PRODUCT: Pukka Organic Herbal Teas For Health & Gifting

There’s lots of herbal tea on the market, but some companies, like Pukka, an organic herbal tea specialist, focus on it. The company employs a team of skilled herbalists that pays meticulous attention to the quality of ingredients, ensuring that only the most potent, vibrant herbs are used in their blends. In fact, the company…
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The Difference Between Kefir & Buttermilk

“Kefir tastes like buttermilk,” writes a reader. “What’s the difference? Both are cultured beverages—meaning that probiotic bacteria cultures are added to ferment fresh milk. But the “recipes” differ significantly. For starters, kefir may contain a dozen or more different bacterial strains and yeast cultures; buttermilk typically contains only one probiotic strain: lactic acid bacteria. Kefir…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Popcorn Meat Loaf, A Healthier Meat Loaf Recipe

Here’s how to add fiber to a meatloaf and have fun with it. The recipe is courtesy Popcorn.org, the website of The Popcorn Board. Don’t expect pieces of popcorn popping up in the slices of meatloaf. The popcorn is ground in the food processor and used instead of breadcrumbs, which (unless they’re whole wheat breadcrumbs)…
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RECIPE: Ladybugs On A Stick

Crunchy, fun and good for you. Photo courtesy California Avocado Commission.   Move over, Ants On A Log, the childhood classic made from celery-stuffed cream cheese topped with raisins. Ladybugs On A Stick have no cholesterol, the fat from avocado oil is super-healthy, and the tomatoes are lower in calories and more nutritious than raisins.…
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NEWS: You Can Get A Super-Healthy Lunch In Midtown

Yes, you can get a truly nutritious take-out lunch. Photo courtesy WFM.   If you don’t have time each day to prepare a super-healthy, grilled-veggie-intense brown-bag lunch like our friend Laura does, you may end up eating a lunch that contains lots of empty carbs and saturated fats: Burgers or burritos Pizza Sandwiches Chinese food…
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