Fiber Rich Snacks

Try these certified nutritionist sugar risk healthy snacks before your stomach starts to growl and scratch! Set your mind to eat healthy foodeveryday. They promise to fill up without filling out. Unsweetened Applesauce: Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 100 Health benefits: Good source of antioxidant quercetin, and can protect against heart disease and cancer, prevent …

Useful Remedy For Athritis

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and can therefore be a useful remedy for arthritis. • Researchers at the University of Michigan, Some recent discoveries:• Ginger has anti-cancer properties. said recently that it deems to be of ovarian cancer cells at bay – in a test tube. (This is far from saying that ginger can prevent cancer, …

Hummus, bell peppers for a snack

This post was originally published as Adirondacks Camping by Laurel on Health Food blog. Last weekend I went camping in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. Goodness, it was such a beautiful weekend. Perfect weather (sunshine and breezes), great company, canoes, camp fires, and lots of fresh air for me to breathe in. It was a …

Camping Food Bars

This post was originally published as Skout Trailbars Giveaway by Laurel on Health Food This week I tried out some awesome all natural snack bars from Skout Natural. The bars come in five yummy flavors: Cherry + Vanilla, Chocolate + Peanut Butter, Apple + Cinnamon, Blueberry +Almond, and Chocolate + Coconut. They contain all organic ingredients …

Red Quinoa Salad

This post was originally published as Weekend Eats by Laurel on Health Food. I’ve been so busy the past few weekends and didn’t do much cooking at home, but I’ve had some wonderful food while out and about. We had some family in town last weekend, and I recommended Land Thai Kitchen on the Upper West …

Tropical Rum Cocktail

This post was originally published as Vote For My Recipe! by Laurel on Health Food. Happy Thursday friends! I wanted to let you know that Cascade Ice Water is holding a contest where 3 bloggers created healthy cocktails using their low calorie sparkling flavored waters. I am one of the bloggers with a recipe in the …

Perfect Healthy Salad Recipe

This post was originally published as Healthy Summer Salad – TCOP by Laurel on Health Food. Tomato, Cucumber, and Onion (TCO) salad is a staple in my family. We always make big batches in the summertime when the tomatoes are ripe and everyone’s craving salads. I love the simple ingredients in the recipe. It’s a …

Food Trip In Trinidad

This post was originally published as Doubles (Trinidad Street Food) by Laurel on Health Food. Ever since we got back from Trinidad, I’ve been dying to make some of the foods we ate on our trip. Last night I made curried chickpeas and fried bread (doubles). They came out great! When we were in Trinidad we …

Supporting Locally Farmers

This post was originally published as What’s in Season? by Laurel on Health Food. Hey there! I’ve been thinking a lot about seasonal cooking this week. Last Saturday I took a trip to the local farmer’s market and was excited to see some of my favorite fall produce on display. Down in Florida, we’re not feeling …

Summer Salad | Raw Foods

This post was originally published as Easy, Breezy Raw Food by Laurel on Health Food. Eating more raw foods can boost your energy, help clear your skin, and give your body more of the valuable nutrients it craves. Since moving to New York, I’ve added more raw food into my diet and I love it. …

Food Truck Event NYC

This post was originally published as Taste of Parks NYC by Laurel on Health Food. Yesterday there was a food truck event in Central Park, and I was all over it! New York City’s Taste of Parks event showcased over a dozen gourmet food trucks in a gathering at The Arsenal in Central Park over …

Brooklyn Roasted Vegetable

  This post was originally published as Brooklyn Bowl by Laurel on Health Food. I went bowling with a bunch of friends last weekend at Brooklyn Bowl. My boyfriend and I showed up starving, so we went straight for the menu and ordered some food. I was pleasantly surprised at the menu selection, including lots …

Delicious Food in Trinidad

This post was originally published as Trinidadian Food by Laurel on Health Food. Last week I went on vacation with my boyfriend to Trinidad. We visited family members, ate lots of delicious local food, sipped many drinks, and relaxed with no phones or computers. Ahh, the life! I absolutely loved the food I had while …

Curry-Spiced Recipes

This post was originally published as Curry-Spiced Lentil Stew by Laurel on Health Food. I’ve been meaning to post these pictures of a lentil stew I made a few weeks ago. It was a quick crock-pot meal that I threw together before dance class. I let all the ingredients simmer in there for about 5 …

5 Napkin, Veggie Burger

This post was originally published as Veggie Burger at 5 Napkin Burger by Laurel on Health Food. I spent most of Memorial Day working, cleaning, and packing for my vacation in Trinidad. Yay! After I was done with chores and my workout, I decided to squeeze in a little fun for the holiday. So I …