Why summer foods are the secret ingredient to improving office meetings

School’s closed for summer, but your office isn’t. That doesn’t mean you can’t bring a little bit of summer to your next monthly meeting, workshop, or training.

Summer foods have many health and wellness benefits, and bringing them into your office could be just what you and your coworkers need right about now. Here are five summer foods that have some secret ingredients to make your next office meeting a success, and make you a little happier and healthier, too… Read more.

9 tips for throwing a stress-free dinner party

The image you conjure up when deciding to throw a dinner party is most likely filled with a lot of glitz and glam. A room filled with your favorite friends—dressed up in their fanciest party clothes—talking and laughing with good food and drinks scattered about…

The reality may be a little different when it comes to planning the perfect dinner party, though. A lot goes into making sure you get this shindig just right. It’s hard not to feel stressed or anxious! But we’re here to help. Here are 9 tips for throwing a stress-free dinner party that we thought you may need: Read more.

Doing a BYOD the right way

So, you’ve been invited to a summer BYOD (you know, bring your own dish) and you’re now wondering what to bring.

First, it depends on exactly what kind of BYOD you are attending. Summer is on the horizon and we can think of a few different kinds of parties you or your friends might be hosting. Read more.

5 things we did to improve our website for you

A website that looks pretty (especially when pictures of food are involved) is nice, but having a website that looks pretty and is functional for the user is even better.

We recently revamped our website and did it for one important reason: You.

We made five major changes to improve our website, and we want to make sure you know exactly what they are and how they benefit you. Read more.

Heart Health Month…did you celebrate it?

Look around you and count. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease accounts for nearly one in every four deaths in the United States and is the leading cause of death in women.

While this may sound discouraging, it doesn’t have to be—there are many things that you can do to help turn those statistics around and keep good health in your favor. Although we can’t change our genetic predispositions to heart disease, we do have control over several lifestyle factors like keeping our weight in check, staying physically active and choosing foods wisely. Read more.

Diets come and go…

Who can remember the low-fat, eggs-are-evil days of the 80’s and 90’s, where fat was villainous and carbohydrates reigned?

Today it seems that the opposite is true with legions eschewing carbs and following a higher protein diet (think Paleo and Zone). Despite this recent trend towards a meat-centered diet, the vegetarian lifestyle—and it’s many variants—has remained strong. However, with much of the media focus on protein, it can be confusing to navigate the sea of ever-changing dietary information, especially if you’re electively choosing to eliminate meat and/or meat products from your diet. Read more.

The Golden Grain

Quinoa (pronounced KEENWAH), one of the main ingredients in our SuperFood Salad, is making a 5,000 year comeback!

A small, grain-like seed originating in South America, quinoa dates back to Pre-Columbian times and is prized today for its high protein levels as well as for its soluble and insoluble fiber content (one cup of cooked quinoa has over 20% of your daily fiber requirements and 8 grams of protein – almost double the amount of protein in rice). Because of its superior nutritional value, quinoa is commonly called ‘the golden grain’ of the Andes amongst researchers and devotees. Read more.