Sponsored: Leah’s List of Book Recommendations

One of my “Pandemic Positives” has been reading more non-fiction books. Pre-Pandemic I’d describe my reading habits as “escapism”; I’d look for fiction, biographies and mysteries to distract me from a busy schedule of travel, speaking and writing.

Sponsored: Ways to Save on Grocery Shopping

It’s no secret that the cost of food items has increased at supermarkets across the country since the start of the Pandemic in March of 2020. 

Sponsored: What does “grass fed” mean and is it better for you?

It’s important to understand that most beef cattle graze on grasses. Even when cattle are moved to feedlots, their rations, calculated by animal nutritionists, are a mix of grasses and grains. Grass fed beef are cattle that are fed or graze on grasses for the majority of their lives. Grasses can include legumes (like soy) or cereal grains (like corn, rye, oats, barley) in the vegetative state (pre-grain). 

Sponsored: The Team Players of the Food Scene

The term “superfood” is a marketing term used to sell products. Each year a different pricey “superfood” seems to attract a lot of attention.

Sponsored: Coping with Covid19 – Shopper Tips

It is undeniable that starting in March of 2020 the global Pandemic has caused disruptions in the supply chain. The early days of the Pandemic saw stockpiling of toilet paper and buying up flour for sourdough bread.

Sponsored: Looking at Labels

With so many food items in the supermarket it can get confusing. What should you pay attention to? Where should you look?

Sponsored: How do your nuts measure up?

Often people talk about nuts in a general way, as if they all taste the same, and we know that’s not true! What about nutrition? Which nuts are standouts in different categories? 

Sponsored: All about iron

What foods are the best sources of iron? Animal, fish/seafood and poultry products are the best and offer the most bioavailable (easily absorbed) source of iron which is known as “heme” iron. Enriched grains, nuts, seeds, beans, and plants also contain iron, but it is “nonheme” iron which is not as easily absorbed without a source of vitamin C. 

Sponsored: Budget shopping

The USDA has introduced a new app to make money saving shopping easier. This new free tool can be downloaded to your phone or tablet or viewed on your computer and shows budget shopping tips in your area (based on your zip code) as well as budget-friendly recipes for top foods.

Sponsored: What to do with fresh cranberries

If you think about a bag of fresh cranberries like a tart fruit it may be easier to think about how you can use them. 

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