Kale Salad

Kale Caesar!

For those of you new to the world of kale, keep your eyes and ears open. This is an incredibly versatile and tremendously HEALTHY veggie that needs to be in your daily diet. Believe me, once you try kale, you won’t be able to stop incorporating it into your daily life. The health benefits of […]

Downtown Burlington sunrise

How to Eat Vegan – For Mind, Body, and Soul

Being Vegan and Enjoying the Whole Package Everywhere we turn, “clean eating” and “whole foods” are being touted as the newest rage in eating.  Unprocessed and unrefined foods and foods that are only found in nature are the basis of clean eating.  However, before the clean eating rage started, there were vegans.  While vegetarians do […]

Carrots picked out of Kelly Childs' garden

What is Nutrient Density?

Nutrient Density measures the benefits you get from a food compared to the number of calories it contains. Nutrient-dense foods give you the most nutrients possible for the fewest calories. For example, some energy bars provide 15 percent of your daily folate (a B vitamin found naturally in certain foods- especially leafy greens) requirement for […]

Closeup of Kelly Childs' beetroot juice

Beetroot Juice – the NEW Natural Energy Drink

Beet ‘Em to the Finish Line Beetroot juice is becoming the fitness world’s newest natural energy drink. Some studies are showing that it gives athletes an extra edge in endurance and speed, taking precious seconds off competitive times. Beetroot is naturally high in nitrates, which the body converts into nitric oxide, a gas that actually […]