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> Summer Blockbuster Snack Suggestions

Popcorn

If you’ve recently adopted a healthier diet or steer clear of processed foods altogether, the movie theatre isn’t typically the place to get your snack on. If you need to munch on something during the feature, like we do—no need to worry. Whether you’re getting in on the action with Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible […]

>Healthy Summer Picnic Snacks

Summer Picnic

Whether you’re trekking into the wilderness for a day or planning a get together with friends and family in Central Park, you’ll need ideas for plant-based picnic snacks. Eating healthy food in the great outdoors will keep your group energized to make the most of the beautiful day. Below are snacks that you can easily […]

>Plant-Based Popsicle Recipes

Berry Popsicles

Here in NYC, we’re in the midst of a major heat wave. High temps call for a bit more creativity in the kitchen, as many of our cooked favorites aren’t too appealing right now. In addition to tossing lots of leafy green salads with cucumbers, we’re experimenting with popsicles as a cooling dessert or anytime […]

>Best Foods for Staying Cool

Cucumber & Watermelon

When Mother Nature turns up the heat, the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven or stove. Summer is the time to focus on fresh, raw foods that will hydrate and energize, instead of complex dishes that will weigh you down. You can still include cooked components in your meals if […]

>3 Easy-to-Prepare Chia Seed Puddings

Vanilla Chia Pudding

Ch ch ch chia! You can find chia seeds everywhere and in everything these days—smoothies, tortilla chips, brownies, you name it. Hydrating, loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and a complete protein source, it’s no wonder this ancient seed has reemerged with a bang. One of the easiest and most effective ways to get your […]

>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 […]