All posts tagged: nutrition

Nucifera Co-Founder Meredith Baird Talks About The Balm With Garden Eats

If you haven’t met Meredith, the best way I can describe knowing her is watching how she moves effortlessly through life connecting wonderful people, creating beautiful, high-vibration food and curating the finest in design, art, research and ideas to enhance modern living. Basically, everything she touches around her flourishes- she’s author of several gorgeous raw and vegan food books- her latest is Coconut Kitchen and with the launch of Nucifera comes and entirely new adventure for Meredith, she’s about to become the parent of who we know is going to be a very cultured babe! Please welcome Garden Eats’ friend, the lovely, Meredith Baird, co-founder of what we’ve found is now one of life’s necessities, Nucifera’s The Balm. Garden Eats: We use Nucifera on all of my parts haha. What’s your favorite use for Nucifera? Meredith Baird for Nucifera: I think my favorite thing to use it for is actually as a face wash. I massage into my skin (and on my eyes if wearing eye makeup) and remove with a warm washcloth to gently …

Gluten-Free, Vegan Coconut Macaroon & Vegetarian Crumpets

Reader Question: Help, my kids are addicted to eating raw cookie dough and I don’t mean healthy raw, I mean the stuff that comes in the pre-made tube. I mean, I can’t blame them, it’s delicious, right?! I keep seeing all of these alternatives on pinterest that seem to contain healthier ingredients and are even gluten free, but the sugar content is still high. Do you have any suggestions that my kids might like? My main concern is reducing their sugar intake overall and switching to something they might actually gain nutritional benefit from. I know to have a “sweet” snack, sugar may be unavoidable, but at least can it be a healthy sugar- I keep hearing use agave, don’t use agave… should we use agave? Oh, and can you please oh please oh please say something, anything about high fructose corn syrup. I don’t know why, but my wife is still buying products for the kids with it in there. Bradford, Santa Monica, CA Garden Eats: We hear you loud and clear. We L …

Would You Like Orange Sherbet Or Fish Oil?

Today’s oh so tasty smoothie recipe comes to you via accidental happenings! As usual my everything-but-the-kitchen-sink style smoothies contains no less than any other day. Today I threw in berries, a combination of reds and greens, essential fatty acids, a couple different milks and a little protein powder. The accident? Orange flavored fish oil! Generally I mix my liquid fish oil in with a salad dressing or take it right off the spoon, but decided to swirl this into my mixture as well. The result- orange sherbet! Try this one- it will remind you of being a kid and you’ll get over 1000 mg of omega three just from fish*, a plethora of antioxidants and essential co-factors for muscle maintenance and overall vitality!.. I’m willing to bet your tots will drink it right up too! What You’ll Need: 8 ounces vanilla or plain almond milk 4 ounces plain hemp milk 1 tablespoon hemp oil 1 scoop protein (I used Amazing Meal by Amazing Grass today; I like to switch it up) 1 teaspoon organic vanilla …

Ask Garden Eats: Questions About Garlic Nutrition

Q: I made greens-n-beans tonight for dinner (one of my favorites) and my husband and I noticed the garlic was not tasty at all. I certainly put TONS in the dish. This week my husband brought home a different type of garlic that had light purple skin on it. Not sure the name. The other garlic we usually eat and like has the white, flakey skin and cloves are easier to peel. Is there a difference in taste and potency in garlic? Do you think it also matters how it’s cooked and could it lose nutritional value along with flavor? Michelle Rochester, New York Garden Eats: That’s a common question Michelle, thanks for asking. Most of the United State’s garlic is grown in California because of its mild climate. Although white garlic is the most common variety, the purple skinned Russian, Italian and Persian garlic is also quite popular. While white is known for lasting longer with a strong taste, purple, while milder retains its taste longer over time. Because soil composition affects the taste …

Ask Garden Eats: Why Is Vitamin C So Important?

Q: I was wondering why vitamin C is so important for people’s health. I’m learning about nutrition in one of my classes right now (I go to High Tech Middle School). My mom and dad like your website and said I should write to you and ask. Oh, we have a big garden at home (I think you helped them build it) so if vitamin C is important, I need to know what I should be picking. Thanks for answering my question! Johnston C. Student at High Tech Middle School San Diego California Garden Eats: That’s an awesome question Johnston, so glad you wrote to us! Also great to hear you’re learning about nutrition in your school! While all vitamins and minerals work together to keep us healthy, vitamin C is a big one! It has many jobs and functions to help keep us healthy everyday. The awesome thing about vitamin C is that it is abundant! Found in so many foods in such high values, none of us should really have trouble getting enough. …

National Nutrition Month is Coming in March!

At Garden Eats, we’ve adopted the motto that dieting is so yesterday. We came onto the blogging scene to put the taste back into your food; to transform eating into something that you can relax, enjoy and mostly, feel good about! We want to help you become a conscious eater, naturally and let readers know that healthy food is for everyone. March marks National Nutrition Month here in the US. With nutrition finally having turned into a cool thing people want to be involved in, we’re going to be blogging all month long about how to make nutrition a lifestyle. To make this happen, Garden Eats will be highlighting a collective consciousness of chefs, specialty nutritionists, easy ways to incorporate a kitchen garden into your home or yard, a very tasty foodie give-away featuring local businesses, our new community fruit pick-n-share initiative, yum-tastic ways to get kids involved in the kitchen and we’re even going to show you microwave lovers out there that the stove is in fact, a much cooler invention! Now, is the best …