Whether you’re out of “what’s for dinner” ideas or just looking to upgrade your meals, we’ve got a few helpful tips and tricks to help you rethink your shopping list and create easy, nutritious, inexpensive meals for you and your family.
Problem #1: “Healthy foods are more expensive.”
Choose organic where it matters the most. Opt for organic foods on the newly extended “Dirty Dozen” (produce with the highest levels of pesticide residue) list only. These include: apples, celery, sweet bell peppers, peaches, strawberries, imported nectarines, grapes, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, domestic blueberries, potatoes, green beans, and kale.
Here at True Citrus we’re all about staying “True” to our bodies and what we put in them. Unlike other water enhancers and powdered soft drinks, ours are the only products made from real fruit and 100% natural ingredients. With no artificial colors, sweeteners, sodium or preservatives, you can feel good about adding your favorite True Citrus products to your water because they taste great and they’re good for you!
Happy New Year! Happy 2013!
As the team here at True Citrus is reflecting upon 2012, we’re also thinking about what changes we want to make in 2013. And instead of making the same old New Year’s resolutions year after year (which some of us tend to break before the end of the first month anyway), we’re making some Better Life resolutions.
While traditional New Year’s resolutions are often about the outer us, this year we’re trying some New Year resolutions that focus on the inner us. While we obviously practice these already (since we are a pretty nice group of people!), in 2013 we want to do a better job of embracing and practicing our list below because we think that they can make a big difference not only in our own personal lives, but also to those around us. Here are our Better Life Resolutions:
Does preparing for a dinner party make your knees knock? (It shouldn't!) Holiday entertaining should be about enjoying the company of friends and family, while delighting in the seasons’ magic and excitement.
Keep from being swept up in holiday madness and maximize quality time with guests by simplifying your party plan. These stress-free suggestions will help to calm holiday chaos before, during, and after the party, and keep your get-together running smoothly:
Many of us look forward to the holiday season for lots of reasons: spending time with friends & family, admiring the beautiful lights & decorations, and consuming copious amounts of delicious food and crafty cocktails. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?
But, if you want to be sure that you fit into that little black dress that you’ve been waiting all year to flaunt at an upcoming holiday party or festive celebration, make an effort to drop a few pounds and slim down before the feasting season begins. (And then maybe you won’t feel so guilty about indulging in a cookie here or there!)
While dietitians, doctors, and nutritionists alike recommend fresh, wholesome foods for a healthy diet, there’s no question that many of us embrace frozen foods as time and budget savers. Whether it’s for convenience, lack of culinary skills, or portion control, frozen meals can be a quick and viable alternative to non-frozen natural foods (as long as you’re making the right choices).
Does getting a meal on the table every night stress you out? Like most parents (especially Moms), figuring out what to cook for both you and your family day after day can be quite the challenge.
Whether you're in a cooking rut, you struggle to find healthy meals (that are also delicious), or you just feel like don't have the time - we're here to help you make meal-planning one less thing on your plate!
Nowadays cell phones are used for far more than making calls and sending texts. A growing number of experts are saying that mobile devices may be the next big breakthrough in public health.
With thousands of mobile apps readily available for download, they work to provide a level of efficiency in our lives, and help us to better take care of ourselves. From tracking fitness results or diet trends, to managing grocery lists and doctors’ appointments, mobile apps can definitely have a big impact on our health and wellness.
Anyone can download a fitness or health app onto his or her smartphone. However, we’ve got a few tips that will help you make the most of them and keep good health right at your fingertips!
We know you’ve heard it all before - diet soda is bad news for your body. It’s actually one of the biggest culprits in the national weight gain problem for Americans. (Yikes!)
However, your waistline isn’t the only thing you should worry about the next time you grab a glass of that caramel bubbly. We’ve got a few more reasons why you should ditch the diet soda craze for good.
With school starting back up, kids will be far more exposed to sicknesses than they were during the summer months. And that means that the rest of us will also be more prone to illness too. However, there are some easy precautions you and your family can take to help get through the fall and winter to help minimize your chances of getting sick.
Hand washing is the single most important thing any of us can do to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. (Teach your kids that they should wash their hands in warm water for as long as it takes them to sing “Happy Birthday”.) Equally important is to maintain a well-balanced diet. In addition to aiding the immune system fight off germs and viruses, a well-balanced diet also ensures good brain health. A healthy brain helps to stimulate longer attention spans and better retention of information, which are crucial in the classroom and the workplace.
Below are a few tips to help get your kids and their eating habits back on track this upcoming school season. (And yes, they apply to adults too!)