Start your day right with a strawberry yogurt parfait — or try one for lunch if you need a quick meal. The combination of fresh berries and protein-rich Greek yogurt make for a healthy and energizing meal. Health Benefits of Yogurt Yogurt is packed with calcium and protein to keep you full and satisfied. Other […]

Chicken salad is delicious and healthy with this simple recipe. Rotisserie chickens can be the base of a quick, almost-homemade dinner in no time. Here, roasted chicken turns into an easy salad with some crusty garlic bread on the side. Besides being good for you, mixed greens are a great source of vitamins A, C, folate […]

It’s finally feeling like summer here in Vermont and I know after a long winter (and a long cold spring!) I always crave that first truly fresh salad of the season – chock-full of delicious mixed greens. From arugula to watercress, baby lettuces to spinach, there is a type of green for every palate all […]

Fresh mixed greens – including arugula, baby spinach, bok choy, baby bibb lettuce, and pea and sunflower shoots – are the perfect early spring crop in Vermont, and they are truly delicious. Whether you are planting some in your garden, getting them in your CSA, or buying them at the farmer’s market or grocery store, […]

When reducing added sugars, work on making small steps and changes that will gradually make your diet healthier — and have a goal in mind. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that less than 10 percent of total daily calories should come from added sugars. That translates to about 9 teaspoons, 150 calories or 36 grams […]

Pesto is a wonderful addition to a spring menu. It’s perfect for meals and for snacks. Make it local with Vermont greens. There are a wide variety of salad greens available in Vermont, spanning across several plant families, each bearing a unique history and taste. The versatility of greens, in flavor, shape and application, is enormous! They can […]

Rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fiber, raspberries are a delicious fruit with many health benefits. Raspberries are excellent sources of vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber. They are also rich in B vitamins, folic acid, copper and iron. This berry has the highest concentration of antioxidant strength among fruits. Raspberries are highly perishable, thus you can […]

As a cruciferous vegetable like broccoli, radishes have a host of health benefits but are typically under-appreciated – pushed around on crudité platters until they’re all that’s left and then drowned in ranch dressing to wash them down. This recipe for radish and cucumber tzatziki is a nice new option. They are actually full of nutrients: […]