The Perfect Crowd-pleasing Dish for Your Holiday Table!

by Tracy Ternes

The holiday season is still going strong and we hope you are still smiling and relishing all the delight that this time of year brings. If you haven’t had a chance to try our awesome Tofu Turkey recipe, you owe it to yourself to watch the video and give it a try. This recipe is such a crowd pleaser for all ages and appetites and can be adjusted for gluten-free diets as well. It’s simple, fun and fantastic with gravy!

Tasty Dishes and Fun Ideas for Your Holiday Table

by Tracy Ternes

The holiday season has arrived, and, for many, it lends itself to an abundance of joyful gatherings, bringing together family and friends to celebrate the many gifts of life. We hope you enter into the holiday season with a light heart and a positive attitude. With that in mind, here are some great recipes and decorating ideas to help you relax, have a good time and enjoy those moments in life that you truly want to celebrate.


Good News for the Fight against Childhood Obesity

by Tandis Bishop, RDN

Childhood obesity affects everyone on a national and global scale. One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Aside from the short and long term health effects, this growing epidemic has significant medical costs and social consequences.1 Most strategies to fight childhood obesity look at removing things – for example taking out empty-calorie foods such as sugary drinks and refined grains from school vending machines and lunches.

Healthy Thanksgiving Made Easy

by Tandis Bishop, RD

We all love the traditional dishes served at Thanksgiving, but they can be distressing if you’re trying to manage your weight or eat healthier. The key is to aim for fewer calories and create healthier Thanksgiving recipes by making small, simple changes while keeping the flavors and textures you love.

Here are some ways to make your holiday recipes into healthy, easy, and tasty Thanksgiving favorites!

Healthy Grilling and Summer BBQ

by Tandis Bishop

Grilling and BBQs are synonymous with summer.  Enjoy this quick and easy guide to fun summer picnics with your health in mind:

AS THE GUEST - Here are some tips to help you make healthy choices when attending summer parties.

Fill up on the healthiest food first. Begin by eating the fresh salads and other vegetable and fruit dishes. Raw fruits and vegetables will have enzymes which aid digestion and the fiber will help curb your hunger so you end up eating less of the richer, high calorie foods.

Raw Foods 101 – Workshop on June 9th!

by Tandis Bishop

The benefits of raw food have gained increased attention from people across the nation over the few past decades. The reason is simple.  As more people learn about the benefits of raw foods, they discover that raw foods retain vital enzymes that aid digestion and provide nutrients that may help fight chronic disease. While providing lots of nutrition, many raw foods are naturally low in calories, fat, and sodium, and are high in fiber.

Help Prevent the Spread of Flu

While the H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) makes this year’s flu season particularly worrisome, there is good news. According to Hawaii Health Department spokeswoman Janice Okubo, the rate of non-fatal flu cases in Hawaii — either seasonal or H1N1 — is down from earlier this summer. But, she warns that widespread outbreaks in some Mainland states could easily spread to Hawai'i at any time. To help prevent an outbreak, the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) recommends that everyone get the new H1N1 vaccine as it becomes available.

Mother’s Day Gifts from the Heart

by Down to Earth

When we think of Mother’s Day gifts, we usually think about what to buy. This year, consider making something. Handmade gifts are the best, and moms love them because they come from the heart. 

So then, what to make? When we were kids, mommas would take care of our every need. They would feed us, dress us, hug us and kiss us. They bathed us as babies and made sure our skin was properly cared for. They checked us for chafing and anomalies, and made sure the products they used were gentle and right for our skin. We were happy!

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