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>Foods for a Fabulously Healthy Fourth

Berry Parfait

July Fourth is the official kickoff of summer, jam-packed with barbeques and get-togethers. We can’t wait to head to the beach and perhaps a rooftop this weekend. And, we know that we’re bound to encounter some foods there that aren’t exactly health promoting: hot dogs, hamburgers, mayo-drenched slaws—the American classics. It’s important to enjoy yourself […]

>We’ve Got That Summertime Spinach

Cooked Spinach

When the temperature officially hits 80 degrees, we’re naturally drawn to lighter food options like fruits and greens. We especially love versatile ingredients that are currently in season. Not only do they taste better, but research also suggests that produce picked at its peak contains more nutrients than when harvested out of season or stored […]

>Celebrate Pride with ‘The Big Rainbow Salad’

The Big Rainbow Salad

June is Gay Pride Month, and this week we’re celebrating here in Manhattan. To get into the spirit, we decided to create a recipe for ‘The Big Rainbow Salad,’ honoring a fruit or vegetable in each color of the rainbow. Lots of color not only equals lots of pride, but also lots of antioxidants, which […]

>Eating for SPF: 6 Foods that Protect Against Sun Damage

Sunshine on the Sea

The sun is shining more often these days, and if you’re like us, you’re inclined to spend every free minute outdoors. It’s no secret that we’re huge proponents of natural zinc oxide-based sunscreen, like those from Coola, The Honest Company and Pratima. However, it’s not just what you put on your skin that strengthens the […]

>Gift Ideas for the Healthy Dads in Your Life

Father and Child on the Beach

It’s that time of year to celebrate dad and let him know how much you appreciate his guidance and generosity. Even if wellness is on your dad’s radar, he may be used to putting other family and work obligations ahead of staying healthy. Lovingly remind him to eat his veggies and stay active with gifts […]

>Summer Soup Ideas

Gazpacho

Even though the weather has warmed up, there’s no need to forgo a cold weather classic. When prepared raw or chilled post-cooking, soup can be a satisfying light dinner or lunch to get through the dog days of summer. All you need is your favorite vegetables and/or fruit, a bit of creativity, and a quality […]

>Fresh Fruit & Veggie Month

Fruit Veggie Month

Here in the US, June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. It’s a great opportunity to try out some new produce, as well as rotate old faves back into your dietary regimen—just in time for summer. At Organic Avenue, we’re highlighting some of the key fruits and veggies that make our recipes both crave-worthy […]

>Building Muscles Without Meat

Stuffed Winter Squash

There are plenty of protein options out there for non-meat eaters to use for building muscle and staying fit. From nuts and seeds to whole grains and beans, the alternatives can be just as good (and sometimes better!) for packing on lean muscle. Our suggestions below also avoid the typical meatless path: soy-based foods. Too […]

>They’re Not Just Pretty…Edible Flowers Guide

Calendula

Flowers are certainly beautiful in your garden and as a centerpiece on your table, but their beauty goes well beyond skin deep. There are plenty of flowers that also provide impressive flavor, as well as health benefits when eaten. Always remember to use flowers that are clearly identifiable and haven’t been treated with pesticides. In […]

>How to Be Swimsuit Ready (and Still Enjoy Food!)

Beach Party

Memorial Day is on its way, and if the weather allows, it’s the first weekend many of us will be making an appearance in a bathing suit this year. While it’s most important to eat to support our internal health, we also know that looking great on the outside is a happy side effect of a […]