The risk of produce contamination is now more than 80 percent. Follow these tips to safely wash and enjoy your nutritional fruits and vegetables.
Use this simple fruit preserves and butters recipe to quickly preserve your summer and fall fruit surplus. No canner required!
Growing a variety of fruit trees doesn’t require a ton of space, and can be accomplished in an average-sized backyard with the right skill set.
A healthy balance of whole, organic foods that include grains, proteins, fruits and vegetables and fluids make up a diet perfect for runners, from hobby enthusiasts to marathon athletes.
Go plum crazy with these delectable treats: stewed plums and a gluten-free plum dessert recipe known as a “Butter Baby.”
Try this Green Smoothie recipe for a yummy, energizing drink packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
Munching on three bananas per day, or any potassium-rich food, could slash your risk of stroke.
Gather herbs for crafting herbal remedies with our expert help. We share basic guidelines for determining the appropriate time of year to harvest each part of a plant and teach you how to harvest herbs from gardens.
Crispy Green Crispy Fruit are made from 100-percent freeze-dried fruit with no additives or preservatives and are full of delicious fresh fruit taste. FruitziO snacks combine the wholesomeness of fresh fruit with a pinch of cane sugar.
Rid your home of pesky fruit flies with this simple, nontoxic, homemade fruit fly trap.
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than chilled soup. These recipes fill you up while cooling you down.
There's a new graphic in town ready to help you with your dietary needs and help you craft each healthy and delicious meal you put on your plate.
This smooth dessert recipe is brightly sweet and refreshing, a perfect break from the heat of the day. Try it with fresh mint or lavender and a hint of cinnamon.
Chemical antibacterials, including triclosan, are health and environmental hazards. You don't have to bring these nasties into your home. Put hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract to work killing germs and disinfect.
Enjoy the taste and health benefits of cherries!
Serve seasonal fruit kebabs with a delicious, homemade raspberry fruit dip!
Let's quash, once and for all, the notion that only harmful chemicals can kill germs and bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract are natural antibacterials that keep your home clean—and safeguard your family's health.
Try these easy and delicious fresh mint-infused recipes for chutney, cucumber salad and fruit dip.
Red apples, orange carrots, green kale, purple eggplant—eating colorful foods is good for little growing bodies! A great way to get kids excited & interested in fruits and vegetables is to talk about it's connection to color!
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull finally discovers the beauty of smoothies—and shares four recipes for homemade concoctions!
Learn more about the peanut butter fruit that could be a part of your fruit garden.
Herbal remedies often work as well as traditional medications, but when it comes to your heart, don't combine the two. If you're taking heart medication, avoid these 13 herbal remedies.
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.
As world food prices hit a record high, follow these tips for reducing your grocery bill while still eating well.
Instead of buying your friends gifts for the holidays this year, save money and lighten your impact on the planet by making homemade gifts. These ideas will get you started.
Dehydrated foods are high in nutrients and easy to transport and store, but buying them at the store can be costly. Investing in a food dehydrator can save you money, allowing you to make your own beef jerky, dried fruits and fruit leather at home.
The dried fruit and almonds included in Sun-Maid’s Autumn Apple Pie recipe adds a new fiber- and antioxidant-rich twist on this traditional treat.
October marks the beginning of pomegranate season. Dig in and enjoy the health benefits of this superfruit.
In an effort to help prevent childhood obesity, several health centers in the Northeast are offering low-income families fresh produce vouchers to local farmers’ markets.
Eating a proper diet will help your body get rid of excess estrogen, the culprit behind PMS symptoms. Prevent cramps, bloating, fatigue and mood swings by incorporating these five foods into your diet.
This cooling French tarragon-infused drink can help you quickly beat the summer heat.
This smoothie recipe, courtesy of Driscoll's, is perfect as a quick breakfast, a post-workout snack or a healthy summertime treat.
Can’t afford to buy all organic produce? You don’t have to! Knowing which fruits and vegetables have the highest and lowest pesticide residue will decrease your exposure to toxic chemicals and save you money at the grocery store.
On the lookout for healthy snack food options, I discovered this quick and easy recipe.
Make some iced tea with herbs from your own garden.
We're still frosting in Kansas but the herbs have gone on sale, and I'm happy to report that even though times are tough I'm keeping our nurseries in business. Chocolate mint, pineapple sage and lemon thyme are just a few of the herbs I've added so far this spring.
Mark Bittman offers solutions for leading a healthier life, starting with what we eat.
Giving fruit as a reward for potty training was successful with my niece and healthier than candy, even the natural kind.
Little gnatty flies smothering your prized houseplants? Learn what they are and how to eradicate them, once and for all.
Delicious recipe with blueberries and cantaloupe