources of Protein

50 Great Vegetarian Sources of Protein
If you think about it, vegetarian sources of protein have a bit of a public relations problem. That’s because when most people think of protein, they automatically think of meat. Vegetarians are pretty used to being asked where they get their protein whenever they start talking about healthy eating tips. But what omnivores may not...
April 9, 2013

What Is the Keto Diet?

What Is the Keto Diet?
If you’ve heard about the keto diet but you aren’t sure what it is or how it works, you’ve come to the right place. These days, it seems like there’s a new diet plan born every day, and sorting through all the fads and marketing propaganda to find healthy food tips and diets that actually...
April 8, 2013

What Is the Paleo Diet?

What Is the Paleo Diet?
If you’re a follower of what’s called “the Paleo diet,” then you’re definitely into healthy eating tips. In fact, that’s probably how you heard about it in the first place. But for those readers who don’t know what it’s all about, an explanation is in order. The Paleo diet – aka the Paleolithic diet –...
April 5, 2013

The 10 Quickest Ways to Improve Food Safety at Home

The 10 Quickest Ways to Improve Food Safety at Home
Are those salads and burgers on your family’s dinner table really safe to eat? Before you answer, you should know that if you want to have good food safety at home, you have to do more than just prevent food spoilage. Most people think that as long as they keep food fresh it won’t make...
April 3, 2013

2 Tasty Recipes for Chicken Leftovers

2 Tasty Recipes for Chicken Leftovers
Reducing food waste seems simple enough: all you’ve got to do is eat more of the food you buy and dump less of it in your garbage bin. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done when you’re staring a fridge full of leftovers. No one wants to eat the same meal for three days straight, and...
April 2, 2013

4 Things Elvis Can’t Teach You About Reducing Food Waste

4 Things Elvis Can’t Teach You About Reducing Food Waste
You know, if there were one person – living or dead – who wouldn’t get a single thing out of the blog you’re about to read, it’s Elvis Presley, a man who just didn’t wonder about how to reduce food waste. Never one to let his fridge containers get lonely, The King is reputed to...
April 1, 2013

The Complete Guide to Food Expiration Dates

The Complete Guide to Food Expiration Dates
Do you need to learn more about food safety at home? If you’ve ever stared at a Tupperware container full of leftovers and wondered “Can I still eat this?” then the answer is definitely yes. The truth is, you just can’t trust your sixth sense (or even your other five senses) to tell you when...