Food & Nutrition

Durango Farmers Market Opens May 12
May04

Durango Farmers Market Opens May 12

Expect more vendors and a greater variety of goods at this year’s Farmers Market.

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HEALTHY LIVING: A Better Breakfast
Apr12

HEALTHY LIVING: A Better Breakfast

In her next two Healthy Living segments, Ashley Lucas puts smarter eating principles into action with simple ideas for meals and snacks. In this installment, learn what kind of breakfast will give you early-morning energy without a sugar crash later in the day.

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HEALTHY LIVING: Healthy Menu Suggestions for Kids
Mar16

HEALTHY LIVING: Healthy Menu Suggestions for Kids

Need some healthy menu tips for picky eaters? Ashley Lucas offers some suggestions in this edition of Healthy Living.

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Drinking alcohol more effective than exercise for living a long life, study finds
Feb22

Drinking alcohol more effective than exercise for living a long life, study finds

IRVINE, Calif. – Drinking alcohol could be more important than exercise when it comes to living a long life, researchers say. Post from wtvr.com The 90+ Study from the University of California, Irvine seeks to find out why people in the fastest growing age group in the United States – the “oldest-olds” – live as long as they do. Those who like to indulge in a moderate of alcohol should also enjoy the findings of neurologist Claudia...

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‘Recovered City Girls’ Plan Three Springs Farmers Market
Feb02

‘Recovered City Girls’ Plan Three Springs Farmers Market

Introducing a new, afternoon farmer’s market in Durango!  They grew up in Los Angeles and upstate New York, but they moved to Durango to start a farm and farmers market. Find out where else you can buy locally grown food this summer.

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Daily turmeric intake boosts memory, uplifts mood: Study
Jan30

Daily turmeric intake boosts memory, uplifts mood: Study

Eating turmeric daily may boost your memory and uplift your mood, a study suggests. Found in turmeric, curcumin has previously been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Post and image from Deccan Chronicle. It also has been suggested as a possible reason that senior citizens in India, where curcumin is a dietary staple, have a lower prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and better cognitive performance....

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Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup
Jan26

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup

This Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup is a cold-weather staple! It features simple ingredients that complement each other perfectly and provide a sweet rich flavor with a creamy texture. Simply chop up all of the veggies and let them simmer in a slow cooker. So, it is perfect for making ahead of time in large batches and for enjoying throughout the week. Serves 6. Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes peeled and chopped 1 butternut...

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Health Benefits of Beets!
Jan19

Health Benefits of Beets!

Beets may not be high on your list of favorite foods, but word about the health benefits of beets and beets nutrition is spreading. A study published in Hypertension journal showed that beet juice is as effective as medications for lowering blood pressure, and (best of all) without negative side effects. Post from Natural Health 365 by Dena Schmidt In fact, drinking beet juice – as part of a nitrate-rich diet – has also been linked...

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HEALTHY LIVING: The Importance of Protein in Weight Loss
Jan11

HEALTHY LIVING: The Importance of Protein in Weight Loss

The right amount of protein is a key component of a healthy weight-loss diet.

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The two best diets for your overall health, according to nutrition experts
Jan04

The two best diets for your overall health, according to nutrition experts

Original post from BusinessInsider.com by Lydia Ramsey. US News & World Report ranked the DASH and Mediterranean diets as the top picks for diets to try in 2018.  The diets differ a bit in their approaches to healthy eating, but both emphasize fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.  Here are the steps to take to try each diet.  Finding a healthy diet and sticking to it is no small feat, especially since some plans require food...

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HEALTHY LIVING: Protein and Exercise
Dec15

HEALTHY LIVING: Protein and Exercise

Maintaining your muscle mass is an important key to staying healthy while losing weight. Learn how regulating your levels of protein also plays a part on this installment of Healthy Living, featuring Ashley Lucas with PHD Advanced Nutrition.

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Drinking water all over the world contaminated with plastic, researchers find
Nov30

Drinking water all over the world contaminated with plastic, researchers find

A new study shows that literally billions of people are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with a stunning 83 percent of tap water samples from around the globe registering microplastic pollution. From the faucets of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) office building to kitchens in residential neighborhoods in New Delhi, plastic pollution has penetrated our world – with frightening implications. To learn...

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Thanksgiving Farmer’s Market
Nov13

Thanksgiving Farmer’s Market

THANKSGIVING MARKET Sat. Nov 18, 9am to 1pm Go LOCAL this year and join us! Featuring locally grown fresh veggies, meats, cheeses, and more for your Thanksgiving meal. Plus, get a jump on your holiday shopping with unique and useful items from our quality local Artisans. @ La Plata Fairgrounds, outside in the breezeway (on the same day as the GardenSwartz Extravaganza and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Sale) Rain, Snow, or Shine:) More info...

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HEALTHY LIVING: Dietary Fat Is Your Friend
Nov03

HEALTHY LIVING: Dietary Fat Is Your Friend

Appropriate amounts of dietary fat like butter and bacon aren’t bad. In fact, research shows that it helps you stave off hunger and burn more body fat.

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Holiday Stuffed Squash
Nov02

Holiday Stuffed Squash

Serves 4 Ingredients: • 2 acorn squash or other winter squash • 1 lb ground turkey • ½ sweet onion, chopped • 2 celery stalks • 1 apple, chopped • ¼ cup dried cranberries • 2 tsp garlic powder • 1 tsp rosemary • 1 tsp thyme • 1 tsp oregano • 1 tsp black pepper • ½ tsp sea salt Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Half each squash and scoop out seeds to create 4 bowls. Place squash face down on baking sheet and bake in oven...

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Pumpkin Butter Cups
Oct26

Pumpkin Butter Cups

These Pumpkin Butter Cups are a seasonal and allergy-free take on Peanut Butter Cups! Plus, the added collagen make them a treat you will want to give and have all year round! Pumpkin Butter Cups These Pumpkin Butter Cups make a great alternative for those with food sensitivities or food allergies because they contain no dairy, gluten or an overload of sugar! Plus, they are incredibly easy to make. The best part has to be the...

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Don’t Miss the Last Durango Farmers Market of 2017
Oct16

Don’t Miss the Last Durango Farmers Market of 2017

The Durango Farmers Market is nearly wrapped up for the season.  Their last two dates are Saturday 10/21 and 10/28, 9 AM to Noon. Don’t miss your last chance to pick up these locally grown goods this year! Located at First National Bank of Durango parking lot  ~  259 West 9th Street Get more info: durangofarmersmarket.com

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Cinnamon Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes
Oct12

Cinnamon Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Cinnamon Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes are a delicious, sugar-free breakfast option for you and your family! Pumpkins are a nutritious squash loaded with vitamins and minerals, particularly beta-carotene. This antioxidant which gives pumpkins their orange color, is converted to vitamin A to support your immune system and eye health. Cook up this autumn-inspired recipe for a great start to your day! Ingredients: 3/4 cup canned organic pumpkin...

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Gluten Free Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

Dr. Amy Myers: If you are craving flavor, this AIP-approved take on traditional stroganoff definitely does the trick! You can cook a whole chicken if you are feeling ambitious, but you can use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store to save time. Also, this recipe can get you started on meal prep for the week – only half the chicken is used! Take advantage of the leftovers for other recipes throughout the...

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The Trouble with Carbohydrates – Healthy Living
Sep08

The Trouble with Carbohydrates – Healthy Living

Learn how carbohydrates can torpedo your efforts to lose weight.

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