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Power Up Your Salad with Protein


As a vegetarian who lives in a year-round warm weather climate, I eat a lot of salads. As someone who works out regularly, I can tell you that a bowl of romaine, tomatoes, and cucumbers just won’t cut it. I need to include some source of protein which helps build and maintain muscle and keeps […]

Stay Hydrated Safely This Summer


The mercury is rising here in the Northeast United States, with humidity adding insult to injury. It’s one of those times when just stepping outside can cause beads of sweat to form on your brow.
It’s pretty much common knowledge that one of the most important things to do for your body in hot weather is […]

Fit Salads for a Fit Summer


Looking for a great summer salad recipe? Fit Fare can help. We’ve got tons of great salad recipes that are sure to tickle your tummy this summer.
Edamame Salad with Beets and Greens - Rich in fiber, beta carotene and plant proteins, this salad has a yummy Asian-inspired dressing.
Som Tam - This is a Thai salad rich […]

A Healthier Happy Hour?


Is that actually possible? Thanks to the folks at Stirrings, it just might be. They have come out with a line of all-natural drink mixers that are made with antioxidant-rich juice and pure cane sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup. Their flavors include Passionfruit, Mojito, Chocolate, Watermelon, Tangerine and Grapefruit Margarita, to name a few.
To […]

Fit Fare … for Your Hair?


Sure. Why not? A recent special issue of Self (called Self Dishes) featured an all-natural shiny-hair screwdriver that will not only remove buildup on your hair, it will also add shine. As Courteney Cox Arquette’s hairstylist, Robert Hallowell, says, “Citrus is a natural degreaser that won’t strip hair.” And hey, if it’s good enough for […]

Weight Loss is Truly Mind Over Body


There are a gazillion diet books out there, in fact, Amazon lists over 200,000 books just on this subject. I consider myself a semi-professional dieter, having been on Atkins, Cabbage, Hollywood, South Beach, Weight Watchers, Slimfast, 3-Day Fast, Russian Air Force Diet and the Chocolate Diet.
Obviously, none of them worked for me as I still […]

Flaxseed Shows Promise in Cancer Treatment


Flaxseed has made appearances in many forms on my website. I like its nutritional profile, and the ease of adding it to smoothies and other “raw” recipes. When combined with water, ground flaxseed can also act as an egg substitute in baking. But beyond its versatility and Omega-3 benefits, it seems there may be one […]

Cajun Cooking: Summer Green Bean Casserole


I set myself two goals for the summer. First, I want to increase my fruit and vegetable intake and next, I want to try more new recipes. I have been neglecting shelves full of cookbooks and binders full of recipe clippings for too long.
Joining a CSA this summer has helped to achieve goal number one. […]

Pistachios Boost Hearth Health


Not one, but two studies from researchers at Penn State reported on beneficial health findings for this simple little green nut (technically a seed) at the 2007 Experimental Biology meeting in Washington, D.C. It seems this nutritional powerhouse has the ability to tackle heart disease from two angles, cholesterol and blood pressure. In one […]

Prunes, an Unsung Osteoporosis Hero


When we think of strong bones, calcium and Vitamin D often come to mind. We seldom acknowledge the many other vitamins and minerals that play a crucial role in bone health. In fact, it seems scientists are still unraveling the many pieces of the osteoporosis puzzle, and as they do, new “superfoods” emerge.Take […]