Top 10 Ways to Eat Pomegranate Seeds!

Pomegranate Seeds

Recently I wrote a post on the 5 Reasons I Love Pomegranates and how to de-seed the wonderful superfood.  Now that you know why pomegranates are so super, I would like to share some ideas on how to incorporate the seeds into your meals and snacks!

To enjoy the fresh arils (pomegranate seeds) you can eat them as they are,  juice, or cook with them. Continue reading →

Pomegranates: Nutrition Benefits & How To’s

Pomegranates are considered a SUPERFOOD because they are a rich source of antioxidants like polyphenols and flavonoids, natural enzymes, essential vitamins and minerals. They are naturally low in fat, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free and an excellent source of fiber. Continue reading →

How to make Carrot Apple Muffins with Juice Pulp

carrot muffin plate

I love juicing, but hate wasting the pulp. In every juice that I make I always include carrots. I decided to save the carrot pulp for baking muffins. The outcome was deliciously amazing! These healthy whole-wheat, carrot, applesauce muffins are perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast and great for a snack! A great combination of whole grains, vegetables, fruit, and flavor! Continue reading →

9 Reasons I Shop at the Farmer’s Market!

Farmers Market
Photo taken by Frank Kehren

August 4-10 is National Farmer’s Market Week.

Farmer’s markets are a great way to shop for locally grown, farm-fresh produce, and develop personal relationships with local farmers.
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The Juice is Worth the Squeeze

As originially seen on The Peak TV!

breville juicerJuicing has become quite the kraze, but don’t just jump on the bandwagon without knowing the facts first. Juicing is the process of extracting juice from fresh fruits and vegetables. While juicing can add variety to your diet and help you to easily meet your daily recommendations of 2 whole fruits and 3 to 4 vegetables, it should not be your sole source. Unless you are using a triturating juicer which presses produce, retaining more nutrients, or a masticating juicer which chews produce, the juicing process results in fewer vitamins and minerals because the nutrient-rich skin and fibrous pulp is left behind. Continue reading →

The best ways to wash produce

fruit and veggie box

My last post about food safety at the farmer’s market raised the very good question of how to safely wash produce.  I will now answer the following questions:

  • Does tap water suffice?
  • Should vinegar be used?
  • Are produce washes all that they claim to be?

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Food Safety at the Farmer’s Market

farmer market art

Farmer’s markets offer a variety of fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables, bakery, and meat products in a festive atmosphere.
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About Gina
Gina Consalvo-Hassick, MA, RD, LDN, CDE, NCC is a registered dietitian and is actively involved in various food and nutrition communities. She has counseled and assessed a wide range of patients and has experience in outpatient, inpatient, and consulting. Areas of specialization include weight management, eating disorders, and wellness nutrition.
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