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Planning for a Healthy, Sustainable Spring

Spring is a great time for a fresh start, a perfect window for a reset as the season flips forward. This spring, take time to explore how to create healthy, sustainable changes, both inside and outside your home. Whether this means planting garden seeds indoors, using your kitchen leftovers more efficiently, or being more resource-conscious at home, there are some… 

Three Recipes Featuring Mushrooms to Try this Spring

Spring has sprung, flower bulbs are making an appearance, and though the frequent rains may not be pleasant for the season’s festivities, many mushrooms thrive off this spring environment. Mushrooms belong to the fungi kingdom, but they’re often grouped in with vegetables in food classification and offer a lot of the same nutritional benefits. Mushrooms’ nutrient profiles vary depending on… 

An Easter Basket to Channel Your Child’s Creativity

Symbolized by eggs and bunnies, spring and Easter are times for new beginnings and fresh starts. But just like many other holidays around the world, Easter is often centered around candy as kids receive baskets filled with chocolate and candy eggs. This year, consider skipping some of the sweets and put together a personalized journaling basket. Journaling offers children a… 

Why You Should Reach for the Edamame This Winter

Edamame is packed with vitamin K and manganese. This soy protein is also easy to prepare at home. Check out these healthy vegan and vegetarian edamame recipes. Many people are looking to integrate more plant-based sources of protein for health and environmental reasons. Soy can be transformed into a variety of food products, from tofu to dairy substitutes. It’s environmentally… 

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with a Healthier Treat

It’s a Michigan tradition to celebrate Fat Tuesday as Paczki Day. A healthier alternative is blini sliders, which are easier to make. Fat Tuesday is celebrated around the world. The Catholic holiday goes by different names based on location and culture such as Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Pancake Tuesday in Great Britain, and Paczki Day in many midwestern cities.… 

Understanding Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating is not a topic that often comes up in casual conversation, although it affects nearly 3 million people in the United States every year. Data shows binge eating impacts more people than all other eating disorders combined. But much of this struggle goes on behind closed doors. Health experts say understanding binge eating and other eating disorders is…